Dell Venue 8 Pro vs Asus VivoTab Note 8: Comparing the specs of these two 8-inch Windows 8.1 devicesWritten by Hammad Saleem on January 07, 2014 - 12:14PM @hammadsalim
The Consumers Electronics Show 2014 is currently underway, with OEMs unveiling their finest products. Not too long ago, Asus unveiled its VivoTab Note 8 tablet, along with plethora of new products. Without a doubt, it's an excellent tablet considering its price point, but there's another tablet in the market which can give some tough competition to the latest tablet offering from Asus. It's known as the Dell Venue 8 pro. If you're confused about these two amazing Windows 8.1 powered tablets, we'll do a quick specification comparison, giving you a side-by-side look to help you decide. Let's start.
The differences in terms of specifications are not really big between the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Asus VivoTab Note 8. When it comes to operating system, both tablets come pre-installed with a full-fledged Windows 8.1, as well as Microsoft Office 2013. In terms of display, Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with a 8-inch IPS LED display with ten-finger multi touch support, while the VivoTab Note 8 features a similar 8-inch HD IPS display with a similar resolution. Both these tablets come with solid-state drives, with VivoTab Note 8 coming with 32GB and 64GB versions as well as unlimited Asus WebStorage for one year, along with support for expandable memory. Both these tablets come with a decent battery timing and offers up to 8 hours battery life.
Another plus point for the Asus VivoTab Note 8 is the integrated Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus with EMR technology. According to Asus, "Based on premium Wacom technology, the digitizer stylus affords the best possible accuracy, speed, and responsiveness. This, combined with over 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, provides an extremely natural writing or drawing experience, meaning you really can leave your sketchpad or notebook at home: the VivoTab Note 8 is all you need." On the other hand, for Dell, it's optional and you may have to pitch in extra bucks if you want to get one.
In terms of pricing, the Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with a $299 price on Dell's website, but users can get it for $279 from Microsoft Store. On the other hand, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 costs $299 for the 32GB version and $349 for the 64GB version. Here's a roundup of the specifications of both the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Asus VivoTab Note 8:
Now, it's up to you to decide which tablet you want to get for yourself. Both look extremely good in terms of specifications, but there's no exact availability date given for the Asus VivoTab Note 8 at the moment. I'm hoping this will get rid of any confusion you might have about these two tablets. Let us know if we missed anything.