Don't-Miss Windows Tablet Stories
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.
A nice tablet, now even nicer: This replacement for last year's ElitePad 900 boasts a faster CPU, more memory, longer run-time, and a higher-resolution display.