Asus VivoTab Note 8

Specifications

Asus VivoTab Note 8Notebook: Asus VivoTab Note 8
Processor: Intel Atom Z3740
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.387kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 70%, features: 79%, display: 72% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus VivoTab Note 8

77% Asus VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet built around stylus use
Source: CNet English
Eight-inch Windows 8 tablets are finding their own in their second or third revisions, with decent battery, solid performance, and a fairly uniform set of designs and features. Of the current crop, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 costs more but has a great design and high screen resolution, and the Acer W4 has the longest battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Asus VivoTab Note 8
Source: PC Mag English
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, and is our first Editors' Choice in this nascent category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2014
60% ASUS VivoTab Note 8
Source: Laptop Mag English
Designed for note taking, the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 delivers a natural, realistic drawing experience with an onboard Wacom stylus that sets it apart from competing Windows 8 slates. The device also comes with an array of fun, useful apps that will boost your creativity. Unfortunately, its below-average battery life and poorly placed Windows button diminish our enthusiasm for this tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

80% Windows-Tablet mit Stylus
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 72% features: 79% display: 72% mobility: 82%
Asus VivoTab Note 8 (64 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 9/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2014
73% Asus VivoTab Note 8 (64 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
100% Asus VivoTab Note 8 (32 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Реалистичный ASUS VivoTab Note 8 на Windows 8.1
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Perfect battery life; classic style and very high build quality; compact size; high contrast and wide viewing angles of the display. Negative: Relatively low resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2014
90% Teszt: ASUS VivoTab Note 8 – Rajzoljunk Windowson
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Asus VivoTab Note 8: windowsos tablet
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Matt surface cover; good viewing angles of the display; good camera. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2014

Comment

Model:

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is a tablet that runs fully on Windows 8.1, which enables seamless integration with PCs. It is light, only 13.6 ounces (0.39 kg), and fits nicely in your hands. The screen is made with regular glass instead of Gorilla glass which is rather odd as a gorilla glass is a minimum requirement these days. In order to make up for the weaker screen, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 comes with a complimentary case that gives the tablet protection from scratches and shocks.

The 8 inch screen uses IPS technology to produce clear and bright pictures with its 1280 by 800 pixel resolution. The tablet supports up to 5 point touch input and best of all, a stylus. In fact, the body of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 has a slot for storing the stylus when not in use. Performance wise, the device comes with an Intel Atom Z3740 quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM and an SSD, similar to other products in this range.

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 also prides itself on having a large battery capacity; 15.5W. The battery life of the device, according to Asus, is about 8 hours, which is more than enough for an average day of casual browsing and usage. All in all, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 is a rather cheap tablet that is suitable for all walks of life.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z3740: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.0": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.387 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-12 (Update: 2014-03-12)