8 tablets, which completely replace the laptop

| November 16, 2016

Ultrabooks, ultrabooks, ultrabooks – we just hear about them. But there is a whole class of more compact devices: tablets on Windows with a detachable keyboard. In many situations, they will be very useful: to answer a lot of email, edit a presentation or photos, participate in video conferences, etc. can be just taking with them the weight of the device is less than a kilogram.

ASUS Transformer Book T101HA

Let’s start with one of the most affordable models – ASUS Transformer Book T101HA. For some reason, some people believe that 25 thousand – this is a high price for a tablet, but still quite the opposite. For the money you get only the necessary minimum. For example, 10-inch Transformer Book T101HA does not have Full HD resolution, but only 1280×800 pixels, but instead he processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350. Despite its four cores, the performance had about a third lower than the CPU, which are equipped with modern ultrabooks.

But it is very easy “machine.” tablet itself weighs 580 grams, the keyboard adds another 500 grams. But the thickness is not so surprising: 10 mm Keyboard, 9 mm for a tablet, in which all the “brains” are hidden. Like most tablets on Windows, it has a very broad scope of the screen, so that the body was spacious enough for the components. ASUS Transformer Book T101HA a loose connectors: 1x USB 2.0, 1x Micro USB, 1x micro-HDMI, a single mini-jack and card reader. Most of them are located on half the display.

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3 – is not a new device, it appeared on the market over a year ago, but it can still be useful to you. Just like the ASUS Transformer Book T101HA, this tablet has a total of 2 GB of RAM, that little bit poor for Windows 10, as well as 64 GB of main memory (in nature and there is equipment with 4 GB of RAM and 128 on the drive). But there are certainly some advantages. For example, a little more powerful, though still suspended, the processor – Intel Atom x7-Z8700. But more important than that – its a high resolution 10-inch display, and is 1920×1080 pixels.

In addition, Microsoft Surface 3 boasts a very light keyboard that easily “pesters” to the tablet using a magnetic mount. In this case its keys have a good stroke depth. The keyboard can not provide a stable position of the plate, so it has a built-in “tripped”. Thus, the tablet is convenient to use and even without the keyboard. It weighs so little, 622 grams, but not very thick – 8.7 mm. Among the ports, you can find USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, a card reader, the microSD slot, and headphone jack.

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book went on sale only that , but in terms of “hardware” is nothing new especially not brought. But it differs extravagant approach to the very concept of a laptop / tablet. Its keyboard – completely touch. Therefore, it can not only write text, but also to draw. Of course, not everyone will like this approach, but the appearance and the original idea probably will hook a lot of people.

The basis of the tablet is still quite a compromise: Intel Atom x5-Z8550 system-on-chip. But the gadget has 4 GB of memory, which is enough for Windows 10, if you do not ship it “Photoshop”, and for Android – that’s right, there is a Lenovo Yoga Book and running Android. On the drive to 64 GB of memory. Resolution 10-inch screen is 1920×1200 pixels, battery capacity is equal to 8500 mAh, but at a thickness of about 10 mm, the gadget is very deprived ports. You can connect it to headphones, or connect it to your monitor if you have on hand will be a cable with micro-HDMI. And for all external devices with USB Type-A will have to use an adapter which is not included. Neobdhodimo noted that his keyboard is disconnected, but the device even it weighs some 700 grams.

Huawei Matebook

Huawei Matebook – the first device on a Windows company Huawei. And, frankly, I rather liked the company’s approach to the design of their offspring. The manufacturer obviously bet on the people who can and want to buy not just a set of microsurgery in, angular body, but also very pleasant and stylish device. Not that it was rare, but quite plain transformers occur quite regularly.

In contrast to the above alternatives, Matebook has not only a larger screen – 12 inches, and a higher resolution – 2160×1440 pixels. In addition, this hybrid PC for more than tolerable processor – Intel Core m3-6Y30. Twice more productive than that of the previously mentioned tablets, but still a third less than the ultrabooks. But it is understandable – it is cooled passively and device body height of only 7 mm. Memory is not too much, but enough – 128 primary and 4 GB of RAM standard DDR3. Ports small, only USB Type-C, and headset jack. But the keyboard is very comfortable and, in fact, is built into the case.

Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12

Among the hybrid devices are found and those which the manufacturer when creating a venture to put the processor, which in normal circumstances require active cooling. But Acer boasts that she was able to do no less effective, but more compact liquid cooling. Therefore, you can meet the configuration Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 with Intel Core i3, i5, and even i7-6500U. Also, the convertible boasts a solid appearance, aluminum housing and hinged stand. Its keyboard is a bit like the judges at the Microsoft Surface 3 and is also very convenient.

For the first time an article is no claim to the ports. Switch Alpha 12 has not only fashioned USB Type-C, but is widespread USB 3.0 Type-A. Large 12-inch screen supports a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels. And 8 GB of RAM promises trouble-free operation in many modern Windows-based programs. Keep them too have a place – the unit is equipped with a drive to 256 GB. Is that the size and weight of a little more than some of the competition: 16 mm thickness and 1.25 kg, respectively.

Dell XPS 12, 9250

Dell is also noted in the segment of hybrid laptops, with repeatedly. One of the advanced models – Dell XPS 12, 9250, trying to impress at once and because of its appearance, and at the expense of interesting features. Transformer looks very solid and suitable to everyone who loves suits and black cars business class.

Its keyboard is a classic, is not like the case, but it is very easy to handle. The plate is easily removed from it, it is easy to put in place. Plate thickness of only 8 mm, weight – 800 grams. Its 12.5-inch display has the highest resolution among similar devices – 3840h2160 (4K). RAM just 8 GB and 256 GB storage offers. However, the processor of fairly stripped-down line – Intel Core m5-6Y57. In addition to the card reader to the microSD-card, Dell XPS 12, 9250 it has a headset jack, two USB Type-C-stand and no USB 3.0 Type-A.

Microsoft Surface Book

Go to a hybrid notebook tablet an even larger display. Microsoft Surface Book has a diagonal of two tenths of an inch more than the typical 13.3-inch ultrabook. But he did not permit such a space, like the Dell XPS 12, 9250 – 3000×2000 pixels. The large size of the device made it possible to establish a more or less serious processor – Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage volume.

I must say that this tablet is not as compact as the model that we have listed above. But the most successful line of Surface. It has a full keyboard and a large touchpad, but they are easily detached, allowing you to take the tablet only. The interesting thing about this model is that, depending on the modifications it may have a processor with Intel Iris Graphics graphics core, and even discrete graphics card, and also has batteries in both its halves.

HP Elite x2 1012

Perhaps you have decided that the tablet and laptop hybrid – is the coolest and necessary, that you can imagine, and decided to take one of the most expensive. Then you should pay attention to HP Elite x2 1012. With it, you get a 12-inch display with a resolution – 1920×1080 pixels and not the coolest CPU – Intel Core m7-6Y75. The device weighs 820 grams and not more than 8 mm. The keyboard is small, so add a total of 400 grams of the total weight.

The keyboard is about the same as the HP Ultrabooks. But even without it, the tablet is easily placed on a table at an angle with the built-in back cover of the stand. In addition to the keyboard and has a pen. As, however, and Lenovo Yoga Book, Microsoft Surface Book and Huawei Matebook. In fact, not so much. Almost for the cost of two Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 you get, respectively, twice more capacious SSD – 512 GB, and support the work in 3G / 4G networks. More than anything supernatural. Ports are not made of gold, and even Miss World will not give you a gadget solemnly gracefully leaving the limousine for a dozen flickering flashbulbs, impresses the new owner HP Elite x2 1012.

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