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List of new Windows 8.1 tablets 2014

This is a list of upcoming new tablet devices with Windows 8.1
This is not a complete list but tries to list most of the major consumer devices (below 14″).

UPDATE 10/9/2014: Added Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Tablet 2 8" / 10"
UPDATE 9/8/2014: Added VivoTab 8
UPDATE 9/7/2014: Added Latitude 13 7000
UPDATE 9/6/2014: Added Switch 12, T300FA, Helix 2, Encore mini, added specs for few new models
UPDATE 9/4/2014: Added Aspire R13, Envy x2 13, Pavilion x2
UPDATE 9/3/2014: Added Satellite Radius; Switch 11; Iconia Tab 8 W, updated Aspire Switch 10

Notes:
– Entries with Broadwell have next gen mobile Intel CPU that features a fanless design (Y series), increased battery life & better performance over Atom CPU’s.
– Entries marked with RT run Windows RT which will only run Microsoft store apps but not Windows programs (unless compiled for RT like Office).

Device Specs Price Comments
Acer Aspire R13
13.3" 1920×1080 IPS / 2560 x 1440
? nits
Intel Core i3/i5/i7, 500 GB/1 TB HDD
Intel HD Graphics / GeForce 820M
8-12 GB memory
?,?,?
? MP Webcam(s)
Active Pen
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x 18 mm
1500 g
From $900

Oct. 2014

Screen flips 360 degrees using hinge design. Available with optional Nvidia GeForce graphics card. Also 14″ version available but with 360-degree hinge like Yoga (R14).
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-011 (older model)
10.1" 1366×768
330 nits (NB test)
Intel Atom Z3745, 32/64 GB eMMC/SSD
Intel HD Graphics Bay Trail
2 GB memory
micro-USB, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Keyboard dock: USB 2.0
Stereo speakers
2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs (5:52 NB test)
262 x 178 x 8.9/20.2 mm (+keyb.)
585 / 1170 g (without/with keyboard)
$329-$379

May 2014

Note new updated model with optional 1080p released for September ’14 (see below). Detachable screen using 2 magnetic hooks with variable angle and can be docked reversed for display mode.

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Laptopmag review

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
10.1" 1280×800 / 1920×1200 (16:10)
? nits
Intel Atom Z3745, 32/64 GB eMMC/SSD
Intel HD Graphics Bay Trail
2 GB memory
micro-USB, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Keyboard dock: USB 2.0
Stereo speakers
2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7 (1080p) / 8 hrs
262 x 177 x 8.9/20.2 mm (+keyb.)
585 / 1170 g (without/with keyboard)
From $329

Sept. 2014

Note new updated model with optional 1080p released for September ’14. Detachable screen using 2 magnetic hooks with variable angle and can be docked reversed for display mode.
Acer Aspire Switch 11
11.6" 1366×768 / 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Atom Z3745 / Core i3/i5 Haswell
32 GB eMMC / 64-128 GB SSD
2 / 4 GB memory
micro-USB 2.0, micro HDMI, microSD
Keyboard dock: USB 2.0 (1080p: 3.0)
Stereo speakers, active stylus
2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8-9 hrs
299 x 192 x 10.5/25 mm (+keyb.)
760-850 / 1460-1550 g (+keyb.)
From $399

Oct. 2014

2 models available: one with Atom & 1366×768 (SW5-111) and higher end model with i3 or i5 and 1080p display (SW5-171).
Similar hinge system to Switch 10" model. Detachable screen using 2 magnetic hooks with variable angle and can be docked reversed for display mode.
Acer Aspire Switch 12
12.5" 1920×1080
? nits
Intel Core M Broadwell, 60/120 GB HDD
Intel HD Graphics 5300
4 GB memory
micro-USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD
Dock: USB 2.0
Stereo speakers
2 MP Webcam
Battery: ? hrs
? x ? x ?/? mm (+keyb.)
? / ? g (without/with keyboard)
From ?

Q4 2014

Dockable keyboard with hinge design which can be docked at 2 positions to tablet (full length and mid). The tablet has small kickstand to increase stability when docked (different design from Switch 10/11).
Acer Iconia Tab 8 W
8" 1280×800 IPS (16:10)
? nits
Intel Atom, ? GB eMMC
1 GB memory
?,?,microSD
Stereo Speakers
? + ? MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs
? x ? x 9.8 mm
370 g
$150

Nov. 2014

Comes with 1 free year subscription of Office 365.
Asus Transformer Book Flip (TP300)
13.3" 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Core i3/i5/i7,500 GB HDD
HD 4400 or NVidia GeForce GT840M (15" only?)
4-8 GB memory
USB 2.0,USB 3.0 x2,HDMI,SD
? MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7 hrs
330 x 226 x 23 mm
1770 g
$799 (core i5)

End of June 2014

Screen rotates 360 degree into tablet like Lenovo Yoga. Also 14" and 15.6" model available.
Asus Transformer Book T200TA
11.6" 1366×768
254 nits (Tlbhd test)
Atom Bay Trail Z3775, 32/64 GB iSSD
2 GB memory
Micro-USB, micro HDMI,MicroSD
2 + 5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 11 hrs
305 x 194/200 x 12/26 mm (+dock)
780 / 1540 g (/+dock)
From $399

August 2014

Asus Transformer Book T300FA
12.5" 1366×768
? nits
Intel Core M Broadwell,32/64 GB eMMC
+500-1TB HDD in keyboard
Intel HD Graphics 5300?
2-4 GB memory
?, micro HDMI, microSD
1? MP Webcam
Battery: up to ? hrs
309 x 207 x 9.9/20.3 mm (+dock)
800 / 1600 g (/+dock)
est. $600

Q4 2014?

Dockable keyboard using hinge design. Additional 500 GB or 1 TB in keyboard dock.
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
12.5" 2560×1440
? nits
Intel Core M Broadwell, ? GB iSSD
Intel HD Graphics 5300?
Micro-USB, micro HDMI
2-4 GB memory
2MP? Webcam
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x ? 7.3/14.3 mm (+keyboard)
680 / ? g (/+dock)
Q4 2014? Early preview of upcoming Broadwell tablet with dockable thin keyboard.
Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C)
8" 1280×800 IPS (16:10)
? nits
Intel Atom Z3745, 32 GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics
1 GB /2 GB memory
Micro-USB, microSD
GPS, Stereo speakers
2MP + 2 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs
212 x 125 x 8.8 mm
330 g
$?

Oct? 2014

Note compared to VivoTab Note no stylus and bit more compact dimensions and lighter. One of few devices with built-in GPS/Glonass sensors.
Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA)
8" 1280×800 IPS (16:10)
226 nits (NB test)
Intel Atom Z3740, 32/64 GB eMMC
Intel HD ? Graphics
2 GB memory
Micro-USB, microSD
Wacom Stylus, Stereo speakers
720p + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: 8 hrs (NB test)
221 x 134 x 11.0 mm
380 g
$299

April, 2014

One of few tablets with Wacom stylus.

Notebookcheck review

Dell Inspiron 11 3000
11.6" 1366×768 IPS
? nits
N2830/Pentium N3530, 500 GB HDD
Intel HD ? Graphics
4 GB memory
2xUSB,1xUSB 3.0,HDMI,SD
720p Webcams
Battery: up to 7.5 hrs
? x ? x 19.4 mm
1390 g
$449

June 19, 2014

Shipping now. Note refresh and previous model did not have the fold back screen. Similar to Yoga where screen can fold back 180 degrees into tablet. Will have removable batteries.

MobileTechReview video review

Dell Inspiron 13 7000
13.3" 1366×768 / 1920×1080
? nits
Core i3/i5, 500 GB + opt. 8GB cache
Intel HD ? Graphics
4/8 GB memory
2xUSB,1xUSB 3.0,HDMI,SD
passive stylus
? + ? MP Webcams
Battery: up to 6 hrs
? x ? x 19.4 mm
1660 g
?

September, 2014

Note this is a refresh so current model does not have the fold back screen. Similar to Yoga where screen can fold back 180 degrees into tablet.
Dell Latitude 13 7000 (refresh)
13.3" 1920×1080
? nits
Intel Core M/M vPro Broadwell, 32?-256 GB SSD
Intel HD 5300 Graphics
4/8 GB memory
USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, SD
Keyboard: USB 3.0?
2 + opt. 8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to ?/? hrs
320 x 230 x ?/19.9 mm (+keyboard)
862 / 1705 g (+keyboard)
From $1199

Oct., 2014

Note this is a refresh so current model does not have Haswell. Detachable keyboard hinge design. Note folds only back to 135 degrees. Opt. 2nd battery in keyboard.
HP Envy x2 13 (refresh)
13.3" ?
? nits
Intel Core M Broadwell, up to 256 GB SSD
Intel HD 5300 Graphics
4 GB memory
USB 3.0,USB,HDMI,?
? MP Webcam(s)
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x ? mm
1270 / ? g (+keyboard)
$1050

Nov, 2014

Similar convertible setup now as Surface Pro 3: detachable magnetic keyboard and a variable angle adjustable tablet kickstand. One of the first tablets with new mobile Broadwell CPU. A 15.6" model will also be available. Both models relatively heavy.
HP Pavilion 10 x2
10.1" 1280×800 (16:10)
? nits
Intel Atom,32/64 GB eMMC
Intel HD ? Graphics
1-2 GB memory
USB, micro HDMI, microSD
Opt. stylus
? MP Webcam(s)
Battery: up to 11.75 hrs
? x ? x 10.4 (17.5 + keyboard) mm
544 g / 862 g (with keyboard)
$330

Nov, 2014

Tablet is put in holder attached to keyboard with choice of 2 angles and can also be folded back in tent mode. Keyboard/holder is included in price.
HP Pavilion x360
11.6" 1366×768
161 nits (NB test)
Pentium N3520/2820, 320-750 GB + opt. 8GB cache
Intel HD ? Graphics
4/8 GB memory
USB 3.0,USB2.0,HDMI
? MP Webcam
Battery: up to ? hrs (3:37 NB Test)
308 x 215 x 22 mm
1397 g
$400

July, 2014

Folds 360 back into tablet like Lenovo Yoga. Screen viewing angles are not quite as good or bright but priced low.

Notebookcheck review

Lenovo Miix 2 10
10.1" 1920×1200 IPS (16:10)
325 nits (NB test)
Atom Bay Trail Z3770,64-128GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
2 GB memory
Micro-USB, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Stereo speakers, opt. Micro-SIM/LTE
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs (5:45 NB test)
261 x 172 x 10.2 mm
576 g
$499-$599

Feb. 2014

10" version of the 8" Miix 2. Note aspect ratio is 16:10 instead of usual 16:9 wide screen. Includes Office Home & Student 2013. Keyboard dock is included. Dock only allows one display angle.

Notebookcheck review

Lenovo Miix 2 11
11.6" 1920×1200 IPS (16:10)
327 nits (4:44 NB test)
Core i3/i5,128 GB SSD
Intel HD 4200 Graphics
2 GB memory
USB 3.0, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Dock: 2 x USB 2.0
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs (3:44 NB test)
300 x 190 x 11 mm
771 / 1350 g (with keyboard)
From $700

August 2014

Keyboard dock with ports and in 1 fixed angle. Battery life and weight is bit below average but price is decent for Core i3 convertible.

Notebookcheck review

Lenovo Thinkpad 8
8.3" 1920×1200 IPS (16:10)
304 nits (NB test)
Atom Bay Trail Z3770,64GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
2 GB memory
USB 3.0, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Stereo speakers, opt. MicroSIM/LTE
2 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs (5:45 NB test)
224 x 132 x 8.8 mm
430 g
$399

Feb. 2014

Note targeted as business tablet. Comes with Office Home & Student 2013 (except if you order with Windows 8.1 Pro edition).

Notebookcheck review

MobileTechReview video review

Lenovo Thinkpad 10
10.1" 1920×1200 IPS (16:10)
388 nits (NB Test)
Atom Bay Trail Z3795,64GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
2 GB memory
USB 2.0, micro HDMI, MicroSD
Digitizer Pen/Stylus, opt.LTE
2 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 10 hrs (9:22 NB test)
255 x 176 x 10.3 mm
576 g
From $599

July 2014

Tablet with optional keyboard dock with fixed angle.

Notebookcheck review

MobileTechReview video review

Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2
11.6" 1920×1080 IPS
400 nits
Intel Core M / VPro Broadwell,? SSD
Intel HD Graphics 5300
? GB memory
USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD
Pro Keyboard: USB 3.0, miniDisplayPort
microSIM, Active Stylus
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8/12 hrs (+dock)
? x ? x 9.7/? mm (+keyboard)
816 / 1678 g (+pro keyboard)
From $999

Nov. 2014

Ultrabook Pro keyboard:
Jan. ’15

2 keyboard docks available: ‘Ultrabook keyboard’ which is a fixed tablet holder and the Ultrabook Pro Keyboard which allows variable angle docking and includes 2nd battery in keyboard dock.
Lenovo Yoga 2 11
11.6" IPS 1366×768
320 nits (NB test)
N2920/N3520/i3,500GB HDD/8GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
4 GB memory
USB 3.0, USB 2.0, micro HDMI, SD/MMC
Stereo speakers, opt. MicroSIM/LTE
720p Webcam
Battery: up to 6 hrs (4:50 NB test)
297 x 206 x 17 mm
1450 g
$499

Feb. 2014

Folds 180 degrees back into tablet. Also available now with Haswell Core CPU.

Notebookcheck review

MobileTechReview video review

Lenovo Yoga 2 13
13.3" 1920×1080 IPS
285 nits
Core i5/i7, 500 HD+16GB/256 SSD
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4-8 GB memory
USB 3.0, USB 2.0, micro HDMI, SD/MMC
Stereo speakers, opt. MicroSIM/LTE
720p Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
330 x 221 x 17 mm
1556 g
$999

Feb. 2014

Folds 180 degrees back into tablet.

MobileTechReview video review

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
13.3" 3200 x 1800
300 nits
Intel Core M-5Y70 Broadwell
256 / 512 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8 GB memory
2xUSB 3.0,micro HDMI,SD/MMC
720p Webcam
Battery: up to 9 hrs
330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
1190 g
$1299

End of Oct. 2014

Folds 180 degrees back into tablet. Hinge design changed little bit to make the tablet thinner. The hinge itself is now flexible similar to metal watchband. 3 colors to choose from: orange, silver and gold.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2  8" / 10"
8" / 10.1" 1920×1200 (16:10)
? nits
Intel Atom Z3745, 32 GB eMMC
Intel Integrated HD Graphics
2 GB memory
micro-USB,microSD, micro SIM
micro HDMI (10" only?)
8 / 1.6 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 15 hrs
210 x 149 x 7 mm (8″)
255 x 183 x 7.2 mm (10″)
426 / 629 g (8/10)
8": $299
10": $399

End of Oct. 2014

One of thinnest and lightest Windows tablets. Has a built-in kickstand at bottom of device. Comes with Office 365 1 year subscription. Magnetic attachable Keyboard included for 10"
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
12" 2160×1440 IPS (3:2)
338 nits (NB test)
Core i3/i5/i7, 64-512 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 4200/4400/5000
4/8 GB memory
USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, microSD
Stylus, Stereo speakers, stereo mic
5 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 9 hrs (8:24h NB Test)
292 x 201 x 9.1 mm
798 / 1093 g (+type cover)
From $799

June 20th. 2014

Notes: 3:2 display and kickstand has now variable angles from 0 to 150 degrees. New pen design with 2 buttons. Standby would last 1 year. The CPU models are: i3-4020U, i5-4300U, i7-4650U

Notebookcheck review

AnandTech review

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Toshiba Encore 2  8" & 10"
8" / 10" 1280×800 (16:10)
278 nits (NB Test)
Atom Z3755F CPU, 32 / 64 GB eMMC
Intel Gen 7 Graphics GPU
1-2 GB memory
Micro-USB 2.0,MicroSD
Micro HDMI (10" only), Stereo Speakers
1.2+5 MP Webcams
Battery: <10 hrs
8": 6:30h NB, 10": 5:06h PCWorld
211 x 132 x 9.5 mm (8")
259 x 175 x 9.0 mm (10")
385 & 555 g
8": From $200

10": From $270

Sept. ’14

One of the lightest 10" tablets. Note micro HDMI port is only on the 10" model.

Notebookcheck review

PCWorld review

Toshiba Encore Mini
7" 1024×600
? nits
Atom Z3735G CPU, 16 GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
1 GB memory
Micro-USB, MicroSD
0.3 + 2 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 7 hrs
199 x 120 x 10.9 mm
336 g
$119

Sept ’14

Screen is not IPS type so viewing angles are more limited. Mono speaker only. Comes with 1 year of Office subscription.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11
11.6" 1366×768
270 nits
Atom/Pentium CPU, 32-128 GB/500 GB eMMC/HDD
Intel HD Graphics ?
4 GB memory
USB 3.0,USB 2.0,HDMI,SD
Stereo speakers
? MP Webcams
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x 22 mm
1300 g
From $330

Oct.26, 2014

Screen rotates 360 degrees like the Lenovo Yoga. Note screen is not IPS type so viewing angles are more limited.
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