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Top Tablet-Hybrids for Enterprise Mobility


Enterprise Mobility isn’t just about smartphones. tablet-hybrids or tablet-converters are the latest trend in enterprise mobility and with each year, they get more and more powerful. Just a few years ago we saw the first commercial for the Microsoft Surface and while the concept wasn’t a new one at the time, it was the first time we thought that maybe these hybrids could be useful. The initial concerns, especially when it came to the enterprise, was that they just weren’t big enough or powerful enough to be able to handle more than watching videos and browsing the web. Those first concerns were correct, but over the past few years, these hybrids have caught up with laptop technology and are considered to be just as powerful in most cases.

Now that they have caught up, it’s safe to say that they fit in well enough with active lifestyles and if you’re thinking of upgrading your employees, a tablet-converter may be the right choice. They’re light, easy to bring back and forth to the office, and will save you from having to buy certain employees tablets in addition to their regular laptops or desktops. Here are some of the top tablet-hybrids available today:

Lenovo Yoga 900

The Yoga is one of the more powerful tablet-hybrids, and also the most expensive on the list. Starting at 2.8 lbs and just 0.59″ thick, the Yoga 900 is ultraportable. It bends around (hence the name) and can be put in tent mode, or stand mode along with being used as a regular functioning laptop. This tablet-hybrid is designed for both, home and work, and contains:

  • Intel Core i7-6500U 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 13.3in QHD (3200 x 1800) IPS Multitouch Display
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 10 / Intel Wifi 8260ac and Bluetooth 4.1

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Made by Microsoft, this tablet-hybrid  has an easy time syncing with Windows environments and is an easy transition for for first time tablet-converter users. Being the 4th generation of the Surface series, this modle has seen some good and necessary updates and includes four USB ports and two mini display ports.

  • Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ display
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3, i5, or i7
  • TPM chip for enterprise security
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM
  • Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

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Dell XPS 12

Lightweight laptop: The slim mobility base provides a traditional keyboard experience when you need more productivity, all with a total weight of only 2.8 pounds.  The design of the XPS 12, which connects via magnets, so it’s free of mechanical parts and is easy to detach with only one hand. Simply lift out the tablet for mobility, or place it back in the cradle for productivity.

  • Intel Core M 6Y54 1.1 GHz
  • 8 GB
  • 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 12.5″ UHD Touchscreen

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Apple iPad Pro

Apple’s tablet-hybrid option is one we’re a all familiar with. For OS X or iOS users, there is no learning curve, but it doesn’t have a touch pad or a mouse which can be problematic for business users.

  • 2.9″ Retina Display, 2732 x 2048 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 9, Dual-Core A9X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 8 MP iSight Camera, Four-Speaker Audio
  • 128GB Capacity, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) + MIMO + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life, 1.57 lbs
  • iPad Pro supports new Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil

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Asus Transformerbook T300 Chi

Thin and light, the Transformer Book Chi T300 marries laptop capability with tablet convenience. When docked, it’s slimmer than a MacBook Air, while as a tablet it’s a barely there 0.29 inches thin. It’s plenty powerful and fast with a 128GB SSD and Intel Core M processor, which also keep the Chi’s total weight down to just over 3 pounds. Includes ASUS Mobile Dock with full QWERTY keyboard.

  • Display: 12.5 in Full HD LED-backlit touchscreen (1920 x 1080)
  • 10-finger multi-touch support
  • Processor: Intel Core M-5Y10c 0.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.00 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz • Hard drive: 128GB SSD

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