2. Workhorse: Surface Pro 2
Priced at $900, more than most laptops, the Surface Pro 2 matches most all the same features as a notebook. The tablet packs impressive specs, such as a 10.6-inch full-HD display, (Haswell) 1.6GHz dualcore Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and hard drive options of 64 GB to 512 GB. Throw in a $120 Microsoft Touch Cover 2/keyboard and you'll never need to lug your laptop around with you ever again. Standout features include Windows 8.1 OS and a preinstalled copy of Office 2013.