Windows 8 hardware: x86 tablets and hybrids round-up

Windows 8 hardware: x86 tablets and hybrids round-up

Summary: Here are all of the major vendors' x86 tablets and hybrids of various kinds (convertibles and sliders) that will be available with Windows 8.

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  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

    ProductLenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
    Announced8 August 2012
    Available26 October 2012
    Price$799
    Form factortablet
    Dimensions (WxDxH, cm)26.26 x 0.98 x 16.4
    Weight (kg)0.6
    Screen typemulti-touch IPS touchscreen
    Screen size (in.)10.1
    Screen resolution (pixels)1366 x 768
    Pixel density (ppi)155
    Pen inputoptional
    CPUIntel Atom Z2760 (1.8GHz)
    GPUIntel GMA
    RAM (GB)2
    Storage (GB)64
    Storage typeSSD (eMMC)
    Cloud storageLenovo Cloud
    Wi-Fiyes
    Bluetoothyes
    Mobile broadbandoptional
    NFCyes
    GPS 
    Rear camera resolution (Mpixels)8
    Front camera resolution (Mpixels)2
    Camera features 
    PortsMini-HDMI, USB 2.0, Micro-USB, docking connector
    SlotsMicro-SD
    Security featuresfingerprint reader, smartcard reader, TPM, Computrace Mobile
    Sensors 
    Battery type 
    Removable battery 
    Battery capacity (Wh) 
    Battery life (h)10
    AccessoriesBluetooth keyboard with stand, Enterprise dock (with 3 x USB, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Twist

    ProductLenovo ThinkPad Twist
    Announced9 October 2012
    Available26 October 2012
    Price$849
    Form factorconvertible tablet
    Dimensions (WxDxH, cm)1.98 thick
    Weight (kg)1.59
    Screen typemulti-touch IPS touchscreen
    Screen size (in.)12.5
    Screen resolution (pixels)1366 x 768
    Pixel density (ppi)125
    Pen inputno
    CPUIntel Core i3, i5, i7
    GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000
    RAM (GB)4, 8
    Storage (GB)128, 320, 500
    Storage typeSSD (128GB), HDD
    Cloud storageLenovo Cloud
    Wi-Fiyes
    Bluetoothyes
    Mobile broadbandoptional
    NFC 
    GPS 
    Rear camera resolution (Mpixels) 
    Front camera resolution (Mpixels)1
    Camera features 
    PortsMini-HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, 2 x USB 3.0, Ethernet (RJ-45), audio in/out combo
    SlotsSD
    Security featuresTPM
    Sensors 
    Battery type 
    Removable battery 
    Battery capacity (Wh) 
    Battery life (h)7
    Accessories 
  • Microsoft Surface Pro

    ProductMicrosoft Surface Pro
    Announced18 June 2012
    AvailableJanuary 2013
    PriceTBA
    Form factortablet
    Dimensions (WxDxH, cm)27.46 x 1.35 x 17.3
    Weight (kg)0.903
    Screen typemulti-touch ClearType Full HD Display
    Screen size (in.)10.6
    Screen resolution (pixels)1920 x 1080
    Pixel density (ppi)208
    Pen inputyes
    CPUIntel Core i5
    GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000
    RAM (GB)4
    Storage (GB)64, 128
    Storage type 
    Cloud storageSkyDrive
    Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth4.0
    Mobile broadbandno
    NFC 
    GPS 
    Rear camera resolution (Mpixels)1
    Front camera resolution (Mpixels)1
    Camera features 
    PortsMini-DisplayPort, USB 3.0, audio out
    SlotsMicro-SD
    Security features 
    Sensorsambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
    Battery type 
    Removable battery 
    Battery capacity (Wh)42
    Battery life (h) 
    AccessoriesTouch Cover, Type Cover
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Topics: Tablets, Reviews, Windows, Windows 8 in Business

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  • Prices and Availability

    Here I am in the UK, reading the UK edition of ZDnet and all I see is US prices and US release dates.

    Can you please on the UK edition place UK information??
    Minstral25
  • no names?

    where are the labels, only specs
    ozinanoypi
  • Names ???

    It would be nice to have the names of the tablets. I can see a lot of technical data, but i don't see any name.

    Thank you
    glawen
    • In case you missed it...

      The names of the tablets are below the pictures and on top of the tech details. Just need to go through the pages and it will show you the pictures and names of the devices running Win8: tablets, hybrids, laptops.
      Ceridwyn2
  • Names

    Apologies: it's a bug in the system. Workaround on the way...
    Charles McLellan
  • Useful article!

    But I would much rather have it in a form I could print it or save it as a whole to act as a reference for the future. I can save it in Scrapbook (Firefox) but that is not the same.
    jonc2011
  • Windows Pro or RT?

    Also, Please clarify whether the standalone tabs are running RT or pro....
    timbosta
  • Pro/RT

    These are all x86 systems, and therefore running Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro — not RT, which is for ARM-based systems only
    Charles McLellan
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    FrohneUSA
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      ishack1956
  • This computer + Frohne eClip USB flash drive = versatility

    Frohne eClip is the world's only paper clip USB Flash Drive with a metric ruler. eClip was recently honored the IDA 11 Award and Golden A' Design Award.

    eClip has AES 256-bit encryption and computer lock. In 2010, Federal Trade Commission estimated that the annual losses to business from data and identity theft amount to almost $50 billion. Data theft costs consumers up to $5 million annually. eClip protects personal data, intellectual property, employer data, customer data, trade secrets, and other sensitive data. The healthcare, data sensitive, and financial companies are proud to carry this secure and versatile paper clip USB flash drive in their pocket, on their necklace, or in their binder folder. Frohne has become a global icon to many people and companies who trust versatile security. It functions like a regular paperclip to organize your reciepts, bills, money, or other paper items.

    Designed by Frohne in Florida-USA, eClip features a gold memory connector that is scratch resistant, extreme weather resistant, dust resistant, shock resistant, water resistant, alcohol resistant, and electromagnetic resistant.

    It is sized at 61 x 12.5 x 2.1mm, weighs 1.2g, and has a capacity of 8GB. It is made of ABS and has a stated data retention of 10 years. The device is certified by CE, RoHS, FCC.
    FrohneUSA