Toshiba, Asus, Fujitsu and Dell have recently announced their Windows 8.1 based tablets. It is observed that the tech-makers, for making new tablets, preferring Intel’s newest Atom Bay Trail Chip rather than Haswell processor.

Best new Windows 8.1 Tablets

The tablet market is growing at very fast pace in all over the world. Recent reports from research firm IDC shows that the last year's tablet shipment of development country India reaches to 2.6 millions. It whopped to 901 percent more than earlier year 2011. 

Being less power consuming than Haswell, Intel’s Atom seems to be dominating tablet market. In our last post on the first part of new windows 8.1 tablets coming to market, we covered the tablets from Dell, Acer and HP. And for this time, we have returned with some more interesting portable devices that have either been released in market or going to, in coming days. In this post, you will get to know about some recent tablets releases from Toshiba, Asus, Dell and Fujistu that are little larger than the standard 7-inch sized tablets available in market. These tablets run on the newest Window 8.1 operating system from Microsoft and host up to 64 GB of internal storage or 128GB SSD.

Toshiba Encore Tablet


Toshiba Encore owns Skype certification and powered by Intel's Bay Trail chipset
Toshiba Encore owns Skype certification
Out of many Win 8.1 tablets from Toshiba, Encore was the first Windows 8.1 tablet with Intel’s Atom chip - Bay Trail. It comes loaded with Office Home & student 2013 and owns Skype certification as well. With 8 inches display, the Toshiba tablet weighs to 17 ounces and 0.4 inch thick chassis. The Bay Trail Tablet has both 8MP and 2MP rear and front facing cameras, stereo speakers and noise cancellation microphone. It also has a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion, microUSB interfaces, micro USB and Micro HDMI. It offers up to eight hours of battery backup and hosts 2GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB. The tablet will be available to customers at Toshiba retail stores in November at the price tag of $329.99 (around Rs 20,200). 

Asus Transformer Book T100


Asus Transformer Book T100 is a Windows 8.1 convertible tablet
Asus Transformer Book T100 hybrid tablet
Transformer Book T100 from Asus is also one of the large sized tablets with 10.1 inch display screen but heavier than Toshiba’s Encore and weighing 19 ounces. It is better than Encore in respect to having powerful battery backup of 11 hours and comes with a detachable keyboard for laptop conversion. It puts on more weight up to 2.5 pounds when docked. It also has better screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 than 1,280 x 800 pixels of Toshiba Encore. The 32GB model of convertible device is priced $349 (Rs 21,500) while the customers requiring more storage have to pay $399 (Rs 24,500) for 64GB.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 tablet


Fujitsu Stylistic Q548 is a Full HD tablet with 128GB SSD
Fujitsu Stylistic Q548 tablet comes with Full HD
Fujistu also unveiled myriads of Windows 8.1 tablets where the Stylistic Q548 is one of them. Like Transformer Book T100 from Asus, this Bay Trail Tablet also features 10.1 inch display but wins in screen resolution for having Full HD resolution 2,560 x 1,600 (16:10 aspect ratio). With 4GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD, it is more powerful machines. It is also powered up by Bay Trail-T SoC with Atom Z3770 CPU and comes with an Active digitizer. It has a full sized USB 3 and micro USB 2 port, a dual Band Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity support. 

Dell XPS 12 tablet-laptop


Dell XPS 12 has a swivel enabling hinge for convertibility
Dell XPS 12 is the most expensive tablet
Out of multiple Windows 8.1 portable tablet-laptops from Dell, Dell’s XPS 12 is unique for having swivel-enabling hinges for convertibility. You can flip its 13.3 inches screen up to 180 degrees using this hinge. It has the full HD display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. In fact, it is a Windows 8 machine that can easily be upgraded to Windows 8.1. It gears up by Intel’s Core i5 chipset clocking at 1.6GHz. Its wide keyboard has plenty of keys and various connecting ports. It is an expensive but best performing portable machine that will be priced at $1,199 in US and Rs 88,888 in India.

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