Don't-Miss Windows Tablet Stories
The Spectre x2 has touch. It has pen support. It has the same cover-style keyboard. But there are differences compared to the Surface Pro 4, and we dive deep into them here.
With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft builds on the previous generations of the Surface line, getting them closer than ever to their goal of creating a tablet that will replace your laptop.
Microsoft re-engineers the Surface Pro 4 tablet for performance, adding a new Intel Skylake processor, an improved Type Cover, and even a better Surface Dock.
Small, light, affordable, and able to use a pencil or ballpoint in lieu of a stylus, the Yoga Tablet 2 Anypen with Windows is a better tablet than its 10-inch cousin, but less appropriate for business tasks.
Microsoft added Windows 8.1 and a surprisingly powerful Intel Atom chip to create the Surface 3, but it still feels expensive for what you get.
Throw away the embarrassingly bad Bluetooth keyboard that ships with the Windows version and you have a nicely designed, fast, and long-running, if somewhat oddly shaped tablet.
Beating Microsoft to the punch, Toshiba has combined active stylus input, surprisingly good handwriting recognition, OCR of photos, and separating audio recordings by orator, which puts this Windows 8.1 tablet in a class of its own when it comes to capturing informational events--at least for now.
A significantly cheaper alternative to Microsoft's official dock, eTauro's dock lets you keep the kickstand--though you do lose some connectivity.