32GB Asus VivoTab Note 8 priced at $329 from the online Microsoft Store
The 8 inch screen on the Asus VivoTab Note 8 has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which works out to a rather low 189ppi pixel density. The Asus slate can scream that it has Intel inside. This is in the form of the Atom Z3740 processor. 2GB of RAM is on board, and there is 32GB of native storage available. A microSD slot can also be used to expand storage and the camera on back of the slate is 5MP. Windows 8.1 is pre-installed out of the box.
While in Vegas, Asus announced that the 32GB model would be priced at $299. At the Microsoft Store, the slab is being priced at $329, and there is no word about the 64GB variant. Shipping is free.
source: MicrosoftStore via Engadget
1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
And this little tablet is way more powerful, and capable, than any Android, or iOS, tablet ever made... Just like that.. MS did good using W8 pro in tablets... Very, very smart move!
2. joey_sfb (Posts: 3466; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Running windows 8 with 2G ram. Have you ever tried before. I have a windows 8 notebook with 2g. Its so painfully slow that I have to take it apart to install 8G of Ram. Much better after the upgrade.
Try doing that to this tablet!
3. ianbbaa (Posts: 242; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
I am using primarily Samsung NOTE 8 (Android) - and remoting my servers desktop to that tablet - works but it has its buggies...
On the other hand, my old back up device is Lenovo S10-3T - that i upgraded to WIN8 - is running old ATOM N550 with 2GB RAM, SSD 60GB, that slow CPU has HT and even on old rotation HDD i never noticed any slowdowns of WIN8. With SSD + 2 GB + slow N550 it works great for my office needs.
I also played lately with some newer Z3xxx Atoms on W8 tablets - THEY ARE NO WAY SLOW!!!
I agree, METRO is not that great for some users that "consume" just games, music, books...but desktop programs are required for most users also on the go, so this device will be great - wacom stylus will make handling of desktop apps even easier.
I just wish 64GB and 3g version of this ASUS.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 3466; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I don't know how to use I just use it to browse with multiple tabs. The slow down is noticeable. The hdd light is like always on
No longer a problem when I upgrade the ram. Note book advantage is user can swap their on ram. I have a couple of notebooks netbooks and I learned that the minimum ram for windows 7 and windows 8 is 4G.
Its cheap but I will wait for a 4G ram version.
12. hulk_14 (Posts: 47; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)
32 or 64 bit version of win 8? If 64 change it onto 32.
7. vincelongman (Posts: 1761; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Actually 2GB is enough very lite multitasking, just browsing the web should be fine. (Chrome uses lots of RAM, try Firefox/Opera or something lighter)
4GB is plenty, I can browsing the web, play music and emulate Android, and still have about 0.5GB left on my 8.1 Hybrid (i5Y).
Also you don't need 8GB unless you're heavy video editing or trying to play two games at once.
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 3466; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
With a wacom board adobe and other drawings apps are in the radar. That why I waiting for 64bits 8G ram.
I have 2 notebooks 2 macbooks and 1 net book so I need to be careful with my next windows OS purchase.
9. Shubham412302 (Posts: 318; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
my pc works great even with 8gb ram with only 500mb used in idle
13. elitewolverine (Posts: 2350; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Yes I have, I got two windows pro 8.1 tablets (next one arriving by Thursday if newegg does me right).
The previous one was a gift, I had 2 weeks to set it up for a family member. It is an asus 10.1in that I got for 351$ after shipping and extended warranty option.
It has 64gb HDD flash, 2gb ddr2, intel atom z2xxx series. No slow down.
The only slowdown I ever noticed was during publisher use from MS office. However due not it was because it was not yet optimized for touch, and no doubt if using a mouse/keyboard dock it would be much faster.
Sure there was some 'lag', meaning, about as much as a note 3 would get. I could have 5-8 apps running and it was fine.
My next one in the stable is soon to be a Lenevo IdeaTab Lynx 11.6inch
4. rd_nest (Posts: 874; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
It uses 22nm, so that's good.
It's Geekbench numbers are similar to what we have in A7, 800 or 5420. But the GPU is bad.
10. deuel18 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I currently dont see the deal in Microsoft Store...anyone wanna give me the link? Thank you....i wanna buy this unit for sure...
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
eh, i'll think about it.
can't justify it right now since i just got a car though.