The new line will bring desktop-size capacities to the thinnest laptops when it becomes available later this month.
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After the first 20 are sold at each brick-and-mortar outlet, the price goes up to $199 while supplies last. The first 100 tablets sold through the Microsoft online store will also be available for $99, or $199 thereafter.
The company joins the tabletop PC crowd with the $779 21.5-inch system.
Amazon has cut the price on the Kindle Fire HDX 7" by $50. Don't expect much in the way of iPad specials, but some Black Friday sale prices are carrying over past the weekend.
The company's discounts used to be small, but this year they have been replaced with store gift cards with the purchase of select Apple products and third-party accessories.
The PC manufacturer has a wide variety of systems at sale prices available through its online store, but some specials are better than others.
Fry's is offering a Microsoft Surface RT tablet with keyboard cover for $229, while Newegg has an Asus gaming desktop for $899.99 that includes a free copy of Assassin's Creed 4.
Limited-time specials include the Microsoft Surface RT with keyboard cover for $249.99 and the Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet for $229.99. Unfortunately, the prices are only guaranteed for in-store purchases.
The new version of the Best Buy exclusive features an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor and adds a digitizer to its touchscreen for use with Acer's active stylus.
The $239 sale by eBay is the lowest price for the first-generation iPad mini we've seen so far, while the Microsoft store has specials on the original Surface RT.