One of the items Asus unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month was its upcoming VivoTab Note 8 tablet. Apparently there were a fair number of buyers waiting for this slate -- Microsoft began offering the VivoTab Note 8 online for $329 over the weekend and it now shows as being out of stock. That's pretty impressive, assuming Microsoft didn't start off with just a small quantity.
Asus's VivoTab Note 8 (M80T) features an 8-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution and 5-finger multi-touch support. It also has an Intel Atom Z3470 processor clocked at 1.33GHz (up to 1.86GHz via Turbo Boost), 2GB of LPDDR3-1600 RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, micro SD card slot, micro USB 2.0 port, headphone output/microphone input combo port, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi (Miracast enabled), Bluetooth, Windows 8.1, and a 1-cell lithium-ion battery good for up to 8 hours of run time.
Adding to the value of its $329 price tag is the fact that it comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote). It also comes with a digitizer pen and 8GB recovery micro SD card.