This functionality offered by this 7.8-inch device goes well beyond what's offered by traditional e-readers -- as does the price tag.
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The reMarkable 2 E Ink tablet is an excellent device for basic note-taking, but it's pricey and there are still some text-conversion issues. A backlight would be appreciated, too.
HP's Chromebook x2 11 is a nice 11-inch tablet that can double up as a productivity device with its add-on keyboard. But you can buy a competent laptop with a larger screen for a similar price.
Lenovo's ThinkPad X12 Detachable is compact and robust, with trademark ThinkPad design elements present and correct. It's a good Surface Pro 7/7+ competitor, but there are some drawbacks.
Microsoft has dominated the business-grade 'tablet-first' 2-in-1 market for a long time with its Surface Pro range, but Dell, along with Lenovo, is now providing strong competition.
A 2-in-1 with an OLED screen for £550/$600 looks like an attractive proposition, but the trade-off is a pretty basic level of performance.
The new entry-level Kindle should deliver a perfectly acceptable e-reading experience, but it has a lower-resolution screen than more expensive models, and lacks a backlight.
Xiaomi's Pad 5 is a neat Android 11 tablet with a solid design, an excellent 120Hz screen, long battery life and great speakers.
Lenovo's 13.3-inch Yoga Tab 13 offers a decent specification, including a 2K display and excellent quad-speaker audio, but portability is hampered by its bulk and weight.
HP has given its Elite x2 detachable a significant upgrade, squeezing a 13-inch screen into a similar-sized chassis to its 11.6-inch predecessor.