5 of the Best Windows Tablets
There are so many different types of Windows tablets on the market it can be quite difficult to decide which one is best for your specific needs. To try to help make the decision a little easier, I have put together a list of some of the best Windows tablets that are currently available.
Acer Iconia W4
With the base model starting at $199.99, the Acer Iconia W4 is an affordable option. The 8-inch tablet features the Windows 8.1 operating system, and has a maximum video battery time of 8 hours. It features an Intel Atom 1.33GHz processor, 32GB of internal storage, and 2GB memory. The 8-inch IPS LED display is backlit and features 5-point multi touch control. For pictures and video chat, this tablet includes both front and rear facing webcams, and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible. Micro HDMI, Micro USB, and a card reader ensure that you can do just about anything you want with this gadget.
Microsoft Surface RT
The Microsoft Surface RT is actually a tablet/laptop hybrid is a 10-inch device that is available with 32 or 64GB storage. 2GB of memory, and a 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA processor. Surface typing covers are available in numerous different colors and work as a keyboard when opened. When you close the typing cover, it automatically turns off the Surface display to save battery power and protects it from damage. The included Micro SD card reader allows you to add up to 64GB of additional storage, and the high-definition video out port allows you to connect your tablet to a big screen. To connect peripherals and accessories, the surface also features a full-size USB port and Bluetooth. Starting at $299.00 this device could replace both a tablet and a laptop.
ASUS Transformer Book T100
The 10.1-inch ASUS Transformer Book T100 is powered by a 1.33GHz low-power Intel Atom quad core Bay Trail processor, includes 2GB RAM and can be upgraded with up to 2GB more. It features 64GB flash memory, micro USB, micro HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and a Micro SD card reader for up to 64GB of additional storage. A 1.2MP front facing camera means that you can easily use it for video chats or simply taking the odd selfie. A responsive keyboard dock means that you do not have to worry about using the touch screen to type, and a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student is included. Starting at $399.00, this hybrid is a little higher priced but could easily replace your laptop and tablet.
Lenovo Miix 2
The 8-inch Lenovo Miix 2 is an affordable tablet starting at around $299. Being much lighter and thinner than many other 8-inch tablets, it is comfortable to carry around in a bag or jacket pocket and with a 1.3GHz Intel Atop Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, it’s powerful enough to perform almost any task. The 1280 x 800 display is bright and colorful, making this device a great choice for viewing pictures and video. It features a 2MP front facing camera for video chat and selfies, a 5MP rear camera for other pictures, microSIM, micro SD and mini USB ports, and also micro USB, micro SD and micro HDMI card readers.
Dell Venue 8 Pro
With a design that resembles many of the other Dell tablets, the Venue 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet that is very comfortable to hold and use. Featuring an Intel 1.8GHz quad core Atom processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD storage, 1.2MP and a 5MP camera, this tablet responds quickly and is easy to use. It also features Micro USB and SD ports, and a micro SD card reader for additional storage. At a starting price of about $249.99, this is another viable option for anyone who wants a Windows tablet.