Asus is expected to launch an 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with support for digital pen input soon. Details about the upcoming VivoTab Note 8 tablet leaked in December, and now the folks at Laptoping have discovered a user manual for the tablet on the Asus website.
While the manual doesn’t tell us much that we didn’t already know, it does confirm the tablet’s name and support for stylus input. There are also a few drawings which look a lot like the leaked images we’ve already seen.
Unfortunately the user manual also makes it clear that this tablet won’t have an HDMI port. In fact, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 seems to have only one port — a micro USB 2.0 port which you can use to charge the tablet or connect peripherals.
The user manual also shows that the tablet has front and rear cameras, an ambient light sensor, and stereo speakers on the back. There’s a slot in the case of the tablet where you can store the stylus when it’s not in use.
Rumors suggest that the tablet will feature an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and a 15Whr battery. That would make this new tablet a lot like similar models from Dell, Toshiba, Acer, and Lenovo — but it would be one of the few to include a stylus. While Dell’s tablet can work with a digital pen, you have to buy that accessory separately.