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Asus launches a new Windows 8.1 tablet, the Asus VivoTab 8

ByinTablets | September 8, 2014

Asus VivoTab 8All those thinking that Android-running, 64-bit MeMO Pad 7 tablet was the only tablet that Asus had up their sleeves during IFA 2014, were definitely flabbergasted when the company announced the VivoTab 8, a running the latest Windows 8.1 OS 8-inch slate that houses a 64-bit Intel-made processor. Unfortunately, its availability and pricing are still something of a mystery.

Asus VivoTab 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet

Asus VivoTab 8The Asus VivoTab 8 Windows 8.1 goes on sale powered by a quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 processor clocked at 1.86GHz. The same chipset is featured by the already-mentioned Asus MeMO Pad 7. Going deeper, the processor is coupled with 1GB or 2GB RAM (depending on the market). However both models of the VivoTab 8 sport 32GB of built-in storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards

Moving on, the Asus VivoTab 8 is equipped with an 8-inch IPS LCD display with  resolution of 800x1280p, which means a mediocre pixel density of 188ppi. When it comes to the tab’s optics, both cameras are 2-megapixel shooters. The device is said to be powered by 3,040 mAh battery that reportedly delivers eight hours of use, which as for a tablet isn’t a parameter that the company should be proud off. But, on the other hand we should appreciate the fact that the company managed to make the VivoTab 8 quite light, since it weights only 330 g.

It’s worth mentioning that the Asus VivoTab 8 will be released along  with 5GB of cloud storage, and what’s even more interesting Asus promise to add an extra 11GB of space for the first year of use.

The slate is scheduled to hit the market in a variety of color schemes, you may choose among standard black and white, gold and purple.

Summing up, the Asus VivoTab 8 is a downgraded version of the unveiled at the beginning of this year Vivo Tab Note 8 coming accompanied by a stylus for better input. Sadly, as for now we know nothing about the device’s availability, date of launch or pricing. But knowing that the Asus VivoTab Note 8 is sold for $249, we may assume that the working on the latest Windows 8.1 VivoTab 8 will be priced similarly. Or even less, since it is considered to be a budget device.

source:: ASUS

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