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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
Most of the Samsung hype went to its Galaxy Gear "smartwatch," but it also showed off a refreshed Galaxy Note 10.1 that features some powerful specs. Those include an eight-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 2,560x1,600 Retina-like screen. Samsung uses that display for what it calls a "magazine-style" interface, along with what it says is enhanced multitasking. It's also updated the S Pen digital stylus and given the Note a faux leather back cover for a little style boost. No pricing info or a specific release date beyond the third quarter of 2013, but you can get some hands-on info from our sister site CNET.
Sony Vaio Tap 11
Sony is finally joining the Windows 8 tablet fray with the Vaio Tap 11, which will use an Intel Haswell processor and come with up to 4GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The 11.6-inch slate includes a detachable wireless keyboard complete with touchpad that doubles as a cover when attached. Other specs include 1,920x1,080 resolution, 8-megapixel camera, a digital stylus, NFC support, and a Windows 8 Pro option. Like Microsoft's Surface, the Tap 11 has a built-in kickstand to make it easier to see what you're typing on the keyboard. Again, no specific pricing or availability (beyond "autumn") has been announced yet, but you can learn more from CNET's hands-on.
Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
Like the Tap 11, the Transformer Pad TF701T comes with a detachable keyboard and touchpad that also contains a USB 3.0 port, SDXC slot, and built-in battery to extend the tablet's time between recharging. It runs Android, however, and is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core processor. The 10.1-inch screen has an ultra-high resolution of 2,560x1,600, and it can be propped up for easier viewing with the optional TransCover case. Though price and release dates are still forthcoming, the premium quality of the Transformer Pad TF701T means Asus won't sell it cheap.