Critic reviews

7.5
2 reviews
  • Features
    6.0
  • Display
    7.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Ease of use
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.0
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User reviews

8.4
7 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Apr 15, 2014

Out of the latest group of Windows 8 slate tablets, the Asus VivoTab 8 distinguishes itself with a low price, and by including standard features that are options on competing tablets.

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7.0
CNET May 16, 2014

The 8-inch VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet that doesn't particularly stand out in a crowded field, until you discover the Wacom stylus tucked inside its body.

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First Looks

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PC World Jan 6, 2014

The VivoTab is outfitted with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a high-definition front-facing camera. The tablet does not have HDMI out, so Toshiba’s Encore (and Lenovo’s new business-oriented ThinkPad 8, announced yesterday) will have an advantage on that front.

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The Verge Jan 6, 2014

Asus is aiming this particular tablet at sketchpad users or those who like to jot down notes, making it an obvious companion for Microsoft’s OneNote or Fresh Paint Windows 8.1 apps with its full stylus and ink support.

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9.0
hata1151 hata1151

UPDATE: I've had this tablet for a full week now. While my biggest concern is battery life, especially on standby, I am pleased to report a few things. First - it ships with a standard micro-USB cable to charge but the included wall brick is a 2A (12 watt) output. The good news: this tablet will...

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9.0
swr377 swr377

I have now had mine for a few days now. Prior, many years ago I used the Compaq TC1000 tablets when they hit the market. I held off on purchase until an active stylus device and size was available. I can hold in one hand. The on screen keyboard is like typing on a phone. I did just pickup the...

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9.0
sirnumbskull sirnumbskull

I managed to snag this neat, solid little performer on the Microsoft store two days ago, and I'm glad I did, because at the time of this writing it's not even available to backorder. From a usability standpoint, the Bay Trail 3740 Processor gets the job done, running Office, Metro apps, and even...

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6.0
ChrisHW ChrisHW

Because I cannot duplicate the screen to a 2nd monitor or TV since it is a "Portrait-First" tablet and Asus nor Intel currently do not have a fix for it, I will be returning it to the store. If you do not ever plan to connect it to another monitor or TV, then this is a recommended device.

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