Being an early adopter can sure be costly a lot of the time, as this has proven to be the case with Windows 8 tablets too.
Now, almost 6 months after the Windows 8 release on October 26 with the Windows 8 tablet release that followed, it’s time to look at which Windows 8 tablets that have become the cheapest or seen the biggest price cuts.
The first tablet worth a look is the popular Acer Iconia W510. At first only available for $599 with 64GB of storage, this tablet have both seen the inclusion of a 32GB model option, and a recent price cut even for this model, with the desirable end result of the W510 now only costing $399. This is to date the cheapest Windows 8 tablet around.
Next tablet up is the HP Envy x2, 64GB convertible ultrabook/tablet which had an entry price of $849, but have seen a considerable price cut down to $599 by April. This is a convertible ultrabook where you can unhinge the tablet from the keyboard dock. With the keyboard attached the battery can last up to 14 hours.
The highly rated and very desirable Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T have also seen a price cut from $1,199 in October, down to a price of $999 today. So, cheaper, but still far from cheap in itself, and also still one of the most expensive tablets available. But at least you get both a keyboard dock and the Samsung S Pen, with the pen folding into the back of the tablet.
A fourth Windows 8 tablet that have gotten a discount worth mentioning, is the Toshiba Satellite U925t, another convertible ultrabook, just like the HP Envy x2. But this one has been cut from $1,149 last fall, down to a ‘mere’ $799 now today. If you are unfamiliar with this tablet from before, you’ll notice that it’s also a slider.
Lat but not least, if you are willing to settle for a Windows 8 RT OS, then there is an additional tablet available at low prices, and this one is much loved despite only running RT. We are of course talking about Asus VivoTab RT TF600T.
Originally released for $599, this tablet have since seen a price cut to under $399 as of today.
It has a high rating, so this tablet obviously fits the bill just right for a great deal of people.
A few other Windows 8 tablets have seen price cuts too, but not enough to make them stand out, just $50 off.
We will however update later this year when hopefully more Win 8 tablets have seen proper price cuts.
– Jim Miller