I'm looking for a laptop/tablet with the following abilities & specifications:

  • Ability to play lower-intensity games like Civilization V and Planetary Annihilation (confirmation from someone who has actually played those game (s) on that particular model is a bonus)

  • Detachable (e.g. MS Surface Book) or folding keyboard (e.g. Lenovo Yoga). Full keyboard is a plus, but if someone makes a convincing case for one with a keyboard like the Surface Pro, I'd consider it

  • Minimum of 11" screen (12"+ preferred), minimum of Full HD, prefer 1440p-ish

  • Good battery life (5+ hours minimum)

  • Microsoft Windows OS (full edition, not Windows 8 RT)

  • Full size Solid state drive, minimum capacity of 128GB, prefer 256+

  • Cost of $600-800 preferred, max of $1000

Not looking for a high-end 'gaming' tablet, just one that will play videos and lower intensity games reasonably well with a nice screen and good battery life. DisplayPort output is a plus but not required. Not particular to any hardware manufacturer, but it cannot be Android-based or an Apple.

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro will be perfect for you. It only costs $699.99. Features it has:

  • 3200 x 1800 display
  • 13.3 inch screen
  • Intel Core M CPU
  • 256/512GB SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 8GB of RAM

Another device that fits your price range is the HP Spectre x360. This is slightly more at $799.99 ($100 more than the Yoga 3 Pro). This is the major differences between this and the Yoga 3 Pro:

  • Lower resolution screen (1080p)
  • Better CPU (5th Gen Core i5)
  • Is this the best in the price range that meets the requirements? Or the only one?
    – SSumner
    Commented Nov 29, 2015 at 1:35
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    @SSumner Updated with another laptop.
    – Peter Zhu
    Commented Nov 29, 2015 at 2:24

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