Tablet Deals at Staples This Week – Rollback Thursday for Tablet Computer Shoppers



Tablet Deals at Staples This Week – Rollback Thursday for Tablet Computer Shoppers

By Adam Majewski | 02/20/2014

Tablet Deals at Staples This Week - Rollback Thursday for Tablet Computer ShoppersWhile the source of the report isn’t exactly 100 percent reliable, rumors citing an “unnamed Taiwan supply chain” suggest that the Google Nexus 8 will be released in April. This could be accompanied by another Nexus 10 iteration, but with two tablets rumored the spring, it’s not quite sure whether Google will follow up the first two Nexus 7 models with a Nexus 7 (2014). Still, it may be a bit too early to think about whether Google should release a third Nexus 7 iteration or not, and those who are interested in the present version can now get it at lower prices this Presidents’ Day week.

Here’s a look at the Nexus 7 (2013) and other discount tablets on Staples – it’s not an official deal name, but since today’s Thursday, we might as well call this recap “Rollback Thursday” due to the low prices you can find on tablet computers.

The Nexus 7 (2013) kicks things off, and Staples is selling the slate for $30 off – that means the 16 GB version costs $199 instead of $229, and the 32 GB version is priced at $239 and not the usual $269 price point. Regardless of storage option, the Nexus 7 comes with 1920 x 1200 Full HD display resolution, support for stock Android 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB RAM, and, new for this generation of Nexus 7 tablets, a 5-megapixel rear camera. The Nexus 7 (2013) is supposedly capable of up to 10 hours of battery life for Internet surfing and video, as advertised by Google.

Nexus 7 manufacturer Asus has at least one interesting product available on Staples apart from the Nexus 7 which, as we know, is primarily a Google product. The Asus T100TA-C1-GR is a two-in-one “10.1-inch laptop”, though the more accurate term may be crossover device, as it can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. Basic specs include an Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, and a 64 GB hard drive. While the Nexus 7 (2013) is, as advertised, more suited for gaming, this Asus tablet is more of a productivity device, what with the extra onboard storage. Pricing is normally $449.99, but Staples has it discounted by a hefty $120, rolling the price back to $329.99.

The Dell Venue Pro 8 doesn’t get as much ink as some of the leading tablets in the market, but it’s a solid Windows 8.1 device that comes with an 8-inch WXGA display, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and an Intel Atom processor under the hood. Pricing, which is usually set at $329, has been knocked down by $100, making the device cost only $229 as part of Staples’ tablet specials for the week.

We’d normally go with Apple for our “one more thing” deal, but since Staples isn’t offering any iPad discounts on its newer tablets, we shall stick with the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, or, as some call it, the “Mayday tablet” due to its distinguishing feature, the “Mayday” instant customer service button. With strong fundamentals that include a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, and a 7-inch Full HD display, you’ll get a lot from its sale price of $199.99, which is $30 off the regular price of $229.99.

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