Alternatives to Vivotab Note 8???

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  1. Amy

    Amy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So basically what the title says I need alternatives to the vivotab note 8, minus the issues the of the vivotab note 8
    Must haves:
    8 inch
    runs windows
    at least 32gb preferably 64gb
    good battery life
    no more than $350 but will compromise if I need to
     
  2. ptrkhh

    ptrkhh Scribbler - Standard Member

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    If you need pen input, then you have no other choice other than the Dell Venue 8 Pro. I heard it has terrible pen though.
    If you dont need pen input, then there are plenty of alternatives. My favorite would be the ThinkPad 8, since it has FHD resolution instead of the lowly 1280x800 on the others
     
  3. Amy

    Amy Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yeah pen input is a must, I'll mainly be doing handwritten notes
     
  4. ptrkhh

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    Sorry then, I couldn't help you apart from the DV8P that I previously mentioned. If I had to choose though, I would still choose the VTN8 over the DV8P mainly because of the Wacom vs Synaptics pen.
     
  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Toshiba Encore 2 - write ... if it ever shows up. The pen is rumored to be Wacom but nobody knows for sure. Hopefully, the tablet doesn't suck.
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    It is Wacom, but at the moment that information is only available in Japanese.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk 4
     
  7. person135

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    What are the issues exactly that are affecting the note 8? I asked in the owners lounge but people only seemed to give vague answers.

    I am also looking for a full windows device with pen input. My use for the pen only involves navigating basic windows functions though, like being able to click tiny windows buttons or task bar icons with the stylus, not note taking.
     
  8. Mesosphere

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    That's because it is vague. It seems to have been built/designed on the cheap so there is a rather long list of problems that have been reported. I don't think there is an actual list anywhere (hence the vagueness), but those of us that have followed the device since day one have noticed a rather high rate of various issues.

    Personally I find these issues tolerable, and most of them I have not personally experienced on my two devices (apart from the cable issue that the majority seem to experience), but the rate of issues seems to be higher than for your average device.
     
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    I have both the Dell and Asus.
    If you are used to a Wacom pen, then there is
    not even close in comparison.
    The Synaptics is fine for pointing and clicking, but
    it is not good for drawing if you are used to the Wacom.

    My first pens ate batteries. Dell has sent 2 more pens.
    The last one is fair, but I do not like the AAAA batteries.

    Same for my Surface 3. I just have not got used to the NTrig feel.
    Again it has AAAA batteries.

    Read up on Mesosphere's repair post.
    This is been my problem was the Auto Self Destructing
    Digitizer problem. Otherwise, I have no problems w/ the computer.

    It is such a handy size AND it does everything my full laptop/
    desktop does. I use it extensively for handwritten notes/ diagrams etc.
     
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  10. squib

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    I posted this in the Toshiba forum:

    Those looking for a Vivotab Note rival may want to hold your horses. They're saying it's new, cheaper Active Electrostatic tech, not the standard Wacom EMR tech most of us have come to know. Basically, it sounds like Wacom is offering a cheaper stylus alternative like Synaptic.

    Wacom's announcement of their new pens:
    http://www.wacom.com/es-es/es/overlays/articles/2014/es-1056

    Japanese article saying it may not be that similar to the AVN8:
    http://tabkul.com/?p=74347
     
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