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Asus VivoTab 8 M81C Z3745 1.33GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

Z3745 1.33GHz Windows 8.1 32GB Oct 2014
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Transform Your Productivity The Best Ultra Mobility 8-inch WindowsPad for Work and Fun Designed for note-taking ASUS VivoTab 8 (M81C) is designed especially slim to enable one-handed use for... More
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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this tablet computer is 84 out of 100 based on 246 user reviews.

Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased the product said that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Good build quality, no problems after one week” . Bob H mentioned on Amazon “It looks good and seems well made”. J. N. Hennessy gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and mentioned “A well designed, responsive machine so far”.

Nice Design

Five Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Two years ago Luke Thomas wrote “Fast and smooth”. Mr Adrian L Key he said on Amazon “I don't make a habit of twisting tablet devices! The back has a smooth very tactile surface”. Mr Adrian L Key also mentioned “It mars an otherwise smooth and fluid interface”.

Two Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. John Hayes mentioned “The asus tablet is a nice all round design and works well with the limited op system installed” in his review but he scored it 3 stars. Martyn Plumridge wrote “It's long slim design males it easy to hoD with one hand” in their review of this tablet.

One person said that this tablet was well designed. One Asus VivoTab 8 M81C reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. T. H. S. Forrest said on Amazon three years ago “So far my impressions are pretty positive”.

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Good Connectivity

Nine people who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Charliec mentioned in their review on Amazon “Given the absence of full sized USB ports, that means no keyboard”. Itstheprof said on Amazon “Recognised a memory stick connected via a micro USB - USB cable, no problems” in their review. J. N. Hennessy said on Amazon “Prints quickly via USB or AirPrint”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Barb said “Power consumption is good even with WiFi enabled and being used” in her Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review. Four years ago Mr. T. Gettins rated the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C 5 stars and said in their review of the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C “The WiFi works fine”. Three years ago Pen Name wrote in their review of the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C “In every other way is superior, bluetooth and wifi are exception in operation andSet up”.

Several people who purchased the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Greg gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It will run Ms office smoothly, internet experience is trouble-free”. Smithy1a said on Amazon “Have installed ITunes and Box from Internet and all went smoothly”.

Some Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners who purchased the product thought it had email functionality. Michael Lloyd said in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Much easier to email a presentation to a colleague” although he only rated the product 40 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C was good in terms of HDMI connections. T. H. S. Forrest said “Micro HDMI is fine.”.

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Robust

Some customers thought the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C was well made. Charliec mentioned on Amazon “This is clearly a product built to the lowest possible cost” in their review of this tablet. Joey said “It feels solid in the hand” in his Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review and rated this tablet 5 stars. M. G. Chisholm wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “On the plus side it seems to be well made and has a nice feel to the whole unit”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch.

One Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owner who bought the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C thought it was strong and durable. T. H. S. Forrest said three years ago “A BobjGear rugged case and a 32Gb micro sdhc card to expand the storage” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C considered that it had a good battery life. Joey rated the product 5 stars and he said “Has half the battery life, also there are still compatibility problems between Office on the Mac”. Luke Thomas wrote on Amazon “Only issue is unlike other tablets (non windows) it drains the battery quite quick even in standby” in his review of this tablet. Mr. M. Howe mentioned on Amazon “Decent battery life (I mainly surf”.

Two Asus VivoTab 8 M81C reviewers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was quick to charge.

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Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Three years ago Barb mentioned “Great tablet, very easy to use” in her Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review. Helene Blanchonnet wrote four years ago “There is a cover (transleeve) that you can buy separately that looks very handy” in her Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review. Jp Oolala wrote “Easy to use and to connect to a home group” in their review of this tablet.

Several customers said in their reviews that this tablet was easy to setup. Bob H mentioned in his review “The tablet was quite easy to set up except that it came with an old Windows 8”. Jimmy Paul wrote in his review of the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C “Very easy to set up and start using” and gave this tablet a very good review score.

A number of customers said in their reviews that this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. M. Howe mentioned “Comfortable to hold in one hand”. Nafets scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The on screen typing experience very comfortable”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good experience. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good interface.

One Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owner reckoned that the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Y. Com wrote “On average when used to the tiny menus it takes 5 attempts to hit something” but even so they rated it 20 out of 100.

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Good Size

Several Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners considered that this tablet was thin. Four years ago Helene Blanchonnet mentioned in her Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review on Amazon “Light weight and slim this tablet replaces my old lap top”. J. N. Hennessy said on Amazon “All on a slim tablet no bigger or heavier than my iPad air” in their Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review. Mr. M. Howe said in their review “Quite slim” .

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C was heavy and bulky. Michael Lloyd mentioned on Amazon “The unit is not particularly heavy.” in his Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review.

One customer who reviewed the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C considered that it was lightweight. M. G. Chisholm said “You are not going to get a full version of Windows OS running on a lightweight tablet so either face up” in their Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review.

One customer who bought it thought it was good structurally. Four years ago Myss_tree mentioned on Amazon “Its a nice piece of hardware for the price construction wise though a full size SD slot would be better than the micro SD slot” in their review of the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Based on 4,745 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its tablet computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its Z3745 processor tablet computers range compared to other brands.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners wrote that it had good sound quality. Bob H wrote “It simply will not take Win 10, no video, no sound, very slow downloads” . Three years ago J. N. Hennessy gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It seems to be up for everything I throw at it and has good sound, screen, keyboard” in their review of this tablet.

Good Picture Quality

One Asus VivoTab 8 M81C reviewer thought the product had good picture quality. John Hayes wrote “The screen picture quality is adequate for most applications” in his review of this tablet.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The VivoTab 8 M81C has one of the larger internal storage capacitys (32 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age. Z3745 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago have internal storage capacitys of between 2GB and 64GB.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers that are a similar age to the VivoTab 8 M81C is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP. When compared to other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the VivoTab 8 M81C's front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VivoTab 8 M81C the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average total storage capacity is 22GB. The Asus VivoTab 8 M81C has one of the biggest total storage capacitys (32 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two Asus VivoTab 8 M81C reviewers who reviewed the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C agreed that it was not noisy. Michael Lloyd wrote on Amazon “This isn't Asus's fault because all Windows tablets seem designed primarily for widescreen films rather than practical daily use.I didn't want a tablet with a noisy fan.” in his review.

Poor Support

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Bob H mentioned in his review of the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C on Amazon “The keyboard would not connect as suggested by the rather vague instructions so I had to go to Devices”. Yvonne Peeky wrote “The only criticism I have is that there are few instructions, none online” in her Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review.

Inferior for Games

A few Asus VivoTab 8 M81C owners said in their reviews that this tablet was not good playing games on. Mr Lee Dawson said in his Asus VivoTab 8 M81C review three years ago “The dual core is not designed for games etc, you pay for what you get!”. T. H. S. Forrest wrote “This is not a gaming machine, nor, I suspect, is it meant to be”.

Not 4G

Most tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the VivoTab 8 M81C are not 4G. The VivoTab 8 M81C is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga Tablet 2, or the Yoga Tab 2 Pro both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

Most tablet computers of a similar age and type to the VivoTab 8 M81C are not 3G. The Asus VivoTab 8 M81C is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga Tablet 2, or the Yoga Tab 2 Pro both from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the Z3745 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the VivoTab 8 M81C the display diagonals range from 7" to 14", and the average display diagonal is 9.4". The VivoTab 8 M81C has a fairly small display diagonal (only 8 inches) compared to most of the other Z3745 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the VivoTab 8 M81C.

We compared all the other 8" tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 8 is also worth considering.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of tablets of this age and spec is 6,600mAh. The VivoTab 8 M81C has one of the lower battery capacitys (only 4,000 milliamperes * hour) amongst Z3745 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Thick

The VivoTab 8 M81C has a fairly thick depth (211.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other Z3745 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the VivoTab 8 M81C. The depths of Z3745 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the VivoTab 8 M81C range from 2.7mm to 230mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Asus released the VivoTab 8 M81C.

Four Processor Coress

The VivoTab 8 M81C is a four processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 21 Z3745 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the VivoTab 8 M81C that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4 processor cores tablets currently available including the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX ($96.29) which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Asus VivoTab 8 M81C has a pretty average processor frequency (1.33 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the VivoTab 8 M81C.

We compared all the other 1.33GHz processor clock speed tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX ($96.29), and the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Asus VivoTab 8 M81C has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176CX ($96.29) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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User Reviews

(87)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Magic bit of kit...

Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Mark
(Verified Purchase)

Unreliable and glitchy with too many faults to list.

Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Bob H

Had one of these for some time and loved it at first, however upon doing the Windows 8.1 update things started to go a little strange, only little things, and the final straw was when I tried to... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Luke Thomas
(Verified Purchase)

Really good tablet. fast and smooth. only issue is unlike other tablets (non windows) it drains the battery quite quick even in standby. However cold boot speed is incredible (less than a minute).

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Darek
(Verified Purchase)

Gread.

(Verified Purchase)

The tablet is good, is you only want to run simple applications (such as checking emails or web browsing).
However, when you try to watch films or use more intensive programs (e.g. Adobe... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Asus Vivo Tab ME400c worked great while it lasted. Sent back to amazon with no problems and Purchased sometime later Asus T100.

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by Lewis
(Verified Purchase)

This is a basic tablet, although it does all that I want it to do, it does come with Windows 8. After installing all the updates including 8.1 for free there is still room for the other programs... Read more…

Best in my opinion

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by lisa w

Fab little tablet. Better than my ipad like a little laptop. Well impressed with its speed and efficiency. Came very quickly and in very good condition for a used product only one tiny mark .

Reviewed 13 September 2014 by Mr Lee Dawson
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome unit for checking up on things, the dual core is not designed for games etc, you pay for what you get!

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m80, m81c1b017, m81c1f009, apple m80, asus m80t, m81c1g008, asus m80ta, m81c1g008w, m81c1b017w, m81c1f009w, apple m80t, apple m80ta
Barcodes 04014619348091, 04716659871774, 04716659871781
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