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List of new Windows 8 tablets 2013

This is a list of upcoming new tablet devices with Windows 8. Most will have new Haswell CPU’s with promised 50% better battery life and boost in graphics performance.

This is not a complete list but tries to list most of the major consumer devices.

LIST CLOSED. New 2014 list: 2014 Windows 8 tablets

UPDATE 12/13/2013: Added Fujitsu Q584
UPDATE 11/13/2013: Added Acer X313, updated Toshiba Encore specs, removed Ativ Q (discontinued)
UPDATE 11/11/2013: Updated Dell XPS 11 and HP Omni specs
UPDATE 11/8/2013: Added Nokia 2520 date and updated W4 specs
UPDATE 11/4/2013: Updated Lenovo specs and added HP Omni 10
UPDATE 10/22/2013: Added Nokia 2520

UPDATE 6/3/2013: Created new blog for 2013 new Windows 8 tablets

Note entries marked with RT are running Windows RT which will only run new metro style apps but not existing Windows 7 apps.

Device Specs Price Comments
Acer Iconia W4
8″ 1280×800 IPS
? nits
Atom Bay Trail,32 GB (SSD?)
2 GB memory
micro-USB,micro-HDMI,microSD
2+5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
218x135x10.7 mm
430 g
From $330

Jan., 2014?

Screen is anti-reflective which improves outdoor use. Optional keyboard and cover. Comes with Office Home and Student.
Acer TravelMate X313
11.6″ 1366×768 IPS
? nits
Ivy Bridge core i5,120 GB SSD
HD 4000
4 GB memory
USB 3.0,HDMI,Stylus
720p+5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 6 hrs
295x191x10.2 mm
790 g
From $950

Nov., 2013

Note older CPU with lower battery life than Haswell. Mainly targeted for business use with inclusion of TPM.
Asus T100
10.1″ 1366×768 IPS
278 nits (max. measured techreport)
Atom Bay Trail, 32/64 GB eMMC
2 GB memory
Micro-USB,micro-HDMI
USB 3.0 (detachable dock)
1.2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 11 hrs
262x170x10.2 mm
544 g
From $350

Oct.18th, 2013

Tablet with detachable keyboard.
Dell Venue 8 Pro
DELL Venue 8 Pro
8″ 1280×800 IPS
400 nits
Atom Bay Trail
2 GB, 32/64 GB eMMC
Micro-USB 2.0,microSD,WiDi
Optional stylus
1.2+5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
216x130x8.9 mm
395 g

From $299

Oct./Nov, 2013

Comes with Office 2013 Home & Student.
Dell Venue 11 Pro
DELL Venue 11 Pro
10.8″ 1920×1080 IPS
400 nits
Atom Bay Trail/Core i3/i5
HD Gen 7/GT2
2-8 GB,64-128 eMMC/SSD
USB 3.0,microSD,mini-HDMI
Active Stylus, NFC
2+8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
16 hrs with mobile keyboard
280x177x10 (15mm Core CPU) mm
721-835 g

From $500

Nov., 2013

Various detachable keyboard options: slim & mobile keyboards (last one with extra battery) and tablet dock (no keyboard). The keyboard are similar to Surface and have built-in kickstand. Also features removable battery.
Dell XPS 11
DELL XPS 11
11.6″ 2560×1440 IPS
? nits
Intel Haswell Core i3/i5, HD 4200/4400
4 GB,128-256 SSD
2xUSB 3.0,HDMI,SD
Active Stylus
720p Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
300x201x10-15 mm
1130 g

From $1000

Dec. 6th, 2013

Flips 360 like the Lenovo Yoga. One difference is that the keyboard is flat with no travel so in tablet mode you wouldn’t feel pressing the keys. Trade-off might be tactile feel although there’s some haptic feedback.
Dell XPS 12 Duo Haswell refresh
12.5″ 1920×1080
400 nits (348 NB test)
Core i5/i7,128/256 GB SSD
Intel HD 5000 GPU
4-8 GB memory
2xUSB3.0,mini-Display port,NFC
1.3 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 9.5 hrs (+50%)
NB battery test: 7:44 hrs (from 5:34)
317x215x15-20 mm
1520 g
From $1199

July, 2013

Note Dell is still selling XPS 12 without Haswell.

Refresh of existing XPS 12 Duo: NFC added, Haswell CPU and slightly larger battery (about 40% longer battery life).

Fujitsu Q584 (Waterproof)
10.1″ 256×1600
400 nits
Atom Bay Trail,64/128 GB eMMC
4 GB memory
USB 3.0,microUSB,microSD,microSIM
Dual Digitizer
2+8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 11 hrs
267x181x9.9-14mm
635 g
From $879

Dec, 2013

Waterproof tablet.
HP Omni 10
10.1″ 1920×1080
? nits
Atom Bay Trail,32 GB eMMC?
Gen7 4EU GPU
2 GB memory
micro-USB,micro-HDMI,microSD
2+8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8.5 hrs
259x180x10.2 mm
635 g
$400

Nov.11th, 2013

Lenovo Miix2
8″ 1280×800 IPS
NB Test: 389 nits
Atom Bay Trail,32-128 GB eMMC
2 GB memory
USB 2.0,microSD
GPS,Opt:stylus,cover.
2+5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs?
215x132x8.4 mm
350 g
From $299

Nov, 9th., 2013

Comes with Office Home & Student.
Lenovo Miix 10
10.1″ 1366×768 IPS
? nits
Intel Atom Z2760,64 GB eMMC
Intel HD GPU
2 GB memory
Micro-USB 2.0,microSD,micro-HDMI
1 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
264x173x10.1 mm
580 g
From $479

Sept, 2013

Opt. 3G. Keyboard cost $49.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
12.5″ 1366×768 / 1920×1080 IPS
300 / 400 nits
Core i5/i7, 128-256 GB SSD / opt. 1TB HDD
Intel HD 4400 GPU
4-8 GB memory
2xUSB 3.0,mini-HDMI,SD
TPM,NFC,opt.digitizer (FHD display)
720p MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
316x221x19 mm
1597 g
From $949

Nov., 2013

Business model. (Matte) Screen flips 360 degrees like Yoga into tablet but in addition keys rise to get more level surface and get clamped in place. Note also offered in 1366×768 resolution.
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
13″ 3200×1800
350 nits
Core i3/i5/i7,128-512 GB SSD
Intel HD 4400 GPU
4-8 GB memory
USB 3.0,USB 2.0,SD,micro-HDMI
720p MP Webcam
Battery: up to 9 hrs (up to 6 hrs video)
Engadget: 6:32 hrs (from 5:32 hrs)
330x220x15.5 mm
1388 g
From $1049

Oct, 2013

Several improvements over previous model: higher resolution display, longer battery life (from max. 8 to 9 hours), lighter and slightly thinner. It still flips 360 degrees same as previous model into tablet (still exposing keyboard).

Review: Engadget

Microsoft Surface 2 RT
10.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
357 nits (NB Test)
Nvidia Tegra 4, 32-64 GB eMMC
2 GB memory
USB 3.0,microSD,micro-HDMI
3.5 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 10 hrs
Engadget: 14:22 hrs (9:36 prev. model)
275x173x8.9 mm
676 g
From $449

Oct. 22, 2013

Changes: faster CPU (from 1.3 to 1.7 GHz), higher 1080p resolution screen, slightly thinner (0.5 mm), 2 stage built-in kickstand, new optional white color, opt. keyboard covers are now backlit. Office is still included and added has been unlimited international free Skype calling.

Review: AnandTech

Microsoft Surface 2 Pro
10.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
372 nits (NB Test)
Core i5 Haswell,64-512 GB SSD
HD Graphics 4400
4-8 GB memory
USB 3.0,microSDXC,mini-DisplayPort
Digitizer (included)
2x720p Webcam
Battery: up to 9 hrs (from 5)
Engadget: 6:27 hrs (from 3:46)
Battery with power cover: est. 22 hrs
275x173x13.5 mm
907 g
From $899

Oct 22, 2013

Changes: 60% longer battery life, 20% faster perf, 50% better color accuracy screen, dual-angle kickstand, optional docking station and new optional keyboard kits (Music controls), opt. keyboard covers are now backlit and there’s also a Power Cover ($199) extending battery life.

Review: AnandTech

Nokia 2520 RT
10.1″ 1920×1080 IPS
665 nits (low reflection)
Snapdragon 800, 32 GB eMMC?
2 GB memory
micro-USB 3.0,micro-HDMI,microSD
A-GPS,A-Glonass,Opt. LTE
2 + 6.7 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 11 hrs
15 hours with opt. power keyboard
267x168x8.9 mm
615 g
From $499

Nov. 22nd, 2013

Note Windows RT device which won’t run legacy windows programs. Office and Outlook is included. Very bright screen with low reflection should be great for outdoor use. Rear 6.7 MP Carl Zeiss lens. Optional $149 power keyboard cover with 5 hour extra battery and USB ports. Colors: red, white, cyan, black.
Samsung ATIV Tab 3
10.1″ 1366×768
400 nits
NB test: 365/240 nits (power/battery)
Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail
2 GB,64 GB eMMC
micro-USB,microSD,HDMI
Stylus
720p + 2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8.5 hrs
257x165x8.2 mm
550 g (without cover)

$699

August, 2013

Note older Atom CPU (not Bay Trail). Keyboard cover is included for $699 which features built-in stand. One of thinnest tablets at only 8.22 mm
Sony VAIO Duo 13
Sony VAIO DUO 13
13.3″ 1920×1080
265 nits
Intel Haswell Core i5,HD 4400
4-8 GB,128-512 GB SSD
2xUSB3,HDMI,SD/MS reader,NFC
Opt. LTE/3G/4G, opt. GPS, Stylus
2 + 8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
Engadget battery test: 9:40 hrs
330x210x20 mm
1329 g

$1399

June 9th, 2013

Compared to VAIO 11 Duo 50% larger battery and with Haswell you should get much longer battery life.
Sony VAIO Flip PC (Fit)
Sony VAIO Flip
13.3″/14″ 1920×1080
15.5″ 2880×1620
300 nits
4 GB,128-512 GB SSD (13″) / HDD (14″ opt.,15″)
Intel Haswell Core i3/i5/i7,HD4400
Opt. Nvidia GeForce GT735M (14″,15″)
USB 3.0 (13″ 2x),mini-HDMI,SD
Digitizer,NFC,Ethernet (14,15″)
8 MP Webcam
Battery: ? hrs
325x223x14-18 mm (13″)
1179 (13″) -2087 (15″) g

From $750 (14″)

October ’13

Screen flips so you don’t have keyboard upside down resting on flat surface in tablet mode. 14″ and 15″ have discrete Nvidia’s graphics card option.
Sony VAIO Tap 11
Sony VAIO TAP 11
11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Haswell Core i5/i7,HD4200
4 GB,128 GB SSD
USB3.0,microSD,micro-HDMI,WiDi
Digitizer,NFC
8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 6 hrs
304x188x10 mm
780 g (+320 g keyboard)

From $999

Oct./Nov. ’13

Tablet with magnetically attachable keyboard cover similar to Surface design. It also has built-in adjustable stand and stereo speakers. Comes in either black or white color.
Toshiba Encore
Toshiba Encore
8″ 1280×800 IPS
? nits
Intel Atom BayTrail
2 GB,32 GB
micro-USB 2.0,micro-HDMI,microSD
GPS
2 + 8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7-8 hrs
213x137x10.9 mm
499 g

$330

November ’13

Office Home & Student 2013 is included.
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7 responses

  1. Pingback: List of new Windows 8 tablets 2012 | LucienK blog space

  2. Damian

    Great blog! Please update with all Haswell hybrids as soon as they are released. Thx!

    October 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

  3. Great list – I appreciate all the time that goes into keeping lists like this accurate. Not sure if it’s important to you but the creative crowd is watching these tablets for most of the same reasons as students & business interests, except we are also very sensitive to the types of stylus being pt into these machines – Wacom active digitizer systems are the preferred version, with N-Trig and others falling sharply behind (it’s all about lag, smooth curves & lines, etc). If you decide to add details as to which systems have which type of stylus, please shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to give you the low-down to add to your list.

    November 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    • Thanks! I don’t always add all details since it might be misleading. I.e. Venue 8 has active digitizer but so far experiences haven’t been great (maybe driver issue). Always best to further investigate and read reviews to get all of the pro/cons. But I could add Wacom in future to highlight that.

      November 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

  4. Damian

    Please add The Meibus Pad by Sharp

    December 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

    • I didn’t add that one since it won’t be released in 2013 and most likely it won’t be released in US.

      December 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

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