Love a bargain? You'd better move quickly on this one, then. JB Hi-Fi is dropping the prices on its range of Microsoft Surface 2 convertibles, down from over $500 at launch to just $298 now.
JB Hi-Fi is flogging its remaining 32GB and 64GB Surface 2 units for $298 and $398 respectively. Other than the storage available, both have exactly the same spec: a 10.6-inch tablet, built by Microsoft and running Windows RT 8.1. It’s packing a brand-spanking new quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, complete with 2GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB storage options and an expandable MicroSD card slot. There’s also a USB 3.0 port on the side to supercharge your peripheral experience.
We loved the Surface 2 when it came out, from a hardware perspective. Unfortunately, from a software perspective it's running Windows RT, which means you can't install legacy apps, only apps available from the Windows Store. Thankfully, there are more than ever available these days, but it's still leaves a bit to be desired.
Regardless, it's still one of the better large tablets you can get for your money considering its spec versus the current price. Just don't be disappointed when you can't load it up with all the apps your Windows laptop can use. [JB Hi-Fi]