Best tablets with keyboards

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Tablets with keyboards are convenient devices for working 'anywhere'. At any time, they can be turned into a laptop to type text, edit a document, or just free your hands. However, choosing the right tablet with a keyboard can be tricky. We have found 7 models that will be a great helper in your daily work.

How to choose a tablet with a keyboard: basic criteria

The main characteristic that determines the convenience of using a tablet with a keyboard is the operating system installed on it. And most often in the budget and middle price segment, there are models running Android and Windows.

  1. Windows – the most convenient operating system for editing documents. So, if you need a 'mobile office' to work anywhere, including writing reports or sending e-mail, it is worth choosing models under its control. However Windows is poorly optimized for touch control – and is simply inconvenient to use in tablet mode.

  2. Android is much more convenient when it comes to control in tablet mode (from the touch screen). However, many familiar “desktop” applications in the version optimized for this operating system have very limited functionality and a strange control mechanism. Therefore, it is worth buying tablets with keyboards on Android only if they will be used for web surfing, communication on the Internet, etc.

The performance and speed of a tablet, in turn, depend on its specifications. The most important are:

  1. Generation of the processor. The chips used in tablets and laptops are very diverse, and therefore it is not difficult to get confused in cores, gigahertz and nanometers. The easiest way to determine the performance of a processor is to specify its generation. The higher it is, the fresher the chip. And new versions of processors work quickly, heat up poorly and consume a minimum of electricity;

  2. Processor family. Chips for tablets and laptops are mainly produced by the company Intel. Its processors are divided into families. So, Atom is a solution for ultra-budget tablets (it does not work very quickly), Core M is a series for hybrid ultrabooks (it works quickly, but is expensive); Core I – Desktop solution (cooling required). But it is better to refrain from buying a tablet on Pentium or Celeron;

  3. The amount of RAM. The more, the better. The minimum required in 2018 is 2 GB, optimally already 4-8 GB;

  4. The amount of permanent memory. Likewise operational, the more the better. For devices with Windows 10, the required minimum is 32 GB, optimally 64-256 GB.

The rest of the technical characteristics such as battery life, support for mobile Internet, resolution and screen diagonal should be chosen based on your preferences.

Rating of the best tablets with keyboards

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best tablets with 7-9 inch keyboards 1 4Good T890i 3G 16Gb Out of stock
Best tablets with 10-inch keyboards 1 Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb RUB 39,928
2 HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb RUB 20,190
3 Asus Transformer Book T101HA 4Gb 64Gb Dock RUB 20,999
Best tablets with 12-inch keyboards 1 Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7300U 8Gb 256Gb LTE
2 Lenovo MIix 510 12 i5-7200U 4Gb 256Gb LTE RUB 72,770
3 Asus Transformer 3 T305CA 4Gb 128Gb 42 170 RUB

The best tablets with 7-9 inch keyboards

4Good T890i 3G 16Gb

Rating: 4.2

4Good T890i 3G 16Gb

Why exactly he: Ultra-budget Windows – a tablet with a keyboard and 3G support.

Description: Compact, ultra-budget tablet on the operating system Windows. But due to its small size and price, its technical characteristics leave much to be desired. Due to the hardware platform based on a dual-core processor Intel Atom Z373 5G, which is complemented by 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, the tablet is only suitable for simple web surfing and editing documents in Word or similar programs.

But it is equipped with a 3G module that provides constant access to the mobile Internet. Therefore, it will be a good solution for freelancers or office professionals who need to 'work on the go'.

The tablet is equipped with an 8.9-inch IPS touch screen that has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. He also has two cameras (5 MP main, 2 MP front) and a 4500 mAh battery, which provides up to 5 hours of battery life.

Advantages

  • High screen resolution;

  • Support for desktop and UWP apps.

  • Good battery life;

  • Support for mobile internet;

disadvantages

  • Relatively low productivity;

  • Heats up under high load;

  • There is not enough permanent memory, it is better to immediately purchase a microSD card and mark it as an additional disk;

Rating of the best tablets with 10-inch keyboards

Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Yoga Book YB1-X91L 64Gb

Why Rank # 1: Stylish, unique and powerful.

Description: If you want not just a tablet with a keyboard, but a truly fashionable device, which, moreover, will have high performance, then you should definitely buy Lenovo Yoga Book. This hybrid laptop is equipped with a touchscreen on both sides – that is, instead of the usual keyboard, it has a huge glass panel with backlit keys. By the way, it can be used instead of a graphics tablet or for handwritten notes. Matching stylus included.

In terms of technical characteristics, everything is fine here too. The tablet is equipped with a quad-core processor Intel Atom X5-Z8550 with a clock speed of 1.44 GHz and passive cooling, 4 GB of RAM and a high-speed 64 GB SSD. The screen of the device is 10.1-inch IPS with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. Also, the tablet is equipped with a SIM card slot, 4G LTE support, a GPS module and an 8 megapixel main camera.

Advantages

  • Excellent multimedia capabilities (screen, camera, sound);

  • Up to 8 hours of battery life;

  • Ultramobility (light weight, support for 4G LTE);

disadvantages

  • It is difficult to print blindly because touch keyboard;
  • Slows down when performing resource-intensive tasks due to not very fast SSD;
  • Comparatively short battery life.

HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb

Rating: 4.6

HP x2 10 Z8350 4Gb 64Gb

Why the second place in the ranking: A high-performance and relatively inexpensive tablet.

Description: The HP x2 is a pretty good tablet for working on the go and anywhere. At a relatively low price, it offers technical characteristics that will allow Office to run, and browse the Internet, and even edit simple images in CorelDraw – and all this at the same time.

In the chosen configuration, it is equipped with a relatively fresh processor Intel Atom x5 Z8350 with two computing cores and a clock speed of 1.44 GHz (as well as a passive cooling system); 4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. The tablet screen has a diagonal of 10.1 inches, a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, and is made using TFT IPS technology.

In addition, the tablet is equipped with a capacious battery that provides up to 8 hours of battery life; stereo speakers located on the sides of the screen; and several ports for connecting external devices, including USB 3.1 Type-C.

Advantages

  • Optimal performance;

  • Bright, clear display with good color rendering

  • Fast charging support;

disadvantages

  • Insufficiently tight assembly;

  • There is only one USB Type-A port;

  • Heats up under heavy load and while charging;

Asus Transformer Book T101HA 4Gb 64Gb Dock

Rating: 4.5

Asus Transformer Book T101HA 4Gb 64Gb Dock

Why 3rd in the rankings: The lightest and most efficient at the same time.

Description: The line Asus Transformer Book includes hybrid subnotebooks with a detachable keyboard, and this model is no exception, albeit the youngest in the series. It is built on the same hardware platform as its predecessor – a dual-core processor Intel Atom x5 Z8350 with a clock speed of 1.44 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC storage.

The battery life of the device is worth mentioning separately. Thanks to a more capacious battery than its predecessor, it lasts about 10-11 hours. And all this is packed in a plastic-metal case.

The main advantage of the tablet is that it is very lightweight. Without a keyboard attached, it weighs only 580 grams. The only thing a computer lacks are ports. There is only one USB 2.0 Type-A and micro HDMI for connecting to a monitor or TV.

Advantages

  • Portability (high battery life, light weight);
  • Optimal performance;
  • The viewing angle of the screen is 178 degrees.

disadvantages

  • Slow charging, even when turned off;

  • Short charging cable;

  • Screen illumination is uneven.

Best tablets with 12-inch keyboards

Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7300U 8Gb 256Gb LTE

Rating: 4.8

Dell Latitude 5285 i7-7300U 8Gb 256Gb LTE

Why # 1 in the rankings: Maximum performance.

Description: A tablet with a plug-in keyboard, which in terms of performance may well compete with top-end ultrabooks. The processor Intel Core i5-7300U (the flagship chip of the seventh generation) with two 'overclocked' cores and a clock speed of 2.6 GHz, as well as 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD drive are responsible for the maximum speed of work.

The tablet's screen is also worthy of special praise. It is a high quality TFT IPS-matrix that has a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels.

Other advantages include support for high-speed mobile Internet LTE; an 8 megapixel main camera and a 42 W × h battery for up to 10 hours of 'mixed use' battery life.

All this makes the Dell Latitude 5285 a really good tablet for the business traveler on the go.

Advantages

  • Powerful hardware platform;

  • The keyboard 'recognizes the position' – no need to turn it off to switch to tablet mode;

  • There is a fingerprint scanner;

disadvantages

  • Compatible with a limited number of SSD-drives (important to consider when upgrading);

  • Slow charging via proprietary standard;

  • Slight throttling when the processor overheats due to passive cooling;

Lenovo MIix 510 12 i5-7200U 4Gb 256Gb LTE

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo MIix 510 12 i5-7200U 4Gb 256Gb LTE

Why Second in the Rankings: The best combination of price and performance.

Description: The top model in the series Lenovo Miix – 510 – in a mid-range configuration offers optimal performance for any daily task. It is powered by a Intel Core i5-7200U dual-core 2.5GHz processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This is complemented by a 9600 mAh battery, which provides up to 8 hours of battery life.

For maximum mobility, the Hybrid Ultrabook supports 3G and 4G internet. The tablet design also includes two USB ports ('regular' Type-A 3.0 and high-speed Type-C 3.1).

The display of the tablet is made using IPS technology, which provides viewing angles of 178 degrees, and has a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. The screen diagonal is 12.2 inches.

Among other technical characteristics, two cameras can be distinguished – the main one with 5 MP and the front one with 2 MP – and the presence of stereo speakers.

Advantages

  • Rich equipment (tablet, backlit keyboard, stylus);

  • Support for mobile internet;

  • Optimal performance;

disadvantages

  • Proprietary charging connector, USB Type-C charging is not supported;

  • A kind of keyboard attachment, which may not withstand sharp blows to the keys;

  • No memory card slot;

Asus Transformer 3 T305CA 4Gb 128Gb

Rating: 4.5

Asus Transformer 3 T305CA 4Gb 128Gb

Why the third place in the ranking: Average performance, but the lowest price.

Description: The main advantage of this hybrid ultrabook is the very thin bezels around the screen. That is why it looks truly impressive. The technical characteristics of the device are quite average, especially in comparison with its predecessors – it is equipped with a special mobile processor Intel Core M3-7Y30 with four cores and optimal performance; which is complemented by 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

The tablet screen is not only beautiful. It also has a high, almost Retina-like resolution of 2880 × 1920 pixels – with a diagonal of 12.6 inches. This ensures unrivaled picture quality – the tablet is suitable for processing graphics files and watching movies with maximum pleasure.

A nice addition is the main camera, which has a resolution of 13 MP. The front one, intended for Skype, is 5 MP.

Advantages

  • Excellent display quality, great sound;

  • Metal body, high-quality assembly;

  • Rich bundle, including a stylus;

disadvantages

  • Heats up with active use and while charging;

  • The keyboard cover folds in such a way that it is impossible to adjust the angle of the screen when working in laptop mode;

  • Relatively low screen brightness.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.


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