Microsoft reduces prices on multiple Windows 8 tablets and hybrids

By on April 3, 2013, 1:30 PM

If you’re in the market for a Windows 8 tablet or hybrid, now may be as good of time as any to pull the trigger. That’s because Microsoft recently slashed prices on a number of systems in the Microsoft Store. It’s worth pointing out that these devices ship with a full retail version of Windows 8, unlike the operating system found on Windows RT devices.

As of writing, there are six deals available though the Microsoft Store:

  • Asus Taichi Ultrabook with 128GB of storage: $1,199 (was $1,299)
  • HP Envy X2 with keyboard: $599 (was $849)
  • Samsung Ativ Smart PC with keyboard: $699 (was $749)
  • Samsung Ativ Smart PC 4G LTE with keyboard: $699 (was $899)
  • Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro with keyboard: $999 (was $1,200)
  • Toshiba Satellite Convertible Ultrabook: $799 (was $1,149)

As you can see, there are some pretty solid deals to be had. What’s more, all of these systems are certified as Microsoft Signature, meaning they don’t ship with any unnecessary bloatware – an added plus.

We don’t know how long these prices will stick so if something catches your eye, it’d probably be a wise decision to go ahead and buy now. As for why Microsoft has discounted these systems, it’s anybody’s guess really.

Perhaps they want to clear out old inventory for a new wave of products. There’s no solid evidence of this just yet but with Windows Blue in the pipeline and back-to-school sales expected to hit around the same time, it’s certainly plausible.

User Comments: 8

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treeski treeski said:

I picked up the Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500t with keyboard for $550 on ebay... winning!

1 person liked this | VitalyT VitalyT said:

Hush! Nobody say nothing! We don't care, and our resolve is strong on that one

JC713 JC713 said:

This is no surprise.

1 person liked this | jetkami said:

Cough...ack...still overpriced...cough

psycros psycros said:

"Samsung Ativ Smart PC with keyboard"

Holy crap, only $700 and they INCLUDE A KEYBOARD???

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Yeah? Maybe Micro$oft only just realized Win 8 is not convincing enough after believing their own hype hence the reduction in price. I agree with jetkami though 100%

Julien Julien said:

At 599.99 or 849.99, that HP Ultrabook is over priced. SSD's are continually decreasing in gb/$ and 64gb with Windows 8 is too low. Even 128gb ssd is something I would avoid purchasing given the size of program suites like office, adobe, and such. If one isn't planning on using any of this and is just planning on using this UB as a browsing tool, buy a Chromebook with an atom and small flash storage; same thing.

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

Knock off $200 or $300 off current MSRP. Then we can talk about buying these devices. Bring the price down!

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