November 22, 2012
In my blog two days ago I mentioned that no lightweight Windows 8 Pro tablets were shipping yet, or at least none were really in stock. Well, there are two models that you might be able to find right now, and they both hold position number six in the Windows 8 chart in my blog (a Core i5 processor). Both are about 2 pounds, so in my mind both are true tablets. But neither really competes with the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 Surface Pro device (due to the keyboards), so you may want to hold off. But if you need something now, here are your choices (with links into Amazon):
This device weighs 1.9 pounds and gets good reviews for computer capability and battery life. But it gets terrible reviews for it’s snap-on keyboard, and that’s why I would wait. Microsoft’s snap-on keyboard is fantastic.
This uses an i5 processor as well and weighs 2.1 pounds. Good reviews on Amazon and “in-stock.” But its Bluetooth keyboard still doesn’t match the convenience of the Microsoft keyboard. But that’s just me, you may be okay with it.