Alternatives to Vivotab Note 8???

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  1. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I actually can't think of many scenarios where this would actually be useful to me. But this, along with devices such as the Asus TaiChi of yore, is one of those devices I would get if I were independently wealthy just for the novelty of it, like Darmagistric says.

    Also, what's up with the double-rip-off of Lenovo's Ideapad Miix *and* Yoga lines?
     
  2. HJK

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    Here's a wild guess as to why the Pentium: MS wants to favor Intel for some reason (maybe a formal partnership, or maybe for some strategic market reason), and since Intel no longer makes the Atom line and doesn't recommend Core-I processors for devices this small, it comes down to the Pentium or Celeron.
    Could that be at play here?
     
  3. ToniCipriani

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    The 4155Y is a Kaby Lake, so essentially what an i3 used to be. Dual Core 4 threads.

    It is confusing since now Intel uses the Pentium and Celeron names on both full laptop and desktop CPUs as well as Atom SoCs...
     
  4. thierryb

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    I will not exchange the replacement of my AVN8, my GB10, by the Surface Go.
    The main reason : the SPen.
     
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  6. Marty

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    I know this isn't technically a slate mini-tablet, but have you guys checked out the One Mix Yoga?



    It's got a surprisingly high resolution 1920x1200 screen, Atom x5-Z8350 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of eMMC storage, and a hefty 6,500 mAh battery. It also has a nice array of ports that puts the VTN8 to shame:

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    The pen looks like it might be some AES variant (maybe N-Trig)? Anyone have any more details?

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    I really could see myself carrying this around like I did the VTN8 during my travels, except I could literally pocket this like my phone! :)
     
  7. Kumabjorn

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    Is the screen detachable?
     
  8. Marty

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    Unfortunately not.

    I know, not a true VTN8 replacement, but I could see myself using it in the exact same way while traveling: taking notes on the fly, looking at maps, offloading pics onto the local storage/microSD. Even a has 16:10 screen like the VTN8 so inking in OneNote should feel similar.

    All-in-all, useful little guy... ;)
     
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  9. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ok guys, if the yoga hinge is not your thing, I present a true Vivo Tab Note 8 replacement:

    The Dospara raytrektab DG-D08IWP (¥39,800 on Amazon.jp ):

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    Which debuted a year ago?! Specs:

    • Windows 10 Home 64bit
    • CPU Atom x5-Z8350(1.44~1.92GHz)
    • GPU Intel HD Graphics 400(200~500MHz)
    • メモリ DDR3L-RS 1600 4GB
    • ストレージ 64GB eMMC
    • ディスプレイ 8型(1,280×800ドット、マルチタッチ対応)
    • 通信 IEEE 802.11ac、Bluetooth 4.0
    • インターフェイス Micro HDMI端子、Micro USB端子(給電兼用)、microSDカードスロット、200万画素前面カメラ、200万画素背面カメラ、ヘッドフォンジャック
    • バッテリ駆動時間 約4時間
    • 本体サイズ 214×128×10.1mm(幅×奥行き×高さ)
    • 重量 400g
    • 本体色 ブラック
    • Microsoft Office なし
    • ペン 同梱(4,096段階の筆圧感知機能付き)

    The Wacom EMR digitizer is the 2nd-gen UD version supporting the new thin nibs (available direct from Dospara):

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    This means theoretically, it also supports tilt. This video shows there some parallax, but tracking seems good:



    Feature tour:



    Unboxing:



    So there you have it folks, 8" 1200x800 EMR with a refreshed Atom and Win10 compatibility, for all your on-the-go ClipStudio and OneNote needs.

    We can close this thread now. :D

    (no please keep it open, I love this stuff)
     
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  10. jvloyola

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    Looks like a great alternative and with 8 gb should be better than surface 3



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