There are many people that believe that the tablet is a dying piece of technology. However, in my opinion, they still have their place. But more than that, they are evolving into something a little different. Today, convertible tablets are all the rage. These tablets are designed to be both a tablet and a laptop all rolled into one. This gives users the convenience of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop all in one device.
Gone are the days of having to invest your hard earned money in two different devices. Now you can buy one device that will do it all. This makes it easier not only for users to afford, but to maintain and use, as well. If you are unsure about buying a convertible tablet, then today is just for you. Below you will find five reasons why convertible tablets are here to stay and why you should consider buying one instead of a regular tablet and a laptop.
Tablets are great for sitting on the couch or even getting a little email on the go, but if you need to do some serious work, the screens are just a little too small. However, many convertible tablets come with screens that are 12 inches or larger. Usually you will find them in the 12 to 13 inch range but you can even find some with larger 14 and 15 inch screens. Once you graduate to these screen sizes, it’s much easier to use and get the work done you need.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Touchscreens are great, but have you ever tried to type on them for extended periods of time? They aren’t very convenient are they? If you want to get real work done, you need a keyboard and perhaps even a trackpad to navigate your operating system. These simple tools make it easier to use your tablet so you can transform it into a true mobile workstation.
Better Battery Life
Because the devices tend to be a little larger than a regular tablet, most of these hybrids boast better battery life. Now I know your mileage may vary depending on which one you buy, but by and large you will find a hybrid that matches a tablet or even bests it. Add to that the better functionality, and you get a package that will let you work all day long with very few problems.
Full Operating Systems
One of the biggest problems with regular tablets is the mobile operating system that powers them. In most cases, you will find iOS or Android on tablets, and while they are great and pretty powerful, they are nothing like a desktop operating system. However, many hybrid tablets today come with a full version of Windows 10 installed on them. That means you can run whatever you want, whenever you want. In today’s world of working from anywhere, this is simply a must.
The Cool Factor
I know, you are probably thinking that this isn’t true. But think about it. We love our gadgets and technology these days. While this has always been the case in the “nerd” community, today even you regs like your devices. On top of that, you want them to look good and do neat stuff. Enter the convertible tablet. Not only is it a tablet, but it’s a laptop, too. The are always designed to be stylish and sleek, and we all love using the neat things they can do.
So Should You Switch?
Now here’s the big question. Should you make the switch? Really, it depends. Now I’m not saying you should run out and buy something new right away. If yours is working, then why get rid of it. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Still, if you are in the market for something new, then you should consider one of these convertible tablets. But that doesn’t mean they are right for you.
For example, if you would like to use your tablet for work, you may need something with a keyboard attached to it in order to be more efficient. In this case, convertible tablets make a lot of since. At the same time, if you want one device for everything, then a convertible is the best choice for you, so you have the ability to use it as both a laptop and a tablet whenever you need it.
However, if you only use a tablet to watch movies and maybe play a few mobile games, then a convertible tablet may be overkill for your needs. Remember, these tablets are often a little more expensive than a traditional tablet, so why pay the added cost if you really aren’t going to use it. Sure, you may like the idea of it and it is cool, but will it really work for you? Probably not. If you aren’t going to use it, why waste your money?
While tablet sales have been in a slump in the last year or so, convertible tablet sales have soared to record heights. It seems more and more people are discovering exactly how useful these devices can be. With only one device to manage, you can save money and time both when you buy it and when you maintain it. With only one device, you will take up less room in your home and office and with its ability to go with you anywhere, you can get your work done whenever and wherever you are.
Have you switched for a traditional tablet to a convertible? If so, which one did you buy and what are your thoughts about its functionality? Tell me your opinion in the comments below.