Running Intel’s latest Bay Trail processor, the Acer Iconia W4 is an inexpensive 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, starting at just $329--the same price as the iPad mini. This device packs a 1.8-GHz Intel Atom Z3740 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 32 GB SSD, and an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Acer expects the 14.6-ounce W4 to last up to 10 hours on a charge. Students will especially like that it comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition. An optional Crunch Keyboard that also doubles as a stand only adds 0.21 inches of thickness while massively increasing your productivity.