Starting today, it’s possible to pre-order Asus VivoTab 8 M81C in black with 32GB storage for a price of $199. The specific release date in the US is unclear, but it will be delivered in the middle of November 2014:
The Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C) is the newest 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on the market, and the sibling of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) with the main difference being that the old model has an integrated stylus.
The specs for this model of Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C) include an 8-inch wide-angle IPS screen with 1280 x 800 resolution and 10-finger multi-touch support.
It has 32GB of storage/memory with microSD card support up to 64GB of expandable storage in addition. Not to mention 5GB free life time Asus cloud storage, with an additional 11GB free the first year. It has 2GB of (1066MHz) LPDDR3 RAM.
The processor in the Asus VivoTab 8 is the quad-core Intel Atom “Bay Trail-T” Z3745 processor at 1.33 GHz with 1.86 GHz turbo speed.
There is only a Wi-Fi model of the Asus VivoTab 8, which have dual-band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.
The battery life is 8 hours on this tablet, and it has additional specs like a 2MP front camera, a 2MP rear camera, stereo speakers, a micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm audio jack, G-sensor, gyro, E-compass, hall sensor, GPS, and GLONASS.
The dimensions measure 8.8 mm in thickness, while the weight is 330 gram.
On the feature side, it comes with a one-year access to Microsoft Office 365 Personal. The content in the box includes, in addition to the tablet, a power adapter, a micro-USB cable, and instruction documents and a warranty card.
The full model name is Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C) K01G, with Asus VivoTab 8 M81C-B1-BK for the black 32GB model.
– Jim Miller