23 best Windows tablets to get this Christmas [Unbiased 2018 List]
A good piece of technology always makes for a great gift, especially for holidays. And one of the best gadget choices is definitely a Windows tablet or hybrid device.
So if you consider getting one for you or your loved ones as a Christmas gift, this list of the best Windows tablets to get this winter will definitely help you.
Check out the tablets listed below, hit the buy button, wrap the device in a nice gift wrapping paper and hide it under the Christmas tree.
The coolest Windows tablets to buy this Holiday Season
1. Surface Pro 6
This is the latest Surface Pro version from Microsoft. The big M released the Surface Pro 6 in 2018 and we think every Microsoft fan should own one.
This tablet is ultra-slim, ultra-portable and extremely versatile. It also packs the latest Intel CPU for top-notch performance.
The 12.3-inch PixelSense display sports a 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) resolution that renders crystal-clear images. Multi-touch is also supported, so you can quickly get the work done even if you forgot your mouse and keyboard at home.
2. Surface Go
If you’re looking for Surface device of a newer generation that has a friendlier price tag than the Surface Pro 6, then the Surface Go is a very good choice.
As its name suggests, you can take this tablet everywhere you go. It comes with a 10-inch PixelSense display that’s perfect for viewing documents or watching videos. Excellent touch-screen support allows you to write on it as if your were writing on paper.
This is the lightest Surface device ever, weighing just 1.15 lbs. It has a solid 9 hour battery life that’s more than enough to power you throughout the day. The device comes with Windows 10 in S mode pre-installed.
3. HP Envy x360
If you need a flexible tablet (literally!), then this is perhaps the best choice that you can make this Christmas. The hinges that this tablet sports allow it to bend up to 360 degrees, as shown in the image above.
The Envy x360 is the perfect definition of a laptop/ tablet hybrid device. It comes equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled display as well as dual-speakers.
There’s an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (2.0 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 4 MB cache, 4 cores) under the hood.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
If you’re looking for a powerful, stable and reliable tablet, the Surface Pro 4 is the perfect candidate. Although it comes with a higher price tag than other Windows 10 tablets, the device is worth every penny.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core M CPU, and offers 128 GB of storage, 4 GB RAM, and an impressive video playback autonomy of up to 9 hours of video playback on the 12.3-inch Pixel Sense Display.
The tablet features Windows Ink, allowing you to take note quickly with the help of a digital pen. If you work in graphics design or a complementary tool, then the Surface Pro 4 is the right tablet for you. It can run all of the professional-grade software you need, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Citrix, AutoCAD or Visual Studio.
5. CHUWI Hi10 Pro 10.1″ Windows 10 dual boot 2-in-1 tablet
CHUWI is a relatively new name on the market, but it already has an impressive offer of Windows 10 tablets and laptops. So, if you’re looking for a reliable tablet to buy this Christmas without breaking the bank, check out the CHUWI Hi10 Pro.
This dual-boot tablet allows you to quickly switch between Windows 10 and Android 5.1, so that you can use both operating systems according to your needs.
The high-density IPS display shows vivid crystal clear colors. The 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio delivers an amazing experience for watching videos and browsing the Internet.
CHUWI Hi10 Pro is powered by a X5 Series Cherry Trail CPU (up to 1.84GHz) and Gen8 HD Graphics GPU. It also features a USB 3.0 Type-C port for fast charging and data transmission.
There’s another interesting CHUWI tablet that got our attention. The Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1 convertible tablet is a really nice Christmas gift that you can get for your loved ones.
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6. Samsung Galaxy Book
The Samsung Galaxy Book tablet is an impressive device that you’ll definitely fall in love with. If you own a Samsung smartphone, you can use Samsung Flow to connect the tablet and your phone with a touch. You can quickly and easily share files wirelessly, without using a WiFi connection.
The battery can power you for up to 11 hours of video playback. Most importantly, the battery will get back to a full charge in less than three hours.
There is also the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 model that’s worth considering.
7. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12″ Full HD
We’ve got another Samsung tablet on the list. The Galaxy TabPro S sports a Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 6th-gen Intel Dual Core m3-6Y30 CPU, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD, and one USB-C 3.1 port.
It weighs only 1.5 lbs, and 0.2″ thin. Its battery can deliver 10.5 hours of video playback.
8. Fusion5 Ultra Slim Windows 10 tablet
The Fusion5 Windows 10 tablet perfectly mixes style, design and usability. It sports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (part of it is pre-occupied by the Windows 10 OS).
The 10” screen is perfect for viewing your favorite TV shows or playing our favorite games.
9. NuVision Windows 10 tablet
If you’re looking for a rather cheap tablet to use occasionally, check out this NuVision Windows 10 tablet.
The device sports a 8-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen, 10-finger multi-touch support, a 2MP front camera, 5MP rear camera and it powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz CPU.
As far as storage is concerned, the specs are 2GB DDR3L-RS 1333 MHz Memory, 32GB eMMC SSD storage. The battery can power you for up to 6 hours.
The tablet is ultra-light, weighing only 0.68lb.
Just like its name says, Asus Transformer Book changes from a light, 10.1-inch tablet into a solid laptop with very good battery life, that will last more than 12 hours. Quality screen of this device provides a bright picture and a high amount of viewing angles, which makes this hybrid tablet perfect for watching movies or playing games. You can get ASUS Transformer Book T100 for a price of around $350, making this hybrid tablet one of the best deals for this price.
Performances of the Panasonic TouchPad FZ-G1 are quality enough to compete with the best tablet PCs in the market. This tablet is powered by Intel Core i5-3437U, but has only 128GB of storage capacity, which really isn’t much. Although it is very light and slim, its rugged design helps it to survive all sorts of abusive activities. Display quality is just great, with high resolution, adjustable brightness and capacitive touch. But one of the main cons of Toughpad FZ-G1, besides the storage capacity, is only one USB port. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 could be bought for the price of $2,385.
The Asus VivoTab 8 features a Wacom stylus, something other 8-inch tablets miss. Although battery life should be a little longer, it is still very acceptable. One of the main disadvantages of this tablet is the fact that it lacks the Windows button, and isn’t as slim as the competition. This entry-level tablet is available for the price of around $300.
Dell Venue 11 Pro runs the full version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system, making both Windows 8 apps and desktop apps available for you. The device has acceptable 10.8-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS display and 32GB of internal storage space. One of the best abilities of this tablet is the extension of the battery life with the Mobile Keyboard accessory, expanding battery life from a regular 8 hours, to a stunning 15 hours. Dell Venue 11 Pro is available for the price of $500.
With Inspirion 11, Dell took a couple of design ideas from Lenovo, and results happen to be very satisfying. The Inspirion 11 3000 has a rotating hinge making transforming this device into multiple modes, like laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Design of Dell Inspirion 11 is very good for a under-$500 tablet. Although Dell could do a better job with the touchpad, its battery lasts a hour longer than its competitor from Lenovo, Yoga 2 11.
15. Lenovo Miix 2
Lenovo Miix 2 is very affordable Windows 8.1 tablet, which will provide you quality performances for no more than $300. With thinner and lighter design than its 8-inch competitors, and with 1.3GHz Intel Atom Bay Trail CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of the internal storage, Lenovo Miix 2 is one of the best deals in its pricing category. This tablet is especially good for students and business users, because it comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 provides two devices in one (tablet and laptop) for a very affordable price. The device competes with the ASUS Transformer Book T100 very well, and offers a couple of modes with its flexible magnetic hinge. Screen resolution of 1366 x 768 is pretty basic for a 10.1-inch device, but it should perform all given tasks very well. Acer Aspire Switch 10 is available for the price of around $485.
17. HP Spectre 13 X2
HP Spectre 13 X2 is powered by a powerful Core i5 processor and a vibrant 1080p, 13-inch touchscreen display. This good looking aluminum hybrid tablet offers very comfortable keyboard and lays well in your lap. Although it is a little bit heavier, weighting 4.4 pounds, X2’s battery life lasts long, so you won’t have to constantly worry about charging. HP Spectre 13 X2 could be bought for the price of around $1,100.
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Just like other Lenovo Yoga devices, the ThinkPad is very well-designed hybrid tablet with a rotating full, 12.5-inch HD display, comfortable keyboard and long lasting battery. Thanks to its flexible design, ThinkPad offers you laptop, tablet, stand and tent modes. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is available for the price of around $1,200.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 offers a bigger and sharper, 2160 x 1440, 12.5-inch display, and is significantly lighter and thinner than the previous model from the series. Surface Pro 3 also features very flexible hinge and a new magnet on the Keyboard Cover, which makes this device very comfortable for using in the lap. Although Microsoft could do a better job with the battery life of the Surface Pro 3, this is still a very quality, premium hybrid tablet. You can get Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for the price of around $1,300.
20. Lenovo Miix 3 10
Lenovo Miix 3 has a sharp 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200p display, which provides nearly 180 degrees viewing angles. Lenovo Miix 3 is very thin and elegant in designed, which makes it very comfortable in the hands and pretty in looks. Battery life of the device lasts for about a 7 hours, which is a little bit surprising, because the original had a battery life of over 10 hours. You can get Lenovo Miix 3 for the price of around $400.
The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is powered by Intel’s Core M-5Y10a processor, running on the latest Intel Core-M platform. Aspire Switch 12 is a very flexible hybrid device, and could be used in various modes, such as notebook, display, tent, pad and traditional laptop. When it comes to storage, it features 64GB of SSD and 4GB of RAM. Acer Asprie Switch 12 is available for the price of about $830.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix features a great FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p, made of Gorilla Glass. Tests have proven that the display is very sharp and clear, and provides great viewing angles, with many colors and brightness levels. ThinkPad Helix is powered by Intel’s Core M processor, and comes with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. It also offers a wide range of storage options, such as 128GB SATA, 256GB eDrive, 512GB PCle or 180GB to 360GB Intel hard drive. You can buy Lenovo ThinkPad Helix for a price starting at $999.
23. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has an amazing 3,200 x 1,800p display, which provides a great using experience and a variety of viewing angles. Yoga 2 Pro is very well built, and has a very versatile design, especially for a device priced under $1,000. But just like some other Lenovo’s devices, Yoga 2 Pro also fights with a short battery life. Yoga 2 Pro’s keyboard is still exposed in tablet mode, which this device maybe a better tablet than laptop.
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to show the most accurate deals and prices.