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For modest work – this IS the android tablet to get due to DEX (with a keyboard/mouse)
7 December 2018
Of course there is the surface book if you want a tablet for hardcore work but if you want an android solution which can realistically let you do day to day work (email, powerpoint, word, excel, etc.) then I cannot think of a better choice.
I am not going to comment on the hardware much as it meets the expectation for the price; great build quality, excellent sound, best display out there etc.
Now for the work… the pen is simply brilliant and the quick note when screen locked function means I no longer use pen and paper.
My main use for this aside from the occasional movie when travelling is work with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I have a windows based one as the Samsung version has the “windows” key to toggle open apps which is useless so when you use a windows keyboard, it actually goes to the app selection view which is ideal.
In DEX mode, this is a genuine laptop replacement for me as I have the office suite and a few other productivity apps which work perfectly. Multiple windows, easy toggle, loads of browsers and video calls with no lag whatsoever. Also, plug in a USB C adapter and I can present in 1080P it seems with no bother.
However, it’s effectiveness does depend a little on how well, if at all the apps are Dex optimised for DEX mode.
Fingerprint sensor would have been handy as the iris scanner can be a little hit and miss.