Windows 8 has been the topic of many articles lately, most of them throwing critiques at the Microsoft product. If there’s one reason for people to stay away from Windows 8 slates, that’s got to be the price tag. Well, today we have a killer offer for you: HP Envy X2, which is a cheap Windows 8 slate with keyboard, price at just $525.
Initially, the product had a list price of $849 and now the price has gone down by a huge amount, being only $25 more than the current generation iPad and bringing extra storage AND a keyboard. Quite a bargain, right? Of course, there’s a catch to getting the special price. One needs to add the product to the Staples.com cart and then use the coupon code 70847 at checkout to bring the price down from $599.99 to $524.99. The sale is for a limited time only.
For this money you get a portable computer, that can be used both as a tablet and as a laptop. There’s an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail CPU inside, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and Windows 8 as the OS. I’m curious how much of those 64 GB is actually available, since Windows 8 devices are famous for not giving you enough storage. HP Envy X2 also gives you a 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen, dual cameras and two batteries: one in the tablet and one in the keyboard dock, for a total of 12 hours of life.