The Asus Transformer Book T100 revives the Netbook value proposition (and Netbook usability issues) in a budget-price 10-inch laptop that doubles as a tablet. You won’t love it, but for sheer bang for the buck, it’s hard to beat.
The smaller 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is a form worth exploring, and the Acer Iconia W3 can be fun to use, but it's also buggy and held back by shortcuts and lackluster features.
The Toshiba Encore 8 offers a lot for its price, but the more appealing Dell Venue 8 Pro is a cheaper and sleeker alternative.
Betting on a full 1080p display partly justifies the Dell Venue 11 Pro's higher price compared to other Atom-powered tablets. But the keyboard dock add-on, which should turn this into a functional laptop alternative, is too expensive and occasionally frustrating to use.
If you can get past the clunky design, the Kobo Arc 10 HD offers a unique tablet experience for avid readers.
Though its design and features can't compare with the Galaxy Note 8, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 delivers a solid stylus experience for almost half the price.
The S6000, A3000, and A1000 are the latest Android tablets from the Chinese manufacturer of ThinkPad laptops.
The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.
Nvidia's new Tegra Note reference design adds an i500 modem to deliver LTE speeds.