Alternatives to Vivotab Note 8???

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  1. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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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?
     
  2. ToniCipriani

    ToniCipriani Scribbler - Standard Member

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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...
     
  3. 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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  4. ToniCipriani

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  5. 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! :)
     
  6. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Is the screen detachable?
     
  7. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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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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  8. Marty

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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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  9. jvloyola

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



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  10. HJK

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    I just bumped into this video on the question of why Pentium instead of Qualcomm:
     

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