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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.


When???
By room200 on 2/10/2014 11:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
One of the the best and most underutilized features of Windows and certain graphics processors is Wireless Display (Widi). This new processor supports wireless display, but they are being paired with wifi adapters that don't. Who's going make a tablet that does this?




RE: When???
By kyuuketsuki on 2/11/2014 3:06:31 AM , Rating: 2
Why do you need Widi when Win8.1 supports Miracast natively?


tempting...
By Captain Awesome on 2/10/2014 11:22:59 AM , Rating: 2
I want one, except the resolution seems kind of low for an 8" screen, and I'm not sure what I'd use it for...




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