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.

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source: Asus via Neowin

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