Asus VivoTab Note 8 - Reviews

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  1. nyb72

    nyb72 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Just got mine.

    First impressions, seems a bit thicker than the Dell. The sides are a little weird and plasticky, with a beveled edge that screams cheap cellphone. Not sure I'm a big fan of the giant ASUS logo on the bottom in portrait mode. I do like how the usb port winds up on the side in landscape mode, since I'm more apt to be in landscape if I attach a mouse or keyboard via OTG.

    First thing I immediately tried was inking... and its so good to be back with Wacom. No lag, no tails, no vectors, everything is smooth and looks like calligraphy. A side by side ink comparison with the Dell, and it's like night and day. My handwriting looks like my handwriting again without any hesitation or adjustment on my part.

    The screen out of the box seems much more draggy or rough compared to other devices I've owned. In fact, I find that my felt nib Wacom stylus has way too much drag to write comfortably. The plastic nib actually feels perfect.

    I do get that slight distortion on the edge furthest away from the ASUS logo, and its still there when I try 3 different Wacom pens. But I mostly OneNote in portrait, so its a non issue for me. The rest of the writing surface for inking seems fine so far.
     
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    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Speaking of longtimers, you are about to enter a select club of longtimers with 2k posts =P
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    :eek::eek::eek: - no wonder I dream of tablets....you know, kind of like the Silence of the Lambs...:eek:
     
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  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    So that's like 6000 smileys. Impressive indeed!
     
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    You mean you methodically kidnap tablets, eat them and save the plastic skins to assemble yourself a new set of skin?
     
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    Sounds like a significant gastrointestinal problem...lol...or bulimia nervosa?
     
  7. nyb72

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    This just keeps getting better... using an off-the-shelf OTG cable it can power a portable hard drive. Eraser on the Wacom pens work as expected. Already putting this thing to work.

    Only concern now is battery life, down to 80% after an hour of usage (mostly setup, program installations, and playing with stylus on OneNote) and 3 hours of standby.
     
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    reg21 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Great! Im waiting for the tutorial for how to USB charging and OTG, i though in modify a hub same as the dell venue but now i will wait for ur thread.

    Thanks mate!
     
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    For battery life, have owners checked that GPS isn't enabled if not in use? It might have a smaller battery but the rate of rundown sounds like there's something running in the background taking CPU cycles.


    Sent from my Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk
     
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    UWbadgers16 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I have a Surface 2, and I'm unsure whether or not to sell it and buy the VN8 or not. The Surface has the build quality, and I have a fast desktop that I can remote into to use x86 applications, but the VN8 has the Wacom digitizer. It would be nice to digitize all of my lecture notes for school and teaching work. What do you think?
     
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