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Need a cheap tablet that can run Windows apps (or which at least functions as a video player and web browsing machine) and don’t care if it’s a particularly good tablet with long battery life or speedy performance?
Then you’re in luck, because right now there are a couple of options that are so incredibly cheap you probably won’t care if they have mediocre specs.
NuVision’s 8 inch Windows tablets are often among the most affordable models available with 1920 x 1200 pixel displays. But right now the Microsoft Store is offering one of the best prices I’ve seen: you can pick up a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor for just $69.
Have an extra $11 to spare? There’s a Cherry Trail model available from Amazon for $80. And if you’d rather have a 10 inch display and a detachable keyboard, Jet’s got you covered with a $70 tablet from iView featuring a 9 inch screen and Bay Trail CPU.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- NuVision 8″ Windows tablet w/FHD display/Atom Z3735F/2GB/32GB for $69 – Microsoft Store
- NuVision 8″ Windows tablet w/FHD display/Atom x5-Z8300/2GB/32GB for $80 – Amazon
- iView i896QW 9″ 2-in-1 Windows tablet w/Atom Z3735F/2GB/32GB + keyboard for $70 – Jet ($60 for new customers)
- Acer Spin 11.6″ convertible w/Celeron N3350/4GB/32GB/digital pen for $270 – Amazon
- Refurb Acer Swift 3 14″ laptop w/Core i5-6200U/8GB/256GB for $473 – Best Buy
- Refurb Asus Chromebook Flip C100 10″ convertible w/RK3288/4BGB/16GB for $200 – Amazon
- Refurb HP Chromebooks for $120 and up – Woot
- TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 WiFi router for $74 – Amazon (coupon: 15WIFIROUTER)
- D-Link AC1900 WiFi router for $80 – Amazon
- Refurb Harman Kardon Onyx mini Bluetooth speaker for $50 – A4C
- Name your price for a bundle of 10 fantasy eBooks – StoryBundle
- Name your price for $45 worth of PC games – Humble Bundle
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.
too bad its us only!!
I thought I’d take a look at the Microsoft Store Canadian website to see if it had a good deal on the NuVision TM800W560L (USD 69.00). No such luck. What I found interesting was that the similar model; NuVision TM800P610L is actually much cheaper in Canada (CAD 199.00) than in the States (USD 229.00 = CAD 290.82).
Still more than I want to pay for a no-name Windows tablet, though. 🙂
Weren’t there recent stories about future Win 10 iterations not supporting some of these Atom chips? I wasn’t paying too close attention but if some of these are going to lose update capability then that would be a real worry.
You’re thinking of Clover Trail, which is older than Bay Trail. These models should all be supported.
That’s the $500 Vivotab Smart I bought when I thought Windows 8 would be the next big thing. I have the pricing of iOS tablets, the popularity and software library of a Windows tablet, and now, the reliability of updates found on an Android tablet. Best of all worlds!
….Bought the nvision 8″ , 2Gb, etc. at about the past March. I bought it with my bing points at the Msf+ store, for fun effect. Then still, _ Win 10 Creators’ update_ broke the poor thing, probably. The nice clerk eventually took back that tablet while muttering…
” unavailable updated drivers…” or something. And I lost my bing points… harumph… maybe, hopefully that broken tablet won’t happen again to anyone… thanks…
Best post in a long time…too funny being kind of a tech orphan!
To be fair, that’s more intel’s fault for sourcing GPUs from powervr, rather than internally.
Fry’s seems to be clearing out off-brand Windows tablets through their email promotions. They currently offer a “Digiland” 8″ 2-in-1 with Windows 10, a Z3735F CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage and keyboard case for only $49! You need to use their emailed PromoCode for this and other deals.
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