That was not always the case, but the advent of Windows 10 coupled with a clear focus from Intel and its partners on that segment has seen much better solutions come to the market.
Microsoft provided an antidote to the PC market's lethargy with the original Surface, just like Google did with the Nexus products, and all the other PC vendors have since followed suit.
Japanese manufacturer Fujitsu is one of the lesser known manufacturers, and like its big Nippon rival, Toshiba, it's focusing mostly on business products.
The Stylistic R726, which runs Windows 10 Pro, is squarely aimed at Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 with a kickback stand and a dumb detachable magnetic keyboard.
Our sample model came with a Core i7-6600U processor and costs £1,211 around $1,610, AU$2,110 with an optional docking station adding another £108 around $143, AU$190 .
The R726 is less than 9mm thin and weighs 830g.