Final word, my next is: Acer Iconia W700 (Core i5)

After a lot of though and going back and forth I've made my final decision, the W700 is going to be my next, simply because it offer the best bang for the buck of any tablet so far.

For 900 dollars you get,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215611

Model

BrandAcerSeriesIconia Tab W SeriesModelW700-6691

Operating Systems

Operating SystemGenuine Windows 8 64-bit

CPU

CPU Type3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317UCPU Speed1.70GHz

Chipset

ChipsetMobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset

CPU

CPU L2 Cache512KB

Display

Screen Size11.6"LCD FeaturesLED backlight & Acer CrystalBrite TechnologyDisplay TypeFull HDResolution1920 x 1080

Graphics

GPU/VPUIntel HD Graphics 4000Video MemoryDedicated 128MB

Hard Drive

HDD64GB SSD

Memory

Memory4GB DDR3Max Memory Supported4GB

Communications

WLANIEEE 802.11a/b/g/nBluetoothBluetooth 4.0 + HS

Ports

USBUSB 3.0 x 1HDMI1 x Micro-HDMI out with HDCP supportAudio Ports1 x 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker)

Audio

AudioOptimized Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement, featuring Audio Optimizer, Audio Regulator, Volume Leveler, Volume Maximizer, Intelligent EQ, Dialogue Enhancer, and Surround Virtualizer (for headphones and built-in speakers) technologies

High-Definition Audio Support

Supplemental Drive

Webcam5MP Rear-facing HD camera (2592 x 1944 resolution, 1080P HD)
Front-facing HD camera (1280 x 1024 resolution, 720P HD)

Power

Battery3-Cell Li-Polymer (4850 mAh)Battery LifeUp to 9-hours

Physical spec

Dimensions11.61" x 7.52" x 0.47"Weight2.09 lbs.

Features

Other FeaturesUltrabook Performance, Tablet Mobility

From Tablet to Full Function PC in a Flash

high-brightness (350-nit), Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD with integrated 10-Point multi-touch screen, supporting finger touch and image auto rotation (16:9 Aspect Ratio),Wide viewing angle (178 degrees)

Touch Panel: Input by 10 points Multi Touch Panel

Control Key: Volume up and down button,Rotation Lock switch,Windows button

Multiple Sensor: Gyroscope,E-compass,Accelerometer,Ambient light sensor

ГаджеТы: беглый обзор планшета Acer Iconia Tab W700 (via iwalker2000)

Here are the Windows experience scores, not too bad at all...

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At the prices I've seen in both, Atom and ARM based Windows 8 tablets, this looks like a bargain in the sub 1000 dollars price point, I really like the XPS 12 but its quite heavier and a whooping 400 dollars more for the same specs, sans the keyboard.

There is also a Core i3 version 100 dollar cheaper, but I think the performance gains with 100 dollars more out-weights the price difference.

It comes with an horrendous dock that I don't plan to use, but I appreciate the fact that its there, also, I think it does not come with SD slot, not a bummer for me as I manage most of the files on my home NAS.

Not sure how the ASUS Vivo comes so close to this prices offering so much less...It seems like ASUS have the worst prices of all OEMs right now.

I will wait for the reviews however, hopefully they will come soon enough.