Well, we are back in the companion device camp again thanks to my pals over at Tablet PC Review's Asus formula and member Ionaysta, who pointed us to the short-lived link at Microsoft Store to buy the Asus Vivotab Note 8 - 64GB model. Like all of these new 8" Windows 8.1 tablets, it has a handful of compromises, BUT IT HAS WACOM! It's like having a Galaxy Note 8 with Windows 8.1. It is a note take's dream - BEHOLD MY NEW WORKSPACE:
Yes, I am a big screen PIG. Beast [the Acer Aspire V7 582PG-6421 - Haswell i5, full HD IPS, 8GB ram, 1TB SSD (my upgrade)] drives two 27" 2560x1440 WQHD monitors (an Asus PA with pass through to the old Auria on the right), with Mini-Beast filling the note taker position (AVN8-64GB). I will begin a new series of posts this weekend explaining how I got here, WHY the Mini-Beast has already survived 9 days on my 30 day return window, why this is working so well for me - and above all, the need for EVERY Windows 8+ user to become familiar with OneNote!