You've been hearing that tablets are getting so powerful and functional that they're about to replace laptops as your everyday computer. In fact, for its Surface Pro 3, Microsoft uses the tagline, "The tablet that can replace your laptop."
With good reason, too. Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, starting around $800, has some serious processing power, with Intel's Core i3, i5 or i7 processors inside. The Surface looks great, too, with a 12-inch touch screen. Surface Pro 3 comes standard with a kickstand that props it up, so you're looking at it like a regular laptop screen, not down at a tablet that's flat on your desk.
It's also fairly lightweight. The Surface Pro 3 weighs about 1.8 pounds, compared to Apple's iPad at 1.5 pounds.
Plus, for roughly another $130, Microsoft's tablet has an attachable keyboard, which also serves as the touch screen cover. It's a nifty addition that lets you use it exactly as you do your laptop. In fact, there's almost no reason not to get the Surface without that keyboard. Except, the cost.