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Best Windows 8 Laptops, Tablets, Convertibles and PCs

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Which is the best Windows 8 laptop, tablet or desktop PC to buy? We pick 10 of the best to help you decide.

From Windows 95 all the way up to the Vista-compatible Windows 7, Microsoft’s operating system has reigned supreme in the home and in the office. With Apple and Google now on the OS scene, Microsoft’s domination is coming under threat.

The response from the departing Steve Ballmer and company has been to unleash its most revolutionary operating system yet in the shape of Windows 8. The result is a new, more touch-friendly interface combined with the traditional Windows desktop. Windows 8 aims to be a far more integrated operating system than previous versions of Windows. That means it will play nice with Windows Phone 8, the Xbox 360 and the next generation Xbox One games console.

Compatible with tablets, laptops, laptops that turn into tablets and desktop PCs, Windows 8 is available in three versions. Windows 8 is designed for home PC users and Windows 8 Pro is a more business-focused version that adds an extra layer of security. Windows 8 RT is specifically designed for ARM-based PCs and tablets like the Microsoft Surface. Microsoft has since updated Windows 8 bringing a host of new features, tweaks and fixes to the operating system. You can read all about the biggest changes in our look at the key Windows 8.1 review and see what hope to see in Windows 9.

Since its arrival back in October 2012 the likes of Samsung, Dell, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba have all been busy ushering out Windows 8-packing devices. This has obviously made it a lot harder to keep track of the ones worth buying.

So to help you find the perfect tablet, laptop or all-in-one PC that doesn’t run on an Apple or Google OS, we've picked the best Windows 8 laptops, tablets, convertibles and PCs to buy right now.

If you're not sure what the difference between the various types of tablet is then read this: Tablet Buyer's Guide

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