Just the day after the new 8-inch Windows 8.1 budget tablet Toshiba Encore 2 Pro 8 was released for $199, Asus took a hint and cut the price of their own Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) that had launch price of $329 to just $199 starting today, effectively making it the best value 8-inch Windows 8 tablet so far.
The price cut on Asus VivoTab Note 8 has so far only reached Amazon.com, but might extend to other retailers soon.
The Asus VivoTab Note 8 was the last of the fairly similar five 8-inch Windows 8 tablets to be released, after Dell, Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba had all launched their versions, but the Asus VivoTab Note 8 had one trick up its integrated sleeve, which was the Wacom digitizer. So for a while people would also accept a higher price for the model from Asus. But now that pretty much all these five tablets are priced similarly, I’d say that the Asus VivoTab Note 8 has the best value.
The specs are additionally a 1280 x 800 resolution display, the same quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor that the other five tablets have, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, and 32GB of storage at that price, though the 64GB version follows closely behind too.
In addition to this tablet, Asus also released their new 15.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip 300 and 500 today, with Intel Core i5 processor, a Full HD display, and a 1000GB HDD, all for $699. See more on:
– Tom Bowen