Thanks to lighter materials, faster processors, and better apps, there has never been more competition among handheld devices. Find out which one is right for you.
Microsoft Surface 2
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]