Asus VivoTab 8 with Windows 8.1, quad-core Intel Atom chip announced

Asus VivoTab 8

Asus has recently unveiled its latest 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet – VivoTab 8. Unlike the company’s earlier VivoTab Note 8, this (new) unit doesn’t have a Wacom Digitizer Stylus and users are “stuck” to paint with their fingers. It is however slightly faster, sporting the newer Atom Z3745 chip, compared to Atom Z3740 on the VivoTab Note 8.

Like many similar devices, the VivoTab 8 is an entry-level tablet with specs that won’t turn you into a productivity powerhouse; instead, you’ll get to browse the web, cyber-schmooze, manage email and so on, all while on the go.

Here’s the specs rundown:

  • 8-inch 1280×800 LED Backlight IPS touchscreen
  • 1.86GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 chip
  • 2MP rear camera + 2MP front-facing camera
  • 1 or 2 GB of RAM (region dependent), 32GB of expandable storage (with microSD cards)v
  • G-Sensor, E-compass and Hall sensor
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual speakers
  • 8-hour battery life

Aside from the tablet itself, Asus will also offer a number of accessories with it, including the MagSmart Cover, Carry Me Cover, folio cover and a keyboard separately. The Asus VivoTab 8 will come in a range of colors, but there is no word on pricing or availability yet.

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