Recently, the use of 2-in-1 laptops and tablets is quite popular because they are considered more practical and flexible. This type of gadget has high portability like a tablet so you can carry it anywhere. On the other hand, there is also a keyboard that makes it easy for you to type.
There are various types of 2-in-1 laptops and tablets with various advantages and specifications. This time, we will review how to choose 2-in-1 laptops and tablets. After that, we also provide recommendations for the best products, such as Acer, ASUS, HP, and others. Happy reading!
Are you interested in using a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet? We will review some things you need to pay attention to before choosing a product. Look carefully at each point and find a product that suits you.
Get to know 2 in 1 laptops and tablets
2-in-1 PC has its own charm. This type of PC is easy to carry because it is a tablet. However, you can also use it for typing because it has a keyboard. There are two types of 2-in-1 PCs on the market. The first type has a screen and keyboard that are attached so that it can be folded. Meanwhile, the second type has a detachable screen and keyboard.
The advantage of the 2-in-1 PC is that you can use tablet mode when watching videos, drawing, browsing, and more. You can also change it to laptop mode using the keyboard when you want to type or do work using Office. That way, you can use your device more effectively and efficiently.
The weight of the 2-in-1 PC is claimed to be light so it is easy to carry everywhere. Apart from the 15.6-inch model, most of these products weigh about 1 kg. Ergonomic shape and lightweight so many people put it in a bag when going to carry it. Are you interested in having it?
Choose the product according to your intended use
There are two types of 2-in-1 laptops and tablets, convertible and detachable. Please understand the characteristics and advantages of the two types of PCs.
Type 1: Convertible type, higher specifications for various uses
Convertible type is the type that can be used as a tablet by rotating the screen 360 degrees. That way, you don’t need to separate the keyboard and LCD screen. Because the keyboard is foldable, you can also use tent mode when watching videos.
The non-detachable keyboard makes the convertible 2-in-1 PC heavier. However, the convertible type has PC specifications and a more sophisticated cooling system. Therefore, this type of PC is ideal for various purposes, especially in heavy work. If you pay more attention to specifications than weight, the convertible type could be the right choice.
Type 2: Detachable type, high portability and easier to carry everywhere
As the name implies, you can separate the keyboard from the screen at any time. This type has a light weight especially if you use tablet mode. When compared to convertible types, this type of 2-in-1 PC may have lower specifications. Even so, this type is an option for those of you who prioritize portability. If you often use tablet mode and occasionally use the keyboard, consider choosing this type.
Choose a product based on CPU usage requirements
The next point, you need to check the CPU installed in the 2-in-1 PC. This CPU specification is important because it will affect loading data when used. Therefore, adjust the CPU on the PC according to your usage needs.
Core i series, with high performance
PC with core i series processor is the choice if you want a product with high data processing. This core i series CPU has a more stable performance. There are several core i series options available, such as i3, i5, and i7. The bigger the number, the higher the resulting performance. Furthermore, there are also serial numbers after the core values, such as the 7000s or 8000s. The values in this series also affect data processing on a PC.
If you want a high-performance product, we recommend the 8th generation Core i7 (8000 series). However, if you want to save budget, there are also AMD CPUs that have similar performance to the Core i series. AMD products are also often considered to have good durability. AMD CPUs are also suitable for multitasking.
Atom series, an affordable price
Atom is a type of processor that is often installed on laptops at a more affordable price. The Atom CPU is also suitable for attaching to a tablet because the engine doesn’t overheat quickly. However, the data processing speed is slower. If you often use tablet mode instead of laptop, you can choose a product with an Atom processor. However, unfortunately many electronics companies have not produced 2-in-1 PCs with Atom processors. With that said, this type of PC is hard to find on the market.
Choose a product with SSD type storage
There are four types of storage that are commonly installed on 2-in-1 PCs, namely HHD, SSHD, SSD, and eMMC. EMMC storage is usually built into products that are more affordable. The eMMC type has lower performance with faster data read and write speeds. eMMC is recommended if you do not need large capacity but prioritize boot speed.
If you prioritize boot capacity and speed, choose SSD storage. This is because SSD is a storage that has the best boot speed and read data. Meanwhile, HDD has an affordable price so it is suitable for those of you who are concerned with cost performance. SSHD will be more suitable for those of you who want storage with good performance and price.
Choose a product with up to 4 GB of RAM
In order to use it safely and comfortably, it is important to pay attention to the RAM capacity installed on the PC. If you are using a Windows operating system, at least 4 GB of RAM is required. However, for multitasking use that opens many applications at the same time, choose a product with 8 GB of RAM.
Due to their design, most 2-in-1 PCs do not allow the installation of additional RAM. So, we recommend that you choose a model with the largest RAM capacity possible.
Convertible and detachable hybrid features (screen size, memory size, processor used, etc.) are often the same features as most Windows 10 laptops and tablets, so you have to pay more. Do you want faster speed, more attractive features or more subtle and colorful design.
For example, systems without Fanless Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors have battery life and very fine condition. These chips are often available individually. However, these low-powered mobile processors are designed to be cool and quiet, so in general these systems are slightly less powerful or convertible 2-in-1S than laptops of the same size. The system is used or placed on the knee) flash
Rather, an integrated 2-in-1 system is more likely to use a more powerful Intel Core i5 or Core i7, and possibly a cooling fan with a separate GPU. It can be a compact device, but you may have more options for multimedia production that requires a lot of work or more work in the field. We are here to help you take.
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