7.7/10
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The Asus VivoTab Note 8 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Cnet

With a built-in Wacom stylus, the VivoTab 8 lends itself to sketching or drawing on the go.

- Dan Ackerman, Cnet
Notebookcheck

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 definitely has its merits: the compact size, combined with a good build quality and very decent system performance leave us with a favorable overall impression.

- Melvin Pudellek, Notebookcheck
PC Magazine

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 puts a lot of utility in your hands for not a lot of money. The addition of a digitizer and included pressure-sensitive stylus will help budding artists and anyone who wants to take handwritten notes on their tablet. Other niceties include one year of cloud-based storage and...

- Joel Santo Domingo, PC Magazine
TabletPCReview

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is one of a slew of inexpensive Windows 8.x tablets coming to market. In its current iteration, the device represents a solid content-consumption product for consumers, or as a business unit for workers to read and respond to emails, surf the Web, or read documents during com...

- Diana Hwang, TabletPCReview
Recombu

The VivoTab Note 8 boasts a responsive stylus pen, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets, which is geared towards the creatively-minded and business types. It works perfectly and is well married with Windows 8.1, which allows you to download any software you like. However, the screen isn&rsq...

- Chris Barraclough, Recombu


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Screen Size
8"

The Asus VivoTab Note 8's screen size is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z3740 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 8.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
15WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 15 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 13.8 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

VivoTab Note 8 Specs

Overview
Release date February 10, 2014
Regions available United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 8.1

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3740 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.15 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 15 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 13.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 22.1 x 13.4 x 1.1 cm (8.7 x 5.3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 380 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity No
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus M80TA

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Critic Reviews


Cnet

A Windows tablet built around stylus use

from Cnet

The 8-inch VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet that doesn't particularly stand out in a crowded field, until you discover the Wacom stylus tucked inside its body.

Performance is generally in the same ballpark across the four Windows 8 tablets in this size category that we've tested recently. Th...More

The 8-inch VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet that doesn't particularly stand out in a crowded field, until you discover the Wacom stylus tucked inside its body.

Performance is generally in the same ballpark across the four Windows 8 tablets in this size category that we've tested recently. The Asus VivoTab sits firmly in the middle of the pack, and doesn't have as many ports and connections as some others, so I'd recommend it primarily if you're looking for a stylus-friendly tablet.

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Notebookcheck

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 definitely has its merits

from Notebookcheck

Where the other manufacturers went wrong, Asus does it right: the touchscreen with the Wacom combination of a digitizer with EMR stylus is extremely accurate. It's now easier to enjoy Windows 8.1 on a smaller tablet, since even non-touch optimized programs don't pose a problem and are easy to work with. Operation is quick and simple at all times and especially for office applications, the pinpoint accuracy is something we wouldn't want to miss going forward. Users who don't think they need this kind of precision on an 8-inch tablet can also opt for competing models like the Lenovo Miix 2 8, which retails for about 20 Euro (~$27) less (64 GB version at the time of writing)....

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Where the other manufacturers went wrong, Asus does it right: the touchscreen with the Wacom combination of a digitizer with EMR stylus is extremely accurate. It's now easier to enjoy Windows 8.1 on a smaller tablet, since even non-touch optimized programs don't pose a problem and are easy to work with. Operation is quick and simple at all times and especially for office applications, the pinpoint accuracy is something we wouldn't want to miss going forward. Users who don't think they need this kind of precision on an 8-inch tablet can also opt for competing models like the Lenovo Miix 2 8, which retails for about 20 Euro (~$27) less (64 GB version at the time of writing).

Unfortunately, Asus only offers Miracast technology and no other way to output the display content to external monitors or a projector. Both the Toshiba Encore WT8 and the Acer Iconia W4-820 allow for that with their Micro-HDMI ports. Pretty common though is the lack of mobile broadband and cable-bound Ethernet. Those who can live with the shortcomings mentioned above will appreciate the 350 Euro (~$490) Asus VivoTab Note 8: the tablet is - thanks to its digitizer - a very precise and fast system for mobile office tasks with the familiar Windows 8.1 OS interface and a full version of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 included in the purchase price.

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PC Magazine

First entry-level Windows slate to pull ahead of the pack with features

from PC Magazine

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 puts a lot of utility in your hands for not a lot of money. The addition of a digitizer and included pressure-sensitive stylus will help budding artists and anyone who wants to take handwritten notes on their tablet. Other niceties include one year of cloud-based storage a...More

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 puts a lot of utility in your hands for not a lot of money. The addition of a digitizer and included pressure-sensitive stylus will help budding artists and anyone who wants to take handwritten notes on their tablet. Other niceties include one year of cloud-based storage and a warranty that covers accidental drops and spills. Thanks to these added features (which the competition lacks), the VivoTab Note 8 sets itself apart from the other entry-level Windows 8 slate tablets.

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TabletPCReview

Makes a good showing as a content consumption unit for surfing the Web, reading books, and watching videos

from TabletPCReview

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is one of a slew of inexpensive Windows 8.x tablets coming to market. In its current iteration, the device represents a solid content-consumption product for consumers, or as a business unit for workers to read and respond to emails, surf the Web, or read documents during commute or travel times. However, I would recommend purchasing an add-on Bluetooth keyboard, as typing on the screen in either a vertical or landscape mode is too difficult, especially for those with larger fingers...

More

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is one of a slew of inexpensive Windows 8.x tablets coming to market. In its current iteration, the device represents a solid content-consumption product for consumers, or as a business unit for workers to read and respond to emails, surf the Web, or read documents during commute or travel times. However, I would recommend purchasing an add-on Bluetooth keyboard, as typing on the screen in either a vertical or landscape mode is too difficult, especially for those with larger fingers.

 

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Recombu

A dependable creative device for staying productive on the go

from Recombu

The VivoTab Note 8 boasts a responsive stylus pen, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets, which is geared towards the creatively-minded and business types. It works perfectly and is well married with Windows 8.1, which allows you to download any software you like. However, the screen isn’t as sharp as we’d like and it’s also too dim to comfortably use out of doors, while we noticed the occasional stutter during everyday use...

More

The VivoTab Note 8 boasts a responsive stylus pen, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets, which is geared towards the creatively-minded and business types. It works perfectly and is well married with Windows 8.1, which allows you to download any software you like. However, the screen isn’t as sharp as we’d like and it’s also too dim to comfortably use out of doors, while we noticed the occasional stutter during everyday use.

If you need stylus control then the VivoTab Note 8 is a dependable choice offering all-day productivity, else we’d recommend alternatives such as the Asus Transformer Book instead. 

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