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Today only - Asus Windows 8 touch-screen laptop $199


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#1 SpywareDoctor

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:37 AM

Microsoft Store > One day only: Just $199 for the ASUS X200MA touchscreen laptop

Microsoft is clearly trying to make you think twice about a Google Chromebook.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:12 AM

We're sorry but ASUS X200MA-US01T-WH Touchscreen Laptop (White) is currently out of stock and cannot be added to your cart. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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#3 SpywareDoctor

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:20 AM

Wow, already?



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

I checked all three colors and yeah, they were all Out of Stock.

 

That didn't take long.

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Bought one for my grand son last year when we found out what it could and could not do we brought it back and bought a real laptop.  Investigate before you by a Chrome machine!


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:51 AM

@Old Phil - I had a co worker experience the same things a few months back. Great price on the machine and it was fast...for what it could do.

 

 

The biggest issue was the inability to run any other browser other than Chrome on it

 

No FF nor IE. Her workplace requires FF.

 

 

And if you use LibreOffice (which her workplace, again, requires) you have to use it as a cloud based service....which is ridiculous... :nono:  no downloading it to your local machine.

 

She took it back and is now in the market for a real laptop.

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

Lightning-fast Windows notebook selloff shows plenty of demand for Windows 8

Windows 8 sales may continue to languish, but a lightning-fast sellout of ASUS notebooks on the Microsoft Store shows that as long as the price is right, people will flock to them.

Starting at 12 am Pacific time earlier today, [yesterday] the Microsoft Store had a one-day sale on the 11.6-inch Asus X200-MA notebook for $199, down from $299. For $199, it was a steal: a touchscreen notebook with 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive that weighs under three pounds. Powered by an Intel Celeron N2815, it certainly isn't a power machine, and may not be suitable as one's primary computer. But as a second one, at that price it was a steal.

The machines sold out within hours. When I tried to buy one, seven hours after they went on sale, all were gone. Microsoft isn't releasing information on how many it sold, but it's not likely that it only had a handful of them, because this isn't the kind of machine that draws big press coverage.

What's the upshot here? That if the price is right, people want Windows 8 machines. At $200, the Asus was cheaper than a good number of Chromebooks. Microsoft has spent a good deal of time and money denigrating Chromebooks, but the best way to compete against them is simple: Beat or match their prices. Most people will buy Windows notebooks instead of Chromebooks if they are priced similarly.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:23 PM

Great deal if you don't mind owning a machine that ties your hands, got a hunch MS may have screwed up with that offering!  Many will be POed when they figure out what they bought!  Can you hear the savvy teen going off on that POS!!!


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

$199's a great deal even if you install Linux on it. ;)



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:03 PM

$199's a great deal even if you install Linux on it. ;)

True but how many people off the street will do a Linux setup?


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:39 PM

Nary a clue. ;)


Edited by SpywareDoctor, 07 May 2014 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:09 AM

oh well no stock, just my luck, will keep looking  :devil:



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:56 AM

Yep, sa it says above, they "sold out within hours." :(






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