There is always a classic debate on tablet vs. laptop, but you can opt for both if you are tired of carrying a laptop and tablet. The convertible or hybrid laptop/tablet can be just the device for you.

Since the launch of the Windows 10 operating system, the wave of new devices aiming to be all things has been much strong. Even though many of these tablet laptops comes with the Windows 10 OS, there are some models that are powered by alternative operating systems like Chrome and Android. In addition, there is the iPad Pro 9.7 which can be the option for iOS lovers.

What is a Hybrid?

Hybrids have been around for a while, but they differ very much, and so varying names have been used to describe them. This is the reason they are not so popular among the tablet users. The retail, media, and manufacturers refer to the hybrid tablets as convertibles or 2-in-1 devices. However, all these names mean the same – a device that can be used both as a tablet and as a laptop.

Yet again, there are some differences between a convertible tablet and a convertible laptop, even though both are two-in-one devices aiming to serve as a laptop and a tablet at the same time. Moreover, there are a few that manage to sit somewhere in the middle.

Convertible laptops are available in different styles, but they have screens that can be flipped 360 degrees to make it a tablet. That is the design side and does not vary much across manufacturers. One of the classic examples is Lenovo Yoga, which has been a good inspiration for many of their rivals. An exception in this design is the Microsoft Surface Book, which has a removable keyboard.

A convertible tablet, on the other hand, is more like a usual tablet but may have a keyboard that can be attached to the device magnetically or over Bluetooth. In some cases, the device comes in a fancy case that offers laptop like look and feel to the user. Some of the examples are Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S and Microsoft Surface Pro 4.