Screen size: 12-inch | Resolution: 2,160×1,440| CPU: Intel Core M processor: Core M3/Core M7| RAM: 4/8GB | Storage: 128GB to 512GB | Rear camera: No | Front camera: 5MP
When we put our hands on Huawei Mate Book for the first time, at this year’s MWC, it indeed felt like a premium device. It sports a 12-inch screen with the solid resolution of 2,160×1,440 and is 6.9mm thick, which is pretty good for a 12-inch device. This device irresistibly reminds us of iPad Pro with a folding keyboard case, a pressure-sensitive digital pen, and a fingerprint scanner on the side.
It will ship in three models, just like some other premium Windows 10 hybrids, with prices of $699 for a Core M3 processor and 4GB of RAM model, up to $1,599 for the full spec model with a Core M7 chip and 8GB of RAM. One bad thing about this device is that it doesn’t have a rear camera, and although a 5MP front camera is pretty solid, this tablet is not made for taking pictures.
It supports a pressure-sensitive digital pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, which is twice as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 offers. The stylus also features a laser pointer, which is great for conference meetings. With all these features, accessories and specs, the Huawei Mate Book will be a pretty good option for business users who want a cheaper alternative for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 device.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Screen size: 12-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 1440 | CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core M| RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is another interesting tablet. But this device isn’t just a regular 2-in-1 convertible, because it supports a few add-ons, so you can use it as a projector, or 3D camera, which is definitely an innovation in the world of Windows 10 devices.
Unfortunately, these modules won’t come bundled with the ThinkPad X1. The 3D camera or additional battery/ports modules are $149, and the projector is even more at $279. We’re not sure how these features will be accepted by users, but they surely won’t be satisfied with the fact that they’ll have to buy additional modules separately.
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15
Screen size: 15-inch | Resolution: 4K 3840 x 2160 | CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-5500U (dual-core, 4MB cache up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: 512GB | Camera: 720p HD webcam
- 4K Display
- 12GB of RAM
- Good value for money
- Short battery life
- Too heavy
The biggest advantage of this unusually large, 15-inch Windows 10 convertible is its stunning 4K screen, with the resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. So if you want to watch movies on your tablet, or do some graphics design, you can’t go wrong with the Toshiba Satellite Radius 15.
When it comes to specs and performance, it doesn’t have so powerful processor, as it runs with Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, but it has amazing 12GB of RAM to cover that. One of its main disadvantages is that it doesn’t have a detachable keyboard, so using it in tablet mode may feel a little awkward. It’s also unusually heavy, which affects the tablet experience, as well.
However, this ‘giant’ is available for the great price of around $600, so if you know that you’re getting a device with a great UHD 4k display, and exceptional performances, this is indeed an amazing value for the money.
Lenovo Yoga 900
Screen size: 13.3-inch | Resolution: 3200 x 1800 | CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB SSD
- Good Display
- Driver software issues
- Shallow keyboard
Lenovo Yoga Pro 900 is arguably the best Yoga device Lenovo made so far. It is powered by a sixth generation Skylake 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 and amazing 16GB of RAM, which is a notable improvement compared to the previous flagship devices from Yoga series. Because of its powerful performances and good design, Yoga 900 Lenovo’s competitor of Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
Lenovo Yoga 900 is a very-well designed convertible, and although the keyboard could be better, it offers really good user experience. Some users report that it may come with a few display driver issues, but this is a common thing in Windows 10, and developers are constantly working on this problem.
Surface Pro 4 is still a better option for business users, but if you’re looking for an extremely lightweight travel companion, with a great display, you definitely should take Lenovo Yoga 900 into consideration.
Dell Latitude 11 5000
Screen size: 10.8-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080| CPU: Intel Skylake Core M series| RAM: 4/8GB | Storage: 512GB SSD | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP|
Dell Latitude 11 5000 has yet to be released in February, and it is a successor of Dell’s old Venue 11 Pro tablet, so if you liked Venue 11 Pro, you’re going to love Latitude 11 5000. Both devices share the same design, but Latitude 11 5000 comes with improved specs.
First notable change is the addition of Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processor. Dell is using the Core M series, and the Latitude 11 5000 will be offered with Skylake-based Core M3 or M5 processors, 4GB/8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD storage. The biggest connectivity change is the addition of USB Type-C port, which replaced the micro USB port that was present on previous devices.
The Latitude 11 5000 2-in-1 will be available at a price around $500, and once it gets released, and users have an opportunity to try it, we’ll be able to give you more details about this device, and whether it should be on your ‘2-in-1s to buy, or not.
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