Buy Office 365, get a free Windows 8 tablet (sort of)

This 7-inch HP tablet practically pays for itself

Cheap tablets usually aren't worth the trouble, but this Windows 8.1 HP Stream is actually a pretty good deal if you're considering getting Office 365 anyway.

Office 365 Personal normally costs $69.99. For that price, you get Microsoft Office, which includes OneDrive with unlilmited online storage space for a year, 60 minutes of Skype calling time, and a year of access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Outlook, and Publisher.

The HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet costs $79 (on sale from the normal $99). So it's like paying $10 for the tablet.

But wait, there's more. 

Microsoft is also throwing in a $25 Microsoft Store credit with the tablet purchase, which means, you're in effect making $15 on this deal (in a way).

The tablet itself is a Signature Edition Windows 8.1 tablet, so it doesn't come loaded with bloatware. It has an IPS HD display, an Intel Atom quad core processor, 1GB of memory, a 32GB hard drive, a 3MP camera, 1 Micro USB 2.0 port, and a MicroSD flash drive. As far as dirt cheap tablets go, it's got good reviews, but don't expect too much.

At this price though, it might not matter. If you're going to buy Office 365 anyway, might as well get a free tablet to go along with it. [via Redmond Pie]

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