The 64GB Windows 8 tablet usually retails for $899.99 but is considerably cheaper now that Microsoft has took $250 off the retail price on the Microsoft Store. The tablet was found for around $600 at some retail outlets at the start of April.
Microsoft doesn't detail how long the deal, which started today, will go on for. TabTimes has asked HP to clarify this, but is yet to hear back on the matter.
The Envy x2 launched in November last year and has since won a number of favorable reviews. The tablet, described by HP as having the “power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet”, has a detachable 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, a 1.8GHz Intel Clover Trail Z2760 processor, 64GB of memory and 2GB of RAM. It comes with a full-size keyboard.
The Wi-Fi-only model also features Beats Audio, dual-facing cameras (8MP rear-facing camera, 1080p front-facing camera) and connections for micro SD, USB and HDMI. The included keyboard also has inputs for HDMI and USB 2.0.
This discount follows similar price-cuts on Windows RT tablets (the version of Windows 8 running ARM processors) and also comes just one week after Intel's outgoing CEO Paul Otellini hinted that Windows 8 tablets could cost just $200 in future.