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Dell slashes the price of its Windows RT tablet to $300

Ian Paul | May 16, 2013
Despite paltry overall sales, Dell defends Windows RT

PCWorld's XPS 10 review rated the device 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising its great battery life and overall design, but dinging it for sluggish performance. The device features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, and a 1.4 lb. heft.

You also get Office Home & Student RT for free, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. If you buy the laptop dock you can get an extra battery inside the dock to keep your device running for hours longer.

That's not a shabby package for $300 to $350, especially if you're looking for a way to Get Things Done with Office on the road. More pressing of course, is whether you can survive without the large catalog of Windows legacy apps, which can't run on an ARM processor.

You have to ask yourself whether the Windows Store selection is good enough for your needs right now. Our Windows Store vs. the World and Biggest Windows Store No-Shows articles can help you decide the answer to that highly personal question. Or, if you feel like waiting a bit, small-screen Windows tablets are right around the corner, packing similarly small price tags and (probably) backwards-compatible Intel x86 processors.

 

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