12 Days of Deals, Day 5: Up to 70 Percent Off Select Windows 10 Tablets/2-in-1s

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

12 Days of Deals, Day 5: Up to 70 Percent Off Select Windows 10 Tablets/2-in-1s

Day 5 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals brings us a variety of Windows 10 tablets priced at up to 70 percent off.

Looking over the available devices, I see a weird mix of standalone tablets (someone still makes 8-inch Windows tablets?) and 2-in-1s. Worse, there are few tablets to really recommend. There are also a number of laptops on this page for whatever reason.

That said, the following devices may be of interest.

Huawei MateBook Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC – 12-inch Full HD touchscreen, Intel Core m3-6Y30, 4GB memory/128GB SSD, up to 9 hours battery life – $699, normally $899.

ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-UBM1T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC – 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, Intel Core m3-6Y30, 8GB memory/256GB SSD, up to 12 hours battery life – $649, normally $749.

Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, 256GB (Silver) – 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen, Intel Core i7-6500U, 8GB memory/256GB SSD, up to 9 hours battery life – $999.99, normally $1,299.99.

Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, 256GB (Silver) – 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen, Intel Core i7-6500U, 8GB memory/256GB SSD, up to 9 hours battery life – $999.99, normally $1,299.99.

Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK2 80UE Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, 256GB (Silver)– 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen, Intel Core i7-6560U, 8GB memory/256GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 540 – $1,149.99, was $1,299.99.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Signature Edition Tablet (Black) – 12-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED touchscreen, Intel Core m3-6Y30, 4GB memory/128GB SSD, up to 10.5 hours battery life, includes detachable keyboard – $799.00, was $899.00.

Check the Microsoft Store for the full list.

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8 responses to “12 Days of Deals, Day 5: Up to 70 Percent Off Select Windows 10 Tablets/2-in-1s”

  1. 5592

    Is a $50 8" Windows 10 tablet going to be good enough to be your main machine? Of course not.

    But let's also be honest, it's a $50 Windows 10 tablet and there are LOTS of scenarios where you want a cheap solution for basic web surfing and checking mail when you're in conditions where you either don't want to risk your good machines or as a spare for places where you might decide you might sometimes want a tablet but don't normally bring one.

    At that price, keep one in each car to use when it's rainy out and in each bathroom and leave a couple in your guest room for company to use. Dedicate one just as a controller for your smart house lighting and media control. Hang one up permanently displaying the current weather page from your favorite weather site.  At that price it's cheaper than buying standalone electronics. There are a LOT of practical uses for a cheap and crappy tablet.

     

    • 5615

      In reply to MikeGalos:

      I tend to agree with this. That's probably the reason I've got a half dozen unused Kangaroo PCs and tablets all over the place. They're cheap, not so crappy and, like Raspberry Pies(?) or Raspberries Pi(?), they can be used for all sorts of things. The major drawback to this is keeping them all charged and updated so they're ready when you need one.

    • 5234

      In reply to MikeGalos:

      there are LOTS of scenarios where you want a cheap solution for basic web surfing and checking mail when you're in conditions where you either don't want to risk your good machines

      I wouldn't want a Windows system for that purpose.

  2. 412

    The NuVision tablets are actually pretty good. The screen is very nice but for most eyes, you will have to scale up to 200% to make it readable, unless you have amazing eyes.

    I would recommend the TM800W610L version. I did have the Intel Atom Z3735F and eMMC version at one time and it struggled a lot. I do recommend getting a U3 MicroSD card and let most of your apps and storage go there so you can reserve the small 32GB for the system.

    • 5349

      In reply to wolters:

      I just ordered the "upgraded" one at $59 as an experiment, just to see what you get at that price point.

      • 412

        In reply to richfrantz:

        Excellent. I ordered that one too. Not that I HAD to have it. I did like the first model but, it was just too slow. Anxious to see if this one performs better. It is an excellent reader and while there are still a lack of "tablet apps" for Windows, loading Chrome and saving pages to Desktop to OPEN AS WINDOWS and then pinning to start screens, you can make up for what "app gap" there is for tablet friendly apps. Works great. 

  3. 2181

    Speaking of which, where is the xbox work and play bundle this year?

    Will there still be one?

  4. 3272

    I ordered three of the NuVision 59 buck tablets. 2 years ago I got 3 HP Stream 7's and gave 2 as gifts and kept 1 for myself. These NuVision tablets will replace the 3 Streams from before.

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