ASUS Might Be Working on an Android Tablet (M8x) with Bay Trail (64-bit)

This new tablet might be a version of the ASUS VivoTab Note 8

By on January 3rd, 2014 14:37 GMT

Today I brought you news of ASUS posting a user manual for its upcoming 8-inch VivoTab Note 8 tablet (model number M80TA), which revealed that device would run Windows 8.1 out of the box.

However, I have drawn your attention to a list of models located in the EC Declaration of Conformity chapter (M80T, L80T, R80T, M81T, L81T, R81T, M82T, L82T, and R82T) and reminded you the VivoTab Note 8 is expected to come in 9 different versions, some of them being Android-powered variants.

Now, it appears that an ASUS tablet (code name M8x) powered by Intel’s Atom Z3740 CPU (Bay Trail) and running Android 4.2.2 went through AnTuTu’s benchmark database. Could this be one of the first tablets powered by Intel’s 64-bit Bay Trail SoC?

Oddly enough, the M8x does not appear in the list of model numbers, so this might be a different slate altogether (unrelated to the VivoTab Note 8), but it’s quite unlikely. 

From what can be extracted from the report, the slate is supposed to come featuring a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution (we don’t have the size of the tablet, but since it’s dubbed M8x, we can only assume it’s an 8-incher), 2GB of RAM and a 5MP camera.

Performance wise, the new ASUS slate is fitted against a device drawing power form a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (like the Xiaomi Mi3) and the results are comparable, which is pretty impressive.

ASUS M8x Tablet Benchmarks (2 Images)

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ASUS M8x appears at AnTuTu (click to view full picture)
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   ASUS M8x appears at AnTuTu (click to view full picture)