Microsoft’s Surface Pro has pretty much been the gold standard for detachable 2-in-1 laptops. Its combination of performance, portability and premium good looks are hard to beat. But what if you wanted more. What if the top spec Surface Pro with an Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage is too pedestrian for you?
Fear not, young grasshopper, HP’s got you covered with the brand new ZBook x2. It’s bananas.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup have pretty much set the standard for the 2-in-1 detachable category. I don’t think there’s a device in the market right now that can really match the package Microsoft offers with their Surface Pro.
But, like Surface Pros tend to be, they’re very expensive and that usually begs the question: Is it worth the premium over the other, more affordable, 2-in-1 detachables in the market? Well, today I got to spend some time with Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro and here’s what I think.
If ASUS‘ launch in Computex 2017 left you drooling for their uber thin yet powerful devices, you’re in for a treat because today, Malaysia becomes the first region in which ASUS launches their brand new laptops.
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The tablet is in a weird spot. It was supposed to be this hybrid that lives somewhere between the laptop and the smartphone, complementing both. But as smartphones got bigger and laptops got lighter, smaller and more powerful, it became really hard to justify picking up a tablet. And so, the need for such a device dwindled.
But now I think I’ve found the tablet’s salvation. It’s called the Lenovo Yoga Book and I love it to bits.
In recent memory, HP has really impressed when it comes to the build, look and finish of their high-end laptops. I was absolutely enamoured when the company unveiled the then world’s thinnest Spectre 13 and now they’re continuing that trend with the gorgeous update to the Spectre x360.
Lenovo’s stepping up their 2-in-1 tablet game with the new Miix 720. I know this seems like an overused term but this new tablet is definitely looking like a proper Surface killer.
Few tablets have caught my eye more than Lenovo‘s stunning Yoga Book. This sleek sci-fi looking tablet could very well be the next step in the development of the tablet as we know it. And now, you can buy one for yourself in Malaysia from below RM2,600.
Dell has pulled the covers off their latest line of Inspiron products which include a whole host of new 2-in-1s across their Inspiron 3000, 5000 and 7000 range, plus two brand new Inspiron 5000 laptops. Among the devices is the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 device, the Inspiron 17-inch 7000 2-in-1.
Lenovo launched a massive roster of devices today. These products come in from all across the range from entry-level to high-end plus a bunch of funky new items. While time was rather limited, I did get to spend time with some of the more interesting items at the launch.
2-in-1s are pretty popular these days because they provide the convenience of a tablet plus the productivity capabilities of a full-fledged laptop. Granted, most of them can’t permanently replace a dedicated laptop or computer, but they’re good enough for work that you can leave your heavy laptop at home and bring a space-aged tablet hybrid around with you.
HP’s Pavilion x2 is one that fits into that hybrid laptop category and I quite like it despite some of its obvious drawbacks.