5. Microsoft Surface
Microsoft finally got into the tablet game this year with Surface, which comes in two versions -- a Windows RT tablet with an ARM-based Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and a Windows 8 Professional tablet with an Intel Core i5 processor. Both models boast 10.6-inch HD displays and docking keyboard covers. While the Windows 8 Surface model has a high price tag (starting at $899 with no keyboard cover), the device comes with some impressive specs like 4 GB of RAM, USB 3.0 and Intel's HD Graphics 4000 technology. The big question for Microsoft is when will Surface make its way into the channel?