Best Windows and Microsoft Tablets
We at Nothing But Tablets, reviewed and ranked the best Microsoft tablets for the year. Windows tablets, over the last few years, have gained popularity even though they only represent a quarter of the entire tablet market. Because they operate on Windows, most tablets come equipped with a keyboard. Whether you want to play games or work, there is certainly a Windows tablet that will easily suit your budget.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Screen Size: 12.3-inch | CPU: 2.5Ghz Inter Core i7-7660U | Weight: 784g | OS: Windows 10 | Dimensions: 292 x 201 x 8.5mm | RAM: 4/8/16GB | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | Battery: Up to 13.5 hours | Storage: 128/256/512GB | Front Camera: 5MP | Rear Camera: 8MP | Price: $799 - $2,699
The Surface Pro is essentially an upgrade to the Surface Pro 4, especially when it comes to battery life with a 32% improvement. There's very little difference in terms of design when compared to the Surface Pro 4. However, when it comes to price you'll find a major difference. The new Surface Pro boasts with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is a major upgrade from the 1,024 found in the previous version. It can also be tilted back 165 degrees, and the cooling fans are far less noticeable. The biggest downfalls to the Surface Pro is that you'll need to buy the Type Cover and the Surface Pen separately. As one of the best Windows tablets, it's a superior 2-in-1. It performs extremely well and is beautifully built. The speakers are sensational, and the screen quality is excellent. Even though it's a fantastic device, it's difficult to recommend it to anyone with such a high price tag for the Core i7.
Acer Switch 3
Screen Size: 12.2-inch | CPU: 1.1Ghz Intel Pentium N4200 | Weight: 1.25kg | OS: Windows 10 Home | Dimensions: 295 x 201 x 9.95mm | RAM: 4GB | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Battery: 4,670mAh | Storage: 128GB | Front Camera: 2MP | Rear Camera: 5MP | Price: $439
For those who don't require the immense power of the Surface Pro, this is certainly a wallet-friendly alternative. The Acer Switch 3 is made from plastic with an aluminium back. There's also a U-shaped kickstand along with a 5MP camera. In terms of connectivity, you'll find one USB 3.0 connection port, a USB type C port, and a MicroSD card slot. What's even more impressive is that Acer ships it with a keyboard cover that connects magnetically as well as an active pen boasting with 1,024 pressure points.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Screen Size: 12-inch | CPU: 900Mhz Inter Core M3-6Y30 | Weight: 693g | OS: Windows 10 Home | Dimensions: 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3mm | RAM: 4GB | Resolution: 2160 x 1440 | Battery: 5,200mAh | Storage: 128GB | Front Camera: 5MP | Rear Camera: 5MP | Price: $688
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is a marvellous 12-inch Windows tablet that's better built and thinner than most other Windows 10 slates. It further impresses with a uniquely colourful Super AMOLED screen that none of the other Windows tablets offer, as well as a pair of potent speakers that sound extremely good. The keyboard might feel a bit dull but once you get over this shortcoming, you will quickly realize that it's the best Windows 10 tablet for playing games and streaming media.
Linx Vision 8
Screen Size: 8-inch HD | CPU: 1.83 GHz Turbo Quad Core | Weight: 377g | OS: Windows 10 | Dimensions: 214 x 134.7 x 9.9mm | RAM: 2GB | Resolution: 1200 x 800 | Battery: 6,000mAh | Storage: 32GB | Front Camera: 2MP | Rear Camera: 2MP | Price: $250
Rated as the best 8 inch Windows tablet, the Linx Vision 8 not only impresses as a budget tablet but also offers great build quality. Casting your eye around the body of the Linx Vision 8, you will discover that all the basics are covered, including a micro-USB port, a micro-HDMI port, SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone socket. The main highlight of the Linx Vision 8 is the tablet accessories. It's essentially a portable gaming tablet, allowing users to stream Xbox One games on the Linx Vision for remote-play thanks to a dual-analogue Controller system. Users can also enjoy a vast range of tablet games that support controllers or use the tablet to watch movies or browse the web.