We saw a lot of great Windows 10 devices, and some of these devices will be popular among users even in the year ahead of us, but we also expect new, equally or even more amazing devices to be released after, as well. And since 2-in-1s are a big part of Windows 10 market, a lot of users plan to buy a new device of this kind for themselves.
But some users are not sure which is the right device for them. So, we created this list of the best 2-in-1 Windows 10 devices that will be present on the market, in order to help those who still have to decide which companion should they buy.
This lists consists of Windows 10 2-in-1s that were released last year, but it also features some devices that will be released sometime this year. So for devices that have yet to be released, we included them based on our predictions and expectations, and we’ll provide you with the better analysis, once we see them in action.
And finally, let’s jump to our list of the best Windows 10 convertibles you can buy!
Best Windows 10 2-in-1s
Surface Pro 4
Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2048 x 1536 | CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, or i7| Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 4/8/16GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
- Improved Type Cover
- Type Cover sells separately
- Battery could be better
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 is definitely the most quality Windows 10 tablet in the market right now. If you’re looking for a tablet to replace your laptop, look no more, because the newest member of the Surface Pro family is the best option.
Surface Pro 4 features extremely responsive and sensitive touchscreen, so you basically can use it for any kind of work, from writing to painting and designing. It comes with the sixth generation of Intel processors (m3, i5 and i7 options are available to purchase in Microsoft Store), and 8GB of RAM, so it will perform even the most demanding tasks without a problem.
Surface Pro 4 type cover is also vastly improved compared to previous models, but unfortunately, Microsoft sells it separately, so you’ll have to pay another $100 for it. Another thing that could be better is a battery life, as Surface Pro 4’s battery hasn’t improved much compared to Surface Pro 4.
All in all, if you’re looking for a powerful device that can meet all your demands, Surface Pro 4 is a perfect choice, as Microsoft did a really good job with this device. When it comes to price, you can purchase the Intel Core i5 version it for about $900, which is a good deal, compared to the next device on our list, and Microsoft’s another big innovation, Surface Book.
Screen size: 13.5-inch | Resolution: 3000 x 2000 | CPU: 6th Gen Intel i5 or i7| Graphics: Intel HD graphics 520; Nvidia GeForce graphics | RAM: 8/16GB | Storage: 128/256/512GB/1TB | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
- Stunning design
- Easily detachable keyboard
- Battery life could be better
- Comes with a few system issues
Surface Book is Microsoft’s first ever laptop, but the company did a great job with it. Although it primarily serves as a laptop, it has a detachable keyboard, which makes this device a premium tablet, as well. It features an amazing 13.5-inch screen with the resolution of 3000 x 2000, and 3:2 aspect ratio, which is better than on most Ultrabooks.
Surface Book is probably one of the best designed Windows 10 devices ever. When it’s used as a laptop, also known as the Clipboard, it is the most powerful and one of the thinnest Windows 10 computers in the world. Users who already had an opportunity to use this tablet report that it features a few bugs and issues, but Microsoft is working tirelessly on updates, and a fix is available soon after the problem is reported.
It’s, however, one of the most expensive Windows 10 devices in the market, but when you look at the possibilities of this device, and if you have the budget, you won’t be disappointed.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Screen size: 12-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 1440 | CPU: 6th Gen Intel M3| RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP
The most specific thing about this device is that it’s the first ever Windows 10 device manufactured by Samsung. And since Samsung is one of the biggest tech companies in the world, expectations are automatically high. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S should be Surface Pro 4’s competitor, with slightly less powerful features that some models of Microsoft’s device. It will run sixth generation of Intel’s Core m3 processors, along with 4GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S should be 6.3 mm thick, which is 26 percent slimmer than Surface Pro 4. It also will have a 12-inch Super AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1440. The device comes with a keyboard, which is another plus compared to Pro 4, but will have an only 5-megapixel rear camera.
Release date and pricing plan have yet to be announced, and since users and reviewers didn’t have an opportunity to deeply test this tablet, we can’t tell you much about how it works, and what are its pros and cons. However, we hope that Samsung will meet the expectations with this device, but it doesn’t have to be the case since we had a lot of, let’s say disappointments from major companies. But, let’s just wait until the device is released.
Alcatel Plus 10
Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1,280 x 800| CPU: Intel Atom x5 Z8350 1.92GHz| RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP
Alcatel Plus 10 is a perfect example of a budget Windows 10 hybrid device. It offers nothing spectacular, but comes with a lower price than its rivals, which could be a deal breaker for those unwilling to spend a lot on their new Windows 10 gadget.
It comes with a basic plastic design, without any interesting features. Since the device is pretty small for a Windows 10 hybrid, the keyboard is also pretty serried, and typing might fell awkward. Screen resolution is also below standard, with just 1,280 x 800 pixels, and brightness could be better, as well. It is powered by Intel Atom x5 Z8350 processor, and has 2GB of RAM, so it should get the job done of users that are not so demanding. However, it features good connectivity options, with
Alcatel Plus 10 will start to ship in June this year, for the price of €349, which is more affordable than some other devices from its range. Although it doesn’t offer spectacular performances or design for a Windows 10 hybrid, it’s still a solid value for the money, and it should attract budget customers.
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