The tablet has 32GB of storage, but the Windows 8 OS occupies a lot of that space. Other tablets such as the Asus Transformer Book T100 will be available with keyboards and could fall to under $300 in the coming days. Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens now cost about $350.
For Android tablets, retailer Walmart as part of its Friday deals will sell HP's 7-inch Android tablet called Mesquite for $89. Many Android tablets could fall to under $150, an example being Dell's Venue 7, which is priced at $149, but was recently sold for $127 in a short-lived deal. Lenovo's S6000, an Android tablet with a 10-inch screen and quadcore ARM processor, is already priced at $194.
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