To run Word and Excel, you need a Windows 8 RT tablet at least. But those have a limited version of MS Office (it's called Office RT) and a limited e-mail app (no POP3).
So you might prefer a Windows 8 Pro tablet that runs the full Office and all other Windows programs you need. And you might prefer a real keyboard to a virtual one.
Then maybe this is a nice one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+IdeaPad+13.3%22+Ultrabook/Tablet+-+Wi-Fi+-+Intel+Core+i7+i7-3537U+2+GHz+-+LED+Backlight+-+Silver+Gray/1306048420.p?id=mp1306048420&skuId=1306048420
It's $1499. Since it's for business it's not too expensive, I think. But I don't see why that Ultrabook wouldn't be fine.
I am trying to decide between buying an ultrabook or tablet for business travel. While on the road I will need to access email, excel and word documents (creating new and editing). Also need the ability to present material to customers and access online databases.
When not on the road I have a desktop that is running windows 7. I want to be able to sync between these without any problems.
I am looking at buying the Samsung series 5 Ultrabook running windows 8, but I think that for the price 760 euros, I can use a tablet for cheaper.
Any thoughts on this would be helpful.