Tablets vs Hybrids: The pros and cons of portable workplace tools

August 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Tablets vs Hybrids: The pros and cons of portable workplace tools


In a modern community built on technology that is constantly evolving and changing, choosing the right workplace tools determine your everyday workflow. Though iPads are popular for their lightweight handheld feel, in recent years, machines with higher spec capabilities could make for a more ideal workspace tool than Apples current solution. With laptop/tablet hybrids becoming a viable alternative, now is probably a good time to learn why.


The portability gap between the hybrids and tablets are becoming smaller and smaller. With the current iPad pro weighing in at 692 grams and Microsoft surface pro 4 at 700-800 grams (depending on which model you opt for), being able to carry round these hybrid laptops is becoming less of an issue. With this kind of portability now entering the market, it’s easier to see why people opt for the hybrids instead.

Though apples easy to use interface may sound appealing, hybrids such as the surface pro have all the tools you need along with the same tablet-like portability. Being able to use apps such as those within the office 365 range at work, as well as taking down notes in meetings without having to carry round your whole desk setup, is just one of the other reasons why the switchover to a hybrid may be a great workplace solution.


If you’re still thinking about getting a tablet, now is a good time to weigh up the pros and cons between the two options out there today. Though there is no definitive answer to what will suit you best, recent developments in the laptop/tablet market will give you a vast array of products to choose from. Though the higher end hybrids give you the same sort of power as a normal laptop, they are unfortunately pricey compared to that of an iPad.  However there are definitely some mid-range products which should fall into a more mainstream consumer budget, but in the end it all comes down to what kind of device suits your needs most, but with the options out there today, it’s likely that a hybrid will be the right choice for you.


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Created by Rory McDonald 


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