Why, because Newegg is currently having a sale for Windows 8 tablets.
In light of the buzz over the release of Office for iPad, which has received excellent reviews, it may be more than coincidence that a major retailer is discounting some Windows tablets and perhaps we’ll see more of this – all good news for buyers.
Newegg's sale includes the IdeaPad Miix 8 for 30% off at $229.99 (that’s $100 off the retail price).
Next comes the Samsung ATIV Smart PC. The $659 model is being discounted by $100 and on sale for $559.99. The Dell Pro 11 and 11i tablets are also on sale and they are Ultrabook/Tablet hybrids. The Dell Pro 11 currently goes for $499, which is $100 off the retail price and the 11i is currently being sold for $799.99, which is also $100 off the retail price.
Tiny price break on most expensive tablet
Finally, for those looking for a premium tablet in this sale, there’s the Asus Transformer Book. This beefy tablet comes packed with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and Windows 8 Professional that is based on a 64-bit architecture.
However, NewEgg is only knocking $10 off the $1,399.99 price tag for the combo tablet / notebook.