Need a tablet, laptop or both: Pick between Surface Pro 3 or Dell XPS 12
The best part about owning a 2-in-1 that runs Windows 10 is that they are quite capable laptops while being portable enough to be a tablet to read on. The two 2-in-1s in question are the XPS 12 and Surface Pro 3.tech Updated: Mar 15, 2016 14:41 IST
The best part about owning a 2-in-1 that runs Windows 10 is that they are quite capable laptops while being portable enough to be a tablet to read on. The two 2-in-1s in question are the XPS 12 and Surface Pro 3.
While the XPS 12 is a stunning new entrant, the Surface Pro 3 is a year old veteran that’s holding its ground.
The Dell XPS 12 has a 4K Ultra HD display that stretches from one edge to the other and gets protection from a Gorilla Glass. The 8 GB RAM and Core M processor promise efficient handling of everyday tasks, but don’t expect it to excel at graphic intensive ones. With a 8 MP camera on the back and 5 MP in the front, the tablet doubles up as a laptop with backlit keyboard on the mobility base. The Rs 1,24,990 price tag might not go down well for most and that’s where the Surface Pro 3 come in.
For half the price of a Dell XPS 12, you can get your hands on the Surface Pro 3 on Amazon. The tablet sports a fourth generation Intel i3 processor capable of handling graphic heavy softwares. The tablet-laptop hybrid sports a full HD 12-inch display which leverages the kickstand to prop up as a display on the table or your lap, but to use it as a laptop, you’ll have to buy the keyboard. You can also book a demo at your home or office instead of visiting a store. At Rs 58,990, the Surface Pro 3 is well worth consideration against the iPad Pro, MacBook Air or any other laptop or tablet around the Rs 50,000 mark.
But if you don’t plan to spend that much, there is a long list to Windows 10 tablet-laptop hybrids capable of being your daily work or study companion without any major flaws. You can pick one up for anything between Rs 10,000-30,000.
First Published: Mar 15, 2016 14:38 IST