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Asus unveils the VivoTab 8, an 8” Windows 8.1 tablet with a 64-bit SoC and stereo speakers

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Asus unveils the VivoTab 8, an 8” Windows 8.1 tablet with a 64-bit SoC and stereo speakers
Undoubtedly, Asus put a great emphasis on its wearable, the Android Wear-powered ZenWatch, at its event in the first day of IFA 2014. The company also unveiled several other products, most notably the Android-running, 64-bit MeMO Pad 7 slate. But that was, ostensibly, not the only tablet that the manufacturer had in the pipeline – today it unveiled the VivoTab 8, an 8-inch slate that runs Windows 8.1 and has a 64-bit Intel-made processor inside.

The CPU in question, the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745, is a quad-core one and churns its gears at 1.86GHz. The same SoC is also powering the already-mentioned Asus MeMO Pad 7. The processor is paired with either 1 or 2GB of RAM, depending on the region where it will be sold. Nevertheless, both versions of the slate come with 32GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, which can make use of microSD cards up to 64GB in size.

The display of the Asus VivoTab 8, as we already said, is an 8-inch IPS LCD one. Its resolution is 800x1280 pixels, which translates to a mediocre pixel density of 188ppi. Both the rear and the front-facing cameras of the tablet are 2MP ones. To power the whole shebang, Asus has endowed the tablet with a 15.2Wh (roughly 3040mAh) Li-Poly battery, which provides up to 8 hours of battery life, as per Asus itself. This might sound pretty underwhelming for a tablet, but take into consideration that the company has succeeded in making the VivoTab 8 pretty light – it tips the scales at 330gr.

All in all, the Asus VivoTab 8 is a slightly toned-down variation of the stylus-wielding Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet that Asus announced in the beginning of the year. The latter currently sells for $249 on the Microsoft Store, so we can presume that Asus' newest Windows 8.1 tablet will be priced similarly, if not lower. The slate will be available in the classic black and white, as well as purple and gold colors.

source: Asus via Neowin

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posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:54 2

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1115; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

MOAR !!!

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:56 4

2. sip1995 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

Great tablet....

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:04

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1115; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Just the display :/

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:05 3

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Waiting for next gen vivotab note 8! fhd screen :D

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:12 1

5. superkuiken (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

For all the ones booing on the display, it's basically a laptop-ish display and all other W8 tablets don't have full HD. This is also the best for the processor.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:57

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


posted on 08 Sep 2014, 05:30

10. hemedans (Posts: 628; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

lenovo has two cheap tablets run w8.1 with full hd screen.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:13

6. hmd74 (Posts: 485; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Is Intel Atom Z3745 powerful enough to run office 2013?!
Or good multitasking?

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 05:15

9. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

One of my friends has an ASUS T100 with the older Atom Z3740 and 2GB Ram
Works fine for for general stuff, e.g. web browsing, play media, and light gaming
This one should be even faster, except the 1GB Ram model
IMO full Windows needs minimum 2GB, preferable 3GB

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 06:11 1

11. irbaaz (Posts: 169; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

mine asus transformer T1001TA works great for office 13

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 07:26

13. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

It should be. I got thishttp://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/ideatab/lynx-k3011/

Picked it up for 250 on newegg last xmas.

So far it has went through the year of investigative accounting handling its fair share of excell, access, word.

It does lag a little on certain things, it is no i3 etc, but a quick on the go thing, its absolutely perfect.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 08:05

14. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yes, the newer Quad-Core Atom processors such as the Z3745 are powerful and have a powerful GPU for the price range and cooling requirements.



Running Office 2013 is an easy task for the Z3745.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 04:54

7. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

isn't the battery a bit on the small side?

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 06:32

12. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

sheesh whiners galore theres ALWAYS something to complain about when a windows tablet is announced/release, i wonder why that is

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 23:23

15. deuel18 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Too bad, no hdmi out. At least if it does, that will be another way to squeeze that much juice out of those 64-bit architecture...

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