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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15 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

MOAR !!!

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Great tablet....

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Just the display :/

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

5. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

*netbook-ish

10. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

6. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

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

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

mine asus transformer T1001TA works great for office 13

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 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. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=efDdh1iOC_8 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=In_WEdqnhbw Running Office 2013 is an easy task for the Z3745.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

15. deuel18

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 28, 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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