7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

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The latest Surface devices have great designs and specs -- but come with a high price. The Surface Pro 4 starts at $799 and can go as high as $1,699, depending on what options you choose. However, if you’re willing to compromise a bit on form factor and specs, there are cheaper Windows 10 tablets by companies other than Microsoft that, like the Surface, are designed to work with a detachable keyboard. This article highlights current models that are noteworthy and that you can buy right now. Just for a baseline, the Surface features a nice kickstand, comes with a unique Surface pen, has a 12.3-inch screen and 2736 x 1824 screen resolution.

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