Windows RT isn’t the only way to go if you want a Windows tablet, though. If you’re prepared to pay a little extra—okay, a lot extra—you can spring for a Windows 8 convertible. Some of those are effectively shrunken ultrabooks, with 17W Ivy Bridge processors, high-PPI displays, speedy SSDs, USB 3.0, and all that good stuff. They look a bit like jumbo iPads from the outside, and they run all the same Modern UI apps as their WinRT peers, but they’re full-featured x86 PCs under the hood. Strap on a keyboard dock, and you’d be hard-pressed to tell them apart from an ultrabook.