Tablet with keyboard – how to find the right laptop alternative
A tablet is sufficient for films and e-mails, but more complex work is better done on the laptop – but switching between two devices is sometimes out of the question. A tablet with a keyboard can help.
Ein tablet with keyboard has a number of advantages: The combination weighs significantly less than many laptops and, thanks to its small size, can be stowed away quickly in the pocket. Many manufacturers therefore offer so-called convertible notebooks – these are devices with which the advantages of a large touch display can be used without having to forego a fully functional keyboard. It is also possible to simply add a tablet with a pen or keyboard, so that the device can be used more easily for writing e-mails or for Internet research.
Tablet with keyboard: quick overview of popular products
- Acepad A130 *
- Galaxy Tab A7*
- Microsoft Surface Go 2*
- Lenovo IdeaPad*
- iPad Pro*
Android tablet with keyboard
Not only convertible notebooks and tablets with the Windows operating system are suitable as practical combination companions in everyday life, other manufacturers who rely on Android can now showcase outstanding tablets with keyboards. One of the cheap offers here is the Acepad *: It is an Android tablet with a keyboard pocket – the QWERTZ keyboard is integrated in the cover and simply disappears behind the device when not in use.
With 6 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S7 * has twice as much memory as the Galaxy Tab A7 * – making it ideal for anyone who wants to use the Samsung tablet with keyboard * for working, drawing or playing games.
With 4 GB of RAM, the YOTOPT tablet * is in the middle of the Android tablet range. However, at just under 500 grams, it is a real lightweight and ideal for on the go.
Windows tablet with keyboard
The Samsung Galaxy Book * leaves little to be desired, as it can be used as a convertible notebook for office work, but also as a tablet for watching films or for video calls. The Windows tablet with keyboard has a lot of power with 8 GB of RAM and Intel Core i7.
The Microsoft Surface 2 Go * model is also a true all-rounder. The 2-in-1 device can be used excellently within the entire family for work, school, university or leisure.
Are you looking for a Lenovo tablet with a keyboard that can offer similar features? Then the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i * is the right choice. With a keyboard, Windows 10 S and 8 GB RAM, the convertible notebook proves to be a useful model with flexible application options.
The CHUWI UBook * is also worth mentioning. With 8 GB of RAM and a touch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, the CHUWI can be used in a wide variety of areas of life.
Tablet keyboard: these products are well worth the money
You can also buy a tablet keyboard at a later date – most of them can be easily connected to the device via Bluetooth, many also have other useful features such as an integrated touchpad and, similar to some of the convertible notebooks already presented here, can be used as protection for serve the tablet display. Thanks to the clever folding technology, they also make it possible to use the device in a standing or slightly inclined position.
Tip: Users of the latest Apple models iPad Air * and iPad Pro * could be interested in the illuminated keyboard from Earto *: The tablet can simply be inserted into the case and connected via Bluetooth. Thanks to the integrated touchpad, gesture control is similar to that of the MacBook – working like on a laptop is now supported by the new iPadOS 14.
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This article was first published in January 2021.