Windows tablets come in a range of shapes and sizes these days… and some are clearly better than others. The Surface Pro 4, for instance, can pretty much replace a laptop. But with a starting price of $899, it’s pretty expensive.
And then there’s the Kocaso W700. This 7 inch Windows tablet has pretty basic specs, including just 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an Intel Atom Z3735G processor, and a battery that’s only good for “up to three hours” of run time.
But there’s one reason you might want to consider the Kocaso tablet: you can buy it for just $53.
That’s a crazy-low price for a device that can run full Windows apps as well as tablet-style apps. It also has a micro HDMI port.
At $53, even if the only thing you do with the Kocaso tablet is hook it up to your TV and stream videos from Netflix and YouTube, it’s priced competitively with other media streaming devices.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Kocaso 7″ Windows tablet + keyboard case for $53 – Groupon
- HP Stream x360 11.6″ convertible notebook for $240 – BuyDig
- Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and convertibles for $250 and up – Woot
- Off-lease Samsung Chromebook w/Exynos 5 CPU for $70 after rebate – TigerDirect
- Refurb HP Chromebox w/Celeron 2955U for $155 – Groupon
- Refurb Motorola Moto X (2nd gen) for $200 – Groupon
- Open Box Pebble smartwatch for $85, pre-owned for $50 – CowBoom
- Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece for $90 – Groupon
- JBL Clip portabl Bluetooth speaker for $35 – Best Buy
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.
The reviews on amazon for the $53 tablet are suprisingly positive – and several of them say that it’s eligible for a free windows 10 update right out of the box – https://www.amazon.com/KOCASO-W700-Windows-8-1-Tablet/dp/B0115W8RLK
Since it comes with a keyboard case, I’m assuming
the keyboard works after Windows login. I’ve discovered
that several Windows devices don’t recognize an external
keyboard after login, including the Unbranded Win 8.1
slate (the correct PC term for what Android/iOS users call
a tablet), Samsung and Toshiba laptops, and others.
Some of them don’t even mention UEFI in their BIOS,
a UEFI toggle seems to be present only on some Ivy
Bridge and newer devices. Windows makes it very,
convoluted to get to the BIOS.
Did I hear that Windows 10 wasn’t going to be a free
update on slates smaller than 9″?
The race to the bottom continues…
Awesome price. the 2GBs of RAM as a standard would be nice, and also the LTE card. I have the HP Stream with LTE and it has come in handy on many occasions (get the T-Mobile promotional offer of free data every month).
1GB / 16GB probably means that it is running the 32 bit version of Windows.
Nice for those who want to run legacy Win16 apps. I loaded up an Insignia Windows tablet with a bunch of those old “Microsoft Home” Edutainment titles (Cinemania, Encarta, Dangerous Creatures, etc.) Worked great. It was also had plenty of power to run classic emulators.
Would love to know if this Kocaso suffers from the same headphone jack noise as the Insignia. In any case, $53 is quite nice.
edit: noticed that it was free shipping and included a keyboard case. In for 1. 🙂
Oh, come on! When will the 1GB RAM die out? I was hoping for the 4GB default with cherry trail, and 3 years after BayTrail we are going backwards to 1GB? What about Moore’s law?
It’s $53 for a Windows tablet. You can’t get a trashy Android tablet for that price. 🙂
edit: Just noticed that it comes with a keyboard case!
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