Something new has come up at the Microsoft Store, and it might catch the interest of people who are in the market for a new tablet. The ASUS VivoTab Note 8, which have been talked about with interest, is now available in the Microsoft Store.

The ASUS VivoTab Note 8 runs on Windows 8.1, and the product description says that the tablet will bring the operating system to life. Big promise?

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 Now Available From Microsoft Store

With a tag price of $329, what’s to convince consumers to buy the ASUS VivoTab Note 8?

Here are a few things that might work for you.

  • All day battery life; technically 8 hours, really. Of course, there is the small print: “Battery life varies by configuration, operating conditions, and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.
  • Wacom Digital Stylus. For people who regularly use stylii, this is a huge plus – we know Wacom is pretty much the best out there.
  • Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office Home and Student are preloaded on the tablet, making for some significant savings ($139).

Other important specs:

  • Display: 8.0 in IPS LED-backlit WXGA touchscreen (800 x 1280), 5-finger multi-touch support
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3740 1.33 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 1.86 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC/Micro SD card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Ports: Micro USB 2.0; Headphone output/Microphone input combo
  • Camera: 5 MP rear, 1.2 MP front
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n (Miracast enabled); Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 8.70 x 5.20 x 0.40 in (220.98 x 132.08 x 10.16 mm)
  • Weight: 0.85 lbs (0.38 kg)

And, just like other Microsoft tablets, you can opt for Microsoft Complete for an extended warranty for two years.

Compared to other tablets in the same range – especially with how Microsoft has slashed prices on select tablets, the price of the ASUS VivoTab Note 8 is a little steep, but if you absolutely rely on Microsoft Office, this offer might actually be a good one.

There’s the good news, but here’s some bad news if you’re impatient: from the looks of it, the offer has attracted a lot of attention, and as of this writing, the Store is currently out of stock! Patience is a virtue?

[Image via Microsoft Store]