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Tablets vs. 2 in 1s: Which should you get?

The line between tablets and notebooks is becoming increasingly blurred with the trend of notebooks getting lighter and more compact, and tablets getting more powerful. With the introduction of 2 in 1s and hybrid notebooks, it's getting even harder to distinguish between the two. So how do you know which you should get? We're here to help.

The case for tablets


Apart from smart phones, tablets have always been the most mobile of devices, giving you the freedom to get work done, enjoy your favorite shows and games, or just surf the web wherever you are.

Many of the latest tablets are also now powered by Intel, giving you great performance to play more demanding games, edit photos and videos and even create your own music.


Compared to 2 in 1s, many tablets may have smaller screen size, lack of built-in keyboards and less powerful processors, so tablets might not be as productive and efficient as a 2 in 1.

The case for 2 in 1s


The latest incarnation of notebooks, 2 in 1s (hybrid notebooks), combine the processing power of a notebook and the mobility of a tablet into one device. It functions as a full-size notebook and if you want to, you can detach, flip or slide the screen to use as a tablet.

2 in 1s may also come with flash storage and powerful processors, making it a good choice for productivity, such as running demanding applications and playing high-end games.

Another edge a 2 in 1 has over a tablet is a fully functional keyboard. This is especially useful for you if you’re looking for something to do serious work on.


2 in 1s may also cost more than tablets depending on the components used and the screen size.

So if you're looking for something ultra portable mainly for entertainment and a light bit of work, a tablet will be right for you. If you're looking for something with a bit more function and capability to get more work done, 2 in 1s will be the smart choice.

In order to pick the device that’s right for you, always keep in mind what you’re going to be using it for. When you choose a device that runs on the Windows 10 operating system, not only may you get all-around performance, you may also enjoy impressive battery life, improved graphics as well as incredible multi-tasking capabilities. Learn more about 2 in 1s or check out the latest tablets powered by Intel.