If you’re in for a new Windows 8.1 notebook, there probably is no better time than now to get one. Deals are flying in left and right, and one promotion in particular took the world by storm.
Notice the choice of words here.
Because as it happened, Best Buy offered the ASUS X205TA for as little has $99 — offered, as in the deal has sold out online, but you may still be able to nab if in your local brick and mortar store if you are Johnny on the spot.
But chances are, it’s probably sold out in most locations.
Microsoft actually positioned this laptop as a very capable Chromebook alternative, and the device sold for $199 initially. This price was then slashed to $179 on the Microsoft Store, a few weeks later.
Another ASUS piece was discounted to $99 late last month, at Staples.
And while Windows 8.1 tablets retailing for double digit figures are not so surprising anymore, this is a fully beefed up laptop, with all manners of connectivity options, and of course an accompanying keyboard. All the advantages you get from the notebook form factor.
Just for the record, this ASUS machine is an 11.6-inch device, with a respectable 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, drawing its power from an Intel quad-core Atom processor paired with a solid 2GB of RAM.
Totally at home for basic tasks.
The only issue is finding one at this sweet a price.