Windows 8 Dev Tablets Hit eBay; Not the Only Windows 8 Devices on Sale

Pulkit Chandna

While you can always put Windows 8 through its paces by downloading the Developer Preview, there is nothing quite like an absolutely free Windows 8 tablet with decent innards. Microsoft gave away 5,000 such Samsung Windows 8 tablets to developers at last week’s BUILD conference. A few of those developers are apparently so unimpressed that they are now desperately trying to get rid of these gratis tablets for whatever amount people are willing to pay. It turns out that people are willing to pay thousands of dollars.

At the time of writing, there are three such tablets on sale on eBay , with the highest bid being $2,700 . However, the Samsung tablet is not the only Windows 8 device currently up for sale on the popular auction site. A lot of ingenious sellers are trying to use the absolutely free Windows 8 Developer Preview ( available here ) to draw attention to their otherwise run-of-the-mill PCs.

Anyways, a quick rundown of the Samsung Windows 8 tablet’s specs is in order:

  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Samsung Super PLS 1366x768 display
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB solid state HD
  • Sensors, USB, micro SD, HDMI
  • 11.6' diagonal, 909g, 12.9mm

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