Asus outs the VivoTab Note 8, an 8-inch, $300 Windows tablet with a Wacom stylus

Asus VivoTab 8

LAS VEGAS—Asus will join the likes of Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba when it ships its new 8-inch Windows tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail-class CPU. But the Asus VivoTab Note 8 has one key differentiator: A Wacom digitizer stylus.

The tablet’s IPS display delivers native resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, 2GB of memory, and up to 64GB of storage. Onboard storage can be supplemented with up to a 64GB microSD card, and Asus is bundling unlimited cloud storage free for one year.

The VivoTab is outfitted with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a high-definition front-facing camera. The tablet does not have HDMI out, so Toshiba’s Encore (and Lenovo’s new business-oriented ThinkPad 8, announced yesterday) will have an advantage on that front—at least with folks who want to connect their tablet to a larger display.

The VivoTab Note 8 will be available late in the first quarter or early in the second at prices starting at $299 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model.

To comment on this article and other PCWorld content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.