Microsoft already sells the Surface RT tablet/notebook hybrid (that’s one in the picture), but the Surface Pro is something very different, even though it will look similar. It will have the full version of Windows 8 on it rather than the version that supports only touch-centric Windows Store applications. Surface Pro supports them, too, but also welcomes any app that runs on Windows 7. The 1920x1080 pixel display supports 10-point multitouch and stylus input. With that screen and an Intel Core i5 processor, this could be both an excellent tablet and laptop.
Base price: $900, available in January.