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

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)



1. teja171 unregistered

Boring windows 8.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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: Mar 13, 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: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

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

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

and samsung with their 'tiles'

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 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: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

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

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

11. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 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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