The Surface Pro X and the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro are both 2-in-1 devices that, as the name implies, can be used as either a laptop or tablet, but are they really that similar? Or is there something that makes one device stand out over the other? Let’s look at how each device stacks up against one another to find out which device wins this comparison.
Advantages of the Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft’s tablet is a versatile piece of equipment, as it functions just as well as a laptop when docked. It runs Windows 10, comes with an included stylus and keyboard case, and allows for real-time input from two fingers. It also has a new fingerprint scanner that goes along with Windows Hello, which allows you to log in with a simple touch rather than typing in your password every time. In addition to its extensive compatibility, Surface Pro is easy to use—just pick it up and get going!
Microsoft takes all of your most-used apps (such as Word or Excel) and compiles them onto one platform so you can hop right into work or entertainment right away. Their powerful processors help make everything go smoothly and don’t bottleneck any applications. The kickstand is another convenient feature that makes working on your lap much easier.
The device itself weighs less than 2 pounds, making it light enough to carry around but sturdy enough to not fall apart. And if you’re looking for something more casual, there are plenty of cases available for purchase if you want to customize your look even further. Overall, Surface Pro is a solid choice if you’re looking for something professional but fun at the same time.
Advantages of the Lenovo Yoga
More ports, better ergonomics: The Lenovo has three USB ports (two of which support quick charging), and an SD card slot. That makes it easy to connect a mouse, external storage, a backup battery pack, etc. In fact, I plugged an AmazonBasics portable backup battery into one of those ports to keep my Surface Pro X going throughout my writing marathon last week.
In comparison, Microsoft limits its new Surface devices to just one port (USB-C), so you have to invest in adapters or dongles if you want to plug in other accessories. And no SD card slot means you can’t use your camera’s memory card as extra storage for documents or photos. It’s also worth noting that when compared side by side, I found that typing on the Lenovo was more comfortable than using either version of Surface Pro X. It felt like there was more space between keys and my fingers didn’t feel cramped after typing for long periods of time.
Why buy both?
When you’re looking to purchase a new laptop, you might notice that there are two models of laptops designed for most business people: Microsoft’s Surface Pro X and Lenovo’s Yoga. Both of these laptops have been built with portability in mind and can be placed in a businessperson’s bag on their way to work. While both may seem like great options, it might be worth considering why you need both. There are plenty of reasons one or both would make sense depending on your work style; however, they do each have a unique set of strengths and weaknesses that should be taken into consideration before making any purchase. These laptops are quite similar but also have some key differences which could help you decide which is right for you. Below we’ll take a look at how they compare to help inform your decision.