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

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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Venue 8 Pro
  • Display 8.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4830 mAh
  • OS Windows 8.1 Pro

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16 Comments

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

AAHH I missed it!! Oh well.

14. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

That's a steal!!!

12. Furbal unregistered

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

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

9. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

8. Chakra

Posts: 137; Member since: Dec 02, 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."

6. appl3

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

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

7. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 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!

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dammit! I could have used that

2. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

1. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 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?

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

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