8-inch Asus VivoTab Note 8 rumored to arrive with stylus support and sub-$300 price

A new Asus tablet has been spotted running Windows 8.1, the M80TA, and according to the latest word on the street, the device will be launched as the VivoTab Note 8. This slate is said to arrive with a Wacom Digitizer and a corresponding stylus for handwriting input just like the 11.6-inch model which went official earlier this year.

The latest details about the Asus VivoTab Note 8 arrive through German website Mobilegeeks. The source has also managed to get its hands on an image of the tablet which is quite blurred out, but provides a good look at what the device will be like. The numerical 8 in the branding not only denotes Windows 8.1 preloaded, but also discloses the screen size.

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 will fall in the 8.1-inch segment and its design is optimized for portrait orientation. The screen is an IPS panel with 1280 × 800p resolution and 10-point touch input. There are dual camera onboard, a 5MP rear snapper and a 1.2MP front webcam. Powering up the slate will be a quad core Intel processor from the Bay Trail lineup.

Listed below are the specifications of the Asus VivoTab Note 8:

– 8-inch HD screen with Wacom Digitizer and stylus
– 1.3GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3740 processor
– 2GB RAM; 32GB or 64GB storage options
– 3950mAh battery
– Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS connectivity
– 220.9mm x 133.8mm x 10.95mm dimensions
– 380 grams weight

The report suggests that the Asus VivoTab Note 8 will be available in the US for around $300. No concrete release date has been provided, but with CES 2014 around the corner, you can expect to find some new hardware from the Taiwanese company to surface next month.