Dell Windows RT 8 tablet for $249


ChazUK

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I'm still confused as to where RT fits in Microsofts world. There are very few metro based applications I use and hardly anything to drive me away from Android and iOS.

Still, at those prices they should shift a few units. :D
 

AppleRobert

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I am not biting regardless of any price until the form factor is to my liking for a Windows 8 tablet. Don't want to carry around something in size and weight again to what I had bought it the past for an android tablet and end up not being thrilled with it.
 

Tiger8

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Today Lenovo discount their windows 8 tablet to $300 :eek:, something tells me those tablets are selling even worse than Android tablets
 

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aneftp

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VERY much worth it. Don't hamstring yourself so badly with RT.

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Is that the RT ones, or an Atom one?
No. Atom runs full windows 8. Backwards compatible with windows 7.

RT runs Arm processors and very limited like windows 8 phones/iPhones/android devices.
 

SlCKB0Y

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Something tells me those tablets are selling even worse than Android tablets
Yep.... Android is totally failing on tablets:

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/03/android-tablets-will-hit-60-market-share-this-quarter-as-ipad-shipments-dip-analyst-says/

Even if you exclude Amazon products, its over 50% market share
http://au.businessinsider.com/chart-android-grabs-the-top-spot-in-the-tablet-market-2013-5
http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2013/05/14/why-android-is-winning-the-tablet-wars/

But hey, if you think that compares to the combined Windows 8 and Rt tablet market share at less than 5% good for you I guess!
 

APlotdevice

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Microsoft has been known in the past to subsidize manufactures for the sake of building market share. I wonder if that is what is going on now? Or are the retailers simply trying to clear stocks?
 

spinedoc77

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No. Atom runs full windows 8. Backwards compatible with windows 7.

RT runs Arm processors and very limited like windows 8 phones/iPhones/android devices.
I was asking of the Lenovo ones on sale were the atom or RT ones.
 

spinedoc77

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It was the atom one, sold out
Wow, do you have a link? I'm not seeing it on lenovos website.



edit: OK I'm assuming you are talking about the Staples deal, they have the 11.6" Lenovo tablet for $399, and they have a $100 coupon but I wasn't sure if you could add that on top of what is already noted as $100 savings off of the regular price of $499. It's all academic anyhow as they are sold out. For $399 it's a great deal, for $299 it's incredible and I would have bought a couple to give to family.

The atom powered windows tablets are really pretty incredible little computers.
 
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Tiger8

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Wow, do you have a link? I'm not seeing it on lenovos website.



edit: OK I'm assuming you are talking about the Staples deal, they have the 11.6" Lenovo tablet for $399, and they have a $100 coupon but I wasn't sure if you could add that on top of what is already noted as $100 savings off of the regular price of $499. It's all academic anyhow as they are sold out. For $399 it's a great deal, for $299 it's incredible and I would have bought a couple to give to family.

The atom powered windows tablets are really pretty incredible little computers.
BACK IN STOCK!


http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-IdeaTab-Lynx-K3011-116-Tablet-64GB/product_108514?PID=552179&storeId=10001&AID=10428703&SID=VWFlM0pRb0JDallBQUdWWWp0Y0FBQU5M&cm_mmc=CJ-_-552179-_-552179-_-10428703&CID=AFF%3A552179%3A552179%3A10428703

Use coupon code: 24232 for $299
 

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