6. Samsung Smart PC 500T
Taking detachability a step further is Samsung's Smart PC 500T Tablet, which shares many of the hardware specs of the Acer unit from the previous slide, and adds lots of Samsung software finesse. Like Acer's, the 500T is built around an Intel Atom Z2760 32-bit processor and comes with a 64-GB SSD, 2 GB of system memory (the processor's maximum) and Windows 8. Samsung's detachable keyboard (included) adds two USB ports. In addition to an 11.1-inch, five-finger multitouch screen and 1,366-x-786 resolution, Samsung layers on a Wacom digitizer that works with its S-Pen stylus for pressure-sensitive control over digital input. There's also Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios plus a global navigation receiver for geopositioning. Samsung also equips the Smart PC with an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, one USB 2.0 port, a Micro-HDMI port, a Micro-SD card reader and dual front-facing speakers. Battery life is rated at 9 hours. List price is $749.