We see different convertibles coming to market. Laptop and tablet categories therefore have a lot of products now between them.
Many people I know still have a tablet, and a laptop. But since the 2-in-1s or whateveryouwannacallit have now clearly arrived to the ad pages, YouTube channels and Starbucks' hipster corners, I am 100% sure that many will reconsider their position and go for a convertible the next time they purchase a portable computer. Unless a person can afford to have all the devices s/he wants, it is kind of hard for me to see what one would achieve my still going for two separate solutions (tablet + laptop). Instead, the more likely scenario could be having a convertible and then a laptop/desktop for a more demanding use (size and brute force).
So I ask all of you:
-Will you still want to buy a separate tablet and a laptop?
And if so, why?
I have right now an Asus convertible. The bad thing about it is that the keyboard has stopped working some time ago. Since it would take too long to have it repaired, I've been using an external keyboard to keep me productive. So overall the laptop-part of my T300Chi is lost. The keyboard still helps to keep the tablet in position, since there is no kickstand like in MS Surface.
Convertible is my next choice as well, for sure. Having a computer with Windows10 is a big plus, and the light weight is really convenient.
I am pretty sure - nay - positive, that my next convertible will be a superb one. It is now being developed by a crowd of tech-savvy enthuasiasts, who work together on a freshly launched online community. The community with its abundant wisdom will ensure that the spec, design and feature mix of the device will be of "flagship killer" grade, and the price will make the choice a no-brainer. The user-focus is the only thing. Already there is fruitful iteration taking place, and the discussion participants include the design agency involved, the tech manufacturer, and others. A disclaimer here: I am part of the facilitating organization. But everyone interested to participate in the revolutionary project are welcomed.
I am all eyes here!