Microsoft Store quickly sells out of Asus Windows 8.1 notebook at $199

One of the big selling points of many Chromebooks is that they have super low prices, as low as $199. Today, Microsoft proved there is a demand for Windows 8.1 notebook that are priced at that level with a one-day sale of an Asus laptop on the Microsoft Store site.

The company used its official Windows blog Monday to promote the sale of the notebook, the 11.6 inch  ASUS X200-MA with a touchscreen. The sale began at 12 am Pacific time today, but in a few hours all three models (black, white and blue) were sold out on the Microsoft Store page.

The good news? If you live near a Microsoft Store retail location, there's still a chance you can get the same notebook for the same price, as the one day sale extends to the physical stores as well.

Today's online sellout shows that consumers don't have a problem with buying a Windows 8.1 notebook. It just needs to reach that sweet spot in pricing before they jump in. It's a lesson that Microsoft and its OEM partners might want to take to heart if they don't want to lose market share to Google and its Chromebooks.

Source: Microsoft Store | Image via Asus

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