The Best Windows Tablets for 2017: Windows Tablet Reviews & Buying Advice

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Your buying guide for the best Windows tablets in 2017

We’ve reviewed and ranked the best Windows tablets you can buy today in the UK, but do read our buying advice before spending your money. Windows tablets have – over the last couple of years – been gaining in popularity, although they represent less than a quarter of the whole tablet market.

Because they run Windows most models come with a keyboard, although strangely not Microsoft’s Surface – you have to buy the keyboard separately. Whether you want to work or play, you’ll find something here to suit your budget.

If you don’t really need to get any work done on your tablet, an iPad or and Android tablet might suit you better, so check out our list of the best tablets, and also the best new tablets coming in 2017.

Unlike the alternatives tablets running Windows 10 offer true portable computing on the move. Microsoft’s own Surface Pro, for example, is as powerful as many desktop PCs, and it offers decent battery life. You can install proper Windows software on it, and perform any task for which you would normally rely on a desktop PC. All it will fit into any man bag.

The Surface Pro 3 offers the best of all worlds, with relatively little sacrifice. It’s cheaper now that the Surface Pro 4 has superseded it. If you can afford one and you really want one device for everything, it is a great purchase. But the new Surface Pro is now here and the Surface Pro 4 has dropped in price. Bearing in mind that the new version doesn’t include a stylus in the box, it could be that the older version works out better value for you. 

However, if you don’t need one, the better battery life of the 2017 model is sure to make it the better buy.

Should I buy a tablets or a 2-in-1 hybrid?

You’ll note in our chart below that not all the devices look the same. That’s because Windows offers manufacturers flexibility of form. Some Windows tablets are tiny portable devices. Others are more like laptops which can also be used like tablets. These are often called 2-in-1s or hybrids. 

Just remember that by its very nature a tablet should be a flexible and portable device. So ask yourself whether you need a keyboard (and if so whether an ultraportable laptop would be a better idea). How big a screen do you need, and how much weight are you prepared to carry? Hybrid devices can seem like the best of all worlds, but they tend to be equally imperfect as laptops and tablets – how often will you transform their functions in your daily life?

If anything in the list below grabs your attention, read the full review in detail, and the answers to these and other questions should become clear. If you specifically want a 2-in-1 device then check out our best convertible tablets chart.

Best Windows tablets 2017 UK – Windows tablet reviews


1.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)



2.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4


Microsoft Surface Pro 4


3.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S


Samsung Galaxy TabPro S


4.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3


Microsoft Surface Pro 3


5.

Microsoft Surface 3


Microsoft Surface 3


6.

Chuwi Hi10 Pro


Chuwi Hi10 Pro


7.

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA


Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA


8.

Chuwi HiBook Pro


Chuwi HiBook Pro


9.

Venturer BravoWin 10KT


Venturer BravoWin 10KT

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