The best Windows 8 Tablet Computers powered by Intel - Part I


Are you interested to buy a Windows 8 Tablet, powered by Intel's microprocessor, then a hands-on review Part- 1 is here for you. Go through this article and gain information about some the best Windows 8 Tablets powered by Intel, their features, specs, availability, pros & cons and hands-on review.

By the time Microsoft released Windows 8 OS, the era of Windows 8 Tablets powered by Intel microprocessors began. The all-new Windows 8 Tablets are nowadays launched, powered by Intel microprocessors. The new set of Intel's microprocessors are meant for these tablets and designed for a great impression. Impression, in the sense of that they would impact the whole era in a big way. It is though a tough competition between the top brands like Dell, Samsung and HP as they are manufacturing such tablets which functions on Windows 8 OS platform. Let's check out some top Windows 8 Tablets Powered by Intel below:

Samsung Smart PC


Samsung, with the launch of Samsung Smart PC, is today's subject of every ones talk. Samsung Smart PC runs on Windows 8 platform and is powered by the next generation Intel Atom quad-core Z2760 processor. It has 11.6 inch display with a high resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Its dimensions are 304.0 x 189.4 x 9.9 mm and weighs 750 grams with battery. Smart PC covers a RAM of 2GB and an internal memory of 128GB. The device supports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP secondary camera with 3264x2448 pixel and 1600x1200 pixel resolution respectively. Digital zoom with LED flash is another feature of its primary camera.

While a user views videos continuously on the device, it offers a battery backup up to 9.4 hours and if used normally then, one would enjoy its backup up to 13.5 hours. Like that of other Samsung smart devices, Samsung Smart PC also holds a stylus. The smart tablet was launched between November-December 2012 and more likely, the Samsung Smart PC's prices are expected tob quite high.

Specs overview of Samsung Smart PC Samsung ATIV Smart PC
1. Windows 8 OS.
2. Intel Atom quad-core Z2760 processor.
3. 11.6 inch IPS display.
4. 1366x768 pixel resolution.
5. 2GB RAM and 128GB on-board memory.
6. 8MP back-facing camera and 2MP front one.
7. 9.4 hours and 13.5 hours of battery life in respect with continuous view videos and normal use.
8. Cool stylus for smooth menu navigation.

Pros
1. Highly configured.
2. Display color is real HD in nature.
3. Virtual QWERTY keyboard.
4. 4G LTE service.
5. High resolution display and cameras.

Cons
1. No dual SIM slot.
2. No MMS and Push Mail messaging services.
3. No Infrared and A2DP connectivity.
4. No loud speakers for entertainment.

Lenovo ThinkPad2


Lenovo ThinkPad2 is run by Windows 8 x86 (32-bit) and Windows 8 Professional x86 (32-bit) OS and is powered by dual-core four-thread Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz processor. It has a 10.1 inch display with LED backlight, anti-glare, 5-finger multi-touch and 1366x768 pixels HD WXGA resolution. There is also an integrated HD SGX545 GFx graphic card with DX9, 12 bit, 1080p video @30fs facilities. Lenovo ThinkPad2 covers a RAM of 2GB and an on-board memory of 64GB. The device supports an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus, LED flash (outside LCD) and motion JPG features. In addition to the camera aspect, it also supports a 2MP secondary camera with LED (inside LCD) and 720P HD webcam. Talking about the battery life, Lenovo ThinkPad2 offers 25 days backup in standby condition, 150 hrs on MP3 playback and 10 hrs on video streaming. The device is also tagged at an un-affordable price for commons.

Specs overview of Lenovo ThinkPad2 Lenovo ThinkPad2
1. Windows 8 x86 (32-bit) and Windows 8 Professional x86 (32-bit) platforms.
2. Dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 processor.
3. 1.80GHz speed.
4. 10.1 inch display screen.
5. 1366x768 pixel resolution (HD).
6. 2GB RAM and of 64GB in-built memory.
7. 8MP rear and 2MP secondary camera.
8. 150 hrs, and 10 hrs and 25 days of battery like in respect with MP3 playback, video streaming and standby mode.

Pros
1. Very highly configured.
2. Highly integrated graphics card.
3. Featured camera.
4. Cool and quite impressive sensors.
5. Multiple ports with different functions and variability.

Cons
1. Very costly.
2. Neither infrared nor A2DP connectivity.
3. Lack dual SIM slot like that of Samsung Smart PC.

HP Envy x2


HP Envy x2 comes with an advantage of two-in-one device. the first being a smart Tablet that can be converted into a normal laptop and vice versa. It runs on Windows 8 platform and is powered by 1.80GHz dual-core Atom Z2760 which is able to move at the speed you really need. It has an 11.6" (29.46 cm) BrightView IPS HD display with LED-backlit and a resolution of 366 x 768 pixels. The device holds 8.12" height, 11.93" width and a depth of 0.66-0.76". Talking about its weight, 3.11 lbs is worth mentioning.

HP Envy x2 covers a RAM of 2GB and an internal storage of 64GB. The device supports two jaw dropping cameras, an 8MP rear camera for smooth and sharp shooting and 1080P HD front-facing camera with digital microphone for high fidelity shooting. For connectivity mean, Envy x2 offers Bluetooth and NFC. By NFC you can anywhere, connect and share with other smart devices just by a single tap. In addition to these features and specs, HP Envy x2 package includes a full sized island style keyboard for typing and gaming purposes and a track pad, supporting multi-touch gestures for a cool and gorgeous experience with the device. HP Envy x2 tablet is available in Indian market since November 2012, at a very high price.

Specs overview of HP Envy x2 HP Envy x2
1. Windows 8 platform.
2. 1.80GHz dual-core Atom Z2760.
3. 11.6-inch IPS HD display.
4. 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.
5. 3.11 lbs (x4) of weight.
6. 8MP rear camera and 1080P HD secondary camera.
7. NFC service.
8. Island style keyboard and track pad accessories.

Pros
1. Georgic graphics.
2. Rich experience with external keyboard accessory.
3. Tablet cum PC.
4. Top audio quality i.e. Beats Audio.
5. Jaw dropping cameras.

Cons
1. No WI-Fi services.
2. No Infrared and A2DP like other smart tablets.
3. No 4G service.
4. Very expensive.

Verdict


There are so many more Windows 8 Tablet which are powered by Intel microprocessors like Acer Iconia W700, Asus Vivo Tab RT, Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C, Asus TaiChi, Dell XPS 10, Dell XPS Duo 12, Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table, Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface RT, Samsung ATIV Tab, Sony Vaio Duo 11, Sony Vaio Tap 20 and Toshiba Satellite P845. And here my topic doesn't end! Read part II of the best Windows 8 Tablet Computers powered by Intel article.

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