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Laptop Hybrids- is Two in One a Worthwhile Investment?
Should you get a laptop hybrid?
Heralded as one of the newest inventions in tandem with the changing times, the laptop hybrid computer is one of the most promising pieces of computing technology. Essentially, a hybrid is a laptop with a detaching display that can be used as a tablet.
Hybrid laptops are also commonly referred to as “2-in-1’s” or “detachables”. In terms of cost they go for anything between £400 and £1,200 depending on the manufacturer and features . Nonetheless, there are budget hybrids in the market designed mostly for professional or business usage.
The hybrid laptop meets the professional and business needs of a person, especially individuals who consume media heavily. A keyboard is provided when you need to use one and when you do not you simply detach it making the touch screen lighter.
Note that convertibles (a different type of computer) are sometimes referred to as hybrids or 2-in-1‘s although they are heavier since the hinged touch screen rotates around the keyboard.
Considering the features, specs and the engineering behind a 2-in-1, you might want to know whether it’s a worthwhile investment. Here are a number of reasons that can help you answer this for yourself.
Flexibility and convenience
The idea of separating the screen from the keyboard is one of the best selling points of a hybrid. It means you would have addressed the need for a tablet and the desire to have a new laptop PC in a single device at the cost of one. If you have an old laptop that has seen better days and using a desktop PC at the office that doesn’t meet your expectations, a hybrid laptop could be the replacement or alternative you probably need.
Those who are looking not for a replacement for their laptop, but for something portable and convenient perhaps to check email, browse the Internet, stream top films and read choice e-books will find hybrids a solution worth looking into.
People who are always on the move and don’t like being tied to a chair in the office possibly due to health problems also need a device they could transfer most of their work-related content to. With a hybrid, tasks such as image editing, browsing the web, blogging and reading or sending emails will be perfectly catered for.
While you are consuming diverse media, any work that arises and needs to be done fast can be completed without switching to a desktop or a normal laptop.
Whether the keyboard is in use or not the detachable Tablet/touch display will always function as a typical tablet. Considering Windows 10 has been well received and wonderful on tablets, it means business travelers do not need to carry their smaller Tablet along. The hybrid will be enough.
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Two batteries in one
The keyboard and the tablet base of the hybrid have in-built batteries. It means with a detachable hybrid you have two batteries for the price of one device. The devices’ overall battery life is thus longer.
The cost of buying a new iPad or Android tablet plus a feature-filled Windows laptop is expensive and requires a significant investment. A hybrid gives you both in a single device and probably more if you bring the screen size into the equation. If you are operating on a budget you will find a hybrid laptop gets you both for an affordable price.
What are some of the downsides of hybrids?
Underpowered in contrast with typical laptops
A hybrid is manufactured in such a way that the battery remains efficient and light without getting too hot or heating up. As such, the processors used, especially the Intel Core M or the Intel Atom series for portable devices, are only effective in basic tasks such as using Microsoft Office or connecting to the Internet. They are not really made for high-powered tasks such as gaming, heavy image editing and serious multitasking. So this means that a hybrid computer is good for general computer tasks like Office work and browsing but for those that need a lot of processing power they will have to buy a better system.
Never an incredible Tablet or laptop
The major selling point of a hybrid is the ability to have desktop features including operating systems on one device you can conveniently use as a tablet or laptop. However, the device cannot be a fantastic or incredible laptop or tablet.
iOS and Android apps lacking
A hybrid also comes with a major setback for those who might buy it for the tablet feature. If per chance you are using Windows 10 you will enjoy browsing, watching movies and reading better but you will not be able to use the different critical games and applications in iOS and Android devices.
So, is a hybrid a worthwhile investment?
Obviously, it depends on your individual requirements considering their strengths and weaknesses. However, if you are often on the road or looking for a laptop and a Tablet for an affordable price, getting a 2-in-1(about 40 percent tablet and 60 percent laptop) might be a sound idea.