The Windows 8.1 tablet arena is starting to get crowded, as Dell’s sizzling hot and not-so-pricey Venue 11 Pro is up for grabs stateside on pre-orders.
Dell sure made an unexpected comeback to the Android manufacturing business with the Venue 7 and Venue 8 budget-friendly tablets, but that’s not all the Texans have in store for portable PC lovers this fall.
Following a painful, brutal first year, the tables appeared to be finally turning for Microsoft’s experimental Windows RT platform, courtesy of a new, considerably upgraded Surface RT and the unexpected keeping of the old 10.6-inch tab in the company’s product line-up for a $350 price point.
Windows 8.1 fall tablet roadmap includes 10-incher from Dell, Surface Mini, updated Acer W3 and more
Following what can be kindly described as a middling first wave of Windows 8 and RT-based tablets, most tech-savvy folks probably expected Microsoft and its partners to dial it up a notch come the fall of 2013. Or at least be a little wary about their prospects in a very competitive world.
Despite Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update being still over one month away from its official release, the tablets and hybrid devices running on the new OS have started trickling in.