The Asus VivoTab Note 8, the latest Asus tablet, is one more to add to the growing stream of 8 inch tablets running Windows 8.1 along with an Intel Bay Trail chip at the core. This will put the tablet in direct competition with similar devices from Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Acer, and nearly all of them are priced around the $300 mark.
Specs wise, the 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 2 GB of RAM, 32, and 64 GB internal memory options along with an Intel Atom Bay Trail chip should also sound familiar, given most other 8 inch Windows 8.1 devices sport a similar internal build-up. However, what makes the VivoTab Note 8 that much more enticing is that it comes bundled with the Wacom stylus inclusive of the $299 price tag. Dell also offers s stylus with its Venue 8 Pro tablet, though it is sold separately. The pen is responsive and is easy to store, as the tablet comes with a separate slot to hold the pen.
What makes the Wacom digitizer unique is that it supports more than 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity. important when users need to work with classic Windows apps that have been designed to work with mouse or the keyboard. The stylus can used to ‘hover’ above the apps as well select.
Expect the VivoTab Note 8 to enter showrooms around late March or early April. Price, as has already been mentioned, stands at $299 for the 32 GB model while the 64 GB version costs $349.
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