home : hot deals & information involving: Microsoft Monday, December 15, 2014
- Asus Transformer Book Flip Laptop $299
Asus 15.6-inch Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Signature Edition Laptop for $299 today.
It has a 15.6-inch touchscreen display, Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, memory card reader, USB3.0 port, 3-cell battery, Wifi b/g/n, and Windows 8.1.
This convertible laptop/tablet usually sells for around $500, and it has great reviews.
- Toshiba Encore 7" Tablet for $49 in-store early
For this morning only, Microsoft Stores are selling a certain number of Toshiba Encore Mini 7-inch Tablets for $49 in-store.
They are also throwing in a free MicroSD card for free.
Quantity varies by location, and the $49 price is expected to go up to $79 by 12noon.
See your local Microsoft store hours for opening times.
According to a Cnet review, "if you're interested in running full Windows 8.1 on a tiny tablet for cheap, the Encore Mini is available now."
Beware, however, this tablet only has 1GB of ram which is barely enough to run the included Windows 8.1.
The reviews of this tablet are fair to poor, with most people mentioning its underpowered processor and RAM for the Windows 8.1 operating system.
That being said, it can take MicroSD cards, which can add up to 128GB of additional storage at a low cost, something that an iPad cannot do.
Also, it does run Windows 8.1 apps, while slowly, it is the cheapest tablet around that can do that.
The above Plex Player deals are what you need to stream video from your home media library.
Also, many smart TVs and media players already have a Plex Player built-in, such as Chromecast, Roku, GoogleTV, and Smasung smart TVs.
You need to download and install the free Media Server onto your Windows, Mac, Linux, or FreeBSD computer.
It indexes your music, movies, and video libraries on your computer and can also stream content from some Internet resources including iPhoto and iTunes (if you use a Mac).
If you have Roku or a smart TV, you can play your videos and listen to your music from your computer or NAS.
If you want to play on your mobile device, you need to buy and download one of the above Plex mobile apps that are on sale.
For more information on how to use Plex, watch this Plex video tutorial.