Compare Windows Tablets

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The following table compares Windows tablets on a variety of specifications, from screen size to processor speed. Clicking the name of the tablet takes you to our review of that model. Some tablets in this chart are dual boot (coming with Android built in), but most are pure Windows.

After the table is our article 'Is Windows 10 Good for Tablets?'

The 40 Most Recent Windows Tablets

 Tablet review   Rating   Release   OS   inch   Resolution   ppi   CPU   GHz   Storage   RAM   Bat/h   lbs   kg   Cam 
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)4.82017-6Win 1012.32763 x 1824267i7 Kaby Lake2.61284.0013.51.730.788.0
Samsung Galaxy Book4.72017-07Windows 1012.02160 x 1440216i53.12568.0011.01.660.7513.0
Teclast X5 Pro3.92017-04Win 1012.21920 x 1200185M3-7Y301.02568.005.02.000.915.0
Chuwi Hi134.02017-04Win 1013.53000 x 2000267Lake N34501.1644.007.02.381.085.0
Cube iwork1x3.82017-03W10/A5.111.61920 x 1080190X5-Z83501.44644.007.01.670.762.0
Lenovo Miix 5104.22017-02Win 1012.21920 x 1080186i3-6100U2.31284.007.51.980.905.0
Teclast Tbook 16 Power4.02016-12W10/A6.011.61920 x 1080189Atom Cherry1.6648.007.01.970.895.0
GPD WIN Gamepad4.12016-11Win 105.51280 x 720267Atom Cherry1.6644.004.01.380.580.0
Onda v80 Plus3.22016-08W10/A5.18.01920 x 1200283Intel Z83001.44322.006.00.700.322.0
Ainol AX10 Pro 4G3.02016-08W10/A5.110.11280 x 800150MT K8735P0.99161.0010.01.230.565.0
Vido W10 Elite4.12016-08Win 1010.11920 x 1200224X7 Z87002.41284.0010.01.410.645.0
Cube i7 Book4.02016-07Win 1010.61920 x 1080208m3-6Y302.20644.006.01.600.732.0
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 3103.92016-07Win 1010.11200 x 800150Atom Z83501.92642.0012.01.280.585.0
Cube iWork 8 Air3.82016-07W10/A5.18.01280 x 800189Atom1.44322.005.00.680.312.0
Chuwi Hi124.02016-07W10/A5.112.02160 x 1440216Atom Z83001.44644.008.00.680.315.0
Huawei MateBook4.52016-06Win 1012.02160 x 1440216Intel m3/52.7128,2564.005.01.410.645.0
Acer Switch Alpha 124.22016-06Win 1012.02160 x 1440216i7 6500U2.55128.006.01.980.905.0
Teclast X80 Power4.12016-06Win 10/A5.18.01920 x 1200283Intel Z83001.44322.005.00.770.352.0
Cube i94.52016-05Win 1012.21920 x 1200185m3-6Y301.511284.0010.02.130.975.0
Teclast Tbook 114.12016-04Win 10/A5.110.61920 x 1080208Z83001.84644.005.01.410.642.0
Chuwi Hibook 10.14.42016-04Win 10/A5.110.11920 x 1200224Cherry Trail Z83001.84644.007.01.210.555.0
Nextbook Flexx 11.63.02016-04W1011.61366 x 766135Quad Atom1.33642.008.02.971.352.0
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S4.62016-03Win 1012.02160 x 1440216Intel M3-6Y302.2128,2564.0010.51.530.695.0
Dell Venue Pro 58553.72016-03Win 108.01280 x 800189Intel Atom x52.24644.006.00.830.385.0
Onda oBook10 SE3.92016-03Win 10/A5.110.11280 x 800150Intel Z3735F1.33322.005.01.500.680.0
iRULU Walknbook 33.92016-02Win 1010.11280 x 800149BayTrail-T1.33322.007.01.300.592.0
Teclast x98 Plus3.42016-01Win 109.72048 x 1536264Cherry Trail Z83001.84644.008.51.160.535.0
VAIO Z Canvas 12.3"4.42016-01Win 1012.32560 x 1704250Intel i7-4770HQ2.251216.007.02.671.218.0
Onda v919 Air 3G3.32015-11W10/A4.49.72048 x 1536264Cherry Trail Z83001.84644.005.01.090.505.0
Microsoft Surface Pro 44.72015-10Win 1012.32736 x 1824267Intel Core i72.4128,256,1TB4.009.01.690.778.0
Pipo x93.82015-09Win 10 Andr 4.48.91920 x 1200254Intel Atom Z3736F2.16642.000.01.120.530.0
HP Pro Tablet 6084.12015-08Win 107.92048 x 1536324Intel x5-Z85001.44644.008.00.930.428.0
Chuwi Hi83.92015-06Win 10/A4.48.01920 x 1200224Z3736F2.16322.005.00.770.352.0
Microsoft Surface 34.02015-05Win 8.110.81920 x 1280213Intel Atom Z87001.6064,1282.009.01.370.628.0
Asus Transformer T90 Chi3.82015-02Win 8.18.91280 x 800170Intel Atom Z37751.4632,644.009.00.880.405.0
Asus Transformer T100 Chi3.82015-02Win 8.110.11920 x 1200224Intel Atom Z37751.4664,1282.008.01.250.575.0
Toshiba Encore 2 Write4.22015-01Win 8.110.11280 x 8000Intel Atom Z3735F1.83642.009.51.210.558.0
Toshiba Encore Mini2.32014-10Win 8.17.01024 x 600170Intel A41.33161.0010.00.780.352.0
HP Stream 74.02014-09Win 8.17.01280 x 800216Intel Atom Z3735G1.33321.007.00.780.352.0
Microsoft Surface Pro 34.22014-05Win 8.1 Pro12.02160 x 1440216Core i3,i5,i71.9064,128,2564.007.01.760.805.0
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Is Windows 10 Good for Tablets?

Microsoft is changing their official stance when it comes to updating and releasing software. A few days ago, they celebrated the Windows 10 anniversary with an updated version of this operating system. The newest update brings a wide variety of changes and improvements, which we will talk about in this article.

Before we do, lets reflect on how exactly Microsoft changed their approach. We’re used to completely new versions of the Windows operating system getting released periodically, but it seems like the software giant is now going to stick to tweaking and improving the Windows 10 operating system.

This anniversary update will affect everyone, but what can tablet users expect from this update? We tested the newest version of Windows and you can read our concise first impression below.

The New Workspace

The new Windows Ink workspace includes a few features: Sticky Notes, a sketchpad and screen sketch. The Ink workspace is very easy to use and even the most inexperienced of users should grasp the basic concept quickly. A simple tap launches a tool that allows the user to select one of these new features.

Creating a sticky note is easy and requires a simple tap of the “+” icon. Notes can be moved around the screen and resized. It is possible to draw and write on these notes and drawings can be made with fingers, while written notes are meant to be made with the tablet’s pen.

The sketchpad application includes pencils and marker tools. 30 different ink colours are available, which makes this app pretty much perfect for simple drawings, but it is definitely not suitable for creating art and this software is, obviously, meant to be used with an active pen. Arguably the strongest point of this application is the straightedge, which is another nice addition that makes it easy to draw straight lines and angles.

Screen sketch is another useful app that makes working with screenshots and drawing on webpages very simple. This tool is the perfect example of where Microsoft is headed with their new update – they want to make things as easy and as user-friendly as possible.

Start Menu, Task Bar, Lock Screen and Notifications

When it comes to the Start Menu, which can be viewed in tablet and in desktop mode, Microsoft has certainly made significant improvements. It is a lot easier to view and browse the apps now and tapping on app icons is a lot more convenient.

The Taskbar is also slightly different and it can be hidden in laptop and tablet mode both, which is another nice addition that can potentially improve the user experience.

The Lock Screen has also been changed and improved. For example, tablet users can now control background music, without having to log in. Cortana digital assistant can also be used from the lock screen itself.

Notifications can be viewed by tapping on the right edge of the taskbar. This launches the convenient action centre, which shows alerts and notifies the user about updates and such.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge deserves to be discussed separately from all the other updates, since this app has been more improved than anything else. The average tablet user certainly won’t mind using Edge as their primary browser – it is fast, easy to use and has a lot of useful extensions. The best thing about the new Edge, however, is significantly lowered power consumption.

Our tests have shown that Microsoft Edge uses about half the RAM Chrome uses and naturally draws a lot less power. Battery life and performance is what it’s all about for tablet users and the new improved Edge will certainly help prologue the battery life of most tablets. There is still room for improvement, but it’s safe to say that the new version of Microsoft Edge is a pleasant surprise.

Conclusion

Microsoft’s new approach seems to be working great for them and this reflects on tablet users and on Windows 10 performance on these mobile devices. Their efforts to bring the familiarity of the Windows 10 desktop interface to the average, casual tablet user is a great step forward and the updated version of Windows certainly proves that Microsoft knows what they’re doing. They’ve done a great job improving their operating system that it is no wonder others are starting to fall behind.

 

 


 

Windows 8 for Tablets

26th of October 2012, Microsoft entered into the mobile market by actively pursuing tablet customers using a couple of different operating systems. They released Windows 8, which is roughly analogous to Android 4.0 Honeycomb. It'll run on devices ranging from netbooks to tablets and everything in between. Unlike iOS, it's a device independent OS that provides a unified computing experience.

Features, Pros & Cons of Windows Tablets

The most obvious difference between previous, PC-based versions of Windows and the upcoming tablet-optimized variants of the operating system is the user interface. Windows 8 rely heavily on Metro, Windows' touch-capable UI scheme that revolves around tiles. Metro offers a clean interface, numerous usability enhancements for mobile consumers and quick start-up times. The biggest advantage of the upcoming Windows 8 is that it'll feature support for ARM CPUs as well as traditional multi-core x86 processors. Unlike Windows 7 for tablets, which only supports x86, Windows 8 will be able to run on practically any conceivable hardware.

Versions Windows 8 and RT

Two versions of Windows 8 are being produced. Joining the primary Windows 8 release will be Windows RT. While the two share much of their code, there are some significant differences. While Windows 8 will be available on a wide range of devices, Windows RT can only be used on devices based on ARM processors. Windows RT lacks legacy support, so installation of x86/64 programs is not supported. Because of its restrictions, as well added device encryption, it will only be available pre-installed on supported devices.

Hardware and Models

In keeping with a focus on minimal hardware, Windows RT support for ARM CPUs opens up a floodgate of possibilities for reaching users with a wide variety of tablets and phones. Unlike x86 processors, ARM models use less power and generally offer better battery life for mobile devices. Like the Android platform, Windows' tablet-optimized variants will come on a wide array of hardware, running on everything from 7" miniature tablets to full-sized 10" and up slates, converibles and detachables. Windows 8 will also enable users to switch between the Metro UI and a more traditional desktop setup, allowing any tablet to function as both a touch screen slate and a keyboard-less PC.

Software Availability and Options

The key lynchpin of every mobile operating system is software, and Windows 8 tablets will rely on the all-new Windows Store. Microsoft already boasts the Windows Phone Marketplace for smart phones, which is rapidly improving in terms of offerings and quality. Once Windows 8 tablets penetrate the market, users will have a wealth of options for applications and software for every purpose. Boasting greater revenue sharing for developers, Windows' app model should provide some much-needed competition to Apple's iTunes.

Prognosis and Future Developments

There's an ingrained belief that Windows can never compete with the likes of Android and iOS in the mobile sphere. Ultimately, there's a good chance that this notion will turn out to be false. Microsoft has been cautious in moving into the mobile sphere because they have a lot to lose if they make any major missteps. Contrary to public opinion, Windows 7 and 8 for tablets are a lot more stable and full-featured than most pundits would have you believe. By stripping out unnecessary elements and focusing on delivering a great experience on any mobile device, Windows 8 promise a bright future for Microsoft in the mobile market.