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ASUS' tablet is priced $30 higher than when it was originally announced

If you are looking for a pint-sized tablet that runs the Windows 8.1 operating system, the ASUS VivoTab might be what you are looking for.
 
ASUS first showed off the VivoTab Note 8 M80T tablet at CES 2014, and is now available on the Microsoft Store online for $329. That’s a bit higher than the $299 price that was tipped at CES.

 
The VivoTab Note 8 M80T features an 8-inch HD resolution screen (800x1280), integrated Intel HD graphics, and an Intel Atom Z3740 running at 1.33GHz with Turbo boost tech up to 1.86GHz. The tablets runs Windows 8.1 32-bit, comes standard with 32GB of storage space, and has battery life rated at up to eight hours.
 
The VivoTab Note 8 M80T measures 8.7" x 5.20" x 0.40" and weighs 0.85 pounds.

 
The tablet ships with a Wacom digitizer pen to accept handwriting and an 8GB recovery microSD card.

Source: Microsoft



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Is it Atom?
By djc208 on 2/10/2014 11:34:16 AM , Rating: 3
Seriously considering something like this or a 10" version as my next tablet, would let me toss my little laptop, with the only big downside being loosing the Android app store.

But I have to wonder why the 32-bit version of Windows? Is Atom not capable of 64 bit? I know it's not necessary for the tablet, but MS keeps talking about killing off the 32-bit Windows. If W9 comes in 64-bit only versions are you stuck?




RE: Is it Atom?
By inighthawki on 2/10/2014 12:12:08 PM , Rating: 2
64-bit windows uses lot of extra memory, so for low end devices with <4GB of memory it still makes sense to have 32-bit OS builds installed.


RE: Is it Atom?
By jimbo2779 on 2/10/2014 12:18:57 PM , Rating: 3
Its actually probably more to do with the fact that currently 64bit windows does not support connected standby so you would be losing some functionality of what makes a tablet great in moving to 64bit. Connected Standby is reported to be coming in the next big update (win8.2).

If you are looking at this I don't know why anyone would not go for the Asus T100A instead, it is just $30 more yet comes with a keyboard dock and a 10" screen. I could be wrong but I don't see anything that puts this tablet above the T100A other than maybe being slightly more portable having a smaller screen (if that is a bonus to you).


RE: Is it Atom?
By BPB on 2/10/2014 12:32:50 PM , Rating: 2
Wacom


RE: Is it Atom?
By jimbo2779 on 2/10/2014 1:05:39 PM , Rating: 2
Dang, my bad


RE: Is it Atom?
By tayb on 2/10/2014 5:39:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yup. That's huge. That digitizer adds a ton of value and puts the tablet into an entirely new category of products.


RE: Is it Atom?
By Flunk on 2/10/2014 1:17:58 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget that some people actually want the smaller screen.


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