Unveiled at the Microsoft keynote at Computex 2014, the 7-inch Encore is basically the company's Android-based Excite tablet running Windows.
The Toshiba Encore 8 offers a lot for its price, but the more appealing Dell Venue 8 Pro is a cheaper and sleeker alternative.
The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.
Debuting at CES 2015, the 8- and 10-inch Windows 8.1 slates feature Wacom tech and a trio of exclusive apps for recording your life.
The LG Encore may have a good set of features, but its poor touch screen and lagging performance prevent us from recommending it.
Buick's cars aren't typically known for their track prowess, but as you can see, these cars did just fine on a winter rallycross in Connecticut.
Take notes and convert them to text with this pen-friendly Windows tablet
Though its features are basic, the little 7-inch tablet is running full Windows 8.1 and at $120 is reasonably priced, too.
Microsoft is pledging an E3-worthy list of Xbox announcements at Gamescom, this week's big gaming show in Cologne, Germany. Watch the full press conference live here.
This week Europe gets F1 2015, Xbox One owners get Smite while PS4 owners get Pneuma and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The Red Solstice comes out of early access and Rocket League explodes its way into our hearts.