11 best tablets Windows according to customer reviews

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Tablets on Windows are great devices for people who often have to work on the road or just away from the office. These devices combine portability and high functionality – thanks to the support of desktop applications, they can edit files without losing formatting and preserving all the familiar tools.

We have selected 11 tablet models for Windows, which are worth buying and will become an excellent companion device for any specialist.

Rating of the best tablets at Windows

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive tablets for Windows: budget up to 20,000 rubles 1 Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Z8300 32Gb + HDD 500Gb 18 900
2 Lenovo Miix 320 10 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi RUB 18 450
3 HP Pavilion X2 Home 32Gb RUB 16 950
The best tablets Windows with a screen of 8-9 inches 1 Dell Venue 8 Pro 32Gb
2 HP Pro Tablet 608 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi
3 BB-Mobile Techno W8.0 3G RUB 5,500
The best tablets for Windows 10-12 inches 1 HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb RUB 20,990
2 Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i5 4GB 128GB 52,000 rubles.
3 Dell Latitude 5285 RUB 89,750
4 Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L RUB 44,300
5 Asus Transformer Mini T103HAF RUB 24,700

How to choose a tablet for Windows: 5 top tips

In order for a tablet on the operating system Windows to become a really useful and practical device that can replace a laptop, you should follow some advice when choosing and buying.

  1. Operating system (best option is Windows 10 Home). Some versions Windows have limited functionality. In particular, they do not run familiar desktop applications (including the Microsoft Office suite and the like). These are Windows RT and Windows 10 S. If the tablet runs on these operating systems, it is better to bypass it right away. Devices running on Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, Windows 10 (including Home, Home Single Language and Pro) will do.
  2. The amount of RAM (the best option is 4 GB). During operation, the operating system Windows 'eats away' at least 1 GB of RAM. If you run any application on it, the expense will be higher. Therefore, the minimum 'viable' RAM is 2 GB. Better, of course, more. The best solution would be to buy a device with 4 GB of RAM, and if the budget allows, then with 8 GB.
  3. The amount of permanent memory (the best option is 64 GB). The operating system itself Windows is stored on the tablet's internal storage. It even takes about 10 GB out of the box. In addition, the internal storage contains installed programs, etc. As a consequence, the 'minimum viable' internal storage is 32 GB. If you plan to install a lot of programs or resource-intensive applications (like Microsoft Office 365 or AutoCAD 2018), it is better to choose a device with 64 or 128 GB of memory. If you are planning to purchase a device with 32 GB of internal memory, you should make sure that it has a microSD card slot. These external drives can be repartitioned as a hard drive and used to store some programs.
  4. Internal memory type (SSD is the best option). The speed of the tablet largely depends on the type of internal memory – given that there is usually little RAM in it, and the processor is relatively slow (but does not require separate cooling). Mobile computers usually use eMMC or SSD drives. EMMC flash drives are most commonly found in ultra-budget tablets due to their low cost. In most cases, they provide a fairly high performance, but some manufacturers do not hesitate to install very slow chips. This can cause the computer to slow down even when performing daily tasks. SSDs are more expensive and are therefore found in mid to high end tablets. However, they provide a consistently high speed of the device. Plus, tablets with SSDs boot up, shut down faster, and use less power when 'Fast Boot Windows' is enabled.
  5. The number of external ports (the more – the better). External ports are designed to connect peripheral devices to a computer: printers, flash drives, monitors or just USB mice. Therefore, the more connectors, the better. The required minimum is at least one USB port. Better, of course, more. Moreover, if not full-size USB ports are used, but micro-USB or USB Type-C, it's okay. Unless you have to buy several adapters.
  6. Other characteristics. Depending on your needs, you can also pay attention to other technical characteristics of the tablet – the type of screen matrix (TFT IPS provides better color reproduction than TF +), support for pen input, support for mobile Internet, camera or display resolution. Battery life is weakly related to battery capacity, because it is directly determined by the activity of computer use – for example, Word consumes less power when typing than Chrome when watching videos from YouTube or similar services.

The best inexpensive tablets for Windows: budget up to 20,000 rubles

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Z8300 32Gb + HDD 500Gb

Rating: 4.8

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E Z8300 32Gb

Why first place: A 500GB hard drive is built into the keyboard dock.

Description: This is not really a tablet Windows. This is a full-fledged convertible laptop, which comes with a detachable keyboard. It also acts as a docking station, which has a built-in separate 500 GB hard drive that can be used to store data or install applications.

Speaking about the technical characteristics of the tablet, everything is quite familiar here for the middle price segment. The hardware platform is based on an energy efficient quad-core processor Intel Atom x5-Z8300 clocked at 1.44 GHz, complemented by 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage is made using eMMC technology and has a capacity of 32 GB.

The tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch TFT IPS-display with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, two cameras of 2 MP each, an 8060 mAh battery and a full-size USB port located on the plug-in keyboard.

Advantages

  • Portable;

  • 500 GB hard drive built into the keyboard;

  • Optimal performance;

disadvantages

  • The keyboard is connected via a proprietary connector that requires a computer restart upon connection;

  • Thick docking station;

  • Charges only from the supplied power supply;

Lenovo Miix 320 10 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Miix 320 10 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi

Why Second Place: Optimal performance and 64GB internal storage.

Description: Another hybrid laptop with a keyboard included. The main advantage of Lenovo Miix 320 is its high-quality screen. Made with TFT IPS technology and having a diagonal of 10.1 inches, it has a resolution Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels). This delivers highly detailed images, and the 16: 9 'cinematic' aspect ratio makes watching movies on this tablet truly enjoyable.

The hardware platform of the tablet is based on an energy efficient processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (one of the most popular chips for mobile computers), which has 4 cores and a clock speed of 1.44 GHz. It is supplemented with 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SSD.

In addition, the tablet is equipped with a large number of connectors. The device itself houses a universal USB Type-C port, which is used to charge and switch peripheral equipment. There are two more full-size USBs on the docking station.

Advantages

  • Metal docking station with keyboard;

  • Lots of USB ports

  • Excellent quality of the screen and stereo speakers;

disadvantages

  • Some examples have poor build quality;

  • Small angle between keyboard and screen in laptop mode;

  • Relatively low productivity;

HP Pavilion X2 Home 32Gb

Rating: 4.6

HP Pavilion X2 Home 32Gb

Why third place: Optimal performance, attractive design, but only 32 GB of internal storage.

Description: A budget tablet from HP for undemanding users. Suitable for surfing the web, watching movies, working in office applications, etc. At the same time, it features an attractive design and proprietary security features such as TPM and encrypted B IOS for maximum resistance to viruses.

The hardware platform is quite standard for the budget price segment. It is based on a quad-core processor Intel Atom Z3736F clocked at 1.33 GHz, complemented by 2 GB of RAM. You might not expect much from this tablet, but it should be enough for everyday tasks. The internal memory is only 32 GB and it is performed using eMMC technology, but there is a microSD card slot.

The tablet's 10.1-inch TFT IPS display has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. The device is also equipped with stereo speakers, two USB ports (Type-A and Type-C) and a 33 Wh battery. Keyboard included.

Advantages

  • High-quality, dense, 'monolithic' assembly;

  • Good performance, even in some games;

  • Loud, forward-firing stereo speakers;

disadvantages

  • Not very comfortable keyboard that requires getting used to;

  • Mechanical, non-magnetic, keyboard and tablet connection;

  • 32 GB of internal memory is not enough, you cannot do without a memory card;

The best tablets Windows with a screen of 8-9 inches

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32Gb

Rating: 4.9

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32Gb

Why first place: The best combination of price and performance.

Description: Ultraportable Windows – tablet – unlike its predecessors, it is a tablet, not a hybrid laptop, that is, there is no keyboard in the kit. But there is Bluetooth and a USB port, so external input devices can be connected through them. The only thing is that it will not be very convenient, but such is the 'price' of portability.

The hardware platform of the tablet is built on a quad-core processor Intel Atom Z3740 clocked at 1.8 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM. Internal eMMC storage 32 GB, microSD card slot available.

The 8-inch screen of the tablet is made using TFT IPS technology and has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. In addition, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is equipped with two cameras (5 MP main, 1.2 MP front) and a 4830 mAh battery, which provides up to 8 hours of battery life.

Advantages

  • Not very comfortable keyboard that requires getting used to;

  • Mechanical, non-magnetic, keyboard and tablet connection;

  • 32 GB of internal memory is not enough, you cannot do without a memory card;

disadvantages

  • Little permanent memory, microSD card required;

  • An OTG adapter is required to connect devices with full-size USB;

  • Charge and connect peripheral devices through one port;

HP Pro Tablet 608 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi

Rating: 4.8

HP Pro Tablet 608 2Gb 64Gb Wi-Fi

Why second place: High performance, great screen, but relatively expensive.

Description: The HP Pro Tablet 608 is a device for professionals and creative professionals who need a mobile workstation. The main advantage of the tablet is the Retina-like screen, which, with a diagonal of 7.9 inches, has a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels. Combined with Windows 10 and support for a range of styluses, this provides complete freedom for artists and designers who love to work on the go.

The technical characteristics of the tablet are optimal for mid-range devices. The hardware platform is based on a quad-core processor Intel Atom x5-Z8500 clocked at 1.44 GHz, complemented by 2 GB of RAM. The internal SSD-drive has a capacity of 64 GB, a microSD card slot is available (with a maximum capacity of 2 TB).

Other characteristics include stereo speakers, a 21 Wh battery, an 8 MP main camera and a weight of only 420 grams.

Advantages

  • Excellent screen (high resolution, realistic colors);

  • Small size and weight;

  • USB Type-C port and support for fast charging;

disadvantages

  • No mobile internet;

  • No USB Type-A ports (only USB Type-C for connecting peripherals and charging);

  • No keyboard included;

BB-Mobile Techno W8.0 3G

Rating: 4.4

BB-Mobile Techno W8.0 3G

Why third place: Low price, there is support for mobile Internet, but relatively low reliability.

Description: Ultra-budget Windows – a tablet with support for mobile Internet. A good solution for working with e-mail, instant messengers, social networks and web surfing 'on the go'. The hardware platform of the tablet is based on a quad-core processor Intel Atom Z3735F clocked at around 1.3 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and an internal 32 GB eMMC storage.

The 8-inch screen of the tablet is made using TFT IPS technology and has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. Brightness, color rendition and the degree of image detail are at a quite good (for its price segment) level.

But the main advantage of the tablet is a SIM card slot and support for mobile Internet. This allows them to be used even outside of Wi-Fi. In addition, the tablet is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, 4000 mAh battery and stereo speakers.

Advantages

  • Optimal performance;

  • Bright, saturated screen;

  • Long battery life;

disadvantages

  • Only one Micro-USB connector, connection of peripheral devices via OTG;

  • Not very high-quality assembly in some specimens;

  • Perceptibly heats up during charging and active use;

The best tablets for Windows 10-12 inches

HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb

Rating: 4.8

HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb

Why first place: High performance, best price / performance ratio.

Description: An excellent tablet Windows to work anywhere. It combines portability with high performance. Responsible for the speed of work is a quad-core processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 clocked at 1.44 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM. The internal SSD-drive is 64 GB, and there is also a slot for memory cards, models up to 2 TB are supported.

The tablet screen is not the best, but quite optimal. Made with TFT IPS technology, it has a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. Color rendition, brightness and detail are at a level quite good for a mobile computer.

One of the most important advantages of a tablet is its many connectors. It is equipped with both USB 3.1 Type-C and full-size USB 3.0 Type-A. In addition, the technical specifications also include a 32.5 Wh battery, front-facing stereo speakers and a 5-megapixel main camera. The keyboard is also included.

Advantages

  • Good wireless modules (support multiple simultaneous connections);

  • Мощные фронтальные динамики от Bang&Olufsen;

  • Tight, reliable build;

  • Fast charging supported;

  • High performance;

disadvantages

  • Cheap plastic housing;

  • Heats up during charging and active use;

  • Charges only from the supplied power supply;

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i5 4GB 128GB

Rating: 4.8

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 i5 4GB 128GB

Why second place: In terms of features and capabilities, this is – Windows – the tablet it should be. However, it is too expensive.

Description: With its Surface line, the company Microsoft showed how an ideal Windows tablet should look and work. Not on the first try, of course, however, the models of the third, fourth and current at the beginning of 2018, the fifth generation, are really head and shoulders above the competition. Is it a joke – full-fledged processors Intel Core in a compact case with neat, quiet, but efficient passive cooling? And also support for Wacom stylus and branded keyboard covers, including touch.

Performance Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in this configuration is responsible for a dual-core 'ultrabook' processor Intel Core i5-7300U with a clock speed of 2.6 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and a high-speed 128 SSD GB. The tablet screen is a 12.3-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2736 × 1824 pixels.

Advantages

  • Maximum productivity;

  • Support for proprietary features Windows like the Hello system;

  • Metal body and high build quality;

  • Long battery life (up to 10 hours);

disadvantages

  • Small package bundle (no stylus, no keyboard);

  • Relatively high price for the tablet itself and accessories for it;

  • Proprietary charging connector;

  • Only one USB 3.0 Type-A port;

Dell Latitude 5285

Rating: 4.7

Dell Latitude 5285

Why third place: Maximum performance but high price.

Description: Dell Latitude 5285 is a full-fledged ultrabook, only 'squeezed' into the tablet form factor. However, belonging to a high class now and then manifests itself, and not only in the top technical characteristics, but also, for example, in the plug-in backlit keyboard or the complete Wacom stylus.

The tablet's specs include a 2.6GHz dual-core 'ultrabook' Intel Core i5-7300U processor paired with 8GB of RAM and a high-speed 256GB SSD. The device also boasts a 12.3-inch FHD-display (resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels), made using TFT IPS technology. And finally, for maximum mobility, the tablet has a built-in 4G LTE module, which provides constant access to the Internet.

You can also select an 8 MP camera and a 42 Wh battery, providing up to 1.5 days of battery life.

Advantages

  • Maximum productivity;

  • Keyboard backlighting (this is generally a unique feature);

  • Support for mobile internet;

  • Rich equipment;

disadvantages

  • Relatively slow SSD due to 8-bit PCIe bus

  • Only two external ports – USB 3.0 Type-A and USB 3.1 Type-C, the latter being used for charging;

  • Perceptible heating at high load;

Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L

Why fourth place: A very beautiful and unusual computer, but not very powerful.

Description: Yoga Book is quite an interesting experiment Lenovo to create an image hybrid computer. This laptop with a rotary keyboard, thanks to which it can be transformed into a tablet, is equipped with two touch panels at once. The first is a display (with a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels). The second is the keyboard. Here it is not a membrane, but a touchscreen, and the glass panel also supports handwriting using the included stylus.

In other technical characteristics Lenovo Yoga Book is similar to the middle class hybrid computers. It is powered by a 1.44GHz quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8850 processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage.

A nice feature of the computer is the presence of a SIM card slot, thanks to which the laptop can access the mobile Internet via 3G and 4G LTE.

Advantages

  • Unique, unusual appearance;

  • Support for mobile internet;

  • Optimal performance;

  • High resolution display with excellent color reproduction;

disadvantages

  • Few ports for connecting peripherals;

  • Weak oleophobic coating on both touch panels

  • Not very convenient, especially for blind input, touch keyboard;

  • 64 GB of permanent memory is also relatively small;

Asus Transformer Mini T103HAF

Rating: 4.6

Asus Transformer Mini T103HAF

Why the fifth place: Optimal performance, but access to the mobile Internet only through eSIM.

Description: A fairly productive hybrid computer from Asus, in which the company decided to 'catch up and overtake' Microsoft from their Surface. The result is a very interesting device with optimal performance and a relatively low price. And a keyboard included.

The 'hybrid' hardware platform is based on the Intel Atom x5 Z8350 processor with four processing cores and a clock speed of 1.44 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The 10.1-inch display, made using TFT IPS technology, has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels – individual dots are still visible, but it is enough for everyday work.

Other technical characteristics include a 2 MP camera and only one USB 3.0 Type-A connector, but full-size and not busy with charging. Everything is done in a metal case and is complemented by stereo speakers.

Advantages

  • Convenient design (in both tablet and laptop mode);

  • Fast SSD and 4GB of RAM

  • Slim, lightweight keyboard – like the rest of the device;

disadvantages

  • Mobile Internet only through eSIM, which is not yet supported in Russia and the CIS;

  • Proprietary charging connector;

  • Small screen resolution with a relatively large diagonal;


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.


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