The new Asus VivoTab Note 8 includes Wacom pen input
Asus introduced a new 8-inch tablet called VivoTab Note 8
A new 8-inch tablet model was presented by Asus at CES 2014. Dubbed Asus VivoTab Note 8, it includes the Wacon tablet technology. It is a stylus that handles 1000 pressure levels. The company claims it is more advanced that the Dell’s approach. The new model is based on Windows 8.1. It has a thickness of just 0.43 inches and a weight of only 0.83 pounds.
The tablet includes a 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. There is a dual-core Bay Trail Atom processor clocked at 1.86 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32 or 64 GB expandable via microSD. There are two cameras – up front we are looking at an HD shooter, while on the back side there is a 5 MP camera. The battery has a capacity of 15500 mAh for up to 8 hours on a single charge.
As you can see, the VivoTab Note 8 is a traditional device that has a new technology – the Wacom digitizer support. Probably the stylus will be one of the key elements of the future promotional campaigns since this is the feature that distinguishes the Note 8 from the competition. Actually, the market is already overcrowded and many new models will be released in the next months.
According to the manufacturer, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 should be released in late Q1 or early Q2 in 2014. The price of the new model is $299 for the 32 GB version and $349 for the 64 GB version. The success of the tablet is yet to be seen and the most important factor is expected to be the quality and the performance of the Wacom stylus.