Asus VivoTab Note 8 Review

Users who think a 10-inch Windows tablet is just too massive and unwieldy also can go for one of the smaller 8-inch siblings. As of late, this category gives an increasing number of selections – the Asus VivoTab Note 8 amongst them.

One of that slate’s most notable options was its inbuilt, pressure sensitive stylus, which, considering how small most of the menu entries, buttons, and icons were, got here in quite useful not only for taking notes and drawing, however for navigating Windows generally. And at the time, its worth was remarkably low.

This could be all right for the left-handed, however you must use the stylus for commands because it could possibly be in inconvenient to use the multitouch with conventional Windows menus being on the left. Additionally, the display screen is small, so whether lefty or righty, the stylus is simpler. We have the Asus VivoTab Note 8 and the complete review is available below.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Design

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The ASUS Vivotab Note 8 has the same display screen area as the Toshiba Encore WT8 and the Dell Venue 8 Pro. There is an obvious display frame and the physique is slightly rubberized which makes it good and grippy to carry. Not like the Dell Venue 8 Pro there are just a few ridges and seams that do not actually really feel comfortable when holding the device for lengthy periods. On a 10-inch tablet this may be critical however for the 8-inch tablets it is not too bad and only actually noticeable when you pick up the thinner, smoother Dell.

There is no HDMI port on this so you are limited to Miracast and USB DisplayLink adaptors for external screens. MicroUSB 2.0 port for charging and A headset port and peripherals is included and the MicroSD slot came with a card. Sensibly, ASUS have exported the recovery partition onto that leaving a further 4GB of SSD free for utilization.

On the tablet you’ve a reasonably loud and clear set of speakers, a volume rocker and power button. The Windows button isn’t positioned on the front body however on the left-hand edge of the device. It takes a while to remember where it’s and we have found ourselves going for a right-swipe to get the Windows ‘button’ more often than not.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Display

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 comes with an 8 inch LED Backlight, WXGA, 1280×800, in-plane switching (IPS) display. Compared to the 7 inch 1920×1200 1080p HD 323ppi display screen seen on the Google Nexus 7, and the 1536 x 2048 7.9 inch 324ppi Retina display featured on the new Apple iPad Mini, the Asus VivoTab Note 8’s display screen is nothing to write home about.

However within the Windows tablet ecosystem it is fairly good. While it isn’t as crisp and icons do look barely fuzzy when seen up close, there was no point where we found it unusable. Because of its IPS technology, colors on the Asus VivoTab Note 8 are properly vibrant.

Our only actual qualm with the display screen is that when using certain applications or opening webpages within the desktop mode, text could seem woefully small and slightly tough to read.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Hardware

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab 8 is built around the 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3745, a quad-core, 64-bit chip that may speed up to 1.86GHz in turbo mode, augmented by 2GB RAM. Graphics acceleration is handled by the Intel HD Graphics circuitry integrated into the Atom chip.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Software

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab Note 8’s largest selling point is the fact it runs on the complete version of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is likely one of the most enterprise and business-friendly selections for tablets. It’s because, in addition to having Windows security services, and quick and simple Outlook, Office 365 and Exchange support, the operating system is also legacy-application friendly.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Performance

Asus VivoTab Note 8

For an 8-inch tablet, the system performance is more than enough, the processor could handle even greater resolutions and therefore videos in Full-HD. The CPU/GPU isn’t the limit right here, however rather the fact that there’s no video out on board.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Camera

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab’s 5 MP camera captures some respectable on a regular basis snaps. Its images were sharp, comparable to the Apple iPad Mini with Retina display’s iSight snaps, with colors effectively represented. Video mode can be perfectly serviceable for home films and impromptu clips of your cat puking on your mum.

When it comes to features, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 camera is almost as threadbare as the Apple iPad’s. Aside from capturing photos and video, you may capture a panorama, fiddle with exposure ranges and set a timer. You additionally get some basic modifying tools, for cropping and rotating photographs earlier than sharing them on-line. Simply do not expect a Samsung-style gallery of features and gimmicky filters.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Stylus

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The pen comes neatly tucked into the stylus, which is nice news. It is nice for drawing, and handwriting, however you may do extra precise work with a larger pen.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Battery

Asus VivoTab Note 8

Earlier than we take a closer take a look at the battery life, we should mention that the diff. between the lowest and the following highest display brightness level is kind of vital. With the brightness turned all the way in which down, the display is almost black and brighter rooms require a higher brightness stage so the user can decipher the display and work with the tablet.

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Specification

  • OS: windows 8.1
  • Body: 220.9 x 133.8 x 10.95 mm
  • Weight: 380 g
  • Display: 1280 x 800 pixels , 8.0 inches
  • Memory: 64 GB internal, MicroSD expandable, 2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3740
  • Camera: 5 MP, 1.2 MP secondary
  • Battery: –

Asus VivoTab Note 8: Verdict

Asus VivoTab Note 8

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 boasts a responsive stylus pen, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note tablets, which is geared in direction of the creatively-minded and business types. It works completely and is well married with Windows 8.1, which lets you download any software you want.

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