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Don’t buy a 2in1 Laptop!

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Mobile computing has quite a few dimensions. There are so many options, variations and add-on’s to consider these days. All these add to the experience and give the user some nifty gadgets to consider.

Some people love gadgets, I’m definitely one of those people and others despise the mere concept of technology. There’s nothing more exciting to me like exploring new gadgets, hence the page you are currently on that will give you some insight into my world. This allow you to make some informed decisions without having to spend those hard earned dollars on rubbish. As I have stated in a previous article, when purchasing a mobile computer it’s best to consider your lifestyle first.

2 in 1 laptops are awesomely flexible little things. You definitely get the best of both worlds. On the one hand it’s a straight up corporate notebook used by the executive on the go. Then on the other hand it’s a trendy tablet that will allow you to watch a movie in bed or play the latest addictive craze on the app store. What are the real advantages and disadvantages though… This is what we are really interested in if you are looking to purchase such a device? Another things is, what devices are out there and what am I looking to spend. Below are some great insights and recommendations that will see you on your way.

Advantages

  • Light and easy to travel with.
  • The keyboard is not always required.
  • Most devices come with a stylus pen.
  • Battery is generally longer lasting than a laptop.
  • Generally uses the same charger as a cellphone.

Disadvantages

  • The keyboard tends to drain the battery quite quickly.
  • Easy to forget the keyboard in odd places.
  • Some devices don’t allow the keyboard to be used unattached through Bluetooth.
  • Varying by device, the tablet and keyboard don’t fit well together. This can cause unsightly damage to the screen.
  • Some keyboards don’t have extra ports.

Generally the higher end devices are the better choice for tablet computers. Unlike my laptop recommendations in sticking with the mid range devices when choosing a laptop. If you are considering a tablet PC, then go for the pricier options. The quality is definitely a lot better and worth it in the long run. So what are the options out there and what would I recommend? Firstly you need to decide on which operating system you prefer. Android, IOS, or Windows. Preferably if you are using the device for work purposes I would advise a Windows device. It has all the general applications necessary for the working environment. The beauty of the Windows 10 OS, is that it was designed to bridge the gap between Tablet and PC. This is something Microsoft definitely got right.

Please bear in mind that these are only recommendations. I would encourage

you to read the reviews on these devices before purchasing. My top five choices are:

5. ASUS Transformer Book T101HA C4 – 10.1″ – Atom x5

For effortless mobility and productivity, Transformer Book T101HA is very compact. Even with the keyboard attached, T101HA is still a very travel-friendly. With a device this compact and light, you’ll never have an excuse to leave it at home. Transformer Book T101HA’s reversible hinge makes it even more versatile! Detach and flip the tablet, then reattach it for two fantastic modes. ASUS Tru2Life Video and TruVivid technologies ensure amazing images in any situation, with sharp, realistic videos and fewer annoying reflections.

4. HP Smart Buy x2 210 G2 Intel Atom x5-Z8350 

Who has time for a device that just does one thing? When work demands flexibility, you need a mobile PC that can keep up. Designed to fit the way field sales force, small businesses, and mobile professionals work, the versatile HP x2 210 Detachable PC gives you five modes for the price of one.

3. HP Pro x2 612 G2 – 12″ – Core m3 7Y30 – 4 GB RAM 

The versatile HP Pro x2 612 design strikes the right balance of mobility, durability, and security in a device that is designed to last. Ideal for mobile professionals and optimized for managed IT environments, this affordable PC extends productivity outside the office.

2. Microsoft SURFACE BOOK I5 8GB 256GB 

The 13.5″ PixelSense display detaches easily from the keyboard to become a thin, light tablet that works perfectly with OneNote and Surface Pen. Turn the screen around and reattach it to use Surface Book like a creative canvas. By reconnecting it to the keyboard, you unlock its full creative power in a pen first mode.

1. HP Elite x2 1013 G3 2-in-1 Laptop 

Win the day with full PC performance and unleash creativity with the freedom of a tablet. Powerful processors handle your professional apps while tablet mobility lets you keep working on the go. The HP Elite x2 1013 delivers on the promise of the detachable device.

The laptop life just became exciting. I hope you have enough information to make some great choices.

 

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