Dell Windows RT 8 tablet for $249

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  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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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
     
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    wow, awesome price for a windows RT 8 tablet
    will think about buying it.
     
  6. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wait until the holiday season comes, the above price will be sticker, you can probably pick one for less than $200
     
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    yeah i need a windows 8 tablet, hopefully i will be able to find one for less than $200 by Dec.
     
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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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.
     
  9. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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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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    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.
     
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    Yep.... Android is totally failing on tablets:

    http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/03/a...s-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!
     
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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?
     
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    I was asking of the Lenovo ones on sale were the atom or RT ones.
     
  15. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It was the atom one, sold out
     
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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.
     
  17. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    BACK IN STOCK!


    http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-IdeaT...10428703&CID=AFF%3A552179%3A552179%3A10428703

    Use coupon code: 24232 for $299
     
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