ASUS Fonepad Alternatives Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
|Lenovo Miix 3 (8-inch), 8.0", 360gm|
The Miix 3 8-inch (known as Miix 300 in some countries) is a budget Windows 8 inch tablet, lowish screen resolution but 2GB of RAM and 64GB of disk storage.
|Archos 80 Cesium (502351), 8.0", 360gm|
The Archos 80 Cesium is an 8" Windows 8.1 Tablet based on Intel's BayTrail Atom Z3735G SoC. It sports a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and the tablet offers a microHDMI port as well as a microUSB port. With 1GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage this device is not really suited for entering desktop windows, as both of it will quickly exceed its limits. If you stay in Metro mode most of the time this device might be sufficient.
|Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8 (WT8PE-B264), 8.0", 380gm|
The Encore 2 Write tablets are a step up from the low-cost Toshiba Encore 2 tablets and come with 2GB RAM and 64GB SSD. Stereo speakers, micro USB, microSD and headset ports are included and on the 10-inch version you?ll find an HDMI port. The Encore 2 Write tablets come with an 8MP camera which, if it?s as good as the cam on the original Toshiba Encore, should be enough for some good snaps, business cards, whitebooards and the like. Toshiba are including their TruCapture software to help clean-up some of those captures. There?s a GPS included in the package which is going to help put location tags on your notes and images and the sensor pack also includes a digital compass.
A 15Wh battery is included in the 8-inch tablet. Included in the deal is 1 year of Office 365 with 1TB storage.
|HP Stream 7, 7.0", 365gm|
The HP Stream 7 is a lightweight 7" tablet build around Intels Atom Z3735G SoC. With 1GB of RAM and 32GB of soldered eMMC memory it aligns itself in the row of low cost Windows 8.1 with Bing tablets. It brings the standard of connectivity features, such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n. We would have loved to see 5GHz WiFi to be available on some budget devices. The proclaimed runtime of the battery is 8hrs.
|HP Stream 8, 8.0", 408gm|
The HP Stream 8 is an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet based on the Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail platform. The 8" IPS screen has a 1280x800 resolution. One interesting feature (though most likely limited to the United States) is the 200MB of free 4G data that T-Mobile delivery without a signing a contract. The tablet includes Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy) and WiFi b/g/n. We would have loved to see more budget tablets to include 5GHz WiFi. The proclaimed battery life is 6.5hrs.
|Acer Iconia Tab 8W, 8.0", 371gm|
The Acer Iconia Tab 8W is an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet based around the Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail Processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of soldered storage. It packs a 17Whr battery and has a proclaimed battery life of 8hrs. WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 are included.
|Point of View Mobii WinTab 800W, 8.0", 320gm|
The Point of View Mobii WinTab 800W is an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet running on Intels Bay Trail platform. It unfortunately only comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage. There is however a microSD card slot to expand the storage of the device. The 8" display features an 1280x800 pixels IPS panel for wide viewing angles. Both front- and backfacing cameras are 2MP shooters. For external monitor connections Point of View packed in a miniHDMI port.
|Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8, 8.0", 426gm|
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is a Windows 8.1 with Bing powered 8" tablet running on Intels Atom Z3745 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Storage. The 8" screen packs a whopping 1920x1200 pixels resolution and offers 10 point multitouch capabilities. With Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n it has standard wireless connections. We would have liked it to have WiFi 802.11ac to be a little bit more future proof. The proclaimed batterylife on this device is up to 15h which, if true, is very impressive.
|Odys Wintab 8, 8.0", 350gm|
The Odys WinTab 8 is an 8" Windows 8.1 Tablet powered by Intels Bay Trail-T platform with an Intel Atom Z3735E quadcore processor. Built in is a microSDHC slot for expansion of storage of up to 32GB. 1GB of RAM seems a bit on the lower side of specs but for media entertainment purposes this should not play a bigger role. In terms of ports there is not much to be told exept the microUSB port which is host(OTG) capable and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Note that this device is sold at a sub 200$ price point.
|Emdoor EM-i8080, 8.0", 355gm|
The Z3735G is a 4-core CPU running at 1.33Ghz to 1.8Ghz which isn’t bad. There’s little in terms of disk space though – 2GB available to the user on the system shown in the video below although we’re sure the device will ship with a few more than that.
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