ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Tablet Review – ASUS VivoTab Note 8 for WINDOWS 8.1

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

In the entire history of a small series of ASUS VivoTab included and includes a truly elegant device that literally everyone likes their modern execution. Among them, the plates are not uncommon, affecting broad functionality.

Addition of this line is not made to wait long and come in 8-inch Windows-tablet ASUS VivoTab Note 8 presented at the annual CES show in 2014. Manufacturer believes that the gadget will be useful not only for work but also for entertainment. In addition, new compact and ergonomic, it is unlikely to be evaded attention.

Design – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

The plate is made in the classic style and assembled a very high quality. The upper part of the gadget – display, protected glass Corning Fit and edged normal, unremarkable frame of glossy black plastic. The angles are rounded body, so they are less stringent than could be sharp edges.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Reverse side ASUS VivoTab Note 8 is a panel having a matte soft-touch coating. The device is not just comfortable to hold in your hands, but you can not worry about what the tablet accidentally slip out of your hands. In addition, such a surface is not too scratched, which is also a significant advantage. However, if soft-touch plastic fingerprints, they are not easily removed, as we would like. By the way, on the bottom of the tablet, you can see a rear camera, grating, under which the hidden dynamics, as well as company logo ASUS and brief information about the device.

VivoTab Note 8 is quite compact, its dimensions are 221x134x11 mm. Weight is also a small Tablet PC – 380 grams. Such a device does not take too much space in your bag, furthermore, will not reduce the convenience of use while holding one hand.


Display, audio, webcam – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

8-inch screen tablet is not too high resolution of 1280×800 pixels, however, it is not just enough for comfortable work and entertainment, but we can say that for this size diagonally it optimally. Besides matrix VivoTab Note 8 is made by technology IPS, so please wide viewing angles that this gadget is very important. And the display is quite sensitive sensor, there is support for five simultaneous touches.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

It remains to add that the screen has a high contrast and brightness of the normal level of 340 cd/m2 and color. However, on the street, you still have to look closely to the image on the display. Moreover, all this will be accompanied by reflections and glare arising from a glossy surface.

At the top of the display is a front facing webcam with 1.3 megapixels. On the reverse side of the body VivoTab Note 8 you can see the main lens 5 megapixel camera.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

With each of these devices can take photos or shoot video, but better quality footage will be typical for the rear camera, especially at a sufficiently high coverage, whereas frontal perfectly cope with video calls.


 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Sounds tablet does well, and the sound is coming through the two stereo speakers. There is enough volume, and wheezing and other unpleasant moments sound is not marred. Of course, the low frequencies are not audible, but the high is enough.

Keyboard – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

In ASUS VivoTab Note 8 has a virtual keyboard that appears when you type. It’s all familiar, so get used to anything not necessary.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Much more surprising stylus Wacom, with up to 1000 levels of sensitivity. This in turn will help not only when performing sketches, handwritten notes, but also in working with spreadsheets Excel. I must say that the electronic pen is equipped with a button that replaces the right mouse button, thus simplifying the use of the tablet. The only thing that sometimes touch the stylus is recognized not so fast, for example, than the fingers.

Performance – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

The tablet runs on the operating system Windows 8.1 x32, as it pre-installed Microsoft Office. Standing in the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 (platform Bay Trail) with a frequency of 1.33 GHz well copes with the tasks: video playback, web surfing, online games, of course, work with office applications and social networks. The chip is built on norms of 22-nm technology, it has a cache level 2 in a volume of 2 MB. In addition, the CPU power consumption of only 5 watts, it is so small that when the different kinds of laptop computing operations are unlikely to need an active cooling system. Unfortunately, the technology has only support Intel Virtualization Technology.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

In the tablet enough RAM – 2 GB standard LPDDR3-1066. Given that many more gadgets still set 1 GB, and even less worth appreciating such a bonus, especially since the capacity of the RAM directly affects the speed of the device with applications and data exchange.

In filling device includes integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), which supports DirectX 11. Her power is not enough for complex calculations, although some undemanding games with her good will that help pass the time waiting for the plane or train.

As for the built-in memory, there is set to 32 GB. However, there is a large amount of equipment – 64 GB. Now even many of such capacity on the tablet is not enough, then rescue the reader that supports cards microSD, or you can use ASUS WebStorage for free for one year. In general, all that being said, at your service.

Ports and Communications – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

In this plate filled with all parties except one bottom. Located at the top audio jack for headphones, and the port Micro-USB. The left you can see the key to adjust the volume and the button to lock the display on or off ASUS VivoTab Note 8. They pressed pretty tight, what at first have to get used to.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

But on the right side is placed a card reader and key «Windows», returning user “home” to the interface Metro.

In addition, on the back side of the tablet has a special slot for the stylus. Find the hole is not difficult, because it is in the lower left corner.

 ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Wireless communications laptop are Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0. As for the sensors, the tablet has an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and light sensor.

Battery – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

This tablet is perfect for both leisure and work. It comes with a lithium-polymer battery capacity of 3950 mAh (15.5 W), so it is easy, for example, brighten up a long trip, where you can view your favorite movies for seven and a half hours. Even greater autonomy offer ASUS VivoTab Note 8, if necessary work with the documentation or read an e-book – about 9 hours 30 minutes. But if you disable Wi-Fi and reducing the display brightness to the minimum level, the gadget runs out in just 12 hours.

Conclusion – ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Such as tablet ASUS VivoTab Note 8 is useful in almost everything. At work or school you can use it to check email, comfortable to use text editors, such as spreadsheets and office documents. For those who will use the tablet at your leisure, there are also many opportunities. For example, watch a video or photo, play, work, etc. In this case you will not let high-quality display, battery life, good filling, and Wacom stylus adds convenience when driving or performing notes.

Cost of the tablet to $ 400, though not a budget, but it corresponds to the possibility of the device. So if you’re a fan of Windows-tablets to VivoTab Note 8 can not only look, but also to buy without any hesitation.

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