Can you have it all? The makers of 2-in-1 laptops and other mobile devices clearly think that you can.
Two-in-ones blend the functions of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet. Use it as a laptop, then flip, spin or detach it and voila – you have a tablet.
There are many brands and models of 2-in-1 laptops, including the Lenova Yoga 900, HP Spectra 360, and the Samsung Notebook 9 Spin. We like the Microsoft Surface range of devices.
The Surface Pro 4 is a great option for professionals on the go. It’s thin, fast and versatile. Essentially a tablet device, the available keyboard cover transforms it into a powerful laptop. It will run Windows, Office, and professional-grade software. It also can be used with the Surface Pen – enabling you to write, draw or mark-up documents digitally.
If you work in the trades, public safety or manufacturing, however, a typical tablet, laptop or 2- in-1 won’t suffice. You need a device that can withstand tough indoor and outdoor conditions. That’s where rugged tablets come in.
Rugged tablets feature slip free grips, shock/vibration resistance, sealed ports, industrial strength frames and bright gorilla glass displays. They are designed specifically to function in a variety of challenging environments.
Depending on the model and rating, a rugged tablet will protect against:
- High altitude
- Salt fog
- Extreme temperatures
- Fluid contamination
We like Xplore’s XSlate R12. The R12 is a rugged 2-in-1 device that offers the flexibility to function as a desktop, laptop or tablet. Optimized for in-field, in-vehicle, and in-office use it has an easy to attach and store magnetic keyboard.