If you want a 12.9-inch iPad Pro but don’t use iOS, don’t change how you get things done to accommodate iOS: buy one of the best iPad Pro alternatives running Windows instead.
Slowly, Microsoft and PC makers have caught on to what makes the 12.9-inch iPad Pro unique and they’ve added new technologies to their own devices that lend them a similar user experience. There are iPad Pro alternatives running Windows 10 that take just seconds to start. They don’t have fans to distract you as you read your favorite books or watch a movie you just purchased from the Windows Store. They can last all day on a single charge, and some will last hours if you charge them for just a half-hour or so.
iPad Pro alternatives running Windows have different styles and sizes, but they all run Windows 10. It blends a great touch experience with all the things that make Windows great. When Windows 10 detects a touchscreen and no keyboard or mouse, it makes everything more touch-friendly. Connect a keyboard and mouse and you can navigate Windows with a mouse like you always have.
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Because these iPad Pro alternatives have Windows, you don’t need to learn a new workflow and that’s their biggest advantage. You must buy new apps to use a 12.9-inch iPad Pro for everything if you don’t already have an iPhone. Every program you use on your desktop or laptop is available on these PCs. Your mouse, keyboard and other accessories connect to them without workarounds or expensive adapters.
For some people, the iPad Pro is a great tool for both work and play, but not everyone has the same needs. If you want one device that’s great for everything you do and you need Windows, buy one of these iPad Pro alternatives running Windows 10.
Best 12.9-inch iPad Pro Alternatives Running Windows 10
- 2017 Surface Pro
- HP Spectre X2
- Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1
- Lenovo Yoga Book
- Samsung Galaxy Book 12-Inch
- HP Envy X2
- HP ZBook X2