At CES 2014 on Monday, computer giant Asus launched their new Windows 8.1-based VivoTab Note 8 tablet. The device will also feature the Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus. According to the company, the device is targeted for professionals and students alike. So far, Asus has not detailed any information about the pricing or the availability.
The Asus VivoTab Note 8 features an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel IPS display. It runs on a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, with four threads. It has 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The VivoTab 8 features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front facing HD camera.
VivoTab Note 8 comes with 64GB of solid state storage, plus the ability to use up to 64GB microSD cards, which will, according to the company, be useful for stringing media files and work on the go. Asus will also provide a year of free unlimited WebStorage for buyers. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, Miracast, and Micro-USB are the connectivity options available on the VivoTab Note 8.
The company claims that the VivoTab 8 would run a maximum of eight hours on a single charge. It features a 15.5Whr battery on board to live up to the claims. The VivoTab Note 8 comes with the following dimensions: 220.9 x 133.8 x 10.95mm. For a device which runs a powerful processor under its hood it is a neat and compact device. Furthermore the same is accentuated with a weight of just 380 grams.
The selling point for the VivoTab Note 8 is the Wacom Digitizer Stylus. Seated at the bottom of the tablet in a neat holder, the stylus offers over 1000 levels of pressure sensitivity to provide a natural writing and drawing experience at a high speed, accuracy and responsiveness, according to Asus. In addition, it is bundled with the Microsoft Office Home and Student software, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. The audio of the device has been developed in-house by the Asus Golden Ear team. The SonicMaster audio technology uses tailor made hardware and software to provide a rich sound through the rear-facing stereo speakers with large resonance chambers.