iPads and Android tablets are fine, sure, but with , we can count on the best Windows tablet to save the market. Ever since Microsoft’s line of Surface Pro devices entered the picture, there’s been renewed interest in these functionally competitive slates. With native keyboard and mouse support, it’s not hard to see why either.
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The best Windows tablets are all equipped with the Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system – and one that can now be . That means you don’t have to rely on stripped-down versions of your favorite applications, nor are you restricted to the mobile versions of your favorite sites.
The top Windows tablets range from convertible to detachable and they’re all graced with compelling features from Microsoft that give these devices the edge over competing machines from the likes of Apple and Google. As of Windows 10 preview build 16251, for instance, you can now to your Windows tablet.
Whatever you need, you can count on finding it here.
Despite the subdued naming convention, this is actually the fifth iteration of the Surface Pro. As a follow-up to the winning , it would have been every bit deserving of a number attached to it, too. That’s because the latest Surface Pro sees not only the battery life improve by as much as 32%, but, of course, the processor has been updated to as well. Plus, although it’s now sold separately, the Surface Pen has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro
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HP’s Spectre x2 bears a striking resemblance to the Surface Pro 4. Take a closer look and you’ll notice that it’s thinner and lighter than Microsoft’s slate. Although the Intel Core M processor might leave you tentative to adopt the HP Spectre x2, this isn’t the Core m3 we’re talking about – this is a 6th-generation, Skylake Intel Core m7, which bears almost the same performance as the full-blown Core i5 chip harbored by the Surface Pro 4.
Read the full review: HP Spectre x2
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is a knockout 12-inch tablet that’s thinner and better built than most Windows 10 slates. It also offers a uniquely vibrant Super AMOLED screen you won’t find on any Windows device either, plus a pair of punchy speakers that actually sound good. Its keyboard feels a bit lackluster but if you get over this short coming, it’s the perfect Windows 10 tablet to use while streaming media and games.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Getting into the world of Windows 10 convertibles isn’t cheap unless we’re talking about the Pavilion x2. This 10-inch hybrid comes packing a surprising amount of goods even if it’s a short stack. The frugal slate comes stacked with a HD screen and more than enough power to get you through a day of web browsing and basic image editing. And when you’re ready for leisure hour, you can pop off the hood for a sublime tablet experience.
Read the full review: HP Pavilion x2
In a sense, the Lenovo Miix 510 is the Surface Pro alternative that you buy when you’re fed up with Microsoft’s reluctance to move forward with its connectivity practices. USB-C is here, and it’s brought USB 3.0 with it. While the screen is limited to 1080p, the Lenovo Miix 510 comes with an active stylus, a detachable AccuType keyboard and an articulating kickstand for flexibility without limits. While the battery suffers, the Lenovo Miix 510 is still a surefire win.
Read the full review: Lenovo Miix 510
- This product is only available in the US and UK as of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the .
Gabe Carey has also contributed to this article
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