Best "Windows" 8 inch tab available, to me anyway!
1 June 2014
Summary: I owned the Dell Venue, was overly responsive and got quirky fast! If you try to type 1 characters about 80 characters would come up instead. Got real irritating quick! So I traded to an Encore, very robust and fast tablet; however, it just quit working and starting freezing up. Traded,it in, same issue. Tried the Lenovo Thinkpad 8, which is a very excellent tablet but NOT worth $400.00 when it does the same as the other tablets.
Summary: If somebody focuses on the opportunity of note taking, doing some sketches and having the full Windows productivity on their tablet without breaking a bank, this is it. It even handles my entire Microsoft Office Suite 2007 including Outlook flawlessly. Of course, such complex programs like Photoshop show the limits of this small processor, but Photoshop Elements, Drawboard pdf or Sketchbook Pro work just fine.
Summary: I have been wanting an iPad (or similar tablet) for some time, but I have never been able to get one. I was very excited to get this tablet and I couldn't wait to try it out. Set up was somewhat difficult, but that was mainly due to the device not connecting properly to my home Wi-Fi. I am not sure what was going on, everything else in our house would connect, but not the tablet. Frustrated, I put it away to try again later.
Stylus integrtaion good. Poor execution, poor customer service
6 May 2014
Summary: Nice idea in theory. The stylus helps navigate the Desktop Windows OS. Not long after I purchased it, the front camera, ambient light sensor, microphone, and headphone all went out. I spent hours trying to figure out why until it seemed to be obviously a hardware issue. Went back and forth with ASUS phone and online support, was first told to reset the device (which they seem always to suggest as the first step)-which I'd already done.
Summary: ***FULL DISCLOSURE*** I own a Windows 8.1 laptop, and a Windows phone. Everyday I find something new that this tablet does that my iPad didn't or couldn't. I've had no problems with the stylus like other reviews mention. The battery life is amazing, and not having a completely different cable to charge is great. Yes, the iPhone/iPad app library is incredible, but this is FULL Windows 8.1.
Summary: This is my first "real" tablet and I'm loving it. I've played around with IPads when I had the chance and wanted one for some time, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test this one out through the Vine program. I expected to have some challenges with getting used to it but it's quite intuitive if you're familiar with Windows operating systems. We have an older desktop with Vista (yes, I know!
x86 Windows 8.1 + Office + Digitizer + 8" Tablet Form Factor = A Very Good Productivity Tool
Terrance S., Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: Pros: Great value, digitizer, x86 Windows 8, GPS, Miracast, Microsoft Office Home & Student Cons: Button feel, digitizer doesn't work well around screen edges, glass not scratch resistant, sometimes unresponsive. I see traditional laptop and desktop PCs like the original Ford model T ~ they were one-size-fits-all solutions for an era where the choice was whether to own a computer or not.
Summary: Bottom line up front: this is an incredible tablet. I've had this tablet for a few days now, and here are my impressions. I'm coming to this tablet from an ASUS transformer, which was a 10.1 Android tablet that I used every day for several years. I also regularly use a Samsung Slate, which is a 10.5 Windows tablet that I upgraded to Windows 8/8.1. I also use a Kindle Fire fairly consistently.
What I was waiting for... but worried about longterm durability
23 April 2014
Summary: I had been looking forward to a 8" Wacom enabled tablet running the newer Atom chips. After being disappointed by Lenovo's decision not to include a stylus in their newest 8 inch and Dell's inferior pen in the Venue, I picked this up in March shortly after release (not from Amazon).
Summary: I have lots of experience with pen able computers and one tablet (Samsung Note 10.1). On the PC side I have the Asus Taichi, Gateway M275, And 2 UMPC. I have been looking for the best note taking computer and I have to say the Asus Vivotab Note 8 has just about made a bulls eye. The form factor is very light very portable easy to hold and use. The specs are standard for a computer of this type. The only option you have is the storage size.