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Best Windows Tablet PC Comparison Chart (2015)

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Best Windows Tablet Comparison Chart

In the market for a Windows Tablet PC? You have reached the right place!

To help you decide which Windows Tablet to buy, I have create the Best Windows Tablet comparison chart. This chart was put together to provide those in the market for a Windows based tablet with succinct analysis and advice to support an informed buying decisions. We at TechRanker.net believe in the Windows Tablet platform and have developed this content with the hope of helping the platform grow!

This chart was put together using a variety of sources such as the Microsoft Store, Amazon, and the manufacturers’ own websites. The chart contains Windows Tablet prices, specs, and differentiating features. The chart also contains useful information such as which Windows tablets come with a dock, keyboard, or stylus digitizer pen, which answers some of our frequently asked questions.

Our Windows Tablet PC comparison chart will be continuously updated. If you would like to submit additions or corrections, please use the comments section below. More tablets are coming soon! Check this page often for upcoming tablets, new Windows Tablet reviews, and exclusive Microsoft Store deals!

Best Windows Tablet Pc Comparison Chart 2015

Best Windows Tablet PC Comparison Chart (2015)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review Specs Pros and Cons Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Optional keyboard case, kickstand, stylus included, Intel Core CPU.
Cons: Big for a tablet. Real-world battery life could be better.
Bottom Line: Simply the best Windows Tablet currently available.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
2.0 Ghz
4GB-8GB Ram
64GB-512GB SSD
12″ – 2160 x 1440
Full Size USB 3.0
Micro SD
Mini DisplayPort
Camera (F/R): 5MP/5MP
Battery Life: 9 hrs
11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 in, 1.76 lbs
Microsoft Surface 3 - 135 Microsoft Surface 3 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Optional keyboard case, kickstand, optional stylus.
Cons:
Bottom Line: The next best option after the more expensive Surface Pro 3.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
2.0 Ghz
2GB-4GB Ram
64GB-128GB SSD
10.8″ – 1920 x 1280
Full Size USB 3.0
Micro SD
Mini DisplayPort
Camera (F/R): 3.5MP/8MP
Battery Life: 10 hrs
10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 in, 1.37 lbs
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 Signature Edition 2 - 135 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370  (User Reviews)
Pros: Keyboard dock, high rez screen, Intel Core CPU.
Cons: Big for a tablet. Real-world battery life could be better.
Bottom Line: Good big tablet alternative to the Surface Pro 3.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
2.0 Ghz
8GB Ram
256GB-512GB SSD
13.1″ – 3200 x 1800
Full Size USB 3.0
Micro SD
Micro HDMI
Camera (F): 720p
Battery Life: 9 hrs
12.99 x 8.98 x 0.50 in, 2.60 lbs
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2 - 135 Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Keyboard dock, Intel Core CPU.
Cons: Big for a tablet. Real-world battery life could be better.
Bottom Line: Good mid-range 2 in 1 PC
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i3, i5, or i7
2.0 Ghz
4GB Ram
128GB SSD
12.5″ – 1920 x 1080
Micro USB 3.0
Micro SD
Micro HDMI
Camera (F): 2MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
12.51 x 7.54 x 0.29 in, 1.76 lbs
Lenovo ThinPad 10 Review Specs Pros and Cons Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, optional stylus and keyboard, NFC, optional 3G/4G
Cons: Atom processor provides less performance than the Surface Pro 3 Intel Core processors
Bottom Line: A good alternative to the Surface Pro 3 if you don’t need Intel Core performance.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Atom Z3795
1.6 Ghz
2GB-4GB Ram
64GB-128GB eMMC
10.1″ – 1920 x 1200
Micro USB
Micro SD
Mini HDMI
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 8MP
Battery Life: 10 hrs
10.09 x 6.96 x 0.35 in, 1.31 lbs
Acer Iconia W4 Review Specs Pros and Cons Acer Iconia W4 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: MS Office, HDMI out, optional keyboard case, nice screen, physical start button
Cons: No stylus support
Bottom Line: My top 8″ tablet choice has a nice screen, good performance, and includes MS Office.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3740
1.33 GHz
2GB Ram
32GB-64GB SSD
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Mini HDMI
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
8.62 x 5.31 x 0.42 in, 0.91 lbs
Asus VivoTab Note 8 Review Specs Pros and Cons Asus VivoTab Note 8 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: MS Office, some models include a Stylus pen, solid build, good performance
Cons: I found the screen to be a tad bit less responsive than the Acer Iconia W4
Bottom Line: My #2 8″ tablet choice has a stylus pen and includes MS Office.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3740
1.33 GHz
2GB Ram
32GB-64GB SSD
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Stylus Pen Port
Camera: Front 1.2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
8.70 x 5.20 x 0.40 in, 0.85 lbs
Dell Venue 8 Pro Review Specs Pros and Cons Dell Venue 8 Pro Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: MS Office, good performance, optional stylus, keyboard, and dock
Cons: Reported issues with the stylus pen
Bottom Line: A year old, yet still a good option for 8″ Windows Tablets.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3740D
1.8 GHz
2GB Ram
32GB-64GB SSD
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Camera: Front 1.2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
8.50 x 5.12 x 0.35 in, 0.87 lbs
ASUS Transformer Book T200TA Review Price Specs Release Date ASUS Transformer Book T200 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Very nice keyboard, solid detachable hinge, extra hard drive bay, LAN port
Cons: Value proposition less than similarly priced laptops. Relatively low resolution
Bottom Line: Very nice hybrid if you can get it cheap. For $500, a laptop is better.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Instel Baytrail T Z3795
1.59 Ghz
2GB-4GB Ram
32GB-64GB SSD
11.6″ – 1366 x 768
Micro USB, USB 3.0
Micro SD
Micro HDMI
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 8.5 hrs
12.0 x 7.9 x 1.0, 3.6 lbs
ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Review Specs Pros and Cons ASUS Transformer Book T100 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Great value, long battery life, includes MS Office and keyboard dock
Cons: Small keyboard, slow battery charging, no rear facing camera
Bottom Line: Cheap 2-in-1 device that is well worth the few compromises.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3740
1.33Ghz
2GB Ram
32GB-64GB SSD
8″ – 1366 x 768
Micro USB
Micro SD
Micro HDMI
Camera: Front 1.2MP
Battery Life: 11 hrs
10.4 x 6.7 x 0.41 in, 1.2 lbs
HP Stream 8 Review Specs Pros and Cons HP Stream 8 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Low price, solid build quality, 4G enabled, free data
Cons: Only 1GB of ram, small amount of useable storage
Bottom Line: It’s not a powerhouse, but it’s cheap and includes free 4G data!
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3735G
1.83 Ghz
1GB Ram
32GB eMMC
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 6.5 hrs
8.23 x 4.88 x 0.35 in, 0.90 lbs
HP Stream 7 Review Specs Pros and Cons HP Stream 7 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: The cheapest Windows Tablet available
Cons: Only 1GB of ram, small amount of useable storage
Bottom Line: It’s a good value but I’d get the HP Stream 8 instead.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3735G
1.83 Ghz
1GB Ram
32GB eMMC
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Camera: Front 0.3MP, Rear 2MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
7.59 x 4.36 x 0.39 in, 0.78 lbs
Toshiba Encore WT8 Review Price Specs Toshiba Encore 8 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: One of the cheapest Windows Tablet available
Cons: Only 1GB of ram, small amount of useable storage. Office 365 instead of Full MS Office
Bottom Line:
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3735G
1.4 Ghz
1GB Ram
32GB eMMC
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro USB
Micro SD
Micro HDMI (some models)
Camera: Front 1.2MP, Rear 5MP
Battery Life: 11 hrs
8.30 x 5.20 x 0.37 in, 0.84 lbs
Winbook TW700 Reviews Specs Pros and Cons Winbook TW802 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: Cheap. Full size USB port. Micro HDMI
Cons: Short battery life. Tiny 16GB storage on some models
Bottom Line: Good cheap Windows Tablet.  Make sure you get the 2G/32GB model.
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Baytrail-T Z3735F
1.33 Ghz
1GB-2GB Ram
16GB-32GB eMMC
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro HDMI
Micro USB
Micro SD
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 2MP
Battery Life: 5 hrs
7.44 x 0.43 x 4.76 in, 0.89 lbs
Dragon Touch I8 Reviews Specs Pros and Cons Dragon Touch I8 Buy Now from Amazon (User Reviews Buy Now from Amazon)
Pros: The cheapest Windows Tablet available
Cons: Only 1GB of ram, Tiny 16GB storage
Bottom Line: Decent cheap Windows tablet but with tiny storage
OS, CPU, & GHz
Ram, Storage, & Display
Ports Misc.
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Intel Atom Z3735G
1.83 Ghz
1GB Ram
16GB eMMC
8″ – 1280 x 800
Micro HDMI
Micro USB
Micro SD
Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 2MP
Battery Life: 8 hrs
8.50 x 5.20 x 0.50 in, 0.63 lbs

OEMs! Don’t see your tablet listed? Did I not give you device a fair assessment? Want to request a review for your Windows Tablet? Send me a message via the contact form.

Best Windows Tablet in the Market?

If money is no object, the best tablets for Windows are made by Microsoft. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Buy Now from Amazon offers the best screen and best performance of all Windows 8 Tablets.

If you want the best Windows Tablet under $500, the Microsoft Surface 3 Buy Now from Amazon is the best option. If offers full Windows compatibility, stylus pen support, and support for the nifty Type Cover.

Another great option in the sub $500 range is the Asus Transformer Book T200TA Buy Now from Amazon. It offers a very nice keyboard dock and a sturdy design.

If you want the best 8″ Windows Tablet, I like the Acer Iconia W4 Buy Now from Amazon and the Asus VivoTab Note 8 Buy Now from Amazon.  The Acer has a nice screen, physical start button, and micro-HDMI.  The Asus features a pretty good stylus pen.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Amazon $694.94 | Microsoft Store $799 | User Reviews)
  2. Microsoft Surface 3 (Amazon $499 | Microsoft Store $499 | User Reviews)
  3. Asus Transformer Book T200TA (Amazon $339 | Microsoft Store $369 | User Reviews)
  4. Acer Iconia W4 (Amazon $263.99 | User Reviews)
  5. Asus VivoTab Note 8 (Amazon $254.75 | User Reviews)

Best Cheap Windows 8 Tablet (Under $200)

If you are looking for a cheap Windows Tablet, look no further than the HP Stream 7 Buy Now from Amazon and HP Stream 8 Buy Now from Amazon.  These budget Windows tablets can be found for $99 and $199 (or less), which is really cheap for a PC computer.  Beware of the low storage and ram though!

Can’t decide between the two?  Get the HP Stream 8 which includes free 4G data!

  1. HP Stream 7 (Amazon $89.85 | Microsoft Store $99 | User Reviews)
  2. HP Stream 8 (Amazon $184.82 | Microsoft Store $149 | User Reviews)

Best Windows Tablets with a Stylus (Digitizer Pen)

As of this writing, I strongly urge Win8 tablet shoppers to by a Windows tablet with a stylus or digitizer pen. The stylus will make it easier to interact with Windows 8 while in desktop mode. This is especially true for 8 inch Windows Tablets because the operating system doesn’t scale well on the smaller screens. As a result, some of the buttons are easier to use with a stylus versus a finger.

The stylus will also provide additional functionality for apps that are optimized for its use, such as One Note, Fresh Paint, and Adobe Photoshop.

My top picks for Windows Tablets with a stylus include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Microsoft Surface 3 and the 8-inch Asus VivoTab Note 8. The Dell Venue 8 Pro also offers active stylus support. However, even with corrective firmware updates, some users complain that the Dell Venue Pro stylus doesn’t work well.  Perhaps this issue has been fixed? (Let me know in the comments section below)

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Amazon $694.94 | Microsoft Store $799 | User Reviews)
  2. Microsoft Surface 3 (Amazon $499 | Microsoft Store $499 | User Reviews)
  3. Asus VivoTab Note 8 (Amazon $254.75 | User Reviews)
  4. Dell Venue 8 Pro (Amazon $204 | User Reviews)

Best Windows Tablets with a Keyboard

To get the most out of your Windows Tablet, I suggest you consider devices that include, or offer optional keyboards. Keyboards are a must for interacting with legacy Windows applications. Keyboards also give Windows Tablets an edge versus Android tablets and the iPad in terms of productivity.

My top pick for Windows tablets that offer a keyboard accessory is the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The type cover keyboard accessory  doesn’t replace a good quality conventional keyboard but the portability it offers will be well worth the compromise for some people.

If you need a cheaper Windows Tablet with a keyboard, consider the 12-Inch ASUS Transformer Book T200TA, or the smaller 10-Inch Asus Transformer Book T100TA . The T200 offers a quality build and a nice keyboard.  The T100 offers a pretty good value for a 2-in-1 device.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Amazon $694.94 | Microsoft Store $799 | User Reviews)
  2. Microsoft Surface 3 (Amazon $499 | Microsoft Store $499 | User Reviews)
  3. Asus Transformer Book T200TA (Amazon $339 | Microsoft Store $369 | User Reviews)
  4. Asus Transformer Book 10-inch T100TA (Amazon $244.90 | Microsoft Store $309 | User Reviews)

Best Windows Tablets with a Dock/Docking Station

If you plan to use your Windows based tablet as a desktop computer as well, you should consider tablets that come with a dock or docking station. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3  is my number one choice, as its Intel Core processor will provide performance comparable to a conventional desktop.

If you want a cheaper option with an Intel Core processor, consider the old Acer Iconia W700. The W700 is the first Windows based tablet I ever purchased and it’s still my favorite. Since it’s a couple years old, you should be able to find one pretty cheap.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Amazon $694.94 | Microsoft Store $799 | User Reviews)
  2. Acer Iconia W700 (Amazon $520 | User Reviews)
  3. Microsoft Surface 3 (Amazon $499 | Microsoft Store $499 | User Reviews)

Best Windows Tablets with 3G/4G Sim Slot

Current generation Windows Tablets equipped with a 3G/4G Sim slot are mostly non-existent.  The Surface Pro 2 featured broadband compatibility but this device is no longer available.  The only option I’ve seen currently available is the HP Stream 8 Buy Now from Amazon.  If you aren’t interested in the HP, the best option is to chose the Windows Tablet you like the most and make use of an external 3G/4G device.

  1. HP Stream 8 (Amazon $184.82 | Microsoft Store $149 | User Reviews)
  2. Your cell phone’s mobile hotspot feature
  3. A Mi-Fi device purchased from your wireless carrier
  4. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 via eBay

Best Windows Tablets with GPS

To take advantage of applications and websites that can make use of your current location, consider a Windows Tablet that comes with GPS support. My favorite Microsoft tablet for GPS support is the Asus VivoTab Note 8 Buy Now from Amazon.

Windows 8 Tablets for Business Users

For most business users, I do not recommend a Windows Tablet per se.  There aren’t any great options that combine a quality keyboard accessory, good performance, and good battery life.  For this reason, I suggest conventional laptops for business use.

If you are a business user that has an actual use case for a tablet, my top picks are the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (Amazon $694.94 | Microsoft Store $799 | User Reviews)
  2. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (Amazon $1117 | Microsoft Store $999.99 | User Reviews)

What are the Best Windows RT Tablets?

Do not buy a Windows RT tablet! This line of devices is dead.  Microsoft has stopped manufacturing them.  Windows 8 Tablets perform better, have comparable prices and battery life, and have greater compatibility.  Plus you can find many cheap Windows Tablets running Windows 8 these days. This makes the Windows RT tablet an unnecessary product, which is why Microsoft killed it.

For you unlucky soles that purchased a Windows RT Tablet like I did, I didn’t forget about you! Check out my Best Windows RT Apps for Microsoft Surface! 😉

Which Windows Tablet will you Choose?

Do you know which Windows tablet you will buy? Are you still undecided? Have you made your selection? Use the comments section below to share your thoughts.

Sources: Microsoft Store, Amazon, Wikipedia

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About Quentin Moore

Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Ranker. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.

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  1. Manali Parashari

    Hello Quentin, you have such an awesome blog, with the help of this blog I got information about mobile accessories, tablet accessories and lots more items…thanks !!!!!

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