Good deal: Microsoft’s Surface price cuts are permanent

Microsoft’s price cuts for Surface products are permanent, indicating a likely hardware refresh soon. If you don’t mind this generation of chips, there are some good deals to be had on Surface and other Windows 8 tablets now.

Want a sub-$500 Windows 8 tablet? Look to Dell.

Looking for a Windows 8 slate on the cheap? Dell removed the active digitizer and swappable battery from its Latitude 10 tablet for an Essentials model that starts at $499. Aimed at educators and students, the tablet is much less than Microsoft’s $899 Surface Pro.

Asus VivoTab Smart Tablet blends bits of Surface Pro and RT

One look at the new Asus VivoTab Smart Tablet and you’ll swear you saw it before. It looks just like Microsoft’s Surface products. It blends some of the best features of Surface RT and Surface Pro, however; priced right, it could be a big seller.

MobileTechRoundup podcast 285: Surface RT as iPad replacement?

After a few weeks of use, Matt’s Surface RT has replaced an iPad for most purposes. But what bought the Surface Pro: a compelling package or a let down? Hear about portable speakers from both hosts and learn more about the very connected Chevy Volt.