Vivotab Note 8 - Buy now, or wait?

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  1. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It is amazing how this tablet has us all mesmerized.
    As long as it is under warranty, I am going to use mine.
    It is the most handiest computer I have owned.
    I have not found much it can not do. The processor seems
    to handle the things I use it for. I think it is a fast or
    maybe abit faster than my Surface PRo.

    I thought the Fujitsu (?) u810 was handy,
    a swivelling touch screen, on board mouse,
    & physical keyboard but it had a whopping
    90-120 min of battery life.

    The Sony UX was great, but it o ly lasted 30 minutes
    after a year & the screen was only 4.5" my eyes had a
    hard time focusing for very long on the screen.

    There is not anything out there so far like the Asus.
    The Dell is the closest, but the pen is whacky.
    I have 2 pens now for it. One hover clicks & the other
    takes LOTS of pressure to write & my writing looks like
    I have palsey--It causes tension when I write with it.
    So it works, but it doesnt work.
     
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    thierryb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    And in fact, if the digitizer can stop to work at anytime, the first time a reboot is enough to get it back.
    So you will be able to work that day.
    But my advice is to buy a second one, and have it ready for the definitive stop of the first one and the RMA waiting time.
    Yes, that mean you pay twice this device, but it worth even that double price.
     
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  3. Claud

    Claud Pen Pal - Newbie

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    My backup for the stylus is any 1 of the 10 fat finger like capacitive stylus. I will for sure lose some accuracy but will as well stay away from issues like hand writting offset near the side of the screen on any of these 10 capacitive pens. The handwriting input is too big? Well, I just zoom my onenote to 500% then I am ready to go.


    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    I was under the impression that they don't support Android.
     
  6. lordu

    lordu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yup completely agree. Well, except buying a second one. :D This makes becoming a digital drawer completely affordable, well cheaper. Let me put it to perspective.

    Some models used for drawing.

    - Wacom Cintiq 24" $2500
    - Wacom Cinitq 22" $2000
    - Surface Pro 2 $899
    - Surface Pro $499 (refurbished/used)
    - Ipad Air $499
    - Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition $479.00
    - Monoprice Drawing Display 19" $397.58
    - Asus Vivo Note Tab 8 $299

    Im sure I missed a few models that belong in that list.
    Yes, there are trade offs like screen size, being faster, more memory, whatever stat makes it faster. But is it $299

    There is also the fact that it has productivity programs used specifically for drawing and typically the cheapest in the market. The android market probably has cheaper
    apps, but when I was browsing the software apps, it was software limited/handicapped compared to the Windows Programs. Apple apps are written with gold. ;)

    For us working @ mcdonalds, its the only one affordable.

    - U
     
  7. Sweetpea8472

    Sweetpea8472 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    When my mother first sent me that link, me too, but as she uses it on a Nexus... Note that I've not seen it yet (my mother lives 3 countries away, so it's not a matter of just visiting to check it out :p)
     
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    chrismariusb Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Well, I broke down and ordered one. I'm an Asus fan-boy so I just had to have it. So.... what I'm gathering is that I'll have use of it, if I'm lucky, until August...? I have the Vivotab TF810C as well as EP121 Eeeslate, so at least I have backups. The primarily usage for me is taking notes in school. Sometimes artwork.
     
  9. Claud

    Claud Pen Pal - Newbie

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    21/May! What a nice day!
    Well, I guess it is excellent time to buy the AVN8 now. :)

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    Just be sure to treat it like fine china, whatever you do.
     
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