Published on February 15th, 2013 | by Sergiu92
Best 10 Windows 8 Tablets On The Market
Below we present some of the latest tablets using Windows 8.
Dell XPS 12
The XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook™ works with the new Windows 8 Pro operating system to deliver the latest apps for work and play in an enhanced touch-based experience — all without sacrificing PC functionality. Dell XPS 12 fits right into the rest of Dell’s Ultrabook lineup. It’s made from carbon fibre, with a soft textured lid and cool aluminium detailing. There’s a full-sized keyboard and a luxurious trackpad. The Dell XPS 12 weighs a substantial 1.54kg, which is a perplexing bulk for a 12-inch laptop.
Asus Vivo Tab
Vivo is designed as a constant companion that blends the familiar elegance of ASUS tablet design with the familiarity of Windows.
The VivoTab™ & VivoTab™ RT are slim and highly portable tablets with an attractive metallic design. When combined with the new Mobile Dock with a stylish hidden hinge design, it is an excellent complement for the VivoTab™ & VivoTab™ RT, while the VivoTab™ Smart features a multi-colored design and protective Transleeve Keyboard that’s great for everyday mobility & productivity.
Acer Iconia W700
The Iconia W700 differs from other hybrid tablets by not having a keyboard that attaches to the body of the tablet to create a laptop-style device. Instead it looks like any normal tablet, albeit bulkier and 11.6 inches across. It docks into a stand that props it up at a usable angle and acts as a charging stand and USB hub. The idea is that you keep the dock and keyboard at work or in your home, and use it like a full PC. The added HDMI means you can connect it to an external monitor so you’d have no idea you were using a tablet at all. When you leave, just pull the tablet out from the dock, for games, apps and browsing on the move.
HP ENVY x2
A combination laptop and tablet, the HP ENVY x2 has an HD touch display that measures 11.6-inches diagonally. Boasting 400-nit brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768, the screen is easily removed from the keyboard chassis and clicks back into place with the help of magnets.
Lenovo Thinkpad Helix
ThinkPad Helix combines the performance of a business Ultrabook™ with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet. In addition to 10 hours of battery life and digitizer pen input, Helix offers the choice of four unique modes to help you work, share or browse.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Surface Pro has the same styling as Surface RT, with the same premium feel and the same 22-degree angle on the edges to put it at a good viewing angle with a keyboard. It’s a little heavier than Surface RT, at two pounds rather than 1.5, but it’s balanced which means it doesn’t feel significantly heavier in your hands. Lighter devices use plastic cases rather than the magnesium alloy that makes Surface so robust; like Surface RT, Surface Pro feels solid and sturdy.
Samsung Ativ Tab
The specs are fairly impressive. Under that slender shell there’s a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, with room for expansion via a microSD card. The Samsung Ativ Tab’s 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 display may only have a 155ppi, but in use it’s not too bad – jaggies are noticeable but not distracting. It also pips the Microsoft Surface, which has the same resolution but a slightly bigger 10.6-inch screen, leading to a 148ppi. Rounding out the package there’s a 5 megapixel main camera capable of shooting 720p video, along with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing one.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
Windows RT means the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is instantly on and always up to date with connected standby, so your mail and apps stay in sync and are ready when you are. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 also comes with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview built in, so you get all the productive power of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote included, and a whole world of new apps available from the Windows Store. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store.
Dell XPS 10
It’s a 10-inch tablet that’s less than 10mm thick and comes complete with a keyboard dock that makes it seem almost like an ultraportable laptop. The XPS 10 feels as good and as lightweight as a high-end Android tablet in the hand, while the screen is extremely (and surprisingly) bright and crisp – far more so than many Android tablets we’ve seen at IFA 2012, though the screen size here is smaller due to the large bezel.
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Create spreadsheets, surf the web, run presentations, and even video conference on the go with the ThinkPad Tablet 2. With the Bluetooth keyboard and optical TrackPoint, creating content just got easier.