Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Walmart is going to carry the Asus Vivotab Note 8
    starting(appx) on Friday, April 25 according to the
    Electronics Manager at the local store.

    64GB for $379

    Convenient for those who do not have large electronics stores
    near them.

    I wonder if the pen problems have been remedied in their models?
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I've been watching the Lounge and Reviews threads, and I have to say it is sad to see the build quality and driver issues with the one device I thought could lead us out of the tunnel. Like many of you here, I have turned my back (again) on an all-in-one solution because of all the compromises (plus my love for the BEAST). So I've gone back to old school and snagged a refurb ThinkPad Tablet 2 until someone comes up with a solidly built, pen quality device of our dreams (please please please put a pen silo in the Surface mini - pretty please). Yes, it did cost as much as a new Asus VivoTab Note 8, but I'll bet my paycheck that even the refurb TPT2 will outlast the 30 day breakdown history of the AVN8.

    http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/lenovo-ibm/62123-thinkpad-tablet-2-best-bet-right-now.html#post388607
     
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  3. Dave47

    Dave47 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Amazon (US) has the 64GB model selling for $349. Free shipping too.
     
  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    37 days and counting on my second go-round. I really like my M80TA. I haven't been carrying a back up legal pad for notes lately and I've migrated all time keeping onto the tablet.

    I can use the Slate 500 keyboard in a pinch but I think the M80TA is powerful enough to set up a small monitor/kb/mouse station at home for serious work on the weekend. I'm waiting for a power/data splitter to come to market.

    Shame that reliability is luck of the draw, but c'est la vie. I really don't see the Surface Mini as the solution I'm looking for, if it's not Bay Trail.
     
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  5. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    On that note, with a powered hub you can drive an external USB screen as well, that actually makes it a fully functional computer.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk 4
     
  6. edaniels

    edaniels Scribbler - Standard Member

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    im checking this option... seems like a solid alternative



    Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Cirano994

    Cirano994 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi.

    I sign up at this site because i would buy a 8.1 Tablet PC and so i'm here for the AVTN8.

    Well, I was almost convinced to buy the AVTN8 32GB, but then I see this forum and especially the thread "Vivotab Note 8 pen stopped working" and... :(

    So what is the failure rate? 50%? 90%? I've read all the posts and almost everybody have problems. :confused:

    The other tablet i considered was the Dell Venue 8 Pro but, you know, issues with the stylus are nearly the same (or even worse :mad:). :(

    (sorry for pretty bad english :D)

    Thanks.
     
  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Glad to see it is holding up. No doubt the 8" form factor (plus 16:10) would be handier than 10" and slow old Clover Trail. Why won't the OEM's let US design a perfect tablet for them? :rolleyes:

    'Cuzz - we really are a very small band of warriors way out of the midstream - I think I've finally taken that to heart; and I'm WAY TOO HARD to please...;)

    It is, but fair warning, a Clover Trail processor will never hold up to a Bay Trail in a foot race - you need to be sure it has the horsepower you need - for Office 2013, Adobe Acrobat, surfing, email, Artrage, it's plenty good, but you won't be opening 20 windows at one time..:eek:
     
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  9. sudermatt

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    I could not disagree more....with respect.

    I have a Samsung 500t that uses the same processor as the TPT2...I can barely stand to use my 500t...the delays are so noticeable and annoying.

    I only use my 500t when my daughter has command of the AVN8.

    Of course...I have not had any build qual problems...so....there's that.
     
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  10. dstrauss

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    That's why they call them Personal Computers; it's all about what works best for you. I would add, however, that I started this whole adventure several years ago with the Samsung 500t, and compared to my TPT2, it was a dog slow experience - and I could never get the keyboard dock to work without constantly disconnecting.
     
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