Acer Iconia Tab W700 Alternatives Based on weight, screen-size and form-factor.
|Toshiba Satellite Click 10 LX0W-C-104, 10.1 inch, 1100 grams (2.43 lbs)|
The Toshiba Satellite Click 10 2 in 1 device has a full HD display (unusually a 1920x1200). As others do it is a tablet that clicks into a keyboard base. It is powered by the latest Atom x5 Z8300 cpu (Cherry Trail). The keyboard and tablet each have a 23 whr battery so 46 in total and the weight is kept down to around 1.1kg.
|HP Spectre x2, 12.0 inch, 830 grams (1.83 lbs)|
The fabulous looking HP Spectre x2 is another Surface-like tablet (but cheaper) with a cpu choice of Core m3, m5 and m7 processors. It will be competing with, among others, the recently launched Surface Pro 4 - the x2 can be configured with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and a solid-state drive with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage albeit the Full HD display is less than the Surface Pro 4's 2,763 x 1,824. There is a firm looking metal kick stand. Reports suggest the sound is very good partly due to the Bang & Olufsen 4 speakers and their positioning.
|Microsoft Surface Pro 4, 12.3 inch, 766 grams (1.69 lbs)|
The Surface Pro 4 has launched with a bigger screen in the same sizing as the Surface Pro 3. Entry level $899 model will be a Core M based device with Intel HD 515 graphics but a Core i7 version with Intel Iris graphics will be available. A new mechanical Touch-Type keyboard will also work with the Surface Pro 3. Resolution is 2736 x 1824
|Teclast x2 pro, 11.6 inch, 844 grams (1.86 lbs)|
So following on from their 8 and 9.7 inch dual boot devices Teclast have introduced a large tablet - the X2 Pro - which has a full HD 11.6 inch screen which is also able to boot Windows 10 or Android 4.4 (5.1 expected) and has a generous 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options.
|Fujitsu Arrows Tab Q665, 11.6 inch, 795 grams (1.75 lbs)|
Fujitsu's first Core M device is the Arrows Tab Q665 Windows tablet targeted at the enterprise market - solid in construction (also waterproof and dustproof to IP58 standard) and security. You can get it with a choice of Core M-5Y10C or M-5Y31 CPUs, 128 or 256GB SSD and 4 or 8GB RAM. As usual with enterprise divices from Fujitsu it will be expensive if it comes to Europe - upwards of 1200 euros but it does have top notch components.
|Cube i7 Windows, 11.6 inch, 840 grams (1.85 lbs)|
It's the first Core M tablet from China - Cube's i7 is a large 11.6 inch IPS screen full HD tablet. Nicely made and solid in its metallic blue shell as you might it expect it ressembles other windows tablets in looks. It has the latest gen8 HD 5300 graphics and comes in 3G or 4G options and an optional keyboard.
|HP Elite x2 1011 G1, 11.6 inch, 780 grams (1.72 lbs)|
The HP Elite x2 1011 is a dockable Windows 8 (64 bit) tablet based on the Intel Core-M processors with optional vPro. Manufacturer claims 10.5 hours of battery life. Keyboard options include the Power Keyboard a full sized backlit island keyboard with battery - this has Forcepad with image sensor and multi-touch gestures enabled. Power keyboard is 780g. Travel keyboard option.
WiGIG is included. WiGIG dock and 4g are options.
|Hampoo HCM 12, 12.2 inch, 1000 grams (2.2 lbs)|
The Hampoo HCM12 is a fanless dockable tablet based around Intel's Core-M platform. Its 12.2" display features a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. One specialty is the optional Intel 3D RealSense camera on the back of the device. In terms of ports it comes with 2 USB 3.0 Ports and a Mini DisplayPort. We like the fact that it comes with a WiFi a/b/g/n/ac module in conjunction with Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE. There is an optional GPS module available.
|Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2, 11.6 inch, 794 grams (1.75 lbs)|
The 2nd-generation Lenovo Helix 2 is much lighter thanks to the Intel Core M CPU. The docking keyboard includes a 26Wh battery (total over 60Wh in under 1.4KG of convertible tablet is impressive) and includes a digitizer. The 11.6-inch screen comes in a useful Full HD resolution and the pricing isn't as high as you might expect for such a flexible 2-in-1.
|ASUS Transformer Book T300Fa, 12.5 inch, 800 grams (1.76 lbs)|
The latest Core M processor, based on 5th-gen Core, enables a lightweight and yet relatively powerful Transformer Book. The T300Fa will sit between Atom-based and Core Haswell based products. Optional hard drive in the keyboard. Key feature: Fanless tablet with a total weight of 1600 grams.
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