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Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and battery are overall positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. The value for money and screen get mixed opinions, while some have doubts about the touch screen and apps.

usability, design, portability, responsiveness, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on

usability, screen, portability, size, responsiveness

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55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Asus M80TA-DL001H 8.0-inch VivoTab Note 8 Tablet (Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Webcam, Built-in Speak

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ASUS VivoTab Note 8 M80TA


There's no shortage of 8-inch Windows 8 tablets right now. We've recently reviewed models from Acer, Dell, and Lenovo, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, but also largely similar in terms of components and price.

The Asus VivoTab 8 includes a Wacom stylus, something other 8-inch Windows 8 tablets lack. Battery life isn't at the top of its class, but it's close.

Fewer connections than some similar tablets; no Windows button on the tablet face; not as slim as the competition.

The 8-inch VivoTab 8 is a Windows tablet that doesn't particularly stand out in a crowded field, until you discover the Wacom stylus tucked inside its body.

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Asus VivoTab Note 8


Out of the latest group of Windows 8 slate tablets, the Asus VivoTab 8 distinguishes itself with a low price, and by including standard features that are options on competing tablets. These extra features help it to pull ahead of the pack to become our...

Compact. Built-in storage for pressure-sensitive stylus. Has GPS/GLONASS support. 9 hours of battery life. Comes with MS Office Home and Student. Comes with carrying case. One-year warranty includes accidental damage

No I/O ports. No 4G/LTE option

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 ($329, 32GB) is one of a wave of new Windows slates priced under $400. As a full Windows 8.1 device, it can run all the PC apps you need, and you get a copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition. The VivoTab Note 8 is the...


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The ASUS VivoTab Note 8 stands out in the 8-inch Windows 8 tablet crowd with its built-in stylus. But awkward button placement holds it back.

Good stylus performance; Useful included-software; Quality speakers

Poor button location; Heftier than competing slates; Below-average battery life

Designed for note taking, the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 delivers a natural, realistic drawing experience with an onboard Wacom stylus that sets it apart from competing Windows 8 slates. The device also comes with an array of fun, useful apps that will boost...

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Asus VivoTab Note 8 Review: In Depth


"I bought this and am just loving the inking technology and OneNote. Also, the sounds is utterly amazing. Will be installing Adobe Lightroom and Creative Suite soon. Just wish it had a slot for an LTE sim card. Not concerned with HDMI since it has...

Long battery life ; Slick stylus control ; Full Windows 8.1

Screen is too dim ; Performance stutters ; No HDMI

If you need stylus control then the VivoTab Note 8 is a dependable choice offering all-day productivity, else we’d recommend alternatives such as the Asus Transformer Book instead.

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Asus VivoTab Note 8


Asus' newest arrival, the VivoTab Note 8, is as potent as compact tablets come. It squeezes Windows 8.1, an Intel Bay Trail Atom CPU and a stylus into an 8in tablet. The even bigger news is the price: for a smidgen more than £300, this compact...

An affordable, stylus-equipped compact Windows tablet that falls just short of greatness

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The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is the best small form-factor Windows 8.1 tablet available. But even with its dockable Wacom stylus, the Microsoft OS isn't suited to smaller tablets.

Wacom stylus, Windows 8.1 productivity services, bundled with Microsoft Office

Dull design, average screen, small display means text and desktop applications can be fiddly to use

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Great For Me


This is definitely the tablet for me due to my dependency on Windows as an IT professional with a focus on Microsoft Technologies. The ability to open legacy applications on the desktop makes it so that I can leave my desktop behind with confidence. If...

Love the 8 inch form factor with full windows 8.1. Professionally, it is very nice to leave my bulky Dell M4700 at my desk when going to a meeting. I've found that Windows Store apps work for the majority of my needs, but it is great to be able to drop...

I have had similar issues with the WiFi and power button. Every once in a while, the WiFi just stops responding and a reboot is required. I am also unable to connect to my TV as a wireless display, although I'm not sure which product is to blame on...

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Only 12 GB of storage available after my windows install, but has an SD Card expansion port. Display is not 1080p, but is sufficiently bright and nice to look at.

Has Wacom support, but lacks hi-res display and hdmi out. Other features are comprable ; Responsive, accurate digitizer and touchscreen. Gets docked a point for the Photoshop Issues (Wacom's resolving those next update) ; Great design, nice grippy...

More ram and a blvetooth Keyboard cover would be ideal options

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z3740