The Asus VivoTab Note 8 made its debut at the CES 2014, but the company didn’t exactly mention when it plans to make the slate available for purchase. Well, you now have Microsoft to thank for that. The Redmond giant has listed the tablet on its online store in the US for a price of $329.
While Engadget states that the device was available for purchase, at the time of writing this report, we were faced with an ‘Out of stock’ banner. The Asus VivoTab Note 8 listed online is the 32GB model. The tablet falls in the 8-inch segment like the Iconia W4 from Acer and it also runs on a full version of Windows 8.1 out of the box.
The display fitted onto the Asus VivoTab Note 8 features IPS technology for better viewing angles and it also supports a Wacom digital stylus that’s included with the tablet. The resolution, however, may be disappointing for some at just WXGA 800 x 1280p. Powering up the tablet is the latest Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor that’s clocked at 1.33GHz without Turbo Boost.
The RAM here is slated as 2GB LPDDR3, while the internal memory capacity is 32GB. You’ll also get a microSD card slot for throwing in more storage. The Asus VivoTab Note 8 has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front webcam. The company notes that the device is capable of delivering up to 8 hours of activity on a single charge.
It’s surprising to see the Asus VivoTab Note 8 go out of stock not long after it went on sale through the Microsoft store. We’ll be sure to update you when the tablet is available for purchase again, so be sure to watch this space.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications:
– Platform: Windows 8.1 32-bit
– Display: 8-inch IPS LED-backlit WXGA
– Processor: 1.33GHz quad core Atom Z3740
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
– Memory: 2GB RAM; 32GB storage
– Dimensions: 220.98mm x 132.08mm x 10.16mm
– Weight: 0.85 pounds