Asus VivoTab Note 8 - Reviews

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  1. Zeelobby

    Zeelobby Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I would hope not considering Asus makes it ;)

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    Good catch...that was the first laugh of the day

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    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, it has already been confirmed a simple y-cable will not work. It definitely requires some sort of hack to get data and charging at the same time, and it seems to be a different mechanism than on the Dell. The Miix 8 is the odd one out. Its the only one of the bunch that allows simultaneous charging/data.

    http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/asus/61085-asus-vivotab-note-8-charging-usb-otg-same-time.html
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Are you sure you're a "real" lawyer? I've never met one that didn't think he knew everything! :D
     
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    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    For me the tracking works fine all around the screen, but towards the top right and middle edge (when viewed in portrait mode), have issues with input.

    These areas when I scribe in one note or any other inking program, makes everything look fuzzy and grainy. It looks like a first grader wrote it, but moving about 1 inch away from the edge my hand writing looks great just like the surface pro. Kinda annoying...
     
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    SuperiorWitt Pen Pal - Newbie

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    For those in my area, Pentagon City has 3 64gbs left in stock. Just picked one up.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I think Meso aready covered this, but a Y Cable just won't cut it.


    I am and I do - I just don't flaunt it....:cool:
     
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    Since you are there (Tiawan), you could go give Jonney a visit and ask for him to patch it for us =)
     
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    D#@* It Jim, he's a Lawyer, not a Doctor!!!
     
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    Eternityz Pen Pal - Newbie

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    my review on the asus vivo note 8

    pro:
    -nice build quality
    -camera with autofocus
    -you can put your stylus in the device
    -from my perspective, it delivers a decent performance


    cons:
    -the digitizer covers only the sceen--->its getting inaccurate when u come near the beezel
    -when u hold the stylus, you cant figure out where the button is without looking at it, if you re-grab the pen u loose the button placement.


    i think asus has done a good job so far
    ----------------------------------------

    next comes windows ;(

    wasnt win 8 supposed to be tablet optimized (if i dont find the setting to change some things i would be happy to let me know)

    pro:

    -lots of software
    -i can drag and drop files directly on my desktop/folders of my desktop pc, this maybe sounds like a gimmick, but makes many things easier and faster
    -full flash support, no problems watching video steams(u cant do that with the crippled flash on android)
    you need the hover mouse pointer for using flash, so the time bars appear on the videos etc


    cons:
    -first of all wtf microsoft
    -there are 2 different control panels where you have different options, was that really necessary?
    -the buttons are tiny, can u change those bigger, without making the content in the windows bigger?
    -when you click on a text field, the onsceen keyboard doesnt show up, you have to tap on a symbol of the task bar to get it and
    tap again to get rid of it, the most annoying point of my cons list
    -you have those tablet/mobile phone apps, but no tablet browser, that means you cant properly use pinch to zoom
    -pinch to zoom often fails, when used in programs, for example sketchbook, and when it fails u draw line etc
    -it has a start button in desktop view, but when u push it, u end up in that tiles sceen(anger level rises if that happens)
    -not many tablet apps


    my main usage for the device is drawing
    i bought a samsung note 8, then a week later the vivotab note was suddenly released, so i returned it and got me the vivotab.
    on the samsung i used sketchbook pro, it worked like a charm and i thought, i could use the pc version in the vivotab
    i was wrong about that, they totally messed up the program(or it isnt optimized for tablets yet), there isnt even a pen only mode.
    so far i have not found a really usable program.
    my hopes are that thing will improve over the time.

    the vivotab note could be the perfect device, but the details ruin the picture
     
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