The non-Pro version of the Microsoft Surface 3 is smaller and costs less, but uses an entry-level processor.
CNET editors round up their favorite tablets, including products from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
The 84-inch 4K touchscreen display boasts a full set of productivity-geared features.
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If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.
The Microsoft Surface 2 is great for getting work done, but those looking for extensive app support (beyond Office) will find top Apple, Android, and Amazon tablets to be better options.
Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.
The Surface Pro's gutsy design successfully reinvents the Windows 8 laptop by cramming an ultrabook experience into the body of a 10-inch tablet. Those wanting to go all-in on the tablet experience won't regret buying the Surface Pro, but we're holding out for a future, more polished generation of the device.
The next version of the Surface is meant to compete with midtier tablets priced around $500. But does it deliver too little, too late?
For $679, you can get the Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 slate with 64GB and the perk of high-speed data on-the-go.
The TackForm C-Fit is a stylish and secure suction cup mount that can hold almost any phone on almost any smooth, solid surface.