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5 tips for buying a 2 in 1 device

2 in 1s or hybrid computers are new to the market and it can be difficult knowing which one to pick. To make the task simpler, here are our tips to help you understand what to look for when you're out shopping.

Tip#1: What 2 in 1 device should you look for? A Detachable or Convertible?

The biggest decision is deciding which type of 2 in 1 you want. Here's a quick overview of the two:

It starts as a notebook but swivel or flip the screen and it's a tablet.

These devices have a screen that can be removed and used on its own as a tablet.

Processors are the heart of your 2 in 1 device and play a big part in deciding how fast everything gets done. Make sure you choose a device powered by newer processors such as a 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor that has many built-in performance enhancing features4 such as Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology1 and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.

Learn more about the performance difference between processors.

Large screens can provide an amazing viewing experience but may weigh more and drain your battery fast. If you're planning to use your 2 in 1 to watch movies, especially at home, a 15 inch screen or larger might be a good choice. If you're going to use it for work or outside often, consider a smaller screen.

2 in 1s come equipped with either hard drives (HDD) and/or solid state drives (SSD) to store your data and files such as movies, music, work documents and photos.

Some 2 in 1s come with SSDs that may let you retrieve files faster and may be more resilient. However it does come with a higher price tag.

An SSD with a 250 Gigabytes SSD should be enough for storing work files, photos, and space for a game or two.

If you're moving around a lot, this is going to be very important to you. So do check how long your 2 in 1 will last without a charge - an average battery life of 8 hours is a smart choice.

When you get a 2 in 1 with the latest Windows* 10 operating system, you can enjoy seamless multitasking, incredible battery life, and data protection all in one amazing device. If you’re ready to pick out your new PC, start browsing online!

For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

1. Battery life may vary depending on hardware, software, operating conditions and system configurations. Please contact the respective device manufacturer for more information on battery life.