Sitex picks: Mobile

Sitex picks: Mobile
Acer Spin 7, a lightweight convertible laptop.
PHOTO: Acer

1 Acer Spin 7 (Above)

$1,998 (usual price $2,198)

  • Booths 5G21, 5M19, 6B13, 6C01, 6C07, 6E01, 6F01 and 6F07

The versatile Acer Spin 7 is a lightweight convertible laptop, weighing a mere 1.2kg. For work, just use it like a regular laptop, read documents off the 14-inch display and type away on the keyboard. Watch movies in tablet mode or switch it to tent mode for hands-free viewing.

The latest Intel Core i7 processor powering the Spin 7 gives a smooth experience and the battery should be good for 8hr on a single charge.

2 Asus Transformer 3 Pro

Asus Transformer 3 Pro, a versatile tablet/laptop hybrid. Photo: Asus

$1,898 (i5 processor), $2,598 (i7 processor)

  • Booths 5G21, 5M19, 6C07, 6E01, 6F07 and 6G11

If you are aiming for a versatile tablet/laptop hybrid, Asus' Transformer 3 Pro comes to mind, with its slim 8.35mm side profile that makes it easy to handle in i-tablet mode. Prop it up at an angle with the kickstand and you can view movies, websites and presentations hands free.

Add a keyboard to the mix and you have a full-fledged laptop. The 2-in-1 device comes with a full suite of connectivity options, including an HDMI port, microSD card reader and a USB-C port.

3 Asus ZenBook 3

Asus ZenBook 3 Photo: Asus

$1,998 (i5 processor), $2,598 (i7 processor)

  • Booths 5G21, 5M19, 6C07, 6E01, 6F07 and 6G11

Style meets substance in the Asus ZenBook 3. The sleek laptop comes with only one USB-C port for data transfer and charging, but bundled with it is a dongle equipped with additional USB and HDMI ports to expand its utility.

The 12.5-inch full HD screen is well protected by hardy Corning Gorilla Glass 4. A quad-speaker setup makes for a real cinematic experience. Powered by either the latest Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, the lightweight 910g laptop is a suitable companion for busy professionals who work while they move.

4 Asus ZenPad 3 8.0

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0, an 8-inch tablet. Photo: Asus

$499

  • Booths 5G21, 5M19, 6C07, 6E01, 6F07 and 6G11

While some might say bigger is better, the Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 begs to differ. This 8-inch tablet is easy to manage and delivers splendid screen quality with its 2k resolution display. Movie playback is complemented by a pair of front-facing surround-sound stereo speakers.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor does a top- notch job on the gaming front. The ZenPad 3 8.0 is more than just a tablet. Pair it with a Bluetooth headset and answer calls with it or turn it into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to connect your laptop to the Web.

5 Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series 2-in-1

Dell Inspiron 135000 series 2-in-1. Photo: Dell

From $1,199; first 100 customers will get a laser printer for every purchase of the Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1.

  • Booth 6D13

Keep sensitive work away from curious eyes with the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series 2-in-1 laptop/ tablet hybrid.

The Windows 10 laptop is securely locked with the Windows Hello login system, using the built-in infrared camera to unlock the device through facial recognition. Once unlocked, you gain access to a versatile system that switches modes from tent to stand to laptop and to tablet.

Work is smooth and lag-free thanks to the latest Intel processor running the show, along with a 13.3-inch full HD display that lets you see everything with crystal clarity.

6 Lenovo Miix 510

Lenovo Miix 510. Photo: Lenovo

From $999. Comes with free Microsoft Office 365 (worth $89), 2nd year carry-in warranty (worth $99) and a year's worth of accidental damage protection (worth $49).

  • Booths 6B13, 6C01, 6C07, 6D07, 6E01, 6F07 and 6G15

Use it as a laptop, or separate screen from keyboard and use it as a tablet. Either way, the Lenovo Miix 510 will easily match your style. Powered by Intel's latest Core i7 processors, the Miix 510 is suitable for quick edits of documents and photos, all done through an easy-to-view 12.2-inch full HD display.

Adjust the screen any way you want (up to 150 degrees) for that perfect viewing angle. It comes with a USB Type-C port and an additional USB 3.0 port to charge your other devices.

7 Lenovo Yoga 910

Lenovo Yoga 910. Photo: Lenovo

$2,699

  • Booths 6B13, 6C01, 6C07, 6D07, 6E01, 6F07, 6G15

True to its Yoga name, this Lenovo laptop is very flexible. Use it like a laptop or fold the 13.9-inch screen back from the keyboard to a full 360 degrees to use it as a tablet.

The hinge adopts a similar design to a sturdy watch hinge, so you can have peace of mind while adjusting the screen. When it comes to working on the go or updating your Facebook status, this laptop's speedy Intel Core i7 processor has it covered. When you watch Netflix on the screen, the JBL stereo speakers provide great sound.

8 Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen -10.1"

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen–10.1”. Photo: Samsung

$498

  • Booth 5L09

A tablet is more than just a slate for viewing movies and surfing the Web. Do more with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A and the included S Pen. The stylus lets you make annotations on meeting notes or unleash your creative side by doodling.

The tablet is also great for gaming sessions, with lots of titles available from the Google Play Store.

Find the screen too small? Then use the Quick Connect function to share the image on a bigger screen. The battery should be good for about 12hr of Internet use. Need more storage? Slip in a microSD card. The tablet will support up to 256GB of additional storage.

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