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Which Windows Tablets Work Best...For Less...
There are many Tablets, Notebooks and Laptops available which will work just fine for the VMSpc JIB--but note: Microsoft broke functionality with in the Windows 8x release for our original "version-1" Wifi and bluetooth products. Windows 7, XP...no problem. Our Bluetooth Jib has been sidelined (as a VMSpc unit) for the time being.
The new WiFi Version-2 module is being shipped; it's snappy and connects to all Operating Systems using common Access Point (AP) connectivity.
USB JIBs are a wired-solution which work with most all Operating systems--yes, Windows-10 too. (Windows RT is the only standout to date which is not compatible...with anything.)
I've put together a list, based on your feedback ratings. The prices are in the ~$200 range. There are hundreds of more models and variations; way too many to list or account for. I've left off tablets with 7" screens as they have feedback that reflects something between difficulty and extreme tedium--though the price "was a steal!" The sweet spot seems to be a 10" screen for most folks.
[MANY, dozens more, typically found with an energy efficient Atom processor and are Well less than $200. These have good battery life, good for knock-around use. For tablets using USB and WiFi JIBs, use a splitter or powered-hub to keep it charged.
...in the order of positive feedback (raw numbers)...
$180~200 Nextbook (various models) 10-11" (A Walmart store brand)
$120 ....Insignia Tablet 8" (A Best Buy store brand)
$176 ....Dell Venue Pro 8" (Some of the best ratings this year)
$150 ....HP Stream 8"
$300 ....Asus Transformer Pad 10.1"
$140 ....Dell Latitude 10.1"
Side note: Many small tablets have only a single micro USB port. How to keep it charged (while underway)? Answer: Use a "Powered USB Hub" Google/eBay/Amazon search it, get one for less than $30. A USB splitter which has a separate leg directed to a charger or adapter are a simpler setup. A powered hub is most commonly a block with multiple USB ports and power (typically 5Vdc) plugged in via AC or DC adapter.