It seems that Windows tablets are more popular than ever before, thanks to the recent Windows 8.1 update. However, they are usually seen as more expensive than Android-based competitors, though you can currently get the chance to bag yourself a Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 as part of Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” scheme.
You’ll be able to purchase items as part of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals from Monday, with a handful of awesome bargains being put up in both online and retail outlets, lasting until Christmas week. The Venue 8 Pro will be one of those bargains, although it’ll only last a day.
A spokesperson for Microsoft explained that there is a catch though, with only the first 20 shoppers being able to get their hands on the Venue 8 Pro for $99. For the rest of the day, the tablet will be selling at a discounted price of $199, and that’s only while stock lasts.
It sounds awesome, but word has it that each store will only have 10 of these tablets on sale, meaning that it’s pretty much a ‘first dibs’ kind of situation. If it was Apple then people would get their tents out to camp outside a store overnight. Maybe worth it.
If you don’t fancy trying your luck with a physical store, then it may be worth ordering online, which will be selling 100 of the tablets at the same price, then followed by a discounted price of $199, depending on stock levels. Maybe you should bookmark the page just in case.
Unfortunately for some, the deal is only available to those living in the U.S. and Canada, with those who manage to get their hands on one being faced with the reality of paying for postage and handling fees. The deal will be limited to one unit each so you won’t be able to purchase more than one for a duo of loved ones. Still, it’s an awesome bargain that’s definitely worth considering – while it lasts! So if you really want one, then be ready to whip your cash out.
Just to give you a heads-up on the specs, the Venue 8 Pro sports an 8-inch IPS display with a 1280×800 resolution, along with an Intel Bay Trail quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Not bad at all!
Update: The Dell Venue 8 Pro is already sold out at Microsoft online store.