It was a tough year for any one tablet to truly stand out in the competition. Check out the best releases.
CowBoom offers this used 10.1" 32GB Windows 8 Tablet in Gray, model no. UB-15MS10, for $79.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention of a similar used unit from three weeks ago as the best price we've ever seen for a 32GB Windows 8 10.1" Tablet. (It's also $110 under the best price we could find for a comparable new unit elsewhere.)" It features an Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB flash storage, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, SD card slot, USB, HDMI, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 OS.
Note: No warranty information is provided. This used unit may have dents or scratches and be missing parts or accessories.
MobilePros1 via eBay offers the refurbished Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Tablet in Space Gray, model no. MD785LL/A, for $269.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention of a refurb as the lowest total price we've seen for a refurbished iPad. (It's also a current low for a refurb by $18.)
Note: No warranty information is provided.
JemJem offers the refurbished 3rd-generation Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet in White, model no. MD329LL/A, for $239. Coupon code "dealnews10" cuts the price to $229. With free shipping, that's $221 under the best price we could find for a new model, although we saw a refurb for $19 less last month. Deal ends March 6.
A 90-day JemJem warranty applies.
Microsoft Store offers the HP Stream 7 32GB Signature Edition 7" Windows 8 Tablet bundled with Microsoft Office 365 Personal for Windows and a $25 Windows Store Gift Card for an in-cart price of $79 with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this bundle. (It's also a current price low, after factoring in the gift card, by $38.) The Signature Edition purportedly comes without junkware or trialware. Other features include an Intel Atom Z3735G 1.33GHz Bay Trail quad-core processor, 7" 1280x800 touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 802.11n wireless, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Windows 8.1. The gift card can be used on apps, games, movies, and music.
ANTOnline via eBay offers the HP Slate 7 Extreme 4450 16GB 7" Android Tablet in Silver for $89.99 with free shipping. That's $30 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal today by $20.) It features a 1280x800 7" touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.8GHz processor, Bluetooth, and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.
Best Buy offers the Dell Venue 8 7840 16GB Android Tablet in Black, model no. V7840-1090BLK, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off and the lowest total price we could find. (For further comparison, we saw it bundled with Microsoft Office 365 Personal for just $20 more two weeks ago.) The tablet features an Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 8.4" 2560x1600 OLED touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).
A4C offers the refurbished ZAGG ZAGGkeys Bluetooth Keyboard Cover for iPad mini in Black/Blue
or White/Silver for $14.95 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $25. It features backlit keys and a 135° adjustable hinge design.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
GrabwirelessUSA via eBay offers the open-box Apple iPad Leather Smart Cover in
four three colors for $9.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this cover. (It's also $10 below the best deal we could find for any new leather iPad case.) It secures to the 3rd- and 4th-generation iPad or iPad 2 via built-in magnets and can be folded into a keyboard stand.
Yallstore via eBay offers the Oshion S1 86V 7" 8GB Andriod Tablet for $49.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $7. It features an Allwinner A33 Cortex A7 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor, 7" 1024 x 600 5-point touchscreen LCD, 0.3-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).