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Bargain alert - get the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $99 at Microsoft Stores

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Bargain alert - get the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $99 at Microsoft Stores
Microsoft's “12 days of deals” campaign kicks off today with the company's online and retail stores selling the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet at a heavy discount - up to $200 off its original price, which is $299. The tablet has an 8-inch HD-display, a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It offers the full, RT-less Windows 8.1 experience.

Interested? Here's the kicker: all of this can be had for a measly $99. There's a certain catch, however. Only 20 tablets will be sold for $99 in each Microsoft retail shop, and only a hundred will be sold through the company's online store, so you better hurry right now if you want one. The rest of the tablets will sell for $199 until supplies last, which is still a great opportunity to score a compelling device.

The Dell Venue 8 Pro supports the Dell Active Stylus for note-taking and includes a copy of Office Home & Student 2013. Coupled with a keyboard accessory and a decent 8-10 hours of battery life, you can accomplish a lot with this device. Running the full build of Windows 8.1 Pro (again, not RT) provides support for all the desktop applications that you are used to, although anything more demanding than Photoshop will probably take your patience to its limit.

The offer is available to citizens of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. If you miss out on the Dell Venue 8 Pro today, keep your fingers crossed for more sweet discounts in the next 11 days.


source: SlashGear

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posted on 09 Dec 2013, 10:14 4

1. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Sold out half an hour ago online, and likely in most local stores in east and central time zones. Pacific folks may have better luck.

BTW, for people considering the online option, website responded horribly to the high demand and I saw a whole bunch of error pages and missed out. Looks like others were luckier.

Tommorows deal is a garmin sports watch for $50. Phone arena - get the article up before it's gone, eh?

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 10:18 4

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


PA posting an article in a quickly matter is like a Ferrari being sold for under $10,000... Never going to happen.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 10:16

2. jove39 (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I showed up at sore about 10:40 and it was gone...no stock!

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 10:36

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Dammit! I could have used that

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 10:42 2

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh well... I always miss the good deals..

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 11:24

6. appl3 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


eh 199 pricing when i saw it...not worth it. would rather get the new nexus 7. i would bite at 99.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 11:55 4

7. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


$199 for a full Windows 8.1 device with stylus support. $99 is crazy and $199 is insane as well. $299 is decent as well but those are great deals!

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 13:53 2

11. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


While the nexus 7 is a good tablet the ipad and android tablets do not complete with x86 windows tablets.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 12:47

8. Chakra (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Drove by the store, (30 minutes before official opening), and apparently they let people in the store, and it was packed, with a line of people in the rain waiting to get in. Thought to myself, "Yep, I'm not getting it for $99 or $199."

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 13:43

9. timepilot84 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


They screwed the pooch in Portland. The downtown store had loads of stock but the Washington Square store where I was had hardly any. There were less than 20 people ahead of me in line there, but we were all turned away.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 13:47

10. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The New Toshiba 8 inch windows 8.1 Tablet is the one I want to see tach site testors to check out because folks it has an mini HDMI port on it so you can hook it up to your HDTV with the right adapter cord. The Dell Venue pro 8 and The Lenovo MINX 2 8 inch tablet do not have a HDMI out port what a bummer. of course some of you folks might not care about that but I think it would come in handy at times

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 14:48 2

12. Furbal (Posts: 403; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Got mine for 229 at Walmart. Well worth the money.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 15:06 1

13. CreeDiddy (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


That's a steal!!!

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 17:07

14. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I went to a brick and mortar store and the line was out the door. A person who worked at the store told me that some people gad been waiting in line since 5/6 AM. The worst part is that several people in front of me were talking about how they just wanted to try it out and were not sure if they were going to keep it. I think that is just a bunch of BS. There is a special place in hell reserved for shoppers who steal deals from other people who either A. genuinely need to save the money or B. are actually excited about getting a great deal on a product they want. Shoppers who are cheap for cheap sake, especially on a limited supply item, are what is wrong with America. That is all.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 06:15

15. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Was just looking at some $59 - $79 Android tablets to give some folks for Christmas. This might make me change my mind....

For $99 the specs are too good to pass up for the price. AND its full Windows?

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 06:19

16. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


AAHH I missed it!! Oh well.

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