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2 in 1 lap tops

(13 Posts)
Anniebach Fri 12-Aug-16 10:16:50

Anyone using a 2/1 please?

Pittcity Fri 12-Aug-16 12:19:24

I've thought about getting one when my trusty old thing finally gives in and would like to know what others think. It would have to be one you can swap from mobile to desktop mode as you need both to get the best out of things like Facebook etc.

Anniebach Fri 12-Aug-16 13:30:20

I too am thinking of buying one Pittcity

JackyB Fri 12-Aug-16 16:08:53

Two what in one what?

Anniebach Fri 12-Aug-16 16:15:07

In the thread title 2/1 lap top

grannylyn65 Fri 12-Aug-16 17:04:05


Auntieflo Fri 12-Aug-16 17:20:29

Please, what is a 2 in 1 laptop?

Knowsley Fri 12-Aug-16 17:28:24

A 2 in 1 laptop is one in which the screen can be unattached from the keyboard and used as a tablet computer.
I would suggest checking reviews in Which? magazine before buying one. Many of the other magzines and websites offering advice are likely to be influenced by companies which advertise with them.
One thing I would suggest is that you do not use for online banking or shopping while out and about - keep that to your secure home broadband connection.

Auntieflo Sat 13-Aug-16 14:01:01

well well well, I've got one of those and didn't know that was what it was called. Mine is an ASUS tablet, but I much prefer my Ipad

Szymon507 Wed 24-Aug-16 08:31:14

I do not like this solution. I do not want to have a touch screen.

Anniebach Wed 24-Aug-16 08:35:50

No they are not tablets

miep Wed 24-Aug-16 10:24:02

I have an HP one with a 10" screen and I love it. It's on my bedside table and I use the tablet mode to watch TV in bed and the whole thing in the morning to see what's going on before I get up. This morning I read the news, did a crossword, used it to print out 2 recipes and read my email. I also have a laptop in the lounge plus a Fire to read on and a tablet and smartphone iny very capacious handbag! Techie, Moi?

Anniebach Wed 24-Aug-16 10:39:04

Thank you miep, I have two lap tops, hate new one because I hate windows 10 and find my old Toshiba difficult now because of failing eye sight , I use the iPad a lot. I thought of a 2 in 1 so I can type then put the keyboard back to see the screen without having to pull the keyboard up to my chin