Why first place: The best combination of price and specs.
Description: Ultra-portable Windows tablet – unlike its predecessors, it is a tablet, not a hybrid laptop, which means there is no keyboard included. But there’s Bluetooth and a USB port, so you can connect external input devices through them. The only thing is that it will not be very convenient, but such is the “price” of portability.
The tablet’s hardware platform is built on a quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, complemented by 2GB of RAM. 32GB of internal eMMC storage, microSD card slot available.
The 8-inch screen of the tablet is made by TFT IPS technology and has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. In addition, Dell Venue 8 Pro is equipped with two cameras (the main one is 5 MP, the front one is 1.2 MP) and a 4,830 mAh battery that provides up to 8 hours of battery life.
t 608 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi
Why third place: Low price, there is support for mobile Internet, but relatively low reliability.
Description: Ultra budget Windows tablet with mobile Internet. A good solution for working with e-mail, instant messengers, social networking and Web surfing “on the go. The tablet’s hardware platform is based on a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor with a clock speed of about 1.3 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal eMMC storage.
Tablet 8-inch screen is made by TFT IPS technology and has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Brightness, color rendering and level of detail of the image is not bad (for its price segment).
But the main advantage of the tablet – a slot for a SIM-card and mobile Internet support. It allows you to use it even outside of Wi-Fi. The tablet also features a 5-megapixel camera, a 4,000mAh battery and stereo speakers.
- Optimal performance;
- Bright, saturated screen;
- Long battery life;
- Just one Micro-USB connector, connecting peripherals via OTG;
- Not a very high quality assembly in some instances;
- Tremendous heat when charging and active use;
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HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb
Why first place: High performance, best combination of price and specifications.
Fast wireless internet connection and excellent Windows tablet for working wherever you are. It combines portability and high performance. Quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor with clock speed of 1.44 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM. Internal SSD-drive – 64 GB, with a slot for memory cards is also available, models up to 2 TB are supported.
The screen of the tablet is not the best, but quite optimal. Made by TFT IPS technology, it has a diagonal of 10.1 inch and a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Color reproduction, brightness and detail – not bad for a mobile computer.
One of the most important advantages of the tablet is a lot of connectors. It is also equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C, and full-size USB 3.0 Type-A. In addition, among the technical specifications can also be distinguished battery of 32.5W×h, front-facing stereo speakers and a 5-megapixel main camera. Keyboard also included.
- Good wireless interface modules (support multiple simultaneous connections);
- Powerful front-facing speakers from BangOlufsen;
- Dense, reliable build;
- Fast charging is supported;
- High performance;
- Cheap plastic housing;
- Heats up during charging and active use;
- Can only be charged with the included power adapter;
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i5 4GB 128GB
Why Second Place: In terms of features and capabilities, this is the Windows tablet it should be. However, it’s too expensive.
Description: With its Surface line, Microsoft has shown how an ideal Windows tablet should look and work. Not on the first try, of course, but the third, fourth, and current at the beginning of 2018 fifth generation models are indeed head and shoulders above the competition. No kidding – full-featured Intel Core processors in a small package with a neat, quiet, yet effective passive cooling? Also, support for Wacom stylus and branded keyboard cases, including touch-sensitive.
For the performance of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in this configuration is responsible dual-core “ultrabook” processor Intel Core i5-7300U clocked at 2.6GHz, which is complemented by 4GB of RAM and a high-speed 128GB SSD drive. Tablet screen – 12.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels.
- Maximum performance;
- Support for proprietary Windows features like the Hello system;
- Metal body and high build quality;
- Long battery life (up to 10 hours);
- Small package (no stylus or keyboard);
- Relatively high price for the tablet itself and its accessories;
- Proprietary connector for charging;
- Only one USB 3.0 Type-A port;
Dell Latitude 5285
Why third place: Maximum performance but high price.
Description: Dell Latitude 5285 is a full-fledged ultrabook, only “squeezed” into a tablet form factor. However, the belonging to the high class is shown not only in the top technical characteristics, but also, for example, in a pluggable keyboard with backlight or a complete Wacom stylus.
Technical specifications of the tablet include a dual-core “ultrabook” processor Intel Core i5-7300U clocked at 2.6GHz, which is complemented by 8GB of RAM and a high-speed 256GB SSD drive. Also, the device boasts 12.3-inch FHD display (1920×1080 pixels) made by TFT IPS technology. And finally, for maximum mobility, the tablet has a built-in 4G LTE module, which provides constant access to the Internet.
You can also highlight the 8 MP camera and 42 W×h battery, providing up to 1.5 days of battery life.
- Maximum performance;
- Backlit keyboard (this is a unique feature altogether);
- Support for mobile Internet;
- Rich bundling;
- Comparatively slow SSD drive due to the 8-bit PCIe bus;
- Only two external ports – USB 3.0 Type-A and USB 3.1 Type-C, with the latter used for charging;
- Heat is noticeable under heavy load;
Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L
Why Fourth Place: A very beautiful and unusual computer, but not very productive.
Description: The Yoga Book is quite an interesting experiment by Lenovo to create a look-alike hybrid computer. This notebook with a rotary keyboard, which allows it to transform into a tablet, has two touchpads at once. The first is the display (with a diagonal of 10.1 inch and 1920×1200 pixel resolution). The second is a keyboard. The Surface is not a membrane-based but touch-based, and the glass panel also supports handwriting with the included stylus.
In other specifications, the Lenovo Yoga Book is similar to mid-range hybrid computers. It is equipped with a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8850 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, which is complemented by 4GB of RAM and a 64GB eMMC storage.
A nice feature of the computer is a SIM card slot, which allows the laptop can access the mobile Internet via 3G and 4G LTE.
- A unique, unusual appearance;
- Mobile Internet support;
- Optimal performance;
- Display with high resolution and excellent color rendering;
- Few ports for connecting peripherals;
- Weak oleophobic coating on both touch panels;
- The touch keyboard is not very comfortable, especially for blind typing;
- 64GB of permanent memory is also relatively small;