In this video we’re breaking down the five best windows tablets in 2021. I’ve included options for every type of consumer. If you’re looking for a capable budget windows tablet or premium windows tablet with a foldable display all of the product for.
The fifth product on our list is the Microsoft Surface Go 2. This is our best budget Windows tablet. If you’re looking for inexpensive windows tablet the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a more than capable budget tablet with plenty to offer at an affordable price. Retailing at around four hundred dollars the surface go to has a nice big ten and a half inch screen, thin bezels, fast CPU and even comes future proofed with wi-fi six.
It’s ideal for the whole family including students and professionals that now study or work from home. Add on the optional keyboard which you can get for around 100 and you’ve got an affordable tablet giving you laptop-like conveniences while still being extremely portable especially weighing only 1.2 pounds. It also supports the surface pen and surface mobile mouse giving you added conveniences and productivity.
If you want to add the versatility of a two in one stay tuned for the Microsoft Surface pro 7 coming up next with a nice performance bump. You get full HD front and rear-facing cameras so you can make crisp, clear calls to friends and family, take and share great photos and it’s good for online classes or zoom conference calls. The 1920×2080 hi-res touchscreen PixelSense display is responsive and is great for browsing email using office or general productivity apps and streaming your favorite content.
It comes with a Pentium gold processor and intel HD graphics 615 and 4 gigabytes of ram and 16 gigabytes of EMMC storage, or you can upgrade to 8 gigabytes of ram and 128 gigabytes for storage. There’s also a micro-SD card slot, USB C port and a headphone jack you’ll get about 10 hours of mixed use so it should easily get you through your workday.
If you’re looking for a budget Windows tablet for school, work, or for casual family use the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a great option with a large 10-and-a-half-inch screen and delivers capable performance and support for various Microsoft Surface accessories to further boost your productivity and user experience at an affordable price.
The fourth product on our list is the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. This is our best windows tablet for the money. The Surface Pro 7 is an ultra-light and versatile two in one tablet that adapts to the ways you work. At the office, at home or during your commute the Aurface Pro 7 delivers more power than ever with a laptop class intel i3 processor and all-day battery and is one of the best windows tablets for the money.
Priced at 640 the Surface Pro 7 is impressively slender. Considering all the hardware packed inside your selection of ports is still limited but you do get some new type c USB action and a full-size USB port for hooking up peripherals and as usual you get a microSD memory card slot tucked away to expand the 128 gigs to one terabyte of storage.
To make the experience complete you should consider getting the optional service type cover keyboard that serves a dual purpose. It protects your display when it’s stowed and when in use turns the Surface Pro 7 into a laptop. When set up with the keyboard you can use the kickstand to prop up the display. It’s perfectly engineered so you can open it to almost any angle and it has just the right level of stiffness to effortlessly support the display while you type away.
The Surface Pro 7 comes packing an intel i3 processor but can be upgraded to either an i5 or i7 if you’ve got room in your budget and backed by four gigabytes of ram and 128 gigabytes of internal storage. Battery life will give you about six hours of mixed use from a full charge.
If you’re looking for the versatility of a two in one on a windows tablet the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 lets you work in laptop, tablet, or portable studio mode and like the Surface Go 2. it supports the surface pen and even the surface arc mouse and the service type cover making it the best windows tablet for the money.
The third product on our list is the Microsoft Surface Pro X. This is our best overall windows tablet. The Microsoft Surface Pro X is a beautiful two-in-one laptop that’s highly portable and lets you type, touch, draw, write, work and play more naturally. It’s priced at around 830 and is one of the best windows tablets available.
The Surface Pro X stands out for its looks on the outside and the power that’s packed inside. The processor isn’t a regular intel or AMD CPU; it’s an arm chip or more specifically a Microsoft SQ1 chip which is similar to what you might find in your smartphone and tends to be a bit more efficient and often offer a better battery life than traditional laptop processors.
The high resolution 13-inch screen is bright and colorful with a 3×2 aspect ratio. The extra height compared to most laptops or tablets makes it feel less constrained for working in browsing. And like the Surface Pro 7 there’s an optional keyboard you can purchase that gives the Pro X the conveniences of a laptop.
If you want an actual two-in-one laptop with a detachable display to use as a standalone tablet, then stick around for the versatile Microsoft Surface Book 3 coming up next. Another impressive feature of the Pro X is the cameras. There’s a front-facing 5-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p at 30 frames per second video and on the backside a 10-megapixel camera that can shoot up to 4k video which is not something you find very often.
Battery life is an area where the Pro X excels and you’re likely to get around 9 hours which is great and will see you through an entire workday. Audio is also punchier than you might expect and is particularly noticeable at higher volumes. But if you want to use headphones there’s no three-and-a-half-millimeter jack, so you’ll have to go with Bluetooth headphones or go through the USB-C port.
If you’re looking for one of the best windows tablets around, the Microsoft Surface Pro X comes with beautiful visuals, great sound, battery life, a rear camera that can shoot 4k video and is packed with powerful performance all in one great package.
The second product on our list is the Microsoft Surface Book 3. This is our best detachable windows tablet. Rather than adding a keyboard to be more versatile like the Surface Pro X, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 is a two in one laptop with a detachable screen, giving you maximum productivity as a laptop with the conveniences of a tablet.
The versatility doesn’t come cheap though and the surface book 3 rings in at around hundred dollars. It has a thirteen-and-a-half-inch display with a three thousand by two thousand resolution and the connectivity options are pretty decent. You get two full-sized USB ports and a USB type-c so connecting up your devices should be trouble-free. There are also two Microsoft connect power ports, one for the base and one for the screen when used as a tablet.
Unfortunately, you don’t get an HDMI or display port which would have been nice, but you do get an SD card slot for expanding your storage or quickly swapping out media files. The chiclet keyboard is comfortable even though the spacing is a bit narrow. It’s easy to get used to and there’s a good amount of travel on the keys plus the triple stage backlighting is in place to suit any lighting condition you’re working in.
There’s also full windows hello support as well, which means you can log into the Surface Book 3 using just the webcam, eliminating the need for passwords or pins. The Surface Book 3 is also one of the most powerful laptops that Microsoft has ever made packing in an intel i7 chipset backed up by 16 gigabytes of RAM.
And while you only get integrated graphics on some laptops the Surface book 3 has a dedicated NVidia GTX GeForce GPU and 256 gigabytes of internal storage. The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is a great choice for professionals that need a powerful windows tablet to run enterprise software or creatives that want the versatility of a two in one laptop with the added benefit of having a removable display to use as a standalone tablet.
The first product on our list is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. This is our best splurge windows tablet. If you’re looking for a unique windows tablet experience the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with a large folding display and maybe one of the coolest tablets you’ve ever used, making it ideal for early adopters looking for the latest and greatest.
At around 2500 it’s definitely not for everyone, but if you’re looking for a splurge option then the ThinkPad X1 Fold is going to turn some heads when you use it. The design is quite revolutionary considering companies are still grappling with the foldable phone. It’s sleek, stylish, and the built-in leather cover with an integrated kickstand just rounds off the fantastic build quality. While most tablet displays are 12 inches or less, you’re getting a 13.3-inch display to easily consume feature-rich websites, edit spreadsheets and view content.
Plus, with the fold design you can use it like a mini clamshell laptop. The bottom half can display a virtual touch keyboard while the top part displays your content. You can even get the optional wireless keyboard companion that features inductive charging and delivers a laptop experience like no other. Using the built-in kickstand, it sets up like a 13.3-inch easel with the keyboard detached on your desk.
It can then fold up into the footprint of a hardcover novel when you need to stow it away. System configurations have some variants, but most have a beautiful 13-inch 1536 by 2048 2k OLED display with 300 nits of brightness, an intel i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of ram a 256 512 or 1tb SSD, integrated intel UHD graphics, infrared and 5-megapixel HD cameras and wi-fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
When you compare the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold to the top windows tablets that are available. It doesn’t offer the same level of performance or battery life, but there’s no denying the ultimate cool factor which is generally hard to put a price on, but in this case it’ll cost you about 2 500 for the splurge.