|Product||Sony Vaio Tap 11||Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8.1)||Asus Transformer Book T100||Apple iPad Air|
|Price||MSRP: $999.99||$899.99 to $999.99||$399.99 to $488.99||$494.98 to $679.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 1, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
Sony's thin, powerful Tap 11 tablet shows up the competition in terms of design. It's not ideal for everyone, but only a few tweaks away from being the runaway leader in this smallish category.
Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer.
The Asus Transformer Book T100 revives the Netbook value proposition (and Netbook usability issues) in a budget-price 10-inch laptop that doubles as a tablet. You won’t love it, but for sheer bang for the buck, it’s hard to beat.
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 8
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Microsoft Windows 8.1
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