January 13, 2014, 11:58 AM — Now that CES is over, it's time for the rest of us to get our hands on the best hardware announced there. Here are the five best devices announced at the show for anyone looking to boost their productivity.
This eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablet is a clear winner. It's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor, has an excellent 1,920-by-1,200 display, and QuickShot magnetic cover. It's also beautifully and solidly built. It can power an external monitor, and can connect to keyboard and mouse, and so is a great produtivity booster. And at $399, you can't beat the price.
This big-boy Android tablet has a 12.2-inch screen, and it's a spectacular one, at 2560-by-1600 resolution. There's a pressure-sensitive pen, plenty of pen-based software, and a free built-in office suite. In short, it's the best Android tablet for anyone who wants to get work done.
Not happy that your iPhone doesn't have a MicroSD slot for extra storage? No one is. That's where this combo batter back and storage device comes in. It's a combination case and battery pack that does double-duty as a storage device. Not only does it double your battery life, it adds up to 32 GB of extra storage.
Asus Transformer Book Duet
One of the best ways to be more productive is to get the best of more than one operating system. That's exactly what this nifty device does. It's a 13-inch Android tablet that when popped onto a keyboard works as a Windows 8.1 ultrabook. Whether as a tablet or ultrabook, you can switch between Android and Windows with the tap of a button.
If you're a believer that bigger is better when it comes to phones and productivity, you'll want this one. It's got a big 6.1-inch screen. There's also 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a MicroSD slot so you can add more. And it's got a 4050 mAh battery that Huawei lasts for a whopping 60 hours of normal use or for 12 hours of Web browsing. And the battery can charge other devices via USB.