The Pros And Cons Of A Hybrid Tablet
More and more things in tech now come with the word “hybrid” in them. It’s meant to tell us that the product in question combines the best of two technologies and thus, gives us the ultimate tool for a better life.
Hybrid tablets come with the same message. They are a mix between a PC and a standard tablet and aim to be both portable and fit for most PC assignments.
Let’s take a closer look at what these devices actually are and who might benefit from them the most.
As we have already mentioned, hybrids are a cross between a computer and tablet and differ from both of them in a number of elements.
Hybrids come with detachable keyboards
This makes them perfect for those who often work on the go and prefer to have a lightweight device with them. Let’s face it, typing on a tablet screen is fun and easy – but if you have to write several emails a day and edit a few reports – you will miss the convenience of a standard keyboard in a heartbeat.
With a hybrid computer, you will be able to work on PowerPoint presentation, write lengthy emails and reports, work with documents and other digital papers in the same manner as you would do so on a regular computer.
Hybrids are powerful
While standard tablet PCs have come a long way and come with pretty great specs, there is still a difference between using them and working on a PC. Hybrids intend to bridge the gap, by combining the size and light weight of a tablet with the specs and functionality of a PC. This means, you will be getting better a higher speed of operation, larger memory capacity and more.
Hybrids offer more accessories
A number of hybrid models come with a full-sized USB drive, allowing you to connect to lots of devices and transfer your files onto the hybrid easily and with no need for any special accessories. What’s more, you will be able to customize your computer with expandable memory, thanks to a micro-SD card.
Hybrids are multipurpose
No matter what you have in mind for your hybrid PC, it will do a great job of handling your requirements. With more power and memory, come better media capabilities, and you will be able to enjoy movies, video clips, browsing the web and more with no lagging.
Office tasks will also be handled with ease – a detachable keyboard and powerful specs will see to that.
A PC + Android Interface
Android hybrids combine the functionality of a computer with the best feature of Android OS. So, while having a multifunctional and powerful device, you will still have access to the Play Store, and will be able to enrich the experience with the latest office and productivity applications or media apps.
With all that said, there may be a few things about a hybrid computer that you might not appreciate.
Bulky, compared to tablets
With all its portability, a hybrid will still come with a slightly larger size than a tablet – just because of the detachable keyboard alone. This may not be a big issue, but for those users who aim for gadgets on the smaller scale – this is something to consider.
As you are getting a 2-in-1 device, it is natural to expect the price to be affected by it. Hybrids tend to reach deeper into your pockets, as they offer more diverse capabilities.
With all the above considerations in mind, the choice is up to you. From a general standpoint, a person who would benefit from a hybrid the most would be someone who:
- often works on the go
- needs to create presentations, work with documents or write lots of emails
- doesn’t find tablets to have enough juice for their projects
- finds typing on touchscreens inconvenient
- doesn’t like to travel with a laptop
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