Asus VivoTab Note 8 - Reviews

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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Data and programs can be in the same partition. Many programs can be run from SD and others wont allow it. There are some hacks in some cases to force things onto the SD card that aren't officially allowed. I try to keep it to data though because I've found things to be unstable/unreliable when run off SD. This includes certain data files like outlook and OneNote.
     
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    For what it's worth, at least some programs run off a microSD with exFAT formatting. I have DeLorme Topo 9.0 installed, program and all the map data, on my TPT2's exFAT 64 GB mSD to save space—it's 7 GB.
     
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    Just noticed that somehow the new tablet won't rotate. The charm option that has the word screen on the icon is replaced with a brightness icon. Where or how did that option get selected? It did work initially

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    Like this!: http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-tab...ever-folder-pad-tablet-can-be-used-desktop-pc

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    Whats this i hear about wobbly ink in windows. i'm seeing this, but only with windows ink like the keyboard and one note.

    is there gonna be a fix for this?
     
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    This happened to me once when I first received it, but I rebooted and that fixed it. It hasn't happened to me since.
     
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    Reboot worked ....thanks

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    One problem with exFAT is that it wont let you move your "libraries" on there like My Documents, My Music, etc. I'd recommend formatting the SD card to NTFS as soon as you get it. It doesn't seem to cause any issues despite the warning given not to reformat the card.
     
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    In a word - get the 64GB model. I realize $100 seems like a high premium, but remember, you are paying less than $400 to begin with. It seems to me that running programs from an SD card has always been dicey, whether Windows or Android. Long term (6 months for some of us :rolleyes: ), the ability to load whatever programs we want without juggling SD cards, or heaven forbid accidently losing it, is just not worth the effort.
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    I hear you, Bronsky and other who have weighed in (thanks:)), and sure, I can - thank goodness - afford to blow $100 bucks on something distressingly close to nothing! Here again I am jaded from a couple of years of Android/Samsung (the latter modified> 4.2 so that you can run about 2/3 of programs seamlessly and with no time lag from SD card and it won't let you move an app to SD if it won't perform stably - or at all. I'm still not clear from the comments, if trial/error is the only way to find out which Windows Programs (and data files I'm now hearing?!) or if there is a cataloging of what does/doesn't run via SD. It's never been an issue for me on a lsptop because if I am running low on SSD space I buy a new one - or a new comouter :D.

    So, best to think of the SD card as just a place to store media files or to x-fer pictures on a Windows 8 computer/tablet? Begs the question, why so much excitement over the release of fast 128 gb SXDC cards in this thread for this tablet? What in the world would you do with one?

    I guess I'm on a bit of a new learning curve and accept that I will be confronting a variety of compromises and costs after learning how to get everything done on hyper-efficient, hyper controllable Android - especially Galaxy Note - products. Maybe I'm a little bummed that I currently have no professional need for anything more powerful than Evernote, if that (see Jeff in self-pity mode; do not try to comfort him, prefer you give him a kick in the rear :D)

    [Still and all, Im wondering if I should consider sitting out this round, waiting for a far more powerful and finely made 8-9" Windows tablet/convertible and meanwhile choose among the tastiest "Note x" products (10.1 2014 is rather droolworthy) and keep spinning at warp speed as this platform gets better and better and even more second nature than they already are, and I mean for personal productivity. For more intensive productivity I go straight to one of four awesome laptops cum FHD/QHD IPS 13" awesomely bright and colorful screens with tactile keyboards, great audio...and all Office programs -including ON, just w/o inking - running lighteningly fast with i7 cpus, 800 Mb/s SATA III SSDs running in RAID0.]

    In any event, I will be spending lots of quality time with both of my new AVN8s and helping my educator-wife One-Notify her life and developing custom "apps" for her varied and information intensive needs. So I'll be looking to fall in love with the AVN and W8 as a potentially better companion as long as there's a 5.7" Note 3 in my pocket :D.

    Still would appreciate any clarification of what you can/can't use an SD card for in a W8 Bay Trail tablet and what, other than storing hi def movies, would a $150 128gb SXDC card be good for in this device. Thanks. And thanks for letting me rant - as if I gave you a choice :)


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