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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.
Panasonic 4K Toughpad
If you're looking for a premium -- and super-sized -- Windows 8 tablet for your business, Panasonic's new 4K Toughpad could be your answer. Announced back at CES, the massive -- and massively priced -- 20-inch Toughpad was presented in more detail at IFA. As its name suggests, it features 3,840x2,560 resolution and lets you use all 10 fingers on its touchscreen. An Intel Core i5 processor will power either of two configurations: one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive, the other with double the memory and storage. A digital pen is among optional equipment. A tablet for professionals through and through, the base 4K Toughpad will sell for an astounding $6,000 when it's launched in November, with the more powerful version obviously even more expensive.