It sounds as though Asus is preparing to release a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. That, in itself, is not that special as Dell and Lenovo have similar tablets on the market. The diference with the Asus slate is that it may have Wacom support.
Word in the world of Mobile Geeks is that the Asus VivoTab Note 8 is expected to include an 8-inch display packing 1280 x 800 resolution with Wacom digitiser support and a stylus.
Other specs are said to include 5-megapixel snapper on the back, micro-SD slot, Intel’s latest Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and a choice between 32GB or 64GB of storage.
What isn’t that clear is whether or not the stylus is an optional extra or if it will be bundled in with the tablet having on-board storage for the poking pointer. It’s a shame as the VivoMouse is pretty nifty.
There seems to already be retail listings for the unreleased tablet which actually mention its Wacom compatibility.
Even though the screen resolution isn’t earth-shattering, the new Asus VivoTab Note 8 could still be the first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet to ship with Wacom digitiser support.
The Asus VivoTab Note 8 has been mentioned in a Microsoft presentation as a “holiday 2013” tablet that’s priced at just $299. It looks like CES could see a raft of new Asus tablets.