Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series (7140) alternatives
|Google Pixel Slate, 12.3 inch, 725 grams (1.6 lbs)|
The first of the Google tablet-focused ChromeOS PCs aiming at entry-level computing to high-level processing, all on the Chrome operating system with Android app capability. It competes with many mobile PCs and yet doesn't use a classic desktop operating system. We've always liked the simplicity, security and stability of Chrome OS and the breadth of Android apps within it so if you're not focused on video editing, this could be an efficient choice of PC.
|One Xcellent 10 ( v2), 10.1 inch, 594 grams (1.31 lbs)|
The One Xcellent 10 is the second generation tablet from the German shop at one.de and as such is an in-house 10.1 inch tablet powered by an Atom Z3735F SoC with 2GB RAM and currently is about 180 Euros though there seems to be an XL version which just has 64GB storage at 240 Euros (Nov2015).
|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.
|HP Pavilion X2 10 2015, 10.0 inch, 590 grams (1.3 lbs)|
The new HP Pavilion X2 10 is another dockable tablet and has 4 modes of use. It now has a slightly upgraded quad core Intel Atom 3736F processor which can turbo boost to 2.16GHz and is expected to have a battery life of up to 12 hours. A nice weight of 590grams goes up to just 1.18Kg with the keyboard. There is also a port of the latest USB Type C standard. It is a versatile device but the display resolution is 1280x800 so those looking for a full HD experience move on!
|Dell Venue 10 7000 Series, 10.5 inch, 597 grams (1.32 lbs)|
Dell's Venue 10 7000 series Android tablet is similar in looks to Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 series but without the kickstand, it comes with a high resolution 2560x1600 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and an Atom Z3580 processor with of course Dell's options for customising and upgrading. The keyboard (466 grams) is probably a necessary extra so that a tent mode can be used, the docking system uses latches and magnets. It's a very good mobile laptop-like Android computer but if you'll need quite a bit more capacity if you're a photographer, you can use up to 512GB SD cards though.
|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.
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