Asus brings Windows to your hand

Online user manual confirms new VivoTab Note 8 tablet coming soon – along with a stylus
Asus brings Windows to your hand

Ah support sites. What can we do without you. In Asus' case – confirming a new tablet is on its way.

The Taiwanese company's support site has announced (albeit in a roundabout way) that they are joining the fun in producing 8in tablets for the mass market.

According to prior leaks, the VivoTab Note 8 will be powered by one of the new Intel Atom processors – the Z3740 quad-core CPU, attached to 2GB of RAM, with options for up to 64GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen, front/rear cameras and also a microSD card slot.

On top of those specs, it will be one of the few Windows 8.1 tablet out there that comes with its own stylus. It'll also eliminate cries of “Where is my stylus?” with a small silo in the body of the device to house the stylus. It is rumoured that the stylus and screen will be using technology, most probably licensed from long-time tablet maker Wacom.

Plus, it will be powered by USB so it can be charged by your favourite powerbank.

The expected price is going to be around US$300 (S$381), which is going to be similar to Dell’s Venue Pro 8. We'll most likely see this pretty tablet at next week's CES.

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Source: Engadget, Asus