Best Hybrid LaptopKey features:
- 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display
- Excellent battery life
- High-quality keyboard
If you want a high-end tablet you can use for productivity, but can’t live with the Surface Pro 3
’s fiddly keyboard cover, take a look at the Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series
. The hybrid is built more for work than play, so we’d recommend looking elsewhere if you’re after something to just lounge around on the sofa with.
Performance, powered by Intel’s Core M processor, is smooth. Standard office programs run swiftly and the HD Graphics 5300 chipset can handle low-end games. The tablet alone ran for an impressive six hours in our standard battery test, and lasted over 10 hours when combined with the base. The keys on the base are also top-notch, allowing quick typing.
Its 13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display is bright too, delivering exceptional colour accuracy and deep black levels. The screen element is also nice and sturdy, if a bit on the heavy side. On its own, it weighs a substantial 930g – over twice the amount of the iPad Air 2 – and combined with the base it’s 1.69kg, making it tricky to use in one hand.
The biggest downside, however, is design – the plain black bezels and base unit are office-friendly but boring.Price: