Best Used Windows Tablets

Posted On Mar 23 2016 by

Finding a great used windows tablet can take time and effort to look through the many that are available. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 as rated by people who have purchased and used these items. You’ll find descriptions, special features and feedback about the good and the drawbacks associated with each of these devices, to help you more easily find one that is the most suitable for you or for the person on your gift giving list.

1. HP EliteBook 2740p XT936UT 12.1-InchTablet PC450_2710p

This tablet features a large 12.1 in screen with Intel Core i5 processor @ 266 GHz; 250 GB HD and 4 GB of RAM. Other features include a spill resistant keyboard with drains, 2 MP webcam, business card reader software, dual pointing, digital eraser pen multi-touch with support, Bluetooth, WiFi, Smart card reader and secure digital multi media card.

Ratings, pros and cons

This tablet comes packed with features that make it a good choice for students or business professionals who require a larger sized tablet. This unit is fast for its size with plenty of ram. Programs open fast and PDF files open smoothly in tablet mode. It is easy to use and the swivel feature is a definite plus. The expandable battery is great for extended use away from electrical power source. Cons associated with this tablet are that the touch screen driver frequently needs replacement but they are available on the HP support site.

Users give this tablet an overall rating of 4.3 out of a possible 5, landing it in the top 5 picks for used windows tablets.

2. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Dark TitaniumMicrosoft-Surface-Pro-2

You get 128 GB storage with 4 GB of ram for speed and storage. Multi-touch screen, headphone jack, MicroSDXC card reader and Windows 8.1 Pro OS with this attractive tablet.

Ratings, pros and cons

Very fast tablet that connects easily to external monitors for a larger viewing screen. Works great for gaming with excellent graphics. Multitasks well without lag and highly functional for viewing large spreadsheets and other applications. Stylus works better than a mouse in most cases, handwriting recognition is great and the 10.6 inch screen displays clear and crisp images.

Some users reported issues with missing drivers and the need for upgrading or downgrading some. This tablet doesn’t come with a lot of apps but they can be added. The touchscreen and stylus work great but some had issues with them failing to respond properly in certain web browsers such as Firefox. Overall, the performance is rated as being good to excellent with an overall ratin of 4.3 out of a possible 5.


3. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet PCsurface-pro-2

The Surface Pro 2 Tablet PC offers a generous sized 10.6 inch HD widescreen; 10-point multitouch screen;

256 GB Storage Capacity, 8GB Memory.

Ratings, pros and cons

Great design in a comfortable weight for such a powerful tablet. Stylish with sharp and high quality display. Among the fastest in performance in its price range. Clear and loud audio with an average of 7 hours battery life during normal use. Touch with finger and pen works well and the kickstand helps you to place it in a variety of angles. Cons with this tablet are that it only has one USB port, it only supports a maximum of 64 GB micro SD, the charging port is not as strong as it could be because the charger falls out easily and there is no pen holder. The touchpad is sometimes not very responsive. Overall, this tablet gets a 4.6 out of a possible 5 star rating, which places it fairly high on the list of the top 5.


4. Microsoft Surface Pro 3original

This tablet features 128 GB, Intel Core i5, Windows 8.1 with a Free Windows 10 Upgrade; 12-Inch HD Touchscreen Display and 4 GB RAM.

Ratings, pros and cons

Users love the slim and portable size that provides great screen size without the bulky feel. Capable of running heavy duty software with no lags or issues. Battery life is a plus for taking on the go. The downside is that there is a slow startup once the Pro 3 goes into hibernation, and there is a tendency for the unit to get hot when used for heavier duty tasks. The overall rating for this tablet is a 4.3 out of 5 with recommendations for others that this is a high quality tablet that performs with ease in most cases.


5. HP EliteBook 2760p 12-Inch LED Tablet PC

This tablet features Intel 320G 4G with a 12 inch screen size, WIFI, Bluetooth, FireWire, Finger Print Reader, Webcam and Stylus

Ratings, pros and cons

Full functionality of a laptop with the convenient size of a tablet. Runs very smooth with Windows 7 Ultimate. Light next to the webcam is useful when using in dark places. Pen input function is top notch. Pen stays in position well. Works great with external CD/DVD docking station or drive. Easy to connect to a projector for presentations at school or work. On the downside, the speakers don’t deliver the greatest quality in sound. The tablet tends to heat up quickly and the fan is noisy. This tablet comes in with an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5.


Purchasing a used Windows tablet can save you a lot of money if you are careful making your selection. When browsing, find a seller who offers details about the condition of the tablet, the features that it provides, customer feedback on their products and some type of a reasonable guarantee for product quality. This will help to ensure that you find the most suitable used Windows tablet that will function properly.

Last Updated on: February 23rd, 2016 at 8:09 am, by Veronica

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