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What's a tablet that can do Word/Excel with a keyboard?

Does anybody have any tablet recommendations for this. I'm a student who wants to use Word and Excel, and possibly have a detachable (bluetooth?) keyboard. Thanks!

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matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 23, 2014 at 16:22

Microsoft Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2.

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 24, 2014 at 08:17

If you specifically need Microsoft Office Suite - Surfaces and iPads have it. I think you need to have online subscription.
I think subscriptions are pretty expensive and it's a monthly fee. I have subscription covered by employer, so I have no idea how much it goes for these days.

If you want to simply edit/view office documents with third party app almost all new tablets are able to do that. You simply need to have Bluetooth keyboard. I had no problem connecting desktop keyboard to my Android devices (don't have any Apple), so I'm assuming that keyboard shouldn't really matter.

satchef1  Apr. 24, 2014 at 10:27

Office for iPad needs a subscription to Office 365 (£5.99/month or £59.99/year for 1 PC and 1 tablet, more for more devices).

Windows RT and many full Windows tablets come with Office Home and Student 2013. The first Surface Pro is currently being bundled with a year's Office 365 subscription and a Touch Cover. The advantage of an RT machine or a machine bundled with Office 365 is that you'll get the latest version of Office when it's released later this year (the biggest improvement being better touch optimization - the new version is designed ground-up for touchscreens).

What's your budget? There's plenty of options, ranging from about £180 for a previous generation WIndows RT tablet all the way up to £1k for a Surface Pro 2 with a big SSD. Personally, I have an Asus T100. Can't fault it for the ~£250 I paid.

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