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Tablet World Series Game 4: Transformer Book T100 vs. Surface Pro 2

With three of the Penultimate Four tablets decided, we move today to game 4 of the 2013 Tablet World Series. Today's match-up pits two Windows slates against each other as the ASUS Transformer Book T100 takes on Microsoft's Surface Pro 2. 

Starting at just $349 for the 32GB model, the Transformer Book T100 is one of the best deals in tech today, coming with a keyboard, full Windows 8.1 and a free copy of Office Home and Student. But this 10.1-inch slate is more than just a bargain as its 1366 x 768 IPS screen provides wide viewing angles while its quad-core Bay Trail processor provides performance that's good enough for light gaming and 12.5 hours of battery life.

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Made to compete with laptops and tablets alike, the Surface Pro 2 sports a powerful Intel 4th Generation Core i5 CPU, a gorgeous 1080p screen, an active stylue and a speedy SSD. However, this Windows 8.1 slate doesn't come cheap as it packs a  starting price of  $899, without the much-needed $130 Type Cover keyboard. 

So who gets to advance: the plucky, budget-friendly ASUS Transformer Book T100 or the powerful Surface Pro 2? Only you (and your fellow readers) can decide. Vote in the poll below  through tomorrow, October 30, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET.

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The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.