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Dell Venue 11 Pro review: Tablet plus accessories makes three good devices

Add the dock or the keyboard with battery to stretch this Windows tablet's capabilities as you wish.

Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Meet Microsoft's new candy-coated, anti-Surface tablet

Don't let the keyboard cover fool you. This Windows RT upstart is nothing like its direct in-house competition.

10-inch hybrid head-to-head: Asus Transformer T100 vs. Lenovo Miix 10

Add a keyboard, and these tablets come pretty close to delivering all the functionality of a notebook.

Lenovo Miix 10 review: A good tablet with an (optional) killer keyboard

The Miix 10 is a good tablet, and the optional keyboard is awesome. But its outdated and high price tag sour the experience.

Transformer Book T100 review: This hybrid fills both its tablet and notebook roles well

You know a hybrid machine is living up to its promise when using Windows 8 is enjoyable and makes sense.

Surface 2 review: Cautious upgrades don't help a tablet in desperate need of relevance

Microsoft needed to bring the razzle-dazzle. Instead we got a 40-degree angle and higher resolution screen.

Five tools to bring the Start menu back to Windows 8.1

The OS upgrade fixes a lot of things, but the classic pop-up Start menu isn’t one of them. These utilities—four of them, free—can fill the gap. Whether you prefer a plain Start menu, a customizable one, or loads of extras, one of these programs can give you the Windows 8.1 you wanted in the first place.

Windows 8.1 review: The great compromise

The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.

The best Windows 8 business apps for portable productivity

Consumers are the firm focus of the Windows Store, but business owners can find plenty of finger-friendly apps designed for portable productivity.

Review: Acer's Aspire U (model A5600U-UB13) is a stylish AIO with a few minor flaws

Undeniably good-looking, the Acer Aspire U all-in-one delivers a classy desktop computing and multimedia experience. We’ve selected it to serve as our reference desktop PC.

Vizio Thin + Light CT15T-B1 notebook review: A new HD touchscreen—and little more

The refreshed Thin + Light notebook delivers good performance, but this machine lacks pizzazz.

The delightful dozen: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps

In the world of apps, there is indeed such a thing as a free lunch, making this roundup of 12 superb—and free!—Windows 8 apps a virtual smorgasbord.

Review: Surface Pro is the world's best Windows tablet, but still can't close the deal

Surface Pro is a marked improvement over Surface RT, but the Windows 8 hybrid market is rapidly changing, so Microsoft's latest tablet may not be the device for you.

Vizio CA24T-A4: A looker with a few miscues

If it were just about style, the Vizio All-In-One would give Apple a run for its money. But it's not just about looks and a blurry display, weak keyboard, and mediocre performance dampen the experience.

Acer Iconia W510 review: Wide-screen tablet with a clever dock

Acer's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet is great for video, if not books, and the docking station models are serviceable as netbook-sized laptops.