A candlelight home-cooked dinner for two? Nah, too corny. And risky, if you’re not a top chef. Some Victoria’s Secret lingerie? Too pricey. Chocolates and flowers? Commonplace, worn-out, stereotyped, you name it.
How about approaching Valentine’s Day a little different this year? What if you were to forget everything you learned from chick flicks and get your significant other something both useful and romantic, both thoughtful and cool, both 21st century-like and fairly cheap?
Enter Dell’s Venue 8, a sleek, slim and powerful Android tablet. A dreamy gift for technology aficionados, and inexpensive too, as the manufacturer shaves 50 bucks off list prices through February 13.
The best thing about the Venue 8 is it’s available in black and red, so you can go the old-fashioned, elegant way or follow the striking, swanky path. Either way, it looks like a slam dunk. The black 8-incher is $129.99 once you apply the VLLDC86VT4RR3$ coupon code to your order, whereas the red starts at $149.99.
16 GB of on-board storage not enough for your better half to squeeze in all their games and media? No problem, the 32 GB-ers are discounted as well, to $160 in black, and $180 in red. Just don’t forget the coupon code.
Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out the box, the Venue 8 weighs in at a measly 292 grams, packs dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom speed and 2 GB RAM. The display? It’s not the all-around best, but at 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution, it gets the job done rather nicely for its price range.