Apple’s iPad Pro is big, it’s built for businesses and enterprises who want to attempt to replace their notebook computers. To get a model with as much memory as you can and a keyboard you can expect to pay around $1,200, as reported by the WSJ. Windows Surface tablet, which I use (I’m part of Microsoft’s Ambassador program) is about the same price for the high end version.
So here’s why I’m not quite ready to give up my notebook computer – I need a full sized keyboard for long form typing. The Surface keyboard is very good – but it’s not as good as my Lenovo X1 Carbon Keyboard.
However, those differences between a “notebook” and “tablet” are quickly being erased.
They’re being erased not by tablets that come with keyboards, but more so by computers such as two-in-one computers that have detachable keyboards. These devices, give you the ultimate portability and flexibility in meetings and in the office, and give you a full computer experience on the road. Microsoft’s Surface Book is this type of device as are those by Dell, Lenovo, HP and other vendors.
It’s always good to have a small, thin, light tablet in your accessory tool box. But it’s also good to have a notebook computer for long trips away from the office – even if that notebook has a detachable screen or keyboard.
Technology is QUICKLY evolving and within two – three years, two-in-one notebooks will be the norm for all new tablets.