For those of you interested in a productivity tablet that won’t burn a hole in your wallet, Asus left us quite impressed at CES with its announcement of the Asus VivoTab Note 8. What made this tablet special is the fact that it’s a full Windows 8.1 tablet that also supports a Wacom digitizer for stylus input, and that was aggressively priced at just $299, according to Asus.
The tablet is now officially launched on the Microsoft Store, though with two minor set-backs as it’s being priced $30 over the initial price that Asus confirmed, and also because it’s already out of stock online, and apparently can only be found physically at the stores. That being said, this tablet is definitely a steal for just $329 if you consider all of its capabilities, and at such a portable form-factor.
Sadly we don’t know how long it’ll take Microsoft to get some more tables available to you, or if Asus is planning on bringing the tablet to more retailers. We’ll definitely keep you posted as there is nothing cheap about this tablet.