As more and more people started buying bigger phones, the tablet market seems to be crashing for a while. The reason is, nobody wants to spend their hard earned money on a tablet that does the same work as a smartphone. On the other side, the laptop market is gradually increasing and consumers experiences huge price tag on laptops and finally they are left with no choice. So, what is that thing that falls between the smartphone and laptop? Well, the answer is 2-in-1 tablets because, it can be used as tablet as well as laptop and eventually they are known as best for portable works. So, here in this post we will guide you about how to pick the best 2-in-1 tablet for yourself.
How to Pick the Best 2-in-1 Tablet
1) Types of 2-in-1 Tablets
Basically there are two types of 2-in-1 tablets,
Hybrids – Screen can be completely detached from the keyboard.
Convertibles – Screen can be flipped with the keyboard, cannot be detached.
2) What Specifications are best for you?
Most of the 2-in-1 tablets features an Intel processor these days. Among them, the Intel i7 and m7 chips are considered as most powerful. Moreover, Intel claims that the m7 chipset consumes less battery life and needs no fan for cooling. Well that’s remarkable! The 2-in-1 tablets having one of these chipsets are considered as the most powerful and falls into expensive category.
Though, we have some mid-range chipsets like i3,i5 and m7 for 2-in-1 tablets which can offer good balance between price and performance. It has been seen over the past few years that these processors are the most used in any device for all type of works and moderate gaming.
Meanwhile chipsets like Intel Celeron & Intel Atom are mostly found on low-end devices for those who are low-on budget. These chipsets are ideal for e-mailing, browsing the web or YouTube.
Look for atleast 4GB of RAM for efficient working. Remember, the more you spend on RAM the more you will be able to do multi-tasking. For storage, we would recommend you to get the one with SSD, they are extremely powerful compared to HDDs. The biggest advantage of SSDs over HDDs is that, there is no possibility of data lost in case of malfunctioning.
3) Should You Really Look For Screen Resolution?
Yes, this is where most of the people make mistake and select the device with low resolution to save few bucks. Screen resolution should be chosen wisely according to your works. Nowadays, most of the 2-in-1 tablet comes with the resolution of 1366 x 768 px but, we would recommend you to look for at least 1920 x 1080 px (Full HD). If you’re into photo-video editing then look for at least 2560 x 1440 px (Quad HD) to get more details and sharpness.
4) Windows / iOS / Chrome OS
After Microsoft launched the latest update of Windows, the OS seems to have a fresher look over the previous versions. Features like multi-windows, tablet mode, Cortana has been added. Cortana, a virtual assistant of Windows that works on your voice commands. Windows is widely used in 2-in-1 tablets and is mostly compatible with all devices. Though, it’s not well optimized yet, many users were complaining about blue screen errors aka error of death.
Apple has done a great job in optimizing iOS, and it is the most stable, light-weight yet powerful OS we have ever seen. The wide range of variety in apps is surely a path breaker. With Siri, you can complete your tasks without touching your device using voice commands. The wide range of variety in apps makes this platform ideal for all type of works. There are only two choices for iOS platform, iPad Pro 12.9″ and 9.7″.
Chrome OS is newly born OS by Google and it’s still developing. Chrome OS is ideal for those who uses Google apps the most. Chrome OS is the perfect for budget buyers and normal consumers for answering e-mails, YouTube and browsing the web. The Chrome OS can only be used if there’s an active internet connection. So choose it wisely!
5) What About the Battery Life?
The hybrid 2-in-1 tablets delivers more battery life as compared to convertibles because, the keyboard dock and screen both of them gets one-one battery hence, delivers more battery life overall.
We hope this guide will help you to get the best 2-in-1 tablet for yourself. If you have any queries or need recommendations on 2-in-1 tablets, you can shoot us an e-mail at our contact us page.