Apple iPads are one of the most popular tablets available in the market. Some iPad owners may be happy with the Apple offering while some may want to switch to a Windows tablet.
Here is a list of the best Windows tablets that customers can try.
Surface Pro 4
Microsoft officially announced the Surface Pro 4 tablet in October 2015 and some customers started receiving the tablet in the same month. The regular-sized iPads including the iPad Air 2 have a 9.7-inch display but the Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inch display.
The latest Microsoft offering comes running on Windows 10 Pro and customers have a number of models with different hardware specifications to pick from. The starting price tag of the Surface Pro 4 is $899 and all models of the tablet include a stylus, the Surface Pen.
With Windows 10 Pro along with the detachable Type Cover (sold separately), customers can benefit from a wide array of productivity tools conveniently.
Dell Venue 11 Pro
This Dell tablet has a 10.8-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The Dell Venue 11 Pro comes pre-installed with a full Windows 8.1 operating system.
An Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and 2 GB of RAM powers the Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet. The device has 64 GB of flash memory and one USB 2.0 port.
The original price of the Dell tablet on Amazon is $549.99 but currently the online retailer is offering a discount of $99.99, which brings the price down to $450. Customers can also buy a detachable keyboard and stylus (sold separately) to enhance their productivity.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution. The tablet has a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM. The tablet has an 8,060mAh battery that can offer usage of up to 12 hours.
Customers who want to buy the tablet have the option to select from Windows 10 or Windows 8 as the operating system. The Acer offering has 64 GB of internal storage and customers can use the microSD card slot to expand the memory to up to 128 GB. The Switch 10 E has two 2MP cameras, one at the front and another at the rear.
The Windows 10 version of the tablet is available from Amazon for $299.99. A number of detachable keyboards are also available.
Asus Transformer Book 12-Inch
The Asus tablet has an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. A 1.59 GHz Intel Atom processor and 4 GB of RAM power the device.
The Asus Transformer Book 12-inch runs on Windows 8.1. The Asus tablet comes with 64 GB of internal storage, which customers can expand with a microSD card. The tablet also includes one microHDMI and one microUSB port.
Amazon is offering a new Asus Transformer Book 12-inch for $455.51, which includes a keyboard dock with USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 Port, and Ethernet Port.
Windows 10-powered Samsung Tablet (Upcoming)
While there are many Windows-powered tablets available in the market, Samsung is rumored to launch its own Windows 10 tablet in 2016.
The upcoming Samsung tablet (SM-W700) is estimated to get a 12-inch Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of either 2,560 x 1,600 or 3,840 x 2,400 pixels. An Intel Core M processor and 4 GB of RAM may power the device.
The SM-W700 may also include an S Pen, which will make it compete directly with Surface Pro tablets. The Samsung tablet is estimated to weigh only 600 grams, or 1.3 lbs.
The iPad Air 2 has a starting price tag of $499. If rumors are to be believed, Samsung’s Windows 10 tablet will cost about $455.
iPads have a big fan following and the popularity of the tablet has led Apple to launch the larger iPad Pro, which has a 12.9-inch display and a premium starting price of $799. The iPad Pro may attract many tablet users but Windows 10 tablets are also gaining popularity slowly but steadily.
It remains to be seen if Windows-powered tablets can affect iPad’s market share in the coming months.