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Acer Switch 10 detachable available for $220

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

Acer Aspire Switch 10 on offer at

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.

Buy the Switch 10 at 

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.

I tested the Switch 10 for Notebookcheck last year.

I tested the Switch 10 for Notebookcheck last year.

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)

If you have any (short) questions I’ll be happy to help you over the next 48 hours so leave your comments below. You can view some dollar pricing on 10-inch detachables in this list where you’ll find the HP Pavilion X2 10 as an option for a similar price.

Buy the Switch 10 at  Full specifications, links, gallery in the database here.

Incredible offer on top-end Lenovo Thinkpad 8 in Europe – I just bought one.

Be quick because this is the best offer I think I’ve ever seen on an ultramobile PC.

Fully loaded Thinkpad 8 for £240

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.

I’m not affiliated. It’s at Expansys UK

Update: Auch in Deutschland.

Offers on four low-cost 8-inch Windows 8 tablets.

[USA-focused post]

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.


Lenovo Miix 2 8 Touchscreen Tablet – 32GB $249.00 (was $299.00) save $50.00

Lenovo Miix 2 8


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.

Update: While writing this post the price dropped further. Lowest price is $213 at time of writing but latest lowest price at Amazon always available 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.

You can find all the Microsoft offers on their store page here.

A side-by-side comparison of these four tablets is available here.

All 8-inch Windows tablets are listed here.

Dell Venue 8 Pro under $200 at

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


Dell Venue 8 Pro

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB – $197.99 at (Affiliate link.)

The Dell Venue 8 Pro was the winner in a sunlight readability test recently and you’ll find our review here.

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.

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB – $197.99 at (Affiliate link.)

Lenovo Miix 2 Price Drops to $599. 64GB at $499 (USA)

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.

Lenovo Miix 2 10



Click the images for the specification pages.


The Lenovo Miix 2 10 is shipping now and available through the website with the coupon code MIIX10DEAL  In Europe we’ve seen it in shops at 469 Euro (inc. taxes.)

$99 Deal on Dell Venue 8 Pro. Limited Supply at Microsoft Stores on Monday

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.

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ASUS Transformer Book T100. #2 Best Selling Notebook on Offer at $379. In Stock Now.

91MZRji2XsL._SL1500_ [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.


Cyber Monday – Grab the Acer Iconia Tab W510 for $399

This is the only offer I’ve seen on a CloverTrail tablet so far but it’s quite a deal. $399 buys you the Acer Iconia Tab.


You need to know up-front that you’re only getting 32GB of storage with this offer and that you should only expect around 16GB free but you do have a microSD slot available. Some of the savings could go towards a 32 or 64GB microSD card.

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German Supermarket offers Medion S4216 Ultrabook for €599, A Lesson in Mainstream Marketing

Aldi Ultrabook

On the morning of the 22.11.2012 Aldi Sud in Germany is probably going to sell over ten thousand Ultrabooks. The new Medion AKOYA S4216 (MD 99080) includes a 1TB SSD-supported hard drive and a removable DVD that can be replaced with an included extra battery. We highlighted the Medion S4211 recently and the S4216 is exactly the Ultrabook variant we were expecting. Yours, if you’re in Germany and standing in line, for €599

Update: Medion Akoya S4216 Specs now in the database. We’ll add info links, videos and reviews as we find them so keep it bookmarked!

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$100 Gift Card Deal at Ends on Saturday. Here’s Chippy’s Choice! have been running the $100 Gift Card Promotion on Ultrabooks for a while now but it ends on Saturday the 21st July. It’s a good week to buy though because there are some new 2nd-gen Ultrabooks in stock now. If you’ve been waiting, strike now! UltrabookGiftCard_SummerSale

Chippy’s Choice

I’ve spent some time going through the offers available and I’ve come up with a selection to suit different types of buyer. Take a look below… Here’s a link to all the Ultrabooks available in the promotion right now.

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UK Readers – Amazon Offering Toshiba Z830 Ultrabook for £698.80

toshiba-portege-z830-ultrabook_01After seeing that US online prices for high-end Ultrabooks have dropped 22% from the original launch prices, it’s good to see other countries showing similar price drops. This offer on a Toshiba Satellite Z830 is particularly interesting. £698.80 is 22% below list price! [US Readers – This is a 120% consumer price that includes sales tax. Business buyers pay around £580]

I’m a Z830 user myself so I can vouch for this Ultrabook. You’ve got all the ports you need, a great SSD (ignore the reports of poor write speeds, it performs exactly when you need it) and the backlit keyboard is something you’ll never want to lose once you’ve had it. The Z830-10T on offer here has the Core i3 CPU at 1.4Ghz. (Without Turbo Boost as seen on other Ultrabooks.)

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What’s the Bargain of the Week? UK Dell Streak!


I was in the UK last week. If I had seen this offer I probably would have jumped at it. A 5″ tablet with Google apps, reasonable cam, Cortex cpu and a nice build that runs Android 2.2 now.

Tesco, the biggest retailer in the UK are offering the Dell Streak at £199. Now I realise that some of you may not be too happy buying from Tesco (Hello Bristol) but this is a great deal if you’re looking to go for the ‘pub phone’ + tablet combo or, if you’re brave, the full convergence route. Tescos link below.

Unfortunately, it’s out of stock as I write this. Not surprising!

chippy What’s bargain of the week? The Dell Streak unlocked at £199 via Tesco in the UK. Thxs @czarnikjak

0:59 PM Apr 30th via twicca

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