A closer look at Asus’ $299 Wacom-equipped Windows tablet

Asus launched its 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet earlier this week and surprised everyone by including Wacom stylus support for just $ 299. At the Consumer Electronics Show today I got a closer look at this small Windows tablet and compared it to Dell’s Venue 8 Pro. The stylus is the main selling point, and as you’d expect it works well. There’s pressure sensitivity and the stylus can be stored inside the bottom of the tablet so you don’t lose it.

The implementation feels similar to the Surface Pro, and you can glide the pen across the top of the screen to move the cursor without ever touching the display. I wasn’t able to test the pressure sensitivity fully due to a lack of apps installed on the tablet, but inking with the…

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