Microsoft offers five different Surface Device lines, one of which is Surface Pro. And the latest model – 12.3-inch Surface Pro 6 – is due to launch on October 16th.
It comes in a new matte black color and with updated 8th generation Intel Core processors, combined with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. And while still having USB-A ports, the screen has improved to 267ppi and it's an auto-focusing 8 megapixel camera for video chat and Windows Hello log in. You can read more about Surface Pro 6 from here.
Now, if you do not want to spend $ 900 on the latest 2-in-1 from Microsoft, or if you're more interested in learning about Lookalike devices from other brands, you have alternative options. We have rounded off some of the best Surface Pro 6 clones you can buy right now.
Surface Pro 6 Options You Can Buy Right Now
Asus Transformer Pro (T304UA)
In our review of the 12.6-inch Transformer Pro (T304UA) we said it gives a good first impression. It comes with a combined stylus and keyboard – and the tablet and the keyboard are magnetically coupled straight out of the box. This 2-in-1 provides a great alternative to Surface Pro for business users who need a versatile and affordable device that can serve as both a laptop and a tablet. It starts at $ 1,150 for the Core i7 model with 16GB of RAM.
Dell Latitude 7285
Like other hybrids, the 12.3-inch Dell Latitude 7285 is a 2-in-1 that starts as a stand-alone tablet. But while the surface and other Dell hybrids have a thin clip lid on the keyboard, this model connects to a more traditional keyboard dock. CNET noted that when the two parts are together, it looks and feels like a regular clamshell laptop. Also, the 7285 is WiTricity enabled, which means it can be wirelessly charged at a distance and through materials, without precise alignment with the charge. The 8 GB Core i5 model starts at $ 1,140.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
When the 13.3-inch Dell XPS 13 first appeared in 2015, we called it a "sleek, slim business horse." This version adds a hybrid hinge and thinner body, and it maintains the edge of the edge, almost without screen. CNET said that it considers this 2-in-1 to be a full-time portable and part-time tablet, as opposed to Surface Pro, which it believes is a full-time and part-time library. And in our review, we discovered that it was annoying that Dell did not take care of the keyboard lock when the screen was swiveled for use in tablet mode. Nevertheless, if you never fold XPS 13 2-i-1 back into a tablet, it works perfectly and is good enough to get most people through a workday. The 8-GB Core i5 model starts at $ 950.
The crowd-designed 12.3-inch Eve V offers competitive prices and comes with a fanless aluminum design, a brilliant screen, a decent number of ports and a Bluetooth keyboard that works even when disconnected from V But be warned: We hesitated to include this device because getting hands on one is a real challenge. It is only sold online through flash sales, which takes place every other week. In addition, some buyers have complained about long delays and do not receive the device at all. Nevertheless, we added that, as CNET found it to have a better function set than Surface Pro. The 8 GB RAM Core i5 model starts at $ 1,099.
HP Envy x2
The 12.3 "HP Envy x2 looks smooth and has LTE. It comes with HP Digital Pen, which lets you take advantage of the touch screen without infecting it, and of course, the keyboard cover is included, which is nice considering Microsoft's Surface Pro line that allows you to purchase it separately. While CNET said it did not have enough processing power to make it a simple recommendation, we praised battery life and found it good for travelers and business users who need a long-lasting, portable and light 2-in-1. Windows 10 Home in S mode version with a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM starts at $ 999.
HP Specter x360
The 13-inch HP Specter x360 13 is a fantastic 2-in-1, even when compared to newer devices, and it still carries the battery life, according to CNET & # 39 ; s testing. It has an 8-generation Intel Core chip, a 4K display, up to 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. The display can flip out of the clamshell in a tent and it is on the keyboard or flips all the way around to act as a tablet. But in our time we liked the integrated privacy. With a touch of a button, you can mask the screen of anyone sitting next to you, like airline passengers or eavesdroppers. The 8 GB Core i5 model starts at $ 1,150.
Lenovo Miix 720
The 12-inch Lenovo Miix 720 has excellent design and features including a solid 150 degree hinged kickstand, an IR camera for Windows Hello Face Detection and a Thunderbolt 3 USB C port . As CNET noted, Lenovo's Miix series of Windows 10 tablets is unmistakably modeled on Microsoft's Surface Pro. However, unlike Microsoft, Lenovo contains its generally outstanding backlit keyboard cover and stylus. If we had to complain, battery life is unimpressive and the fans are noticeable in a quiet environment. The 16 GB RAM Core i7 model starts at $ 1,150.
Lenovo Yoga 920
The 13.9-inch Lenovo Yoga 920 is a top-end convertible. It improves on the company's premium two-in-one ultraportable by adding active pen support and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and by inserting an eighth-generation Intel Core i-series processor for better performance and a very long battery life. CNET said the super thin frames around its display, all-metal chassis, and the unique 360-degree hinge on the watchband makes it look like a premium laptop. And in our review, we called it a very good convertible laptop, with only very small niggles, such as the lack of an SD card reader and the high price tag. The 8 GB Core i7 model starts at $ 1,399.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (Third Generation)
CNET said that the 13-inch ThinkPad X1 Tablet gives even stronger competition to Microsoft's surface area and we could not agree more. In our review of the latest generation, we said it was designed to bring tablet computing to the office without compromising traditional portable features. It should be the only laptop a mobile professional need. The tablet's construction is very solid, and the durable kickstand hinge supports a wide range of angles. The only drawbacks we can think of is that the MicroSD card slot is fiddly to come on and the sound quality should be better. The 8 GB Core i5 model starts at $ 1,290.
Samsung Galaxy Book
The 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book turns the surface on value by including a keyboard cover and pen in the box, but the surface design is still much more refined, according to CNET. In the review from 2017 we found the Samsung Galaxy Book to be a solid choice. It feels better at hand for tablet usage compared to older Surface Pro devices, but without keyboard portfolio there is no way to clarify. Nevertheless, it has an excellent display, strong performance and long battery life. The 4 GB RAM Core i5 model starts at $ 1,130.
Surface Pro (2017)
Finally, we must include last year's Surface Pro. This model was an extremely conservative update, but CNET found that it had a better battery life and therefore called the gold standard for Windows hybrid PCs. The distinctive kickstand was a bit refined for this model – instead of stopping at 150 degrees, it goes to 165 degrees. We find that the quirky hinge means that "lapability" is a problem for those who want to work with the great American novel while sitting on the couch. The Core M3 4 GB RAM model starts at $ 799.
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