Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet
Pros: Very bright, polarized screen. Long-lasting batteries are hot-swappable. Extensive selection of accessories.
Cons: Keyboard cover is a pricey extra. Unresponsive touchpad.
Bottom Line: The Dell Latitude 7212 is a well-designed, tough detachable Windows tablet that can take pretty much anything you (and nature) can throw at it. And compared with the rugged competition it’s a relative bargain.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen)
Pros: Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Terrific 3K touch screen. First-class keyboard. Aggressively priced Core i7 model.
Cons: Battery life could be better. Slightly balky touchpad. Pen isn’t magnetized to stick to the side of the tablet.
Bottom Line: With its redesigned ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo serves the Surface Pro notice. This 13-inch showpiece Windows 10 slate packs a fine pen, a top-shelf keyboard cover, and Thunderbolt 3 support.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review
Pros: Premium alloy construction. Elegant convertible design. Sharp high-resolution touch display in new larger size. Discrete Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics. Very long battery life. Multiple configuration options. Xbox wireless controller receiver is integrated.
Cons: 16GB RAM maximum. Surface Pen is an additional purchase. Adding SSD storage is pricey. Some finicky issues required troubleshooting in our tests.
Bottom Line: The Surface Book 2 is a feat of design, a top-of-the-line premium convertible 2-in-1 laptop that’s fast, long lasting, versatile, and portable. It’s even up for gaming.
Acer Switch 3 Review
Pros: Comes with keyboard cover and stylus. Typist-friendly keyboard cover. USB-C and USB 3.0 ports.
Cons: Underwhelming battery life. 64GB versus rivals’ 128GB of storage. Tiny, difficult-to-push power button.
Bottom Line: For half the price of Microsoft’s least-expensive Surface Pro with keyboard cover and stylus, Acer’s Switch 3 offers an appealing 12.2-inch detachable with a winning keyboard and USB-C connectivity.
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
Pros: Nice variety of ports and sign-in options. Bright, colorful screen. Good battery life.
Cons: Extremely pricey. Thunderbolt 3 only on Core i7 model.
Bottom Line: It’s costly, but the Dell Latitude 5290 detachable 2-in-1 hybrid hits all the bases to satisfy business users and IT managers alike.