Asus VivoTab Note 8 Proves Popular in Microsoft Store, Sells Out at $329

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ellery

I ordered one about an hour ago. They're in stock again.

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einstein1971

Seriously was there any need for the unfounded speculation that Microsoft didn't order enough? It's simple anti-Microsoft crap and is merely meant to take away from a successful product. It just exposes your bias.

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EKRboi

Interesting, but at that size it's not for me. Correct me if I am wrong, the Intel Atom Z3470 processor is actually an x86/64 processor, so it's running full fledged win8 and not the crippled win 8 RT. Which IMO is nice, bit I can't see myself doing anything on it that I couldn't easily do on my android tablet as well. I see what MS is trying to do, but I'm skeptical. I love the idea of ultrabook/tablet hybrids with 12-13" screens like the Yoga 2 Pro. I even think owning one is in my near future. I just can't picture a place where a tablet this small running a "full OS" is even remotely necessary. Obviously if they are selling somebody must see the point where I don't.

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EKRboi

All very good points and also things I had thought of.. I was just saying that for me I would want something a bit bigger 12-13" for these sort of tasks not to mention and actual keyboard, not an on screen kb eating up half the real estate. The only thing I use my tablet for now is web browsing, my HTPC/XBMC remote and the occasional angry birds session while traveling.

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ellery

I ordered one, and here is what I plan on using it for:

Adobe Lightroom.
OneNote
Diagramming / Sketching
Sublime-Text (code reviews)
Reading

For the hell of it, I plan on installing a CentOS VM.

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jgrimoldy

Running a full version of Windows allows supporting a considerable amount of peripherals. This may not be for everyone, but for techs, this is huge.

Most notable:

Actually *PRINT* to your 8 year old printer by doing a File --> Print. (either via network or USB).

Run just about any legacy software (Photoshop, etc.)

The size may be a little small, but many would rather have the options than not. A full OS on a tablet makes the iPad really look like a (well built) toy.

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Renegade Knight

The way I see it. I'd rather have one of these than my Android mini tablet. However as I already have the Android I won't be upgrading.

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Shalbatana

I don't know. Stats sound pretty impressive to me. I'd be interested in being handed some real reviews on this thing. (not gonna go fishing as I'm not looking for a tablet atm).

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Baer

don2041, written on an i-Pad????????
(Also I am sure you meant "so of course")

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don2041

What they didn't tell you is that they only had 2 units in stock, so of coarse they sold out quickly.