Windows 8.1 Tablets for 2013 lineup

Windows 8.1 tablets lineup for 2013 holiday season

The family of Windows tablets is about to get bigger this holiday season, some of them include: Nokia (Sirius) Windows RT tablet, Lenovo’s Miix 2 & 8, Dell Venue, and many more.

In a new article from Paul Thurrott at WinSuperSite, details a handful of new devices that will ship later this year with Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 from Microsoft and partners. And it’s interesting to see how many new tablets will make use of Intel’s latest Atom (SoC) Bay Trail chip, which basically doubles Cover Trail’s speed and helps to bring down prices as low as $249. Also we will see more devices with different screen sizes, including the rumored Surface mini 8-inch tablet (which we still don’t know much about). Overall all the tablets for 2013 seem promising and they may just give Windows mobile devices a fighting chance.

Note: All ARM platform devices (Nokia and Surface 2) listed below will run Windows RT 8.1, and devices running Intel processors will come preloaded with Windows 8.1.

Nokia

  • Device name: Lumia 2520
  • Codename: Sirius
  • Platform: Qualcomm ARM quad-core 8974
  • Display: 10.1-inch 1080p IPS
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Thickness: .35-inch
  • Weight: .13 pounds
  • Price: $499
  • Important features: Display with outdoor readability, 6.7-megapixel camera, and Nokia apps.
  • Accessories: Cover keyboard and additional battery life.

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Toshiba

  • Device name: Encore
  • Codename: Malta
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 8-inch 720p IPS
  • Battery: Up to 7 hours
  • Thickness: To be announced
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Price: $329
  • Important features: AutoBrite touch display, high quality dual-array mics, InstantGo (from Intel) to keep tablet always updated.

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Lenovo

  • Device name: Miix 2
  • Codename: NA
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Battery: Up to 8 hours
  • Thickness: .4-inch
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Price: $449
  • Important features: Smart dock, detachable folio case with keyboard.
  • Device name: Miix 8
  • Codename: NA
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 8-inch 720p IPS
  • Battery: Up to 8 hours
  • Thickness: .31-inch
  • Weight: .77 pound
  • Price: $249
  • Important features: Dual camera, HD video calling, detachable keyboard, 3G, black and silver color choices, and digitizer pen available.

Acer

  • Device name: W3-810
  • Codename: Cheetah
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 8-inch 720p
  • Battery: Up to 8 hours
  • Thickness: .45-inch
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Price: $349
  • Important features: Dock with full-sized keyboard.
  • Accessories: Anti-shock back cover, capacitive stylus, protective screen film, micro-HDMI to VGA, bags, mice, and Bluetooth keyboard dock.

ASUS

  • Device name: Transformer Book Trio T100TA
  • Codename: NA
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours
  • Thickness: .9-inch
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Price: $329
  • Important features: Slim keyboard docking with large mouse pad, USB 3.0 on the dock, Office 2013 Home & Student included.

Dell

  • Device name: Venue
  • Codename: Bellair
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 8-inch 720p IPS
  • Battery: Up to 11 hours
  • Thickness: .35-inch
  • Weight: .88 pounds
  • Price: $299
  • Important features: Many colors to choose from, really light, pen and wireless keyboard, and 10-point multitouch screen.
  • Accessories: Capacitive Active stylus and Bluetooth keyboard with stand.

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  • Device name: To be announced
  • Codename: Midland
  • Platform: Intel Atom Bay Trail
  • Display: 10.8-inch 1080p
  • Battery: Up to 9 hours (replaceable battery)
  • Thickness: .4-inch
  • Weight: 1.65 pounds
  • Price: $399
  • Important features: 4G and pen.
  • Accessories: Touch keyboard, epn, travel keyboard with 10 hour battery pack, and dock.

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Microsoft

SEE ALSO: Microsoft launches Surface 2: pricing, specs, and accessories

Surface mini

  • Device name: To be announced
  • Codename: NA
  • Platform: ARM
  • Display: 8-inch
  • Operating system: Windows RT 8.1

Images courtesy of WinSuperSite

  • Simon Tony Haslwanter

    Good list thanks, but I think it would be good if you add the info if the Tablet runs with Windows 8 RT or PRO

    • http://pureinfotech.com/ Mauro

      I will thank you for the suggestion.

    • http://pureinfotech.com/ Mauro

      Hi, fixed the article by adding a note before the list details that ARM based devices will run Windows RT 8.1 and Intel devices will come pre-installed with the full version of Windows 8.1.

      Thanks,

  • Scott Simpson

    So much Bay Trail….will be interesting to see how they fare against RT

    • http://pureinfotech.com/ Mauro

      Indeed! I think the most interesting features are going to be: InstantGo, 2-3x the speed of Clover Trail, full version of Windows 8.1, and even better battery life than Surface 2 (ARM).

      Thanks,

      • Scott Simpson

        and the lower price points