A touchscreen detachable for $220! Amazon have an offer on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 right now, just as the Switch 10E is feeding into retail channels. I’m testing one of those right now and wondering why you would buy one when the original Switch 10, a device I’ve also tested in-depth, is available for such a good price. You can even get the 64 GB version for $270. Amazon also have global shipping available on this product.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 on offer at Amazon.com
One thing you’ll need to do is to think about Windows 10 before you buy. There have been some successes and some issues reported by existing Switch 10 users when upgrading to Windows 10 but if you’re not worried about Windows 10 then the Switch 10 is immediately a good deal for this price.
The screen is a 1280 x 800 resolution model but still has wide viewing angles. 32 GB storage is enough for a good range of Windows Store applications and this tablet will also give you HDMI output, supports Miracast and comes with a one-year Office 365 license.
Battery life is in the 5 – 6 hours range for ‘WiFi-on Web’ and there’s a reasonably good keyboard. Some users have ha issues with the trackpad but I didn’t experience it in my testing. Overall it’s a good package.
Average rating at Amazon is 3.8 out of 5 stars with 385 reviews. It’s been a popular buy and it’s been the #1 product in the database for months. (Currently #2 in our popularity Top 10)
Be quick because this is the best offer I think I’ve ever seen on an ultramobile PC.
Fully loaded Thinkpad 8 for £240
Lenovo Thinkpad 8 tablets in the UK are all on offer now but there’s one incredible deal that I want to highlight. This is probably the most tricked-out ultramobile PC on the market and it’s on sale for £240.
UPDATE: Available across Europe Via Expansys, E.g. Germany.
The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 model 20BN0036UK_UK is currently over 600 pounds at Lenovo UK. I just bought it for £240. I’m thinking about Windows 10 as I buy this.
Look carefully at these specs:
System: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: 1.59 GHz / Quad Core / Intel Bay Trail Quad Core Atom Z3795
Memory: Internal: 128 GB / RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3 / Slot type: microSD
Display: 8.3″ / Full HD IPS / Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
Camera: 8 Mpixels / Flash: Yes / Front: 2 Mpixels / Video: 720p
Network: 4G: LTE
Wireless: Bluetooth: 4.0 / Wifi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connection: Audio combo jack (headphone and mic) / MicroUSB 3.0 / Micro HDMI
Weight: 439 grams
Dimensions: 8.8 x 132 x 224.3 mm
So this is a Full HD, Windows 8.1 Pro tablet running the best Baytrail-T Atom there is, with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD!!! Note that this is a full 64-bit Windows OS too.
I know this was launched on 2013 and I know that these price cuts mean that something new is coming but trust me – these specs are good enough for 2015 and 2016. Just get out there and buy this damn thing before it’s gone.
According to my searches, the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 is now the cheapest laptop you can buy in the USA and it beats the cheapest Windows laptop by nearly $30. Importantly, the Acer CB3 isn’t a poor laptop. In my full review for Notebookcheck I was impressed with the build quality and battery life. Performance is on-par with all the other Celeron N-series Chromebooks out there and the keyboard is fine.
The 8-inch Windows tablet segment is pretty hot right now which is no wonder considering that these usable tablets are also fully-capable PCs. Microsoft have price reductions on three of the 8-inch low-cost Windows 9 tablets today and Amazon have an offer on the Lenovo Miix 2 8. Here’s an overview for you.
Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet – 32GB $229.00 (was $299.00) save $70.00
You’ll find the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB for just $229. That’s probably the easiest Windows 8 tablet to recommend right now because of the price and the all-round quality of the device. There’s no HDMI which makes the free Office suite a little more difficult to take advantage of.
How about the Lenovo Miix 2 8. It’s $20 more than the Dell Venue 8 Pro right now but comes with GPS on board which might be attractive to those looking for a location-focused device. The Lenovo Miix 2 8 is the lightest Windows 8 PC in the world right now and also has the ability to do concurrent data and charging over the MicroUSB port. Our full review just went up this week. Click here.
Toshiba Encore WT8-A32M Touchscreen Tablet $299.00 (was $329.00) save $30.00
The Toshiba Encore WT8 is the big boy of the group. Large battery life, HDMI port and probably the best mics of all the Windows 8 tablets. With that HDMI port you’ll be able to take advantage of the free Office Home and Student license and, honestly, you’ll be surprised how fast it is at doing that. Our full review here.
Acer Iconia W4 Windows Tablet 32 GB $249.99 (was $299)
The Acer Iconia W4 is, again, a larger tablet with a a bigger battery, GPS, good screen and that all-important HDMI port for those wanting a mini desktop. We’ve just had the W4 with us for a three day trip and are pleased to report that it was on active standby (InstantGo) for the whole time and used just 60% of the battery. Acer have a range of keyboard and cover accessories and a 3G option making this the all-round mobile PC winner.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro, in many respects the best 8-inch Windows 8 tablet out there, has just dropped below $200 at Amazon. I’ve tested them all and trust me, the Dell is the one you should go for if you want the best screen with the best-ergonomics. It’s $198 at Amazon right now.
Update: It’s up to $250 again now. Keep an eye out for more offers. (and note that the Asus VivoTab Note 8 is now up for preorder at Amazon.com)
It’s currently $197.99 at Amazon. The 32GB storage might shock some of you but recovery partition removal, saving to microSD or OneDrive is easy and clearing temporary files isn’t a problem. I’ve got a few 32GB 8-inch tablets and although they need a little care and attention sometimes, they work well. If you have questions before you buy I’ll be monitoring the comments closely here this weekend.
After a wobbly start in the US I think the Lenovo Miix 2 is about to take off. Lenovo have dropped the unexpectedly high price for the 128GB model to $599 and now offer the 64GB version at $499. With that they’ve made good on their original pricing plan. The price is $100 more than you can find the ASUS T100 for though and that option, which has been very popular over the last 2 months, has longer battery life!
The question of T100 Vs Miix 2 10 is a complex one and I will be helping you to answer that question soon as both devices are here in the office now. Obviously the screen and keyboard are the main points of comparison but there’s also the availability to consider. The T100 has been so popular that it’s being offered at $499 in some cases where it’s in-stock.
What a great way to get people into the Microsoft Store, what a great way to get journalists writing about the small-screen Windows tablets and, for some, a great way to pick up a Dell Venue 8 Pro for $99
All 78 of the Microsoft Stores will have 20 Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablets available at $99 followed by a minimum of 10 more at $199. 100 will be available online starting from 7am PT.
Update: It sold for $499. The ‘waitlist’ is, after seconds, already full. let us know if you snapped one up. Stay tuned for the next offer!
If you’ve been looking at a 2-in-1 with Haswell and thinking hmmm, $1000 is a bit too much, then this offer could be for you. Coming up at Amazon is a deal on the HP Pavilion X2 13 with Y-series Haswell CPU. This is also available with a low-end AMD or Baytrail CPU but for Ultrabook-style performance and efficiency, this Haswell version is going to be way better.
With Black Friday coming up this is one of the Ultrabooks we expected to get a heavy discount. It’s already at $699 which brings you an Ivy Bridge i3, 128GB SSD and 1366×768 touchscreen in a 3 pound package. No, it’s not a Haswell version but it’s a bundle worth taking a closer look at.
[US-focused post] The ASUS Transformer Book T100 has been hugely successful. The 64GB version is now the #2 best selling laptop on Amazon. On our product database we’ve seen it sell faster than any other product. Today, readers from the USA can pick it up for just $379.00. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen so far. Buy now, get it tomorrow! Incredibly, the T100 is the 16th best selling computing product at Amazon and that includes tablets! If you want a quick overview, take a look at the video below and the article here. Read through the Amazon reviews too. 4 out of 5 stars is pretty impressive.We’ve got a bunch of links to reviews on our ASUS Transformer T100 information page.Buy the T100 here.
We reviewed it a few weeks ago and found the Toshiba U945 to be a good budget Ultrabook. if you’re looking for a high-quality screen you’ll want to stop reading now but if you want something expandable, with a great WiFi and Hybrid hard drive setup, keyboard backlight, a great set of ports and performance that beats the cheap Sandy Bridge Ultrabooks, this one is worth looking at. It even has a removable battery! It’s $569 at Amazon.com right now. More information below.