The ASUS VivoTab Note 8 tablet has been announced at CES 2014 in January this year and it has arrived on our test table this week, as the very first 8 inch Windows 8.1 model we review. This device is priced at $330 and it’s pretty affordable for its features.

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We’re dealing with a model that comes with a special Wacom stylus, with over 1000 pressure levels. The device runs full Windows 8.1 and packs an 8 inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Inside there’s a quad core Intel Atom Z3740 1.86 GHz processor, accompanied by 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage.

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On the graphics side we’ve got Intel HD Graphics, with support for Direct X11 support. There’s also unlimited ASUS WebStorage available for one year in the cloud. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast and a 5 megapixel back camera. Upfront there’s a 1.26 MP shooter and on the back there are stereo speakers.

This model has 15.5 Wh battery and inside its box we find a manual, Office license, charger and USB cable. You can get the product from Amazon for a good price.

  • Clive Mclean

    I suspect you may have had the screen film still on as I didn’t see you peel it off at anytime during the video, but that made the screen seem considerable darker than it should be and certainly not as brilliant and vibrant as the screen of the dell pro 8. I wish Asus every success with this reasonably priced device and look forward to your analysis and further testing on this device, a few comparative charts with other 8 inch window divices and especially brightness numbers. No doubt this will be another feature rich Asus experience on this windows note. Expectantly awaiting your followup tests and review!