|Product||Microsoft Surface RT||Microsoft Surface 2 (Windows RT)||Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)||Apple iPad Air|
|Price||$289.00 to $399.00||$449.99 to $899.99||$199.00 to $259.00||$479.99 to $539.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 22, 2013||Info unavailable||November 1, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.
The Microsoft Surface 2 is great for getting work done, but those looking for extensive app support (beyond Office) will find top Apple, Android, and Amazon tablets to be better options.
Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get.
Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.
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Microsoft Windows RT
Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
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