These are the best tablet and keyboard combos you can't miss in 2022 |  Showcase

We test and rate the best tablet and keyboard combos on the market.
We test and rate the best tablet and keyboard combos on the market.UNSPLASH

For your convenience and because they are becoming more advanced, tablets they continue to be one of the preferred devices for users when it comes to consuming multimedia content, updating email, checking social networks or surfing the Internet. Can you imagine that they could become a laptop to complete different tasks, such as writing documents or editing home videos more comfortably?

The solution is to purchase separately (if the tablet does not come as standard) a specific keyboard for the model in question. This accessory, which often adds a protective cover, incorporates a mechanism that facilitates this transformation instantly.

What models of tablets with keyboard have we chosen?

These are the selected proposals: Apple iPad Air 2022 Y keyboard Smart Keyboard Folio (9), Microsoft Surface Go 3 Y Signature Type Cover keyboard (8.25) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra + Book Cover Keyboard (8.75). When analyzing them, the following aspects have been taken into account:

– Design: Beyond its aesthetics, special attention has been paid to the materials chosen for its manufacture and the comfort of use, that is, the relationship between dimensions and weight.

– Media: on the one hand, there is the screen (how it represents the colors, brightness level, sharpness…) and on the other the sound, what is this audio like? Body or on the contrary distorts?

– Performance: how the tablet performs and responds when working, playing multimedia content, editing small videos or playing games. This performance largely determines the user experience provided.

– Autonomy: batteries have improved their energy efficiency and that is always appreciated. Along with this autonomy, the charging times and whether the charger comes in the box have been valued in the same way. We anticipate that not all bring it.

– Keyboard: Above all, the materials, finishes and qualities have been valued, in addition to the comfort of the fingers when writing.

Comparison of best tablets with keyboard: this is how we have tested them

Each one of these combos has become our work tool for 10 days when it comes to write content, Diving through the Internet in search of information, access social networks, use cloud services, use email… But they have also been used to watch movies and television series, as well as play the occasional video game and edit small videos. This has made it possible to check and compare what performance each one offers and its autonomy.

The tablet with Apple iPad Air 2022 keyboard next to the model Smart Keyboard Folio It was the winning proposal. With a exquisite design and of great quality, its performance allows you to function without problems in any task or activity. In addition, the screen offers a very good color rendering and the key travel on your keyboardonce you are familiar with it, is the best.

Apple iPad Air 2022 Keyboard Tablet + Smart Keyboard Folio: Our Pick

Continuing the path of the previous generation, the apple ipad air 2022 tablet It does not disappoint and owes a large part of its power and performance to the work carried out by its M1 chip, the same one that the apple firm has been incorporating into its latest equipment; chip which is combined with a 8GB RAM Y 64GB internal storage.

Data sheet

  • Screen: 10.9-inch Liquid Retina panel, 2,360 x 1,640 pixels, True Tone, 500 nits brightness.
  • Processor: M1 chip, octa-core CPU, Neural Engine.
  • Memory, storage and weight: 8GB and 64GB, respectively. 461 grams.
  • Connections: USB C connection compatible with DisplayPort and USB 3.1.
  • Cameras: FaceTime HD, 12 megapixel ultra wide angle, 122º field of view and f/2.4 aperture, video stabilization and 1080p video recording // 12 megapixel wide angle camera and f/1.8 aperture. 4K video recording.
  • Autonomy and dimensions: up to 10 hours, 20-watt charger included. // 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1mm.
  • Others: double microphone for calls and video and audio recording, Wi-Fi 6, Touch ID, magnetic connector.
  • Keyboard: incorporates a cover to protect the tablet, adjustable in two viewing angles.

And what about the screen? As expected, it is at the level of high-end tablets and does not disappoint, despite the fact that its refresh rate does not jump to 120 Hz and stays at 60 Hz. It is a Liquid panel 10.9-inch Retina display with 2,360 x 1,640 pixel resolution with 500 nits brightness and superb color reproduction. This image is combined with a stereo sound projecting from two speakers (one at the top and one at the bottom) that sound great.

Keep in mind, however, that as with the Samsung tablet there is no specific connector for 3.5mm headphones. For their part, those users who wish to make videoconferences will benefit from the function centered framing of the FaceTime camera that now has a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 122º field of view.

One of the keyboards available for this iPad is he model Smart Keyboard Folio. The experience is positive (although at first it is difficult for the fingers to go fast) and the keys produce a pleasant sensation to the touch, not only because of their travel (when you have already become familiar) but also because of their softness.

The best, the worst and conclusions

  • The best: screen quality, performance, FaceTime camera ‘Center Focus’ feature
  • Worst: It is missing that between this 64 Gb version and the other available (256 Gb) there is no intermediate.
  • Conclusions: this great little computer that can boast the exquisite design to which Apple has accustomed the user, as well as a large screen and excellent performance for any task.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Keyboard Tablet + Book Cover Keyboard: The Alternative

The Book Cover Keyboard accessory is a book cover keyboard that displays a finish impeccable and it offers useful features like backlighting. Meanwhile, his trackpad has some generous dimensions and the palm rest area makes it easy for your hands to feel comfortable.

connects to tablet Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra through a system of magnetic pins. A priorithis (made of resistant aluminum) draws attention for its fine profile (5.5 mm) and by the screen that it incorporates. It’s about a panel XXL that has a 14.6 inch size.

With a resolution of 2,960 x 1,848 pixels and an efficient fingerprint reader under the screen, flowing especially well thanks to its 120 Hz and that it integrates AMOLED technology favors the way colors are represented, brightness and contrast.

By the way, the user can interact with the S Pen included as standarda complement that gives a lot of game and that adds a plus to the experience: this is complemented by a Audio system that welcomes four stereo speakers of AKG signature and sound Dolby Atmos.

The tablet guarantees, in another order of things, optimal performance thanks to the work of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Meanwhile, its 128GB internal SSD storage They are expandable with a microSD card (up to 1 Terabyte). The main aspect to improve is related to the battery charge; despite enduring a fast charge 45 watts, no charger is included in your box. Feeding its 11,200 mAh with a standard model slows down the process a lot.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 Tablet and Signature Type Cover Keyboard – Best Value

Its design follows the continuous line of the generation that precedes him and, in this sense, the screen concentrates all eyes. With a 3:2 format and a size of 10.5 inches, it offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 pixels. It is a panel that provides a good experience and the contents shows crisp and clear.

By the way, betting on a 3:2 format makes you feel especially comfortable when browsing the Internet or working on texts. It responds well to touch on its surface and its Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating reinforces its resistance.

Nor does it go unnoticed back support called kick stand that the manufacturer usually incorporates in its tablets: thanks to this, the tablet can be placed horizontally on a surface and interact comfortably.

The Microsoft Surface Go 3 tablet It comes with the Windows Home 11 operating system (in its S version), which explains two things: security has been optimized and the user only has access to applications from the Microsoft store. On a day-to-day basis, it performs perfectly and the cooling has been solved quite well. In addition, its battery allows you to complete a normal work day and several hours of the next.

With the Type Cover keyboard case, it becomes a laptop. This accessory, made of Alcantara leather, is very soft to the touch and it fits perfectly. It also has LED backlight that adjusts by hand and a large, highly sensitive glass trackpad that is comfortable to use.

*All purchase prices included in this article are current as of September 8, 2022.

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