The best Windows tablets are a fantastic option if you’re looking for something different from the typical laptop or higher-end iPad. These portable devices are more flexible and more powerful than you might think. In fact, there’s enough power inside one of these tablets to get you through most of your productivity needs and creative tasks, such as light video editing.
Windows tablets are more than just good for connecting with friends and family on social media, getting some casual gaming done, or enjoying the newest show on Netflix. And, the best of them have some advantages over more traditional laptops, as well. Balancing power with better portability and a cheaper price makes them excellent for those constantly on the move or on a budget.
Whether you have a limited budget or need something more portable, a tablet might just be the ideal choice for you.
The Surface Pro 8 comes with an all-new design, but it boasts internals that are faster than ever, allowing it to rise above its predecessor. There are other things to love here as well, like the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2-in-1 design, and a bigger screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. This makes it one of the best Windows tablets for illustrators, graphic artists, other creative professionals, and coders. It’s a bit more expensive, which might turn some folks off. But, for professionals, it’s well worth the money.
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Touted by Lenovo as ‘an IT admin’s dream,’ the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet indeed offers many of the makings of such a device. That includes dual Thunderbolt ports for faster data transfers, Windows Hello login via fingerprint reader, and the optional IR camera for a more secure login and Microsoft AutoPilot readiness. And, that’s without mentioning the SSD and battery that are field serviceable so that you can get a certified technician to come to you if you need parts replaced. But that’s not all; it’s also got a light and sleek chassis, and it comes with the ThinkPad Pen Pro, which means it’s great value all around.
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The successor to the Surface Go 2 might not be as powerful as many had hoped it would be. However, for fans of the tablet line, the Surface Go 3 is still a capable and affordable prospect. There are compromises made here, but it also has the best webcam at this price, which makes it great for keeping in touch with family and friends. And, again, its price is more than appealing for most people. If you don’t need a whole lot of power anyway, it’s a terrific, money-saving choice.
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The Acer Switch used to be a more affordable alternative to the Surface Pro. These days, the Acer Switch 5 will cost you just as much, but that’s also for comparable specs except perhaps an older processor. Price increase aside, this tablet is still one of the best Windows tablets – not to mention, best performing – out there, and it’s the perfect solution for students and professionals who don’t want to buy into the Surface trend.
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The Lenovo Yoga Book C930 is a truly innovative 2-in-1 laptop, with a second E Ink display that moonlights as a keyboard, a pad for making notes and drawing and a traditional E Ink reader for viewing documents. It's perhaps this second stunning screen that's the biggest selling point of the Lenovo Yoga Book C930. That fact that it's thin and light makes it an excellent tablet as well. If you're looking for a laptop that doubles as a tablet and a drawing pad, this one's an ace in our book.
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