Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Right on! PM me if you want me to provide you with a zipped root folder of my Retroarch installation that you can tweak and add your own content to.
     
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    djas Graffiti User

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    Loving this little fella running 1903:

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  3. justpick1

    justpick1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    She's back!!! :D So today, after countless days of wondering how on earth people get by using tablets without writing with a stylus, I checked Windows update, reinstalled the SOC package and restarted (an almost daily routine since pen input died).

    I noticed the ISD_DualTouch_7.3.4-47 installer just before the system shut down to restart and figured I would give that a try and reinstall it too - yet again!

    Lo and behold, pen input is working! The siloed pen is still crap, but it was what I had on hand since I abandoned carrying my S-pen.

    The 10-pin cables are on their way from Amazon (delayed due to Customs), so I will have those on hand if ever I need them :D

    Ah 1903...how I misjudged thee!
     
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    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I've been sitting on several pieces of a VTN8 that I could combine together to make one working model for a few months now. I haven't gotten around to it b/c I kinda doubted one could do much with Windows 10 on an Atom chip with 2gb ram. Seeing how many people are still rocking this classic, I think it's time I cobble mine back together.
     
  5. crazycat

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    All Asus vivotab note 8 devices come with a Windows 8 license out of the box so installing Windows 10 is not necessary. And trust me, a tablet that size is much more usable in Windows 8, and it's much lighter and more stable than W10. Especially now that MS is crippling tablet mode on W10 even more with its newest update.
     
  6. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi all,

    It's finality time for me to retire my 64gb Vivotab. It's in perfect shape with a screen protector its entire life, no stylus issues, great battery life, extra cases and stylus, fully updated Windows Pro...but can't run 64-bit Lightroom so only serving as my portable emulation machine.

    Any recommendations on a fair market price? I'll likely throw it up on eBay but there aren't any listings at they moment that would give me a clue of value.

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    Yes! After all these years, the battery life still surprises me.

    A pity you're retiring it. Have you entertain the idea of repurposing it as a 2nd screen?
     
  8. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Oh how I wish it could charge and provide an HDMI output simultaneously - I'd have a thousand more uses for it. Though it is currently an awesome emulation machine and if I don't find a buyer it's likely to stay that for the next ten years. :)
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Soo, I pulled out the old Vivo Note earlier today. To be honest, I don't use it that often anymore. And when I do start it up I have to wait a good while for it to run a bunch of upgrades, and then I need to reinstall SOC and Wacom drivers for it to recognize the pen. To be honest, it\s a real PITA. But as I used it a few things hit me that I thought I'd share with you.

    I imagines what it would look like if it was to be released for the 2020 market. First, it would be three rather than two mm thinner, maybe even four. Second the bezels would almost be gone, maybe two or three mm on the top to accommodate a camera. On a small chin in portrait mode it would have four haptic buttons that could be programmed by the user; changing pages in an e-rader app, undo function in OneNote, that sort of thing. Third, it would have a much brighter screen with twice the resolution. On the back a retractable swivel stand for either portrait or landscape. Latest Wacom EMR technology with, yes wait for it, a siloed stick pen for just in case scenarios.

    Obviously it would come with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD storage, upgradeable to 512 GB. 4G LTE (really no need for 5G on a device like that) with a $4.95/month subscription for unlimited data transfer. Ohh, and they would rename it to the Asus Cargo Pants Dream Machine.
     
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    That is something to wish for. However following MS road map for Windows 10, that is not gonna happen. Most windows device with sub 8 inch screen had been abandoned by manufacturer by now. The only cargo-pant device with stylus still in production is the yoga style GPD Win series. And they have thinner bezel but thicker body with the addition of keyboard.
     
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