What Tablet PCs can run Microsoft Office?

Asked by Donnie from Dover

I’m an Apple man myself, but I can certainly give you a broad overview of the best tablet PCs that are currently running Windows 8. Call it my gift to the underprivileged (JOKE!)

The Microsoft Surface is the obvious (and easy!) option to mention first. Upon its initial release, this tablet made a fair few friends, but it also made some enemies. However, even considering its flaws, the Surface is a frankly astonishing bit of kit. In fact, in my humble opinion, the hardware is actually far more impressive than the software. Still, if you’re looking for a Windows 8 tablet, then you really can’t go far wrong with this one, especially since it came down in price.

The Acer Iconia W700 is also a nifty bit of kit. It comes with a detachable dock and a (frankly lovely) detachable keyboard, plus, it is pretty tasty in terms of processing power and memory, actually doing a passable impression of a desktop (if you handle it right). This tablet is a nice little all-rounder, able to work efficiently on complicated tasks or simple jobs alike.

windows 8 tabetThe Acer Aspire P3, despite being ludicrously expensive, is also really nice. The keyboard is really well designed and the overall bodywork of this tablet feels stylish and professional. To make things even better, this tablet runs very quickly indeed.

Another impressive desktop-esque model (although one wonders what the point of that actually is) is the Sony Vaio Duo 11. The most divisive factor here is the inclusive keyboard. Rather than being detached, like most hybrid tablets (and practically everything on this list), this tablet actually has a keyboard as part of the casing. Which is fine, unless you are concerned about size and weight. Where you stand on the keyboard will likely determine where you stand on this tablet (well, either that or the gargantuan price tag).

In addition, Dell’s XPS range are all beautiful machines and should certainly be on your shortlist (budget permitting, of course).

All told, there are actually quite a few very good Windows 8 tablets out there. I’d suggest seeking out full reviews for these products before buying, but this list is just here to give you a few starting points.

Good luck, Donnie. 

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