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Just what I wanted. Perfect!
on 15 February 2014
I wanted a tablet for writing mainly. My first choice was a Kindle HDX and I almost bought it. The only thing that restrained me from buying it, was lack of micro sd slot and moustly no access to Google Store. Then I set my mind on Nexus 7 as for one of the best Android Tablets on the market atm, I liked the fact that I could use Amazon app store and Play Google at the same time. Nevertheless I abandoned the idea of buying nexus, as soon as I noticed another ASUS product, which was VivoTab Note 8 (full windows 8.1 and office 2013? come on!). I decided to give it a go, despite my concerns that 2 gb ram tablet with full windows could be too slow.
Thus, I do not regret my purchase. This tablet is like a PC, not restricted to any app stores. You can do what you please. It is fast, neat and office 2013 works perfect. In addition I bought 64gb micro sd card, so I have almost 100 gb on tablet. Dunno why Nexus/Kindle do not provide that.
Make: up to the mark, I cant complain.
Sound: better that many laptops, it has two speakers on the back.
Display: well, its not like nexus7 but its good enough. I read somewhere that it is a bit too dim, but if you go to settings and disable dimmed view (even if brightness is at 100% and you have adaptive dimmed brightness on it will be darker), then its fine.
Graphics: well, I played with it in Civilization 5 with latest adds... Its amazing. Of course I have to set Video Settings to the lowest and close all other programs that use RAM, but it was playable without glitches.
Office 2013: yeah, I do not have to search for meaningless office-like apps through the play store anymore
Price: 299 pounds, I do not think this is expensive. Fair price for tablet that is like a decent laptop PC.
Cons: No mini HDMI... you can connect it by bluetooth though. For me that's not even a con, but I think it is worth to mention that...
Summary: This is outstanding, full windows 8.1 on 8 inch tablet? Of course there are tablets with better stats (Nexus, Kindle), and they are a lot cheaper, but having Windows instead of Androids or iOS, makes it worth to choose this one.