Microsoft Surface Pro might be one of the best lightweight laptops, but not everyone is a fan of them. Based on the budget or technical requirements, several users would prefer something similar but yet a bit different. At the same time, some of the Surface Pro alternatives are cheaper and have better battery life.
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There are additional costs for Surface Pro cover, pens, and other accessories and hence it would be better to have a look at some other options. Here are some of the best Surface Pro alternatives that you should buy next in 2019.
ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Price – $2,459
ThinkPad X1 Tablet is one of the best laptops out there with modern features such as durable shell, brilliant display and has Alexa (Amazon’s personal assistant) built-in. It has a 13-inch display and has a tough body that has passed 12 military tests for durability.
Also, there is no competition between Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa in terms of home assistant and it can also connect with the Echo smart speakers. The ThinkPad X1 tablet has also the latest features such as Thunderbolt 3 ports, MicroSD card reader and a headset jack, digital pen support and stands out way better than the Surface Pro tablets.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Samsung Galaxy TabPro is also a 2-in-1 tablet like Surface Pro which can connect with keyboard to form a laptop. It has a 12-inch Super AMOLED touch display screen with brighter and better colors and runs on Windows 10 Intel Core M processor.
The Galaxy TabPro S can also be connected with the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and offers a great battery life. The only drawback is that the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S doesn’t have a pen support like the Surface Pro.
Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Business Laptop
Price – $919
Dell Latitude 7200 series laptops are the Surface Pro alternatives where more hardware and on-site repair work is needed. The Surface Pro is rarely repaired and most of the time a replacement model is provided in case it is not working properly.
Meanwhile, the Dell Latitude 7000 series models can be repaired by any trained agent and you don’t have to worry about data backup or re-installing all the applications. It has a great display, solid performance, supports the Dell active pen and has all the required USB and SIM ports.
HP Elite and Envy X2
Price – $1,499 and $799
HP Elite X2 is more of a PC which comes under the physical appearance of a tablet with a detachable keyboard and a smartpen. It also has an integrated privacy screen where the users behind you can’t look at your work. The specs for HP Elite X2 are 13-inch display, 13.3mm thickness, and 2.59 pounds weight and it runs on an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
HP Envy 2 is similar to the Elite X2 have similar look but it is more of a smartphone converted into a tablet with lower specs and affordable rates. The Envy X2 have a Qualcomm processor and is used for simple purpose applications.
Other Surface Pro Models
There are some Surface Pro model variants which could be the ideal machine, you are looking for and will also come under your budget.
- Surface Pro with LTE – $1,295.96
- Surface Pro X – $999.99
- Surface Go – $419.95
- Surface Pro 6 – $699
- Surface Book 2 – $1,049