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FYI, I read somewhere that Atom-based tablets get Office 2013 pre-loaded for free, but Haswell-based tablets DO NOT.

Weird.

Anyway, the new Bay trail Atoms should be roughly equivalent to a 2.0 Ghz Penyrn Core2Duo, but better in multi-threaded applications.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-Z3740-Tablet-SoC.101427.0.html
    
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post #12 of 16
ASUS T100 Transformer
on Amazon.com for 349.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFJ0HUE/


$50 off $399 MSRP
comes with Office 2013 pre-loaded
    
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I guess I'll be that one guy who recommends the Dell Venue Pro 8 (or 11 if you can fit it into your budget).
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Try a chromebook.
 
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Try a chromebook.

*if you are on an EXTREMELY tight budget (<$300 hard limit) and willing to accept some major compromises to hit an aggressive price point*

Most chromebooks are really limited as far as hardware specs goes.
OS drive sizes are small so you are limited as to what files and programs you can store locally.
They also rely very heavily on having an internet connection available to access Google services.
    
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Whatever you do, consider checking pawn shops. The company I work for has a pricing matrix where i7 laptops are priced at $299. That's for any i7, gen1-4. Some people shy away from pawn shops, but some, like the one I work for, offer 6 month warranty on all products. We price laptops so cheap that I buy them and resell on eBay for a nice profit. smile.gif Same goes for tablets. As long as you're not stuck on Apple, you can get a great deal.
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