In Pictures: 13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has been consuming daily news cycles lately, but there are plenty of other manufacturers fighting for attention as we approach the Windows 8 launch day on Oct. 26. Luckily, Microsoft's partners (we can still call them that, right?) are all providing some truly unique and intriguing hardware options. They're not getting the attention of Surface RT, but who knows, maybe one of the following 13 machines is really the new Windows device to beat. After all, we only gave Surface RT 3.5 stars out of a scale of 5. We start our tour of Surface alternatives with the Asus Vivo Tab RT, shown here.

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Lenovo Yoga 13

Here's another aptly named device from Lenovo. This is the larger of the two Yoga models, sporting a 13.3-inch, 1600-by-900 multitouch display and weighing in at 3.4 pounds. It initially opens as a conventional clamshell laptop, but at the point where you feel like you've pushed far enough back to break it, keep going. The entire screen folds all the way back to become a tablet device. There are a few positions in between laptop and tablet that act as convenient stands and this things can literally do the downward dog position.

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