Today could be the best time to buy a Windows tablet. You might be lucky enough to obtain new discount schemes at retail and online stores. According to reports, Microsoft Corp has rolled out a new batch of slates that come with hefty price markdowns.
If you are looking for a tablet that costs just about $250 or lower, you might have a bigger chance of finding and buying a slate that fits your budget. For a start, the 32GB version of Venue 8 Pro from Dell is now $70 off. Its final tag price is now as low as $229. The 8-inch touch screen tablet is still powered by Intel Atom Z3740D. It is so far the cheapest Windows tablet available.
The 32GB edition of Lenovo Miix 2 8 is up to $50 off. It can now be purchased for as low as $249. The 32GB version of Toshiba Encore WT8-A32M is up to $80 off. Both tables have 8 inches of touch screens, about 2GB of internal memory, and quad-core processors (Intel Atom Z3740).
In case you are wondering, there is definitely a difference between Intel Atom Z3740D and Intel Atom Z3740. The former has single-channel memory controlled while the latter has dual-channel controller. In terms of performance, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other.
Bigger tablets and discounts
The 64GB model of Dell’s Venue 8 Pro tablet is about $299. The tablet has the same specifications and a $50 savings as compared to the 32GB version. From there, the 10-inch tablets drop to as low as $499. Dell’s 10.8-inch Venue 11 Pro, 64GB is just about $499, including a $50 discount.
Meanwhile, the 10.1-inch ATIV Tab 3 XE300TZC-KO1US is among the tablets with the most drastic price changes. The tablet is now sold in the market for $201 from the $700 original asking price tag.
As usual, such price discounts may not last forever. In fact, some of those may only be offered with markdowns only until the next few days. One example is the heavily discounted Dell Venue
Pro tablets, which would carry the markdowns only until today, February 2.
If you are planning to buy a new tablet, you might consider Windows slates with discounts. Sources say that the price adjustments would only last until February 9 at the maximum. After the period, it is hard to tell when the next round of Microsoft’s generous discounts would be offered.