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List of new Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 convertible tablets 2015

This is a list of upcoming new tablet devices with Windows 8.1 and 10. This is not a complete list but tries to list most of the major consumer devices (below 14″).

UPDATE 11/24/2015: Added Toshiba Dynapad
UPDATE 10/30/2015: Added Lenovo Yoga 700
UPDATE 10/19/2015: Added Lenovo Yoga 900 13
UPDATE 10/8/2015: Updated XPS 12
UPDATE 10/7/2015: Added Spectre X2, Envy Note 8 and updated X360
UPDATE 10/6/2015: Added Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
UPDATE 9/11/2015: Added XPS 12 (removed Dell XPS 13 Touch)
UPDATE 9/2/2015: Added Lenovo Miix 700, Toshiba Radius 12 & Click 10
UPDATE 3/31/2015: Added Surface 3
UPDATE 3/2/2015: Added HP Spectre x360

Device Specs Price & Date Comments
Acer Switch 10 (SW5-015 model)
10.1″ 1920 x 1200 IPS
? nits
Atom Quad core, 32-64 GB eMMC
2 GB memory
USB 2.0,micro-USB 2.0,micro HDMI
2 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7 hrs
262 x 177 x 8.9 mm
594 / 1210 g (+keyboard)
From $399

August, 2015

Note refresh so same model name (so check for SW5-015 model #). There is also a cheaper version called 10 E (SW3-13) starting at $279 with lower resolution.
Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi
8.9″ 1280×800 IPS
? nits
Atom Z3775, 32-64 GB eMMC
Intel HD Graphics 5300?
1-2 GB memory
micro-USB, microSD
Stylus
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to ? hrs
241 x 137 x 7.5/13.2 mm (+keyboard)
400 / 750 g (/+dock)
From $299

February, 2015

Docking keyboard holder (not magnetic to hold it in place for deeper angles so limited range). Note keyboard has no trackpad but keys are relatively larger for this size.
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi
10.1″ 1920×1200
? nits
Atom Z3775, 32-64 GB eMMC
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
1-2 GB memory
micro-USB, micro HDMI, microSD
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 10 hrs
265 x 175 x 7.2/13.2 mm (+keyboard)
570 / 1060 g (/+dock)
From $399

February 2015

Thinnest convertible so far at only 7.2 mm thickness for the tablet without docked keyboard.
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
12.5″ 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
291 nits (NB Test on battery)
Intel M5Y10/71 Broadwell, 128 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 5300
4-8 GB memory
Micro-USB, micro HDMI
2MP Webcam (rear only)
Battery: up to 8 hrs
NB WiFi Test: 3:56 hrs
318 x 192 x 7.6/16.5 mm (+keyboard)
720 / 1420 g (/+dock)
From $699 (1080p)

April 2015

Starting at $799 for the higher resolution model.

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Dell XPS 12
Dell XPS 12 2015
12.5″ 1080p or 3840×2160 IPS
400 nits
Intel Core m5, 128/256 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 515
2xThunderbolt 3,USB 3.1,VGA,HDMI
8 GB memory
5+8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
291 x 193 x 8 mm
291 x 198-16-25 mm (with dock)
794 /1270 g
From $999

November 2015

Very small bezel on the sides. Detachable magnetic keyboard design with fixed angle. Display ratio is 16:9 widescreen. Optional very high 4K display resolution.
HP Envy Note 8
8″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Atom X5-8300, ? GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics ?
microUSB 2.0,microSD
LTE ready for Verizon,Stylus
2 GB memory
2 + 5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 6.25 hrs
? x ? x 7.7 mm
363 g
From $329

Nov.8th, 2015

Optional 10″ keyboard for $100 (similar to dock in landscape mode).
HP Spectre x2
12″ 1920×1280 IPS (2:3)
? nits
Intel Core m3/5/7, 128-512 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics ?
2xUSB Type-C,microSD,LTE
RealSense cam back,opt.stylus
4-8 GB memory
5 + 8 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 10 hrs
? x ? x 8 mm
839/ 1220 g
From $800 (with keyboard)

Nov.8th, 2015

Similar to Surface design except kickstand is U shaped frame to allow thinner tablet. USB-A converter included.
HP Spectre x360
13.3″ 1920×1080/2560×1440 IPS
257 nits (356 on power)
Intel Core i5/i7, 128-512 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 5500
3x USB 3.0,HDMI,MiniDisplay port
4-8 GB memory
1 MP Webcam
Battery: up to up to 12.5 hrs
Skylake version: up to up to 13-15 hrs
NB Test: 9:02 hrs
325 x 218 x 15.9 mm
1479 g
From $900

March 15, 2015
Skylake:Q4 ’15

Folds 360 degrees like Lenovo Yoga series. Updated version is coming Q4 with new Intel 6th. gen Skylake CPU.

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Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
Lenovo LaVie HZ750
13.3″ 1920×1080/2560×1440 IPS
? nits
Intel Core i7, 128 GB SSD
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
2x USB 3.0,HDMI,SD
4-8 GB memory
720p MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7-8 hrs
319 x 217 x 16.9 mm
925 g
From $1499

May 2015

Folds 360 degrees like the Yoga series. Currently lightest convertible 13″ notebook on the market.
Lenovo Miix 700
Lenovo Miix 700
12″ 2160×1440 (1:5)
300 nits
Intel Core m5/m7 Skylake
64?-256 GB SSD
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
up to 8 GB memory
1x USB 3.0,1x USB 2.0,micro HDMI,microSD
RealSense 3D camera (back only), opt. LTE
5+5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 9 hrs
292 x 210 x 8.95 mm
780 / ? g (/with keyboard)

From $699
($749+ with keyboard)
November 2015
Very similar design as Surface: adjustable (160 degree) kickstand with detachable keyboard. New Skylake CPU (this one not quite as powerful as Core i5). Stylus appears to be supported as external accessory.
Lenovo Yoga 3 11 & 14
11.6″ & 14″ 1920×1080 IPS
290/235 nits (11/14″)
Intel M5Y10 Broadwell, ? GB
Intel HD Graphics (14″ opt. nvidia)
2-8 GB memory
2x USB 3.0,USB 2.0,HDMI,SD
720p MP Webcam
Battery: up to 6.5 hrs
NB Test: 7:23/7:14 hrs (11/14″)
290 x 197 x 15.8 mm (18.3 mm 14″)
1110 g / 1588 g (11/14″)
From $799

March 2015

14″ model also available with optional discrete graphics. Available in silver, white and black (14″ model orange instead of white).

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Lenovo Yoga 700 11 & 14
Yoga 700
11″ & 14″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Skylake i5/i7, 256 GB
Opt. NVIDIA Geforce 940M (14″)
up to 8 GB memory
2x USB 3.0,1x USB 2.0,micro HDMI,SD
? MP Webcam
Battery: up to 7 hrs
? x ? x 15.9 mm (11″)
335 x 230 x 18.3 mm (14″)
1100/1600 g (11/14″)
From $649/899

Nov. 2015

360 degree folding.
Lenovo Yoga 900 13
13.3″ 3200×1800 IPS
300 nits
Intel Skylake up to i7, 256-512 GB
Intel HD Graphics 520
8-16 GB memory
2xUSB 3,USB-C with video out,SD
1 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 9 hrs
324 x 225 x 14.9 mm
1290 g
From $1199

Nov. 2015

360 degree folding. Successor to the Yoga 3 Pro with updated Intel CPU. Available in 3 colors. Display could be better with relatively low contrast.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 AnyPen
8″ 1920×1200 IPS
? nits
Intel Atom Z3745, 32 GB eMMC
Intel Integrated HD Graphics
2 GB memory
micro USB,microSD
1.6 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 15 hrs
x ? x ? mm
426 g
From $299

January 2015

AnyPen technology allows you to use any object as a stylus on the screen.
Microsoft Surface 3
10.8″ 1920×1280 IPS (3:2)
399 nits (NB Test)
Atom x7-Z8700, 64-128 GB eMMC
Intel Integrated HD Graphics
2-4 GB memory
USB 3.0,miniDisplayPort,microSD
micro-USB (charge in+out),opt.LTE+GPS
3.5 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 10 hrs
267 x 187 x 8.7 mm
622 g
From $499

May 2015

One of first Atom CherryTrail devices (next generation Atom). Comes with 1 year Office 365 subscription and 1 TB cloud storage. Optional Stylus and type cover.

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Microsoft Surface Book
13.5″ 3000×2000 IPS (3:2)
? nits
Core i5/?, 128-1 TB SSD
i5 HD Graphics / opt. Nvidia GeForce
8-16 GB memory
2xUSB 3.0,miniDisplayPort,SD
Hello cam login, Surface Pen
5 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 12 hrs
3-4 hours without keyboard dock
232 x 312 x 13-22.8 mm (laptop)
312 x 220 x 7.7 mm (tablet)
728/1497 g (tablet/laptop)
From $1499

Oct.26th, 2015

Detachable screen which can be also inserted backwards in kiosk mode. Option for dedicated graphics. Double battery
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Surface Pro 4
12.3″ 2736×1824 IPS (3:2)
378 nits (AnandTech test, Pro3: 335)
Core m3/i5/i7, 128-1 TB SSD
m3 515,i5 520, i7 Iris graphics
4-16 GB memory
USB 3.0,miniDisplayPort,microSD
TPM, stereo speakers,stylus
5 + 8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 9 hrs
292 x 201 x 8.45 mm
766-786 g (m3/i cpu)
1076-1096 (+ opt.type cover 4)
From $899 (without keyboard)

Oct.26th, 2015

Changes:
– next gen CPU
– smaller bezel +0.3″ increased res.display
– lighter (-4%) and thinner (-0.6 mm)
– strong side magnet for pen attachment
– Windows 10 Hello support (unlock by face)
– New 1024 pressure level stylus pen with multiple interchangeable tips

Updated accessories:
– New type cover: less flex & larger touchpad
– New smaller Surface dock (external box)
Toshiba Click 10
10″ 1920×1200 (1:6)
? nits
Intel Atom x5-Z8300
Up to 64 GB eMMC
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
Up to 4 GB memory
?,?,microSD
RealSense 3D camera
? + ? MP Webcam
Battery: up to 15 hrs
259 x 185 x 22 mm
552/1100 g (without/with keyboard)
From $499 est.

Q4 2015

Detachable keyboard using lock mechanism. New generation Atom CPU. Battery is in both tablet and keyboard which would last up to 15 hours combined.
Toshiba Dynapad
12″ 1920×1280 (3:2)
? nits
Intel Atom ?, up to ? eMMC
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
Up to 4 GB memory
?,?,?
Wacom Stylus
? + ? MP Webcam
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x 6.6/14.9 mm (/with keyb.)
569/996 g (/with keyb.)
?

Q1 2016

Very thin and light.
Toshiba Portege Z20t
12.5″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel M5Y51 Broadwell
128-256 GB SSD
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
4-8 GB memory
micro-USB, micro HDMI, microSD
Wacom Digitizer, TPM
2 + 5 MP Webcam
Battery: up to 9.1/17.4 hrs (with dock)
309 x 215 x 8.8/21 mm
725 / 1500 g
From $1400

January 2015

Opt. dockable keyboard with hinges and extra battery.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
12.5″ 1920×1080/3840×2160
? nits
Intel Skylake up to i7
256/512 GB SSD
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
Up to 8 GB memory
USB,USB-C,HDMI
RealSense 3D camera
? + ? MP Webcam
Battery: up to ? hrs
? x ? x 15.2 mm
1315 g
From $999

Oct.18, 2015

360 degree folding display (similar to Yoga)
4K UHD display available with 100% sRGB color space.
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List of new Windows 8.1 tablets 2014

THIS LIST IS NOT UPDATED ANYMORE. For 2015 models see:

List of new Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 tablets 2015

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 11/5/2014: Added Dell Venue 11 Pro
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).

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Device Specs Price Comments
Acer Aspire R13
13.3" 1920×1080 IPS / 2560 x 1440
316 nits (NB Test)
Intel Core i3/i5/i7, 500 GB/1 TB HDD
Intel HD Graphics / GeForce 820M
8-12 GB memory
USB 2.0,USB 3.0,HDMI,SD
720p MP Webcam
Active Pen
Battery: up to 7.5 hrs
NB Test: 6:36 hrs
343 x 230 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).

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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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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012
10.1" 1280×800 / 1920×1200 (16:10)
NB Test: 435 nits (1080p)
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
NB Test: 7:33 min
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.

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Acer Aspire Switch 11
11.6" 1366×768 / 1920×1080 IPS
279 nits (NB Test)
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 (4:20 NB Test)
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.

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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: up to 8 hrs
317 x 221 x 9.5/16.5 mm (+keyb.)
850 / 1120 g (without/with keyboard)
From $650 est.

Dec ’14 (Europe)
Q1 ’15

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, 32 GB eMMC
1 GB memory
microUSB,microSD
Stereo Speakers
2 + 2 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs
214 x 128 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
267 nits (Ultrabookreview test)
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.

UltrabookReview review

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.

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000
11.6" 1366×768 IPS
183 nits (LaptopMag)
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
300 x 201 x 21.1 mm
1370 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" 1920×1080
315 nits (NB Test)
Core i3/i5, 500 GB + opt. 8GB cache
Intel HD 4400 Graphics
4/8 GB memory
2xUSB,1xUSB 3.0,HDMI,SD
passive stylus
? MP Webcam
Battery: up to 6 hrs (4:09 NB test)
330 x 222 x 19 mm
1650 g
From $700

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. Battery life is below average for this class.

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Dell Latitude 13 7000 (refresh)
13.3" 1920×1080
371 nits (NB Test)
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 (5:13?/8:42 NB test)
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.

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Dell Venue 11 Pro Core M (’14 refresh)
10.8" 1920×1080
386 nits (NB Test)
Intel Core M Broadwell, 64-256 GB SSD
Intel HD 5300 Graphics
4-8 GB memory
USB 3.0,microSD,mini-HDMI
2+8 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 10/20 hrs (+opt.power keyboard)
NB Test: 9:22 hrs
280 x 177 x 10.8/? mm (+ keyboard)
730 / 1401 g (+keyboard)
From $699

Nov.11, 2014

Note this is a refresh of existing model adding core M CPU option. Slim keyboard dock has adjustable angle using a stand behind display. Optional keyboard available with extra battery.

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HP Envy x2 13 (refresh)
13.3" 1366×768 / 1920×1080
NB Test: 313 nits
Intel Core M Broadwell, 128-512 GB SSD
Intel HD 5300 Graphics
4-8 GB memory
2x USB 3.0, HDMI, microSD
? MP Webcam(s)
Battery: up to 11 hrs
NB Test: 5:23 min
357 x 218 x 14-19 mm
1270 / 1830 g (+keyboard)
From $800

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2
11.6" 1920×1080 IPS
365 nits (NB Test)
Intel Core M 5Y10/70 Broadwell
128-256 GB SSD, Intel Graphics 5300
4/8 GB memory
USB 3.0, micro HDMI, microSD
Pro Keyboard: USB 3.0, miniDisplayPort
microSIM, Wacom Active Stylus
2 + 5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8/12 hrs (+dock)
NB Test 6:36 hrs
302 x 192 x 9.6 mm (tablet)
302 x 213 x 20 mm (+pro keyb.)
795 / 1695 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.

Notebookcheck review

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
269 nits (NB Test)
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 (5:02 NB Test)
330 x 221 x 17 mm
1556 g
$999

Feb. 2014

Folds 180 degrees back into tablet.

MobileTechReview video review

Notebookcheck review

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
13.3" 3200 x 1800
300 nits (NB test: 287 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 (6:19 NB Test)
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 (best in class at only 12.8 mm). Display black level is bit high (0.79 cd/m2) so you won’t find deep blacks on this display. The hinge itself is now flexible similar to metal watchband. 3 colors to choose from: orange, silver and gold.

Notebookcheck review

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. The CPU models are: i3-4020U, i5-4300U, i7-4650U

Notebookcheck review

AnandTech review

MobileTechReview video review

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.

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.

List of new Windows 8 tablets 2012

This is a list of upcoming new mobile tablet devices with Windows 8. This is not a complete list but tries to list most of the major consumer devices.

UPDATE 6/3/2013: LIST CLOSED. New 2013 list: 2013 Windows 8 tablets
UPDATE 5/23/2013: Added Acer Aspire R7
UPDATE 5/3/2013: Added Acer Iconia W3
UPDATE 4/11/2013: Added Toshiba Portege Z10t
UPDATE 2/10/2013: Updated Transformer specs, added review & brightness levels for Surface Pro & Thinkpad 2
UPDATE 2/9/2013: Added review links for VivoTab Smart & Toshiba U920t & XPS 10
UPDATE 2/5/2013: Updated Asus VivoTab TF810 tested brightness
UPDATE 2/4/2013: Updated Lenovo Helix availability
UPDATE 2/1/2013: Updated Fujitsu Arrows specs and availability, added Toshiba tested nits and battery life
UPDATE 1/30/2013: Added Yoga 11 Notebookcheck test results for screen and battery life
UPDATE 1/24/2013: Updated Kupa X15 specs and availability
UPDATE 1/24/2013: Updated Lenovo Helix specs, updated MSI S20 availability
UPDATE 1/22/2013: Added Surface Pro availability date
UPDATE 1/11/2013: Removed Samsung Ativ Tab RT (cancelled)

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 Aspire R7 15.6″
Acer Aspire R7
15.6” 1920×1080
? nits
Core i5-3337U, HD4000
6-12GB,500GB HDD/24GB SSD
2xUSB2,1xUSB3,HDMI
Webcam
Battery: < 4 hrs
254x376x28 mm
2400 g

$999

May, 2013

Unique sliding design to convert into tablet (almost flat)

Review Cnet

Acer Iconia W3 8″
Acer W3
8” 1280×800
? nits
Atom Clover trail 1.5 GHz
2GB,32 GB
micro-USB,microHDMI
2 MP Webcam
Battery: < 8 hrs
135x219x11 mm
499 g

$379

Q2, 2013?

Acer Iconia W510
W510
10.1” 1366×768 IPS
NB test: 278 nits (350)
Atom Clover trail 1.5 GHz
2GB,32/64GB eMMC
micro-USB,microHDMI,micro-SD
E-Compass,G-Sensor,Gyrometer
2/8 MP Webcam
Battery: 9 hrs (18 hrs dock)
NB Web test: 13:35 hrs (dock)
168x259x9 mm
600 g (+620 g keyboard dock)
$499 (without dock,32GB)

$749 (with dock,64GB)

Nov. 9th

Comes with sleeve and HDMI to VGA adapter. Stereo speakers are built-in on both sides. Keyboard dock can be bought seperate for $150 which doubles battery life and has extra USB port.
Acer Iconia Tab W700
11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Core i3 / i5 1.7 GHz, HD4000
4GB memory, 64/128GB SSD
1xUSB 3.0,micro-HDMI,volume
Thunderbolt port
5/1.3 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 8 hrs
Engadget test: 7.13 hrs
191x295x12 mm
950 g
$799

$999:i5+128GB

Oct. 26th, 2012

Great battery life for core CPU device. Slate with a cradle (without keyboard). Features thunderbolt port and fast Ivy Bridge CPU.

Video: Acer Iconia W700 Hands On

Asus Taichi 21
2x 11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
NB Test: 223+216 nits
Core i5/i7, HD4000
4GB memory / 128/256GB SSD
2xUSB3.0,Micro-HDMI,SDX/MMC reader,BT4.0
1080p Webcam
Battery: up to 5 hrs
307x199x17 mm
1225 g
From $1299

Dec, 2012

Dual screen (lid has screen on both sides). Second 13.3″ model would also follow: Taichi 31

Review Notebookcheck

Asus VivoTab RT (TF600T)
10.1” 1366×768 IPS+ RT
600 nits (554 AnandTech test)
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core
2GB memory / 32/64GB eMMC
2xUSB,4G LTE,?
2+8mp Webcam
E-Compass,NFC,gyroscope,MicroSD
Battery: 9/16 hrs. (-/+ dock)
NB web test: 10:18 hrs (no dock)
263x171x8.3 mm
525 /1036 g (without/with dock)
$599

Oct.26th, 2012

It seems dock is now included with base model (not sure if 2nd battery is incl.). You want to double-check when you order. Price is bit high for RT device which won’t run Windows 7 apps but it’s lightest, thinnest tablet with brightest screen (should be readable outdoors). Also features stereo speakers, E-Compass and several other sensors.
AT&T device comes with 4G LTE. Magnetic keyboard dock.
AnandTech review
Asus VivoTab Smart
10.1” 1366×768 IPS
NB Test: 360 nits (350)
Atom Z2760
2GB memory, 64GB eMMC
micro-USB,micro HDMI,micro SD
E-Compass,Gyroscope,NFC
2+8mp Webcam
Battery: NB Web test: 7:52 hrs
263x171x9.7 mm
580 g
$499

Jan, 2013

Optional magnetic connected keyboard available similar to Surface

Notebookcheck review

Asus VivoTab TF810
11.6″ 1366×768 IPS+
NB Test: 377 nits
Atom Z2760 1.8 GHz
2GB memory / 64GB eMMC
2xUSB,MicroSD
2+8 MP Webcams
Battery: 10 / 19 hrs (with dock)
294x189x9 mm
675 g (without keyboard)
$799 Wacom digitizer. Magnetic keyboard dock. Note called 810 before.

Notebookcheck review (German)

Asus Transformer Book TX300CA
13.3″ 1920×1080
350 nits
Core i5/i7 Ivy Bridge, HD4000
4GB memory, 128GB SSD
Dock: +500GB HDD
Micro-HDMI,Micro-SD
Dock:miniDisplayPort,2xUSB3.0,SD
1+5mp Webcams
Battery: ? hrs
340x219x7.5-23 mm
1900 g (with dock?)
$ 1399 est.

Feb?, 2013

Slate with Magnetic keyboard dock (similar to Android Transformer).

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxzthX43qvY

Dell Latitude 10
10.1″ 1366×768 IPS
Laptopmag: 473 nits
Atom Z2760, Intel GMA
2GB memory, 32/64GB SSD
USB 2.0,mini-HDMI,SDXC
2+8 MP Webcams
Laptopmag web test: 7:16 hrs
opt. 4 cell: 17:40 hrs
274x177x11 mm (16mm 4-cell)
658/820 g (4-cell)
From $499

Oct. 26

Optional Wacom stylus and extended 4 cell battery. Note this device features a removeable battery except for the entry models.

Laptop mag review

Dell XPS 10 (RT)
10.1″ 1366×768 RT
NB Test: 352 nits
1.5GHz Snapdragon S4
2 GB memory,32/64 GB eMMC
MicroUSB,microSD,dock (HDMI)
Compass,Opt.LTE model/micro-SIM
2/5mp Webcams
Battery: NB Web test: 9:05 hrs
275x177x9 mm
635-645 g
1310 g with dock
$499
$679 (with dock)

Oct. 26

Optional detachable dock / keyboard. Battery life looks great.

Notebookcheck review (German)

Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook (Duo)
12.5″ 1920×1080
400 nits (355 NB test)
Core i5/i7,128/256 GB SSD
Intel HD 4000 GPU
4-8 GB memory
2xUSB3.0,mini-Display port,
1.3MP Webcam
Battery: NB web test: 5:34 hrs
317x215x15-20 mm
1520 g
$1199-$1699

Oct. 26

HDMI is supported through optional adapter for displayport.

First Test: Notebookcheck test (German)

Order page:
Dell XPS 12 ultrabook

Fujitsu Arrows Tab (QH55/J)
10.1″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core
? GB memory
Micro-USB,microSD
?/? MP Webcams
Battery: ? hrs
? x ? x 10 mm
574 g
$ ?

March ’13 (Japan only?)

Waterproof and dust resistant tablet. Will be available in Japan in late February/early March. No update yet on US/Europe availability.
Fujitsu Stylistic Q702
11.6″ 1366×768 IPS
400 nits
Core i3/i5, HD4000
4 GB memory,64/128 GB
USB3,USB2,SD,HDMI
5 MP Webcam
Battery: 4.2/9.5 hrs
302x195x13 mm
850/1075 g (without/with dock)
$1099

Oct.’12

Business hybrid that will ship first with Windows 7. Features: Gorilla glass, WWAN / LTE (optional), TPM. Optional docking
Gigabyte S1082
10.1″ 1366×768
? nits
Intel Celeron 847, Intel HD
2/4/8 GB,32-500GB SD/HDD
2xUSB2.0,HDMI,SD,SIM
1.3MP Webcam
Battery: ?/12 hrs (ext.batt)
270x173x15 mm
790 g (850 g HDD)
from $669

Nov,’12

Optional docking speaker station and keyboard kit. Unique is navigation and mouse buttons on slate. Optional additional extended battery is also available (100g, slightly extends).
Gigabyte S1185
11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Core i3/i5, ?
up to 8 GB, up to 256 GB
USB 3.0,VGA/HDMI,micro-SD
opt. 3.5G modem
1.3/5 MP Webcams
Battery: 7-8 hrs est.
?x?x? mm
900 g
$999 est.

est. March, 2013

Features optional magnetically attached keyboard dock and built-in kickstand. Has optical mouse on right side.
Gigabyte U2142
11.6″ 1366×768
? nits
Core i3/i5, HD4000
4/8 GB memory
64/128/256GB SSD / +0.5-1TB HDD
USB3,HDMI,3.5G,RJ45,card reader
1.3 MP Webcam
Battery: ? hrs
339×188-200×20 mm
1390-1490 g (+hybrid HDD)
$999?

Dec. ’12

Convertible tablet PC
HP Envy x2
11.6″ 1366×768 IPS
400 nits (NB test: 312)
Atom Clover trail 1.8 GHz
2 GB memory,64GB eMMC
microSD (tablet)
2xUSB2.0,HDMI,SD (dock)
NFC,BT, Stylus optional
1+8 MP Webcam
Battery: 7/14 hrs
NB Web test: 11:55 hrs (dock)
295x206x17-19 mm
680/1406 g
$ 849

Nov.11th,’12

1406 gram weight with keyboard. Optional stylus available

Notebookcheck review

Kupa X15 (UltraNote)
10.1″ 1920×1200 IPS
400 nits
Core i5/i7
2xUSB3.0,mini-HDMI,SIM
Dock:SD,battery,VGA,2xUSB3
8 GB memory, 64/128 GB SSD
1.3+5 MP Webcam
Battery: 7/13 hrs (+dock)
261 x 185 x 7-14 mm
780 g
From $1099

March 2013

Keyboard dock style. Features modular design on sides (opt. credit card reader, scanner, mobile handset ext.), removable battery, 3G/4G LTE, and Wacom-like digitizer.

Will be offered at Best Buy.

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx
11.6″ 1366×768 IPS
400 nits
Atom Z2760 1.8 GHz (Clover trail)
2GB, 32/64 GB eMMC
MicroUSB2,microHDMI,microSD
2MP Webcam
Battery: 8 hrs (16 with dock)
301x188x10 mm (19-25mm with dock)
640/1300 g (without / with dock)
$599

Dock: +$149

Dec. 2012

Dock is optional and doubles battery life and offers 2 additional USB ports.
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Twist
12.5″ 1366×768 IPS
350 nits (NB test: 253)
Core i3/i5/i7, HD4000
up to 8 GB
128GB SSD or 320/500GB HDD
2xUSB3.0,mini-HDMI,mini-DisplayPort
mem.card,Ethernet,TPM,3G option
720p Webcam
Battery: <7 hrs (NB test: 3:16 hrs)
313x236x20 mm
1578 g
$849

Oct. 26th

Business Convertible tablet PC
11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
400 nits
Core i5/i7, HD4000
up to 8 GB, 128-256 GB SSD
USB 2.0,SIM,MiniDisplay,port
2xUSB 3.0 (dock)
Digitizer pen
Optional LTE, NFC
2+5 MP Webcams
Battery: up to 6/10 hrs (+dock)
296x187x11.6-20.4 mm
835/1700 g (+dock)
$1499

Late March, 2013

Folds backwards 360 degrees but in addition you can detach the screen and second you can flip the screen when attaching.
Lenovo Thinkpad 2
10.1″ 1366×768 IPS
Laptopmag test: 389 nits
Atom Z2760 1.8 GHz (Clover trail)
2 GB, 64GB eMMC
USB,mini-HDMI,microSD
Dock:3xUSB2.0,HDMI,Ethernet
GPS,Compass,NFC
Opt.digitizer Pen, 3G/4G
2+8 MP Webcams
Laptopmag web test: 9:42 hrs
263x165x10 mm
565 g
$649

$799 (dock included)

Dec.’12

Stereo speakers and optional active 1024 levels digitizer & pen (slot in tablet for pen). Optional: 3G/4G, dock/stand (without keyboard), dock with ethernet, HDMI and extra USB ports. Note 5 finger multi-touch display.

Laptop mag review

Lenovo Yoga 11 (RT)
Lenovo Yoga 11
11.6” 1366×768 IPS RT
350 nits
NB Test: 306 nits
Nvidia Tegra 3
2 GB, 32/64 GB eMMC
2xUSB2,2-in-1 card reader
720p Webcam
Battery: up to 13 hrs
NB Web test: 11:30 hrs
298x204x16 mm
1270 g
from $679 (RT)

Nov 27th, 2012

Convertible ultrabook tablet: you can bend the screen 360 degrees backwards so you convert it from notebook into slate.

Notebookcheck review (German)

Lenovo Yoga 11S
Lenovo Yoga 11S
11.6” 1600×900 IPS
? nits
up to Core i5
up to 8 GB, 128 GB SSD
USB2+3,HDMI,SD
? Webcam(s)
Battery: up to 6 hrs
?x?x17 mm
1397 g
from $799

June, 2013

Convertible ultrabook tablet: you can bend the screen 360 degrees backwards so you convert it from notebook into slate.
Lenovo Yoga 13
Lenovo Yoga 13
13.3″ 1600×900 IPS
286 nits (NB test)
Core i3/i5/i7, HD 4000
4/8 GB, 128GB SSD
1xUSB2,1xUSB3,HDMI,SD/MMC
1 MP Webcam
Battery: 8 hrs (NB test: 4:29 hrs)
333x225x17 mm
1542 g
from $999

Oct. 26th, 2012

Convertible ultrabook tablet: you can bend the screen 360 degrees backwards so you convert it from notebook into slate. You can choose from 2 (accent) colors: orange or gray.

Order site

MobileTechReview video

Notebookcheck test

LG H160 Slider
LG H160
11.6″ ? IPS
? nits
?
?GB, ?GB
USB,HDMI,microSD
? Webcam
Battery: 10 hrs
?x?x16 mm
1043 g
?

Oct.26th 2012 (Korea)

Slider type with stylus. Potentialy won’t be available in US.
Microsoft Surface RT
10.6″ 1366×768 ClearType RT
433 nits (AnandTech)
NVIDIA ARM cpu
2 GB memory, 32/64GB
USB,micro HDMI, microSD
2×2 Mimo antennae
720p+720p Webcams
Battery: NB web test: 8:36 hrs
275x172x9 mm
676 g
$499
$599 (+cover)
$699 (+64GB)

Oct.26

Thin at less than 1 cm with Gorilla Glass 2 screen. Optional magnetically attached 3mm thin cover that is also a keyboard with touchpad (5 colors available). 2nd option is type cover which has better keyboard with little bit of key travel. RT edition comes with free Office ’12

Order Microsoft store

AnandTech review

Microsoft Surface Pro
10.6″ 1920×1080
AnandTech test: 371 nits
Intel Core i5, HD4000
4 GB memory, 64/128 GB
USB 3.0,Mini-DisplayPort,microSDXC
Digitizer Pen input (pen incl.)
2x720p Webcams
Battery: 3-6 hrs
AnandTech web test: 6 hrs
275x173x14 mm
903 g
From $899 (64GB)

Feb 9th, 2013

Available Feb 9th. at Best Buy, Staples and Microsoft stores. Full Windows 8 version with larger battery than RT version and with digitzer wacom pen support and full HD display.

AnandTech review

MSI Slider S20
11.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
? nits
Intel Core i5, HD4000
4-8 GB memory, 128GB SSD
2xUSB 3.0,mini-HDMI,SD
720p Webcams
Battery: 7 hrs
303x196x20 mm
1160 g (SSD)
$1199

2013 end of Jan.

Razor Edge (+Pro)
10.1″ 1366×768
? nits
Intel i5/i7,NVIDIA GT640M LE
4-8 GB memory,64-256GB SSD
USB 3.0,docking port
Opt. console dock (3xUSB+HDMI)
2MP Webcam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
2-4 hrs gaming (2x with ext.batt.).
?x?x? mm
907 g
$999

Gamepad dock:$250

2013 Q1

Targeted for video gaming. Unique is dedicated graphics card.

Optional 3 docks available: gamepad controller with force feedback ($250), keyboard ($200) and docking station ($100). Optionally extra battery for gamepad controller for $69 which doubles battery life.

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T (XE500T)
11.6″ 1366×768 PLS
400 nits (NB test: 348)
Atom Clover Trail 1.5GHz CPU
SGX545 GPU
2 GB,64 GB SSD
microSD,micro-USB,micro-Sim
Digitizer Pen input / Wacom Stylus
2+8 MP Webcams
Battery: NB web test: 7.14 hrs
304x189x10/20 mm
750/1480 g
$650 (without keyboard)
$750 (with keyboard)

$800 (AT&T LTE, Nov 9th.)

Oct.26

Slate with magnetic dockable keyboard. Supports pen input. Micro-Sim card version for AT&T LTE network access.

Order site

http://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-Samsung-ATIV-Smart-PC-XE500T1C-Convertible.85012.0.html

Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T (XE700T) PLS
11.6″ 1920×1080
400 nits
Core i3/i5 CPU, HD4000
4GB,128GB SSD
USB3.0,micro HDMI,Micro SD
Digitizer Pen input / Wacom Stylus
2+5MP Webcams
Battery: <8 hrs
304x189x12/22 mm
884/1600 g
$1199

Oct.26

Height is 22mm with keyboard/clamshell. Includes keyboard. Slate with magnetic dockable keyboard. Supports pen input.
Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch
13″ 1366×768
? nits
Core i3/i5 CPU
? GB,500 GB HDD
USB,HDMI,?
? Webcams
Battery: 9 / 4-5 hrs
?x?x? mm
1724 g
$810 (i3)
$860 (i5)

Oct.26

Like Lenovo Yoga bends backwards 360 degrees into slate.
Sony VAIO Duo 11 Slider
11.6″ 1920×1080
NB Test: 382 nits
Core i7-3517U/HD4000 CPU
4/8 GB,128/256 GB
USB3.0+USB2,VGA/HDMI,SD/MS
Digitizer Pen input
GPS,1080p Webcams
Battery: NB Web test: 3:47 hrs
323x226x18 mm
1200 g
From $1099

Oct 26th.

Slides halfway with a hinge (see video). Comes with digitizer pen. Powerful system but bit heavy and pricey

Notebookcheck review
Laptopmag Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

Sony VAIO Tap 20
20″ 1600×900
? nits
Core i3/i5/i7 CPU
4 GB,SSD/HDD
USB,HDMI,?
1.3 MP Webcam
Battery: ? hrs
?x?x? mm
5200 g
From $879

Oct.26th

Table top tablet with 20″ screen. More like AIO but can operate battery powered.

Laptopmag Sony VAIO Tap 20 review

Toshiba Portege Z10T
10″ ?
? nits
Ivy Bridge, ?
2 GB,? SSD
USB3.0,USB,microHDMI,SD reader,VGA
? MP Webcam(s)
Battery: ? hrs
?x?x? mm
? g
$?

2013 Q2

Detachable (backlit) keyboard model. Not using the new upcoming Haswell CPU yet.
Toshiba U925t (U920t) Ultrabook
12.5″ 1366×768
300 nits
NB Test: 126/263 nits (batt./power)
Core i5-3317U, HD4000
up to 8 GB,128/256GB SSD
2xUSB3.0,HDMI,SD reader
1/3 MP Webcams
Battery: NB Web test 3:10 hrs
327x213x20 mm
1451 g
$1150

Oct.26

Slider type model with Gorilla glass display.

Notebookcheck review

Vizio Tablet
11.6″ 1920×1080
? nits
AMD Z-60, Radeon HD
2 GB,64GB SSD
micro-USB,micro-HDMI
2 MP Webcam
Battery: ? hrs
?x?x10 mm
753 g
?

2013 Spring


Installing dual boot Windows 8 on Lenovo S10-3t

UPDATE:I installed RTM release and works still fine on S10-3t (other than slightly skewed resolution). It’s still same install process as far as I can tell and you still need to increase resolution to make Metro apps work

See list of Windows 8 devices 2012 here: List of new Windows 8 tablets 2012

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Lenovo S10-3t and here is list of issues you might encounter and tips how you can improve setting this up. Big benefit of Windows 8 is that you will be able to get smooth zooming and navigation with IE10 and similar performance improvements you get for pdf with the optional reader download.

See here Win 8 video on S10-3t showing IE10, reader and few other apps:

Installation new dual boot OS

First word of caution that OneKey Recovery program doesn’t work anymore when I installed Windows 8! So backing up with this program may not help to restore back to Windows 7. Therefore I decided to reinstall Windows 7 completely from scratch and remove one of the partitions so I can split the main drive in 2 and use new 2nd partition for Windows 8.

Here are steps how to do this and create new clean Win7 install and leave 1 partition for windows 8. Again warning: you will lose all data and OneKey backup won’t work anymore so backup your data on external drive.

1. Preparation

  • Create bootable USB drive (at least 4GB size) and copy all files from the Windows 7 Setup DVD to this drive. See how to do this here: http://www.ehow.com/how_8441030_create-boot-disk-windows-7.html
  • Backup any data and programs installations on external drive. Note programs need to be reinstalled. Make sure you write down all program keys (e.g. Windows, Office, …)
  • Download all necessary Lenovo S10-3t drivers first since Windows doesn’t have built-in driver for S10-3t wireless. Go to Lenovo support site and download at least following drivers on external drive (or use another computer):
    • Intel Chipset Driver
    • Intel OnBoard Graphics Driver
    • Wireless Lan Driver (Intel, …)
    • Broadcom Ethernet driver
    • Lenovo Energy Management (to get Fn keys working for screen brightness and audio)
    • Lenovo Active Protection System
    • Lenovo Screen rotation
    • Download Microsoft Surface Touch pack to get touch working for Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17368

2. Create partitions and install new Windows 7

  • Insert USB drive and reboot. If the USB doesn’t boot automatically go to bios setup (F2) and adjust boot order or use F12 to choose boot menu and then choose USB device
  • When Windows 7 setup starts choose Drive options (advanced):
    • Delete the large windows partition and 1 additional partition. I  deleted the additional ‘Lenovo’ backup drive partition since I couldn’t use that anyway anymore for backup. Obviously you will lose all data so backup data first!
    • For the just deleted windows partition choose ‘Extend’ and then choose the 2nd partition you deleted. This will merge the 2
    • Choose ‘New’ for the merged partition and decide on % size. For instance 50% will leave half for the 2nd partition. Next I would label the volume. For example Win7. Repeat that for the remainder of the partition (choose 100%) for Windows 8
    • Choose the Win7 partition for installation of Windows 7
  • When Windows 7 setup restarts make sure you remove USB drive so you won’t end up in an endless loop:-)
  • After Windows 7 is installed install all missing drivers you downloaded previously (in that order above). Note initially the device manager will show 3 unrecognized devices and you won’t have internet connection. After installing drivers you should see no errors anymore in device manager (power management, LAN and ethernet are the 3). You can install additional drivers and software optionally like screen rotation
  • Restore any data and programs you want to install. I installed also K-lite Codec pack which will install Media player classic which gives you better performance and lower CPU usage for most video formats. For best battery performance in Media player classic use MPEG2 files and choose as render ‘Overlay Mixer *’. This will bring CPU down around 10% (you may get notification that aero is disabled but you can disable this message in notification settings).

3. Install Windows 8

  • use Windows 8 DVD (or downloaded preview) and choose to install on the 2nd drive (new install)

Improving Windows 8 on S10-3t

  • First problem is that the new Metro apps require at least 1024×768 resolution. One way to workaround that is to use downscaling. Only downside is that aspect ratio is not maintained on S10-3t but otherwise works well. Follow instructions how to enable this here: http://www.jessebandersen.com/2012/02/lenovo-ideapad-s10-3t-increase-dpi-and.html
  • For previous issue consider creating a shortcut key to switch resolutions. You can use autohotkey for instance with change resolution script.
  • Optionally you can download newer graphics driver driver on Intel site: GMA 3150. Although there’s an aspect ratio setting I didn’t have any luck keeping 16:9 ratio on S10-3t. I believe this setting is for upscaling resolutions only
  • Note minimum resolution for split screen or snap app feature is 1366×768 so you won’t be able to display apps side by side on S10-3t. Looking forward when Lenovo Yoga will be available with proper 1600×900 resolution.
  • Install the Lenovo power management driver. Then change in power advanced options: set max CPU to high. Second I’d change closing lid to hibernate and power to shutdown
  • There’s no start menu and no shutdown options in Desktop mode (it’s in charm menu Settings/Power). That’s fine I think for S10-3t since you can assign shutdown to power button and hibernate for close lid action. But if you want to add shutdown shortkey button anyway in the taskbar follow these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/77061/how-to-add-shutdown-restart-sleep-to-the-windows-8-metro-start-screen/
  • I would recommend adding some apps from the store. For instance navigation and zooming on the ‘Reader’ is pretty fluid on the S10-3t especially compared to Windows 7 Adobe reader.
  • You can swipe from sides to open additional menu’s but on S10-3t the display edges are not flush so you may not find it easy to open the menu’s this way. UPDATE: turns out you start the swipe from the edge and then it works fine. Alternative is to use keyboard: use Windows key+Z to open app menu. Also Windows Key+X will open start menu. Or with the mouse move to corners: right side corners will open charm menu, upper left side opens switch app bar (move down to see all). Also right-click will open app menu as well
  • Another shortcut key: Windows + I will open settings menu. Note that this settings menu is in the app context. So if you opened weather app and open this menu you can change weather app settings (e.g. Fahrenheit or Celsius)
  • There’s no start menu anymore in desktop but there’s a trick to add it as a toolbar. See http://www.winbeta.org/guides/how-create-start-menu-toolbar-windows-8-consumer-preview

Below example desktop with shutdown shortcut and start menu navigation bar:


Available Windows 7 Slates 2011 Fall

Note there are several new Windows 8 tablets announced for ’12 H2 like the Lenovo Yoga and this is now outdated.

UPDATE: Windows 8 tablet PC preview
UPDATE 2: updated (from summer to fall ’11)

Here’s a quick update what’s available if you’re looking for a Windows slate device.

Personally I still prefer a convertable tablet PC with integrated keyboard and I’d love if Lenovo would upgrade the current S10-3t with higher res IPS display with better viewing angles. But I can see benefit of a slate if you want to use it primarily as a media device and still want some extra windows functionality that you wouldn’t get from an iPad (e.g. hookup USB devices, SD slot to view your pictures or videos, full Web browser compatibility, myriad of PC applications like game emulators, office, photoshop, …).

Several interesting new devices are just being released with an IPS display. Several more new devices based on the new intel Oak trail CPU are expected by end of 2011. This is not a complete list and I listed only new devices which I think are potentially most interesting currently:

Device Specs Price Comments
Asus EP 121, Notebookcheck test

Notebookcheck.net: iPad vs EP121 size comparison:
EP121 vs iPad size
12” 1280×800 IPS
220 nits
Core i5 470UM
2GB/4GB,GMA HD
2xUSB,HDMI,SD
Webcam 2MP
Battery: 2-4hrs (rated 3)
312x207x17mm
1148 g
$999
-$1099
Great screen with great viewing angles. This device might be usable somewhat outdoors (see mobiletechreview.com). Great performance from Core i5 CPU so should be also decent for Photoshop or some minor video editing. Cons are short battery life (about 2-4 hours) and battery is not removable. Also 12” is less portable than 10” although weight is relatively decent. The Samsung Series 7 slate looks like a better alternative though.
Acer Iconia Tab W500, Notebookcheck test
Acer Iconia W500
10” 1280×800
350 nits (on spec)
AMD C50 1GHz
2GB memory, Radeon HD6250
USB,HDMI,SD,SIM
2 Webcams 1MP
Battery: 3-7 hrs
275x190x16mm
970 g
$549 Not an IPS Screen but viewing angles are still good and it’s relatively bright (326cd/m2). Battery is about 3-7 hours. There’s an optional dockable keyboard but with fixed angle. Perf could be better but it should play HD video and is bit faster than Q550. Weight is relatively high.
Fujitsu Q550
10” 1280×800 IPS
400 nits
Atom Z670 1.5GHz
2GB, GMA 600
USB,HDMI,SD
2 cameras
Battery: up to 3.5 / 7 hrs
275x192x16mm
771 – 862 g
$729
June
Pricey but targeted for business use. Pro’s: bright non-glossy screen (400 nits) and IPS screen with good viewing angles and 400 nits with matte screen is relatively good outdoors. It has capacitive multi-touch and is fairlylight. User removable batteries rated at 3.5 and 7 hours. One of the few devices offering mobile broadband with GPS. Downside is slow performance and high price.
MSI WindPad 110W / U120W
MSI WindPad 110W
10” 1280×800 IPS
? nits
110W: AMD Z-01 duo-core
U120W: Cedar trail 1.86GHz
4GB, Radeon 6250
USB,mini-HDMI,SD
GPS, 2 cameras
3 cell battery: ?
271x183x15mm
1497 g
$599
August ’11
Not much info, bit on heavy side for 10″. Windows perf index is 2.8 for the prototype model.
Samsung Series 7 Slate
Samsung Series 7 slate
11.6″ 1366×768
400 nits
Core i5 2467< 1.6GHz
4GB,Intel 3000
USB,micro-HDMI,SD,MicroSD
GPS,Webcam 2+5mp
Battery: up to 7 hrs
297x182x13mm
934 g
$1099

$1249 pre-order

Nov. 2011

Great performance and price is reasonably for Core i5 slate with bright IPS screen. Price ranges from $1099 to most expensive model at $1349 which comes with keyboard and dock and 128GB memory.

Preview: Trusted reviews preview

Dell Lattitude Peju (=ST?)
10” 1920×1080
Core i5
4GB,?
2xUSB,VGA/HDMI,microSD
2 cams (1/5MP)
Battery: 6-8 hrs
270x186x14mm
860 g
Rumor is 2012 Q1 Not confirmed but came from leaked docs. Specs are impressive especially screen resolution if true. Buttons: volume, screen lock, power, ctrl-alt-del. Also comes with n-trig digitizer.
Dell Latitude ST
Latitude ST
10” 1280×800
Atom Z670 1.5GHz
2GB, GMA 600
micro USB,HDMI,micro SD
GPS
720p webcams +8MP cam
Battery: up to 8 hrs
270x186x15mm
816g
$759
Feb. ’12
Features GPS, up to 128 GB SSD storage, 1080p video output. Supports stylus input. Review: notebookcheck test
Viliv X70 Slate Oaktrail (not same as current X70).
Laptop Magazine X70 hands-onLaptop mag Viliv X70 II
7” 1024×600
Atom Z670 1.5GHz
1-2GB, GMA 600
micro USB,HDMI,micro SD
GPS
2 webcams 3+1MP
Battery: up to 6.5hrs
?x?x14mm
420 g?
? Note the current X70 is a different model and only shares the size. This one will have different buttons with optical mouse (no joystick) and capacitive multi-touch. Very light and battery would last up to 6.5 hours.

Rumor is that this has been cancelled and Viliv might exit the UMPC market.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer
10” 1280×800 IPS
Atom Z670, 1.5GHz
1-2GB,Nvidia Tegra
USB,HDMI,microSD
GPS
2 cams (1/5MP)
Battery: up to 9.5 (16 with keyboard)
271x177x13mm
680 g
From $399 NOTE: no Windows 7 slate but hopefully a Windows 7 version might follow. Which is maybe the EP 101tc?.IPS Screen is pretty good with good viewing angles. Also features dockable keyboard with extra connections and battery (which would provide up to 16 hours battery for Android OS). Unfortunately not clear yet if a Windows 7 version will ever be available

Moved…

I moved the blog to lucienkblog.wordpress.com.