If your student likes the idea of running full Windows 8 in a device that costs less than $400, take a good look at the Acer Iconia W3. This slate lasts nearly 9 hours on a charge and comes with Office 2013 Home and Student edition to keep your child productive while away at school. Spring for the $79 Bluetooth keyboard dock and your student will be able to take notes in class while still traveling light. This isn't the fastest Windows 8 slate, but it does a lot for the price.
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