Microsoft has made some significant improvements on Windows 8.1 such as adding a Start button, offering a wider selection of apps and a more intuitive searching experience. In order to fully enjoy these features, you will need the right device such as a top quality tablet or hybrid. Manufacturers are continuously launching touchscreen devices that aim to make the best out of Windows 8.1 and with such a large range of options available, you are sure to find a tablet or hybrid that suits you. These are the best options that will match any budget and requirements.
Lenovo Miix 2
The 8-inch model of the Lenovo Miix 2 has a slim/ lightweight design but that does not mean that you will not find very strong features such as 2 GB of RAM,Â 1.3-GHz Intel Atom Bay Trail CPU and one of the brightest 1280×800 display you can get with devices of this kind available at the moment. It also includes Microsoft Office Home and Student and it is conveniently priced between $215 to $299.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
The ThinkPad Yoga stands out for its great flexible design and beautiful display but it also offers a superb battery life. With the ThinkPad Yoga you are guaranteed to enjoy a versatile device that gives you the comfort of a laptop, including an amazing keyboard and the convenience of a touchscreen device. This bendable hybrid is available from $800 up to $1600.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A sharp 12.5 display and a lightweight design are just the two first things you notice about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The keyboard cover is now more versatile and it includes a practical magnet to make things more comfortable for users. The battery life is not as extensive as what you get with other devices and the Surface Pro 3 is not exactly cheap at $800 (starting price) but overall, this hybrid tablet is a good multitask option.
ASUS Transformer Book T100
This 1.2 tablet has an impressive battery life of over 12 hours and includes Office Home &Student 2013 suite, as well as a keyboard that allows you to use it as a laptop. It offers a high definition display of 1366×769 pixels with great graphics.Â Overall, this tablet hybrid offers great value at $349.
Dell Venue 11 Pro
The Dell Venue 11 Pro adapts to many functions, offering convenience and reliability. With its full Windows 8.1 version, you can enjoy Window 8 apps, as well as Desktop programs. With 10.8-inch display, 2 GB RAM memory, a good performance and battery life that can range between 8 to 15 hours (depending on usage of the Mobile Keyboard), you can be sure that this is a good tablet that can also be a good PC. Price for the Dell Venue 11 Pro starts at $600.