It's certainly an interesting situation: enterprise veteran Microsoft going up against an unproven but already popular Apple product. Still, these are just two of the many, many work-ready convertibles that have hit the market in the past few months, so we've glanced away from the big new releases long enough to compile a list of 10 great alternatives for those after a laptop replacement.
10. Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Few firms can claim the enterprise pedigree of Lenovo, which is fully on show with the ThinkPad 10. The 1080p front-facing webcam is designed for video conferencing, the 10-hour battery will last a day in the office, and the optional 'Ultrabook keyboard' dock is an attractively typist-friendly piece of kit, with chunky keys and a wide glass trackpad.
Another accessory, the ThinkPad Tablet dock, essentially allows the ThinkPad 10 to transform into a desktop by providing two USB 2.0 ports for a mouse and keyboard as well HDMI and Ethernet connectors. The tablet already features a full-size USB 2.0 port, so it will be able to take thumb drives or a USB mouse even without the dock.
Visual and technical performance, meanwhile, are handled by a 10.1in, FHD IPS display and a quad-core Intel Atom Z3795 processor - plenty of power for most tasks.
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