The demand for portable laptops have opened up a new segment in the mobile industry. This is none other the 2-in-1s which are often referred to as Convertibles by various OEMs. While the 2-in-1 or the detachable tablets as they are popularly called, haven't yet succeeded to drive the conventional laptops to extinction, but they have still gain a phenomenal traction. Just in case you are among those who are planning to make a switch from the conventional Windows laptop to a detachable tablet then here are a few worth looking.
Homegrown OEM Lava recently launched this 2-in-1 Hybrid in India at a highly competitive price of Rs 15,999. It features a 10.1 inch WXVGA display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixel. Under the hood the tablet is powered by an Intel Atom SoC with four cores clocked at 1.3GHz each. This is backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Apart from that the 10.1 inch tablet also comes with a full sized keyboard which can be docked onto the device very easily.
Despite being the most popular offering in the detachable tablet segment, it is the costliest too. At Rs 89,900 the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features a 12.3 inch Full HD display which comes with high contrast and low glare thereby allowing you to use it undeterred in brightly light conditions. In terms of specs the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is powered by a mainstream 6th gen Intel i5 SoC, 4GB RAM and 128GB of memory.
There are also two other variants with 256GB storage, 8GB RAM and Intel i7 chip. It goes without saying that they cost higher too.
This 10.1 inch convertible from Micromax is the most popular choice among budget buyers. Powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F chip and 2GB of RAM, the Micromax LapTab has enough juice drive your day to day workload. In terms of storage the convertible comes with a modest 32GB of built in eMMC. However, there is also a room for memory expansion via MicroSD card slot. Just like the other Lava Twinpad and the Surface Pro 4, the Canvas LapTab runs on Windows 10 OS.
The Acer One 10 is a similar offering from the Taiwanese maker. In terms of specs the convertible is similar to the Micromax LapTab. It is powered by the Intel Atom Z3735F quad core chip. Besides that, it has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
While Datamini isn't quite a big name in the consumer electronics space, especially in India, it's worth noting that they are the only OEM to offer a dual bootable device. The Datamini 2-in-1 dual boots between Windows 10 and Android Lollipop 5.1. It packs a 10.1 inch display upfront with a resolution of 1280x800p. Under the hood the tablet is powered by a Intel Atom Z3735F SoC with four cores clocked at 1.33GHz. This coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.