The Samsung ATIV smartPC is a Tablet/Laptop hybrid starting to ship with the rollout of Windows 8. There is also a PRO version announced which should come with an Intel Core-i5 instead of the Atom Clovertrail. However Samsung claims that the tablet optimized hardware in combination with their battery should last for up to 13.5hrs. Connectivity is great on this tablet as it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G/4G/LTE.
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.
Lenovo Thinkpad 10 ( 2015), 10.1 inch, 617 grams (1.36 lbs) Announced near the end of May, the headline for the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 is it's the first identified with Windows 10. Promoted as a business ready 10.1" tablet with full PC experience with the latest Atom Cherry Trail CPU it's very light at 617 grams and also versatile in that it adapts for work, home, or mobile use, by having usage modes such as laptop, desktop, tablet, or in a stand mode. Notable optional extras are a digitizer pen and a 4G LTE module. The inference from the TechRadar.com hands-on is that it is not fanless - in comparing with a competitor the Dell 11 Pro 7000 series (7140 I guess)
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.
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E, 10.1 inch, 630 grams (1.39 lbs) The 2015 Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the colourful, light and low priced Aspire Switch 10 E with a freshly designed Snap Hinge 2.
We're waiting for the full specifications to be confirmed but this is what we have so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Dell Venue 10 Pro (5000 series), 10.1 inch, 656 grams (1.45 lbs) Now a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet from Dell using an Atom processor this one is light, has 2 screen options as well as an optional mobile keyboard with battery.
Odys Winpad V10, 10.1 inch, 680 grams (1.5 lbs) 10.1" Windows 8.1 (32 bit) tablet PC with attachable keyboard, Intel Atom Z3735 processor 4 core, Li-Polymer 6000 mAh battery. Office 365 for one year, includes 1TB Drive One cloud storage. Weight with dock 1.35kg.
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.