The upcoming 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet Asus VivoTab Note 8 has been leaked from the listings of a few retailers around the globe, with its release imminent. (UPDATE: It was unveiled at CES on January 3 2014)
It will be available in Microsoft Store towards the end of February 2014.
(UPDATE 2: Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) Released At $329)
This is the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet from Asus, and it goes head to head with four nearly identical models on the market, with the cheapest of which, the Dell Venue 8 Pro only costing $249 at the moment.
So Asus VivoTab Note 8 will try to stick out from the crowd by featuring Wacom digitizer support. Apart from that, the specifications are the same as those you find on the Lenovo Miix 2, Toshiba Encore, and Acer W4.
Meaning: Windows 8.1, an 8-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, the quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, 32GB or 64GB storage options, 2GB of RAM + microSD card support, a 1.2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, Office Home and Student 2013, in a tablet weighing 380 gram.
Asus VivoTab Note 8 is unveiled January 3 2014, with the price in the range of $329 to $299 for the 32GB entry model.
- Tom Bowen