Deal alert: Microsoft posts a sweeping Windows 8 tablets sale, Dell Venue 8 Pro goes down to $229
- Dell Venue 11 Pro - $499 (save $50)
- Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB - $229 (save $70)
- Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB - $299 (save $50)
- Lenovo Miix 2 - $249 (save $50)
- Toshiba Encore WT8-A32M Touchscreen Tablet - $249.00 (save $70)
- Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T - $349 (save $350)
- Samsung ATIV Tab 3 XE300TZC-K01US Tablet - $499 (save $200.99)
- Razer Edge - $999 (save $300)
1. teja171 (unregistered)
Boring windows 8.
3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1317; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
If you ignore those livetiles and missing start button, it's actually decent desktop OS.
5. pookiewood (Posts: 565; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Really? People just don't get it. The normal desktop SUUURE makes for a great Tablet UI. /s
4. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
You guys do realize that the Start button is back and the Live Tiles with flat design is exactly what everybody else is starting to copy right?
6. pookiewood (Posts: 565; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Exactly! Even Nokia with Normandy. On the list also is Apple and Google. But let them tell it.
10. hurrycanger (Posts: 959; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Isn't the new Start button the same as the Windows button usually put out of the display? It's not the same thing as the W7 Start button, and that's why people are unhappy... I guess.
12. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
the Windows 8 start screen is just fine honestly, it is pretty much just a full screen version of the start menu that previous windows versions have had.
2. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1048; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
These Price changes will get more Windows 8 Tablets into Peoples hands and that is a good thing. The dell 64 gig model is the one I would get unless the Samsung smart PC 500t has a 64 gig hard drive
7. pookiewood (Posts: 565; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
If I could unsee the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 I'd jump on the Dell.
9. hurrycanger (Posts: 959; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Great tablet for good price. I'm glad it's full Windows and not RT.
11. k1ng617 (Posts: 242; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Windows 8 is the best convertible OS (think XPS 12 & Yoga) since it is essentially a full blown laptop with the tablet option when it is best e.g. web browsing. However, it is worse than Windows 7 as a computer because it is more cumbersome, and it is worse than Android and IOS at touch since everything is not fully integrated into touch. So as of right now Win 8 is a practice in compromise.