Though only modestly thinner and lighter, Microsoft's second crack at a tablet is undoubtedly an upgrade, especially for its sharp, bright 10.6-inch widescreen 1,080p display. Still, the company's vision of the device is clearly that of a thinner laptop. That means there's a full version of Office and a selection of add-on ports onboard. Set up at a coffee shop, we happily banged out a Word doc, but if you're looking for more than such productivity tasks, the Surface is unwieldy, and the Windows app store is still amateur hour. [$449; surface.com]
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