Stylus stopped working after a system update, same issue after reset
2 weeks ago
Summary: After performing a normal system update, the stylus driver stopped working. The main reason someone would want to select this tablet over the other 8" windows tablets would be simply for the stylus. Unfortunately, even after several system updates, as well as a full factory restore, the same issue occurs. After contacting ASUS support, no luck came out of this. I'm not sure why this cant be easily fixed.
Summary: For this price, I will put up with the minor quirks. Wacom's feel driver is out and makes the pen experience much better than before, though the edges of the screen show much poorer performance than the center. The wireless connection in ac speed, very fast. In order to get more than one bluetooth device (eg, mouse and keyboard) to work at the same time as the wifi, you'll need to enter the device manager and change the settings for you wireless adapter: the wireless...
I've hugged this little thing more times than any other portable device.
3 weeks ago
Summary: I've had this little dude for a while now, and It's been the most pleasing computer purchase since I built my gaming rig. I've had plenty of labtops, netbooks, and a few tablets over the years all in pursuit of something small, portable, powerful, and useful. This has delivered in spades. The full proper windows OS means no compromising on productivity, the small form factor means it actually can go with you whenever where ever.
Great when it works. But then, working consistently is part of being great.
4 weeks ago
Summary: I would start by saying "It gets 5 stars for awesomeness, when it's working. It does everything that I want it to do and at an amazing price for a device with a Wacom Digitizer. The form factor is great and it's perfect for taking notes in class and is responsive and quick for most of my purposes in Photoshop. A++, would buy again." Except that I wouldn't buy it again, because I don't feel like replacing it every 15-90 days because the digitizer will INEVITABLY go out.
Broken digitizer, terrible support, frustrating experience, tablet nowhere to be found
Tom Cool, Amazon
30 September 2014
Summary: I will advise anyone not to buy this tablet. I had the Vivo Tab note 8 for less than 4 months with very light use and the pen just stopped working three weeks ago with no reason - no accident; no drop on the floor. I had to return the tablet to ASUS for repair. That was the beginning of a very frustrated nightmare. First phone call required me to answer some very condescending questions before I was granted an RMA.
Summary: Pros: -Full Windows 8 enables the use of most Windows software(the ones you meet the system requirements of). -Wacom Digitizer allows for the precision of an active stylus. -Included Stylus. -The stylus works, I've written about 20 pages of notes so far, and it is as clear as my handwriting on paper -Built in Slot for stylus. -8in is large enough for most activities, such as Videos, notetaking, internet browsing.
Summary: Good quality for the price. Just a few minor complaints: Battery life seems unpredictable at times. Sometimes it will last a couple days, other times it will die overnight. The stylus is great and all, but if you get within a quarter inch of the edge it gets pretty unpredictable to the point of barely functioning. The power and windows buttons seem to function a bit "wonky".
Summary: It took me a little bit to actually get used to using the pen. When I did the tablet became so much more than just a very portable computer. I'm giving this tablet a 4 because even though it is perfect for what I do (note taking) it does have a bug. The only thing I have noticed us that the pen gets very squirlly around the edges. About a 1 Cm of the screen all around the tablet works very poorly and that can be an issue.