Best Hybrid Tablets

Have you always dreamed of having a device that combines the great lightness and portability of tablets with the power and functionality of a computer?

Let me tell you that this is no longer necessarily a utopia and that there are teams that mix computers and tablets to get the best of both.

These are hybrid tablets or 2-in-1 tablets, but what characterizes them? What are its advantages and limitations compared to laptops and computers? Can they effectively replace the latter?

We invite you to find answers to these questions, as well as learn about some 2-in-1 tablet models on the market.

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Now let’s see in more detail the features, pros and cons of this 2-in-1 laptop and tablets:

1. Chuwi UBook X: The most complete 2-in-1 tablet

CHUWI UBook X 12 inch Touchscreen Tablet PC Bundled with Keyboard...
  • 【Fuel Your Ideas by Next-Gen Processor】Intel Gemini Lake n4120 processor, 4 cores and 4 threads, 1.1-2.6ghz, integrated UHD 600 graphic card. Compared with the previous generation n3350 processor, the single core performance was improved by 45% and the multi-core performance was improved by 90%.
  • 【Bundled with HiPen H6 and Keyboard】The pen supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Magnetic keyboard and UBook X's kickstand will help you find your comfortable visual angles(0-145°), help you to transform the device into a notebook. Whether you at an office, airport, park or your own home – UBook X can be used quickly and easily to increase productivity.
  • 【2K Resolution with 3 : 2 Aspect Ratios】2160x1440 resolution makes anything clearly and compared to other 16:9 display, more contents will be showed on the 12 inch large screen because of the 3:2 screen aspect ratios.
  • 【Running Smoothly and Large Storage】8gb ddr4 ram and 256gb will help you storage those important files at ease. Including tons of the songs, movies, e-books. Rapidly software running, smoothly casual games playing.
  • 【Design for Portable and All-in-One】Ultra slim and light, just 1.72lbs and 0.27" thin. All-day battery life up to 5 hours. Build-in ​1 x USB Type-C, 1 x USB Type-A, 1 x Micro HD1.4, 1 x .5 mm Headphone/Microphone, dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0

Our first choice for a 2-in-1 tablets comes from the CHUWI brand, which offers, in addition to various Android and Windows tablets, a series of budget-priced laptops that are widely accepted in the market.

In the case of this tablet, it brings us a 12-inch device with almost 2K resolution (2160 x 1440 p FHD+), with a quad-core, quad-thread Intel Gemini Lake N4120 processor. The integrated graphics card or GPU is a UHD Graphics 600, and the RAM is 8 GB.

With this setup, we were able to browse the internet, watch YouTube and stream videos in Full HD, as well as work in Office and Photoshop without a hitch.

The storage is 256 GB SSD (solid-state hard drive), faster both in reading and writing. The operating system is Windows 10 and with its price of 390 euros, the keyboard is included.

Pros

  • 12-inch screen with very good quality, colour and brightness.
  • Intel processor and graphics card are well suited for basic tasks.
  • Very light and slim aluminum body.
  • The offer includes the keyboard.
  • It has basic but compliant front and rear cameras.
  • USB 3.0 ports, micro HDMI, USB-C and DC charging port.
  • Dual WiFi and Bluetooth.
  • An 8,000 mAh battery is enough for 8 hours of intensive use.

Cons

  • The sound has poor quality and is quite low.
  • The USB-C port is not for charging.

2. TECLAST X6 Plus: The +12-inch tablet computer

TECLAST X6 PRO 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet 2880x1920 FHD IPS 12.6 Inch...
  • 【3K IPS Screen】: Possessed with 2880 x 1920 resolution IPS Screen, our X6 Pro fulfills 121% SRGB (85% NTSC) to help you to see the world in vibrant color through the vivid 12.6” display. Also, full-fit craft design makes it more sensitive for daily use and entertainment.
  • 【Intelligent Core-M Processor】: X6 Pro tablet computer comes with high performance Intel Core-M CPU, allowing you to get everyday tasks done effortlessly. Coupled with 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, it provides large storage to keep all films, photos or files as you want.
  • 【Lightweight & Stylish】: Our X6 Pro shows PC performance with tablet portability. Designed with full metal body with ultra-thin 8.5mm, it is a perfect travel and meeting partner. With an adjustable stand, you could enjoy daily entertainment and study at comfortable angle you need.
  • 【Long Lasting Battery】: We choose to use 38000 mWh battery to fulfill up to 8-hour integrated daily usage as you need. With certified Windows 10 operation system and 2MP+5MP rear camera, you will never miss a moment in study, working or life.
  • 【Stable Multi-Connection】: Integrated dual-band WiFi of 2.4G+5G with bluetooth4.2, plus Micro HDMI, X6 PRO tablet computer is a perfect choice for travel, meeting and study to get stable Wireless Network Connection. Coupled with USB3.0 and multi-function Type-C, our X6 Pro 2-in-1 tablet computer brings you convenient data transfer and daily charging.

Our second option is a TECLAST model with Windows 10, with a 12.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels (2K).

The processor is an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core that reaches a maximum speed of 2.4 GHz, with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. It has two standard USB ports, one USB type C and one mini HDMI. The main downside that we put is that for its price of 500 euros, it does not include the keyboard.

Instead, we will have to buy it separately or use a compatible universal keyboard, which we could connect via Bluetooth or wireless. Here’s the original keyboard, and a compatible wireless option.

Pros

  • Good screen size and resolution.
  • Excellent RAM/ROM/Price ratio.
  • Very good performance and great fluidity.
  • It has a front and rear camera.
  • The 7,500 mAh battery provides a range of 8 hours.
  • It has a mini HDMI port.
  • It incorporates a microSD slot to increase the available space.

Cons

  • Does not include the keyboard with the purchase.

3. Chuwi Hi10X: The cheapest tablet PC

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CHUWI Hi10 X, 10.1" Tablet with Keyboard and Pen, 6GB LPDDR4...
  • ✔ QUAD CORES PROCESSOER: Hi10 X equipped with Intel Gemini-Lake N4120 CPU (4M Cache, up to 2.6Ghz, Quad-cores, 4 Threads) integrated with 9th Gen Intel Graphics 600 and equipped with 24.05Wh battery, perfect for playing casual games, browsing website, watching YouTube, listening to music and using word programs.
  • ✔ LARGE STORAGE CAPACITY: This 2-in-1 tablet PC built-in LPDDR4 6G ram that you can opening dozens of web tabs and smoothly running multi-task and software. The eMMc 128GB storage would easily help you store important documents and HD movies, musics and games. Support up to 128GB Micro SD Card Expansion.
  • ✔ 10 INCH FHD IPS PANNEL: Full laminated process with 1920x1200 pixels resolution and 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, provide consistent and rich colors, make pictures crystal clear. Consume Prime videos and watching Netflix video would be a treat. You can also conect your tablet to the TV via the micro HD port and enjoy HD movies on the large screen.
  • ✔ PRIME METAL TEXTURE: Compared to Hi10 X and other cheap plastic-body tablet, this laptop tablet is made of impressive aluminium alloy, which provides you ultra slim and solid body. Also, it integrated 2MP front and 5MP rear camera for you to record daily wonderful moments. BT5.0 and Strong 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi(802.11a/ac/b/g/n) will give you no lag browsing webs, streaming video experience.
  • ✔ BUNDLED with KEYBOARD and PEN: The detacable keyboard connectable via the magnet a 5 pin. The HiPen is 4096 Levels Pressure Sensitivity. These tools will provide more higher producticity for those who want to draw pictures or take notes. Plus, Whole body contains rich ports likes 2*USB Type-C ports, 1* Micro HD port, 1*USB3.0, 1*Headphone jack, 1*SD card reader.

Chuwi surprises us with another Windows convertible tablet of excellent value for money, and it is the Hi10X model, which for a price of 240 euros, gives us a 10.1-inch screen in Full HD resolution, Intel Gemini Lake N4100 quad-core processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

It should be noted that this tablet does not include a keyboard, but with these features, the price still seems fair to us. In addition, it is worth buying the keyboard of the model, since it fits perfectly with the metal body of the tablet through a POGO connector.

The tablet with its hardware configuration allows good use for office applications, entertainment and HD streaming. In other words, you can demand the same from the tablet in our first position, since you will have noticed that they are not only of the same brand but also share the same CPU.

Pros

  • Good quality laminated screen with adequate brightness and colours.
  • Very solid, aluminum construction.
  • Very good performance for the price.
  • Fast charging allows you to have the tablet at 100% battery in less than two hours.
  • Supports a HiPen 3 stylus with up to 1024 levels of pressure.

Cons

  • The 3,250 mAh battery allows a range of 4 hours, but it has a fast charge.
  • 6 GB is slightly short for multitasking with Windows 10 Home.
  • Not all offers include a keyboard.

4. Jumper EZ Pad i7: The most powerful 2-in-1 tablet

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Touch-Screen (10.5-Inch, Silver)
  • Keep Files and Family Secure: Sharing Surface Go 2 with your family is seamless and secure, with parent-managed screen time limits, spending control, and content filtering—plus plenty of space for your photos, videos, and music
  • Premium Sound with Clear, Powerful Volume: Includes built-in Dolby Audio that’s perfect for listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks, and streaming your favorite shows
  • Go and Unwind: Browse, play, and binge on the 10.5-inch touchscreen display with improved 220 PPI resolution
  • Popular Configurations: Count on Surface Go 2 to run your day-to-day apps, social media, Netflix, and more with Intel Pentium Gold and Core M processors
  • Everyday Performance for Every Task, Anywhere: Surface Go 2 can handle every to-do item throughout your day

Jumper EZ Pad i7 is a tablet and laptop of the same time, which was released less than 4 months ago, but it is an excellent option due to its greater power and features than the cheapest Surface, which we have left in fifth place.

The Jumper has a 12-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution, but you can imagine that its greatest bulwark is the Intel i7 Kaby Lake processor with two cores and four threads, which together with its HD Graphics 615 GPU will allow us to use it more intensively, guaranteeing that the tablet is not left halfway through tasks such as loading heavy documents, watching 4K videos, playing casual games or using the Office or Adobe suites.

It also has 8 GB of RAM, which allows it to function adequately in multitasking, and the 256 GB of SSD is a good space to have more than the basic apps. Although this tablet is priced at 650 euros (20 euros more than the Surface Go 2) it includes its own keyboard and a capacitive stylus.

Pros

  • Ultra-slim and light aluminium body.
  • Front and rear cameras.
  • The keyboard has a very comfortable overall size and keys.
  • Performance is good even with more demanding applications.
  • It has a mini HDMI connection, USB 3.0, USB-C and an audio jack.
  • It has Dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • It includes a stylus suitable for drawing applications.

Cons

  • The speakers are a bit low.
  • Battery life is not the best.

5. Surface GO 2: The Premium Tablet Computer

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Touch-Screen (10.5-Inch, Silver)
  • Keep Files and Family Secure: Sharing Surface Go 2 with your family is seamless and secure, with parent-managed screen time limits, spending control, and content filtering—plus plenty of space for your photos, videos, and music
  • Premium Sound with Clear, Powerful Volume: Includes built-in Dolby Audio that’s perfect for listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks, and streaming your favorite shows
  • Go and Unwind: Browse, play, and binge on the 10.5-inch touchscreen display with improved 220 PPI resolution
  • Popular Configurations: Count on Surface Go 2 to run your day-to-day apps, social media, Netflix, and more with Intel Pentium Gold and Core M processors
  • Everyday Performance for Every Task, Anywhere: Surface Go 2 can handle every to-do item throughout your day

Finally, we have left the Surface Go 2, which is also a good option and above all reliable, but for its price of 725 euros, it comes without a keyboard or mouse and does not offer as much internal storage as most 2-in-1 tablets in this comparison: hence its position.

We will have a 10.5-inch screen in Full HD resolution, with an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y dual-core processor, with an Intel GPU and 8 GB of RAM. This processor allows us to carry out basic and medium-demand tasks, but for example, if we use Photoshop to edit photos in RAW format or carry out large-scale creative work, we will see more and more delays in the application of changes.

As for storage, we will have a capacity of 128 GB SSD, which can be expanded by microSD, and it is not a bad space if we consider that we will not be able to use really demanding Windows apps fluently.

It is a very thin and light tablet, with an excellent build. And it is surprising compared to the rest of the options in our comparison due to its audio quality, however, it still seems expensive to us considering that adding the price of the tablet with the original keyboard (currently priced at 84 euros) we easily pass to more than 700 euros.

Pros

  • Excellent quality of materials and construction.
  • Very good audio volume.
  • Front and rear cameras of very good quality.
  • You can load almost any basic Windows application without a problem.
  • The screen, while not extremely bright, has fairly discreet bezels.
  • The battery offers a range of 9 hours of continuous use.

Cons

  • It does not include the keyboard, and it becomes expensive once you incorporate this accessory and other ideal components for its use.

What is the difference between a laptop and a tablet?

Although the differences between a laptop and a tablet are seen at first glance:

Well, the first ones are made up of a screen and a keyboard whose lower parts are the hardware pieces, memories, speakers and other components. While the second one gathers all its components in a single metallic piece, whose front part is occupied by the screen panel.

Of course, these differences are more accentuated when we talk about the components of each one:

  • Laptops usually incorporate a microprocessor with between 2 and 8 cores, which can have up to 2 threads (virtual cores) to distribute tasks. It is in the RAM memory that the greatest weight of the tasks falls and it is recommended that they have more than 8 GB.
  • Tablets can have a processor with 2, 4 or 8 cores, and the number of them directly affects their performance. RAM memory has a greater influence on the ability to take on multiple tasks, that is, to run several apps at the same time. For tablets, it is recommended to opt for an eight-core processor and more than 3 GB of RAM.
  • Laptops incorporate a graphics card that can be integrated or dedicated, which allows games and graphically demanding applications to be carried out lightly. Of both types, the dedicated ones are the most powerful, but usually also more expensive.
  • The tablets integrate a graphics card in the processor, in a combination that will obviously be less powerful.

The advantages of tablets over laptops are summed up in their great portability, lightness and versatility to do various tasks, but not too demanding. The advantages of laptops over tablets lie in their greater power and stability when performing tasks.

But of course, not in all contexts is it comfortable to carry a laptop, nor do all people use tablets infrequently. For this, 2-in-1 tablets have been created, before which many will ask:

What are 2-in-1 tablets or tablet computers?

A portable tablet or 2 in 1 is basically a tablet with a computer operating system: usually Windows. That despite being fully functional without further components, it incorporates a keyboard connector, which also serves as a support and protector for it.

Often, it requires a CPU more designed for computers, such as Intel, and also has an integrated graphics card, but more powerful than in entry-level tablets.

A portable tablet should not be confused with a convertible laptop or a tablet-convertible computer. Next, we will tell you what type of product this is in contrast.

Differences and similarities between tablet and convertible laptop

Although a convertible laptop may seem to mimic a tablet, there are actually several differences between the two:

Size and weight

Tablets on average usually have a size between 7 and 12 inches, and a maximum weight of one pound. This is thanks to the integration of its components below the screen.

Convertible laptops can be folded thanks to hinges to remain as tablets and be used as such since they have a touch screen. But its components cannot be separated: that is, the keyboard and the screen. The minimum weight of such a laptop is one and a half pounds, and the size of these is between 15 and 20 inches.

A big drawback of convertible laptops when they are 360 ​​0 is that if they are made of plastic, as is the case with the HP Pavilion 360, over time the hinges can cause the chassis to break when the tablet position is abused.

Operating system

Tablets generally incorporate lighter systems, so that they work smoothly with the processors they integrate. These are generally: Android, EMUI (Huawei tablets), FireOS (Amazon tablets), and iPadOS (Apple tablets). To a lesser extent are Windows tablets, which already fall into the hybrid category.

Convertible laptops, although they usually have a touch interface, tend to have Windows as the operating system, which allows greater versatility in terms of the software that can be used on them.

CPU and Graphics Card

The processor of a convertible laptop can be between 4 and 8 cores, with a graphics card usually integrated. This guarantees adequate performance in basic and medium demanding tasks, and for very heavy tasks we will need at least ten cores and a dedicated graphics card, and that is more convenient to acquire (from the quality-price point of view) in a computer of the desktop.

In tablets, the CPU can have from 2 to 8 cores, and an integrated GPU to support high-resolution video and gaming graphics. In any case, only high-end tablets have an SoC (CPU + GPU combination) powerful enough to play graphics-intensive videos and games.

RAM

RAM allows better distribution of tasks, so on a laptop, which carries out multiple secondary processes at the same time, it must have at least 8 GB, although there are 4 GB too.

For an Android tablet, the requirements for smooth operation are lower, from 3 GB of RAM, but if it comes with the Windows operating system, between 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM will be necessary for adequate fluidity.

internet connectivity

The laptops have Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, etc. For their part, tablets include, in addition to the wireless methods already mentioned, the possibility of inserting one or more SIM cards that will allow data connection to the Internet.

Autonomy

A computer that can be converted into a tablet will have autonomy similar to that of a laptop, that is, between 4 and 6 hours at most: this is because it is a device designed to work connected to the mains and eventually with the battery.

Tablets, for their part, achieve a similar or greater autonomy, of up to 8 and 10 hours depending on the range (although this is not always the case). In addition, if they are in suspension, the battery can last for days.

As you can see, the main differences between convertible computers and laptops lie in the screen and the format, the former are tactile and capable of unfolding to adopt a tablet position.

While the difference between a convertible laptop and a tablet has more to do with the difference in power between the two.

Frequent questions:

To conclude, we leave you our answer to some of the most frequently asked questions that users gather regarding the issue of hybrid tablets and convertible laptops into tablets:

What is better a tablet or a laptop?

Many people ask themselves when faced with a purchase decision, which is better: a tablet or a laptop. It is, in essence, a question very similar to “Does a tablet work like a computer ?” And the answer for both is the same: It all depends on what you will use the device for .
If you are a person who is mostly browsing and using social networks, watching online videos and playing games, possibly a tablet is a more viable option (as well as economic) for you.
Now, if you’re a student who regularly works on class projects, or enjoys using creative digital tools, chances are you’ll need a laptop in the long run. And of course, if your profession demands a computer with good power and stable performance, perhaps you should consider building a desktop PC.

What are the best cheap 2-in-1 tablets?

As you may have seen, the cheapest hybrid tablet that we presented in our comparison was the Chuwi Hi10X, for which you will have to buy a separate keyboard since it does not fit into the 240 euros of its price. However, if you ask us our opinion:
In case you don’t have to work with very specific apps, code, or do professional-level editing with Adobe, you could go for any cheap Android tablet and buy a compatible universal keyboard , and that can also be a great 2-in-1 option for you . browse, write, do basic editing or attend meetings by ZOOM.

What is Samsung tablet computer?

Samsung has a wide choice of mid-range and high-end tablets and laptops, but it also dabbles in 2-in-1 tablets, with the Galaxy Book :It is a 12-inch Full HD + tablet with Super AMOLED technology, a 7th generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, 128 GB of storage and a high-quality backlit keyboard. It incorporates, of course, the Windows 10 operating system. At the moment it is not available on the official page of Samsung or on Amazon.
We hope that with this comparison, you already know better the difference between laptops that become tablets and tablets that become laptops, and that you can select the best option based on your needs.

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