Enter Dell's new Venue 8 Pro 3000, an affordable Windows 8.1 tablet with zero bells and whistles.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 starts at $200 (about £125, AU$230), which is more expensive than some of its contemporaries, but it also has slightly better specs.
These include an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display and 32GB of storage.
The high road
Unfortunately the Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 has little in common with the svelte Dell Venue 8 7000, an Android tablet with an impressive screen and camera.
The rest of the Venue 8 Pro 3000's specs are exactly what you'd expect: an Intel Atom processor, just 1GB of memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB, Bluetooth, microUSB, and 5- and 1.2-megapixel cameras.
You can certainly do worse at that price, but better is always an option as well when you're shooting this low.
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Via PC World