Microsoft Store now offers the ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Folks looking to purchase a small Windows 8.1 tablet now have one more option available to consider, as the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 just made its way to Microsoft's online store. The device can be had for $329 in the 32 GB storage trim, making it slightly more expensive compared to the $299 its maker had revealed it would cost at launch.

For the money, the VivoTab Note 8 packs an 8-inch IPS, five-point multi-touch display with a resolution of 1280 by 800. There is an Intel Atom Z3740 processor, running at 1.33 GHz (1.86 GHz on Turbo Boost), inside, backed by 2 GB of RAM and a one-cell battery that is rated at up to eight hours of use on a single charge.

The slate also comes with a microSD card slot, Intel HD Graphics, 5 MP back-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing shooter, microUSB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity with Miracast enabled, Bluetooth and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, out-of-the-box.

The highlight of the VivoTab Note 8 is its Wacom digitizer and bundled pen which makes it a better choice, compared to similar devices which do not offer this feature, for those who want to draw or take notes on their Windows 8.1 slate.

At the time of writing this article, the VivoTab Note 8 is listed as "Out of stock" at Microsoft's online store, with no ETA provided on upcoming unit availability. There is also no word on the 64 GB version.

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