ASUS posts online manual for unannounced Windows 8.1 8-inch tablet

While ASUS will likely reveal a number of new products next week at CES 2014, the company has apparently jumped the gun and posted an online manual for one of its unannounced devices, the 8-inch VivoTab Note 8 with Windows 8.1.

The manual for the new ASUS tablet shows a design similar to Dell's Venue 8 Pro and Lenovo's Miix 2. While the document doesn't offer much information about the VivoTab Note 8's hardware specs, Laptoping notes that the tablet will have an 1280x800 IPS display, Intel's Atom Z3740 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage.

The manual does reveal that the tablet will have both front and rear cameras as well as a microSD card slot but no HDMI port. The document also shows a slot that will fit a stylus, which likely means that one will be included with every model, something that the Dell and Lenovo tablets don't have as a standard feature (although there are ways to buy one as an option).

ASUS will likely reveal more about the VivoTab Note 8 next week, including information on pricing and a release date.

Source: ASUS via Laptoping | Image via ASUS

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Plug in any mouse you want, or a touchpad, or even the included stylus for better precision. Plus the librarary of modern apps is improving by the minute.

TAKEITBILL said,
i don't know the advantage if wacom digitizer over other digitizer. what is main advantage?
Well compared to other digitizer such as N-Trig, it has more pressure sensitivity, I believe 1024 levels of pressures. Also many Wacom approved digitizer pens don't require battery and uses the screen's electromagnetic field to generate power for the pen, however this does very slightly use more battery on your device.

also better palm rejection. I tried the newer n-trig pens recently, they are getting better and better, but i still prefer Wacom,especially the feel of the pens. more natural feeling.

yes because sharp corners on devices is always a good idea /s

i'm sorry but no. there's a reason that everyone uses rounded corners on handheld devices now adays

Brando212 said,
there's a reason that everyone uses rounded corners on handheld devices now adays

because they all want to copy Apple's super-innovative design?

Brando212 said,
yes because sharp corners on devices is always a good idea /s

i'm sorry but no. there's a reason that everyone uses rounded corners on handheld devices now adays

The Surface and the Lumia 920/928/1020 all disagree...

Dell business monitors also disagree...

Dot Matrix said,

The Surface and the Lumia 920/928/1020 all disagree...

Dell business monitors also disagree...

the lumias are still rounded, just in a slightly different way

and dell monitors aren't handheld devices so that point is moot