Asus VivoTab Note 8 goes on sale at Microsoft Store for $329

The device is already out of stock, according to its listing page on Microsoft's online marketplace.

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The Windows 8.1-based Asus VivoTab Note 8 has gone on sale for $329. The trouble is, it's already out of stock.

Microsoft started selling the tablet on its online store over the weekend. The device, which was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, offers an 8-inch HD display and runs on Intel's Atom processor. The "Note" in its name comes into play, courtesy of an included stylus.

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy Note line, which also includes support for a digital stylus. The trouble for Asus will be making the stylus a natural extension of using the operating system and not something that doesn't integrate well with Windows.

Microsoft has not said when the VivoTab will be back in stock, but whenever that happens, customers can expect free shipping and free returns, if they don't like what they find.

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