Asus VivoTab will be the new Asus 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets with Wacom support and stylus – Rumors, Specs, and Features

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After Dell and Lenovo, Asus is reportedly coming up with a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. The Asus VivoTab is a Windows tablet family designed by Asus with its name derived from Latin word to live.

It is the primary competitor to Microsoft Surface tablet. The family is made up of the VivoTab, VivoTab RT and VivoTab Smart. All of the tablets come with a 3 year subscription to Asus Web Storage and high definition screens.

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is expected to include an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with Wacom digitizer support and a stylus.

The Asus tablet includes a 5 Megapixel rear camera, Intel’s latest Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage options and a micro-SD slot for expandable memory. The Asus VivoTab can be the first 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet to have Wacom digitizer.

A number of other tablets have launched ahead of the holiday season, but its possible Asus might be preparing to unveil this particular small Windows tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.

Asus appears in Business Week’s InfoTech 100 and Asia’s Top 10 IT Companies rankings, and it ranked first in the IT Hardware category of the 2008 Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands survey with a total brand value of US$1.3 billion.

Asus has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange. The name Asus originates from Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology. Only the last four letters of the word were used in order to give the name a high position in alphabetical listings.