Amazon starts Black Friday 2013 early with $229 Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet

Technically Black Friday 2013 won't begin until, well, Friday November 29th. However, retailers have already begun to slash prices well ahead of the single biggest shopping day of the year. Today, Amazon kicked off its Black Friday week with a number of big price cuts, including some on Windows 8 and 8.1 devices.

One of Amazon's best deals today is for the recently launched Dell Venue 8 Pro, the eight inch Windows 8.1 tablet that normally sells in the U.S. for $299 if you get the 32GB version. For today only, Amazon is selling the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $229, a $70 price cut.

Amazon also has a number of older Windows 8 notebooks for sale at reduced prices, again for today only. They include the Dell XPS 12 notebook-tablet hybrid for $679.99, a $320 savings. Amazon has the Samsung ATIV Book 5 14 inch touchscreen notebook for the price of $599.99, a $300 savings, and Lenovo's IdeaPad 11.6 inch touchscreen laptop for just $299.99, which represents a $120 price cut.

Stay tuned as we will be posting up a feature that will point out a ton of tech-related Black Friday 2013 sales later this week.

Source: Amazon | Image via Dell

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Really interested in these, but for this particular device I'd really like good pen/stylus support. Anyone happen to own one and could comment on using it with a pen for notes/sketches?

smot said,
Really interested in these, but for this particular device I'd really like good pen/stylus support. Anyone happen to own one and could comment on using it with a pen for notes/sketches?

I was very interested in it as well but I read several negative posts about handwriting capabilities here:
http://forum.tabletpcreview.co...-pro-owner-s-lounge-33.html
therefore right now I am on hold; I read that Dell is issuing a patch to deal with the issue so who knows. Either way I will order it or wait for a 8" Surface with a Wacom digitizer to be safe.

Price change due to it being sold by another vendor? I am pretty sure this was coming straight from them earlier, now shows as coming from Electronic Express.

They're sold out at this price. If you check it now shows $313.

Edited by 4way, Nov 25 2013, 5:58pm :

The Dell Venue 8 is an android tablet, The Dell Venue 8 Pro runs Windows. The wrong tablet is mentioned in the title and article.

"Stay tuned as we will be posting up a feature that will point out a ton of tech-related Black Friday 2013 sales later this week."

...Hopefully they won't all be US-specific(!)

Enron said,
Oh I wasn't aware that people kill each other over holiday bargains in other countries too?

Where there is Wal-Mart, there is white trash.

Enron said,
Oh I wasn't aware that people kill each other over holiday bargains in other countries too?

Yeah - Amazon in the UK also run a "Black Friday" deals week each year - no sign of the Dell Venue 8 tablet though

"Black Friday" has become more popular here in the UK in recent years, although for the most part it's still confined to online retailers.

GreatMarkO said,

Yeah - Amazon in the UK also run a "Black Friday" deals week each year - no sign of the Dell Venue 8 tablet though

"Black Friday" has become more popular here in the UK in recent years, although for the most part it's still confined to online retailers.

For the last few years Canada has also jumped on the "Black Friday" bandwagon. Problem is, it's all B.S. as NO ONE offers the type of discounts they do in the U.S. So they wonder why people still flock over the border for Black Friday....Idiots. Maybe if they actually put in the effort and dropped prices significantly, they'd be able to accomplish the same results. Although, screaming and physically fighting over items in a store is something I'm certainly happy we don't have to endure.

Bought one on Nov 1st, e-mailing Amazon to get my $70 credit, since I am still in a return Window until Jan 31st 2014.

Edit: They can't refund the difference over 7 days. So because of this I am buying a new one at the sale price and returning the other one. This results in a loss of $70 for them, + They can't sell the one I return as new again, so another $100 loss cause they will Amazon Warehouse deals it, + loss of shipping charges since they offered me free shipping on the new one and the return, so + $10 more. So total loss to Amazon, $180, if their policies were better for their own sake, only $70. Oh well, win for me.

Edited by xendrome, Nov 25 2013, 4:44pm :

Hmm. That's tempting, but I'd really like to buy a bunch of discounted Surface tablets for Christmas. I bet there's no chance of those going on sale.

vcfan said,
Microsoft store and store website. Also best buy. $199 for the 32GB version.

It would be so nice if best buy did a sale on their website for Surface 2. Like 350$. I have a $100 gift card. I want to get one now but will have to wait to January. :-(