Deal alert: Microsoft posts a sweeping Windows 8 tablets sale, Dell Venue 8 Pro goes down to $229
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 27, 2014, 7:51 AM
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.
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:The 64 GB version is also slashed down fifty bucks, but the largest $350 discount in absolute sum goes to Samsung's
- 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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If you ignore those livetiles and missing start button, it's actually decent desktop OS.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 9:15 AM 2
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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 Jan 27, 2014, 9:36 AM 3
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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 Jan 27, 2014, 8:49 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 7:03 PM 0
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