The Dell Venue 8 Pro is a tablet with an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, an Intel Atom Z3740D Bay Trail processor, and Windows 8.1 software. With a list price of around $300, it’s one of the cheaper Windows tablets on the market — but it’s a full-fledged Windows machine, capable of running both tablet-friendly apps and full desktop-style apps.
The screen’s kind of small for desktop apps, there aren’t a lot of ports, and you’ll probably want a wireless keyboard if you plan to use this tablet for serious work. But if you’re looking for a small tablet that you can use for web surfing, reading eBooks, watching videos, playing games — and occasionally running Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop when the need arises, the Venue 8 Pro is one of the more affordable options around.
And at the moment it’s even more affordable than usual. Amazon and Walmart were selling 32GB models for $230 yesterday. Both stores have run out of inventory, but today TigerDirect still has the 8 inch tablet at that price.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet for $230 – TigerDirect
- Refurb Hisense Sero 7 Pro Android tablet for $109 – Walmart
- Amazon Kindle HD (2012) for $100 – Best Buy (coupon: KINDLEDEAL)
- Get $25 Google Play Store credit when you buy a Nexus 7 – Google Play
- Lenovo IdeaPad U510 15.6″ ultrabook for $450 – Newegg (coupon: EMCWWVP45)
- Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series touchscreen notebook for $349 – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Samsung Chromebook XE303 for $189 – Rakuten
- Intel NUC barebones mini-desktop w/Core i3 Ivy Bridge for $176 – Amazon
- Refurb Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G for $50 – All4Cellular
- Eclipse solar backpacks, messenger bags for $39 and up – Daily Steals
- Team 64GB USB flash drive for $26 – Newegg
- Patriot 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive for $5 after rebate – TigerDirect
Make sure to check out our Black Friday 2013 Mobile Tech deals roundup for more bargains!