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Deal alert: Microsoft posts a sweeping Windows 8 tablets sale, Dell Venue 8 Pro goes down to $229

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Deal alert: Microsoft posts a sweeping Windows 8 tablets sale, Dell Venue 8 Pro goes down to $229
Microsoft's Windows Store has a bunch of Windows 8 tablets on sale, starting at just $229 for the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB, or for $20 more you can get the new Lenovo Miix 2 8. Dell's 8-incher sports a 1280x800 pixels display, and quad-core BayTrail Atom, which ensures it will run a full working day on a charge.

The 64 GB version is also slashed down fifty bucks, but the largest $350 discount in absolute sum goes to Samsung's ATIV Smart PC 500T tablet, which sports an 11" display, and can run Windows 8.1, with its legacy program support and all device drivers you'll ever need. Razer'g gaming Edge tablet with Core i7 processor also gets under a grand, after a hefty $300 shave. It's not clear how long this sale will last, or if it will be a permanent discount offer, so if you are interested in any of those, hit the Store's link below. Here's a list of the devices on sale so far:

  • 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)

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posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:27 2

1. teja171 (unregistered)


Boring windows 8.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 09:15 2

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1398; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


If you ignore those livetiles and missing start button, it's actually decent desktop OS.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 10:23

5. pookiewood (Posts: 589; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Really? People just don't get it. The normal desktop SUUURE makes for a great Tablet UI. /s

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 09:36 3

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?

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 10:24 1

6. pookiewood (Posts: 589; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Exactly! Even Nokia with Normandy. On the list also is Apple and Google. But let them tell it.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 10:36

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 1601; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


and samsung with their 'tiles'

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 15:20

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1124; 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.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 17:51

12. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; 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.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 08:49 2

2. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1085; 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

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 10:25 1

7. pookiewood (Posts: 589; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


If I could unsee the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 I'd jump on the Dell.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 13:10 2

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1124; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Great tablet for good price. I'm glad it's full Windows and not RT.

posted on 27 Jan 2014, 19:03

11. k1ng617 (Posts: 251; 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.

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