The Venue 8 Pro 3000 just debuted, and can be had as cheap as $199.99. Of course, the 8 incher makes a number of sacrifices to keep the price bar so low, most notably settling for a modest 1 gig of RAM and far from impressive Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor.
Available with a stylus and protective folio bundled for $229.99, the Venue 8 Pro 3000 isn’t as professional-friendly as the name suggests.
Pressure-sensitive pen input isn’t supported, but at least you get a free one-year Office 365 Personal subscription. Other features include a middling 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution screen, integrated Intel HD graphics, 32 GB internal storage (no 64 gig option), 5 MP/1.2 MP dual cameras, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and microSD support.