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Editor’s picks: Seven hybrid tablets that are great for today’s traveller

Whether on a business trip or exploring the great outdoors, why choose between a laptop and a lightweight tablet when you can have both?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 November, 2015, 6:30am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 November, 2015, 7:07pm

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

Designed for those travelling off-road or working outdoors, this drop-proof and waterproof 10.1-inch tablet (HK$20,000) has an eight-hour battery life. Try it out at Panasonic Peninsula Centre Showroom, 9/F, Block B, Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, tel: 2313 0666

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

With a best ever tablet screen, this 12.3-inch tablet (from HK$6,988) is helping redefine what a tablet can do. Features Windows 10Pro, a stylus, 128GB storage, a nine-hour battery life and a detachable keyboard. Get it from www.microsoftstore.com.hk

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

This luxe convertible (HK$25,000) has a flip hinge that sees its 12-inch screen either laid flat like a tablet or propped up like a regular laptop, though it’s best thought of as a tough, drop-proof and waterproof device for the outdoors. Get it at dell.com/hk

Asus Transformer Book T100HA

Featuring Windows 10 and a keyboard dock, this good-value two-in-one convertible (HK$2,980) boasts a 12-hour battery life. Available in grey, white, blue and pink from Rakuten Digital, 1/F, 10 Wonder Mall, Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po, tel: 9134 0055

HP Spectre x360

Another shape-shifter, instead of a detachable keyboard this 12-inch tablet (HK$10,999) has a 360° hinge. Great as an occasional tablet, its 12½ hour battery makes it ideal for business travellers. Available at hpdirect.com.hk

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8.0

Though a mainstream tablet, this eight-inch tablet (HK$2,045) is much tougher than most thanks to a hard shell case that will guard against falls, but it’s not waterproof. Buy it at expansys.com.hk

Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700

Due in November is this 12-inch Windows 10 tablet (around HK$5,500) is designed to compete with Microsoft’s trailblazing Surface. Includes a kickstand, separate Bluetooth keyboard and stylus. Available at lenovo.com/hk