9.85
/ 10
9.68
/ 10
9.35
/ 10
8.93
/ 10
8.73
/ 10
8.63
/ 10
8.58
/ 10
8.53
/ 10
8.48
/ 10
7.83
/ 10
6.88
/ 10
6.13
/ 10
6.03
/ 10
Performance
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Screen Size (inches)
13.3
12.5
13.3
13.3
11.6
12.5
11.6
11.6
12.5
10.6
12.1
10.1
10.1
Screen Resolution
3200 x 1800
1366 x 768
1600 x 900
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
1366 x 768
1920 x 1080
1280 x 800
1366 x 768
1366 x 768
Base Processor
4th Gen Intel Core i3
4th Gen Intel Core i3
3rd Gen Intel Core i5
4th Gen Intel Core i5
4th Gen Intel Core i5
4th Gen Intel Core i3
3rd Gen Intel Core i5
3rd Gen Intel Core i7
2nd Gen Intel Core i5
4th Gen Intel Core i5
2nd Gen Intel Core i5
NVIDIA Tegra 3
Intel Atom Z2760
Processor Max Upgrade
4th Gen Intel Core i7
4th Gen Intel Core i7
3rd Gen Intel Core i7
4th Gen Intel Core i7
4th Gen Intel Core i7
4th Gen Intel Core i7
2nd Gen Intel Core i7
Processor Speed
1.70 GHz
1.80 GHz
3.40 GHz
1.60 GHz
1.50 GHz
1.70 GHz
1.9 GHz
1.9 GHz
3.30 GHz
1.60 GHz
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz
1.50 GHz
Processor Speed Max Upgrade
1.80 GHz
2.70 GHz
3.70 GHz
3.00 GHz
1.90 GHz
3.00 GHz
3.60 GHz
Graphics Type
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4200
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel GMA HD
NVIDIA Tegra 3
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
RAM Max Upgrade
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
Primary Drive
128 GB (SSD)
500 GB
320 GB
128 GB (SSD)
128 GB (SSD)
80 GB (SSD)
128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
500 GB
64 GB
64 GB (SSD)
32 GB
64 GB
Max Drive Upgrade
512 GB (SSD)
128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB
Battery Life
9 Hours
7 Hours
9 Hours
6 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours
8 Hours
5 Hours
10 Hours
10 Hours
4.5 Hours
9 Hours
9 Hours
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 Pro
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 7 Pro
Windows RT
Windows 8
Operating System Upgrade Option
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Features
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Webcam
720p
720p
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
720p
1080p
720p
720p
1080p
1080p
1080p
USB 2.0
1
2
1
2
1
Micro
USB 3.0
1
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
HDMI
Micro
Mini
Micro
Micro
Mini
Micro
Audio Input
Built-In Mic
Memory Card Reader
Optional
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Ethernet
Design
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Weight (pounds)
3.06
3.48
5.05
2.89
1.7
3.35
3.08
2.75
3.7
2
2.56
1.16
1.3
Depth (inches)
8.66
9.3
9.6
8.8
7.4
8.46
8.35
7.8
9
6.81
8.16
6.73
6.6
Height (inches)
0.61
0.8
1.28
0.56
0.39
0.59
0.8
0.68
1.23
0.53
0.67
0.33
0.3
Width (inches)
12.99
12.3
13.15
12.81
12
12.48
11.22
12.1
12
10.81
12.28
10.33
10.2
Help & Support
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Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
3 Years
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
Phone Support
Email Support
Live Chat
User Forums
User Manual
FAQs
In-Store Repair
In-Home Repair
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Tablet PC Review

Why Buy a Tablet PC?

Tablet PCs combine the power and features of a laptop with the mobility and convenience of a tablet for a portable device that can be used anywhere, anytime. They are convertible notebooks with a display screen and a keyboard. In laptop mode, they work the same as a conventional laptop. The device easily transforms into a tablet, with a touchscreen you can navigate by fingertip or stylus, by either swiveling on a hinge or folding in half.

A tablet laptop can be handy in an office setting where workers are mobile. These computers are easily picked up and relocated, but most importantly, they are versatile. Showing a presentation to a co-worker with a quick flip of your screen saves time and energy. Going from typing notes to drawing plans on a tablet means you aren't chained to a desk. These devices free workers and make them mobile, which expands your office options.

We determined the best tablet PCs on the market to be the Lenovo Yoga, the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist and the Fujitsu LifeBook. These tablet PCs performed the best in the categories we evaluated, and each constitutes a powerful machine that will appeal to corporate professionals. For additional information on these devices, be sure to check out our articles on tablet PCs.

Tablet PCs: What to Look For

Not all tablet PCs are created equal, and finding one that suits your needs can be challenging if you don t know what to look for. When looking for the right tablet PC, consider design, help and support, features, and technical specifications, the last of which determines the device s overall performance. We used each of these as our criteria to determine the best tablet PC on the market.

Performance
The technical specifications of a tablet laptop are the type of processor the device has, the amount of RAM, hard drive or solid-state drive capacity, battery life, wireless capabilities (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and other features. The technical specifications determine how powerful and fast a tablet PC is and how well it performs.

Features
Any tablet PC should be easy to operate in both clamshell and tablet mode. The touchscreen should be sensitive enough to accurately register light swipes and taps with a fingertip or stylus.

A tablet PC should also be easy to convert from clamshell mode to tablet and vice versa. The screen should swivel easily and remain secure while in tablet mode.

The best tablet PCs are designed for portability. Look for models that are sleek, lightweight and durable. You should also take into consideration the device s dimensions, resolution and screen size. A larger screen size may mean easier navigation in tablet mode but a larger device overall.

Decide whether you need a webcam and select among the many available features, including USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet ports; auxiliary jack; built-in microphone; and memory card reader.

Help & Support
Customer support options for tablet PCs should be comprehensive and easy to access. The manufacturer should provide technical support via email, telephone or live chat. Online resources such as a knowledgebase, community forum and product manual should be available for your perusal. Also, look to see whether a company offers in-store or in-home repair. This can save you time and money if you ever require a fix.

This category also includes a tablet PC s warranty. Most come with a standard one-year hardware warranty, though a few have exceptional three-year warranties.

The best tablet PCs are those that excel in each of these areas and provide convenience, portability and performance, even on the go.