Top tablets with keyboards

We've rounded up our top tablets that include native keyboard functionality to make typing easier.

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The rising popularity of tablets has some people ditching their laptops and desktops for a more portable experience, but the benefits of a full keyboard can still come in handy. The models on this list blur the line between tablet and laptop, usually coining them as "hybrids."

The double-life of a hybrid appeases business professionals, students and those who want more PC capabilities in a portable and -- sometimes -- more affordable package.

Here are our top recommendations for tablets with complementary keyboard options.


Google Pixel C

The Pixel C's keyboard is one of its best assets.

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Google Pixel C

If you want an Android tablet with a keyboard, Google's latest tablet is your best bet. The Pixel C runs the latest version of Google's mobile OS known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and houses a speedy processor for quickly executing all tasks. Its sold-separately keyboard magnetically attaches so strongly, it stays connected even if you hold it upside down.


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The Vaio Z Flip is not technically a tablet, but we'll take it.

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Vaio Z Flip

Though the Vaio Z Flip is more tablet-hybrid than tablet, it's too cool and relevant to leave off this list. It's a slim and stylish device, and though its keyboard isn't detachable, if you want to use it like a tablet you simply flip the screen over the keys, hence the name.


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This HP looks like the Microsoft Surface's cousin.

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HP Spectre x2

If you need data on-the-go, the HP Spectre X2 has your back; it has a mobile broadband antenna so you can access your files in the cloud -- or, let's be real, Netflix. Its keyboard cover is included in its base price, which is a rarity, and it's sturdily built for a solid typing experience.


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Microsoft's been making the best tablet-hybrids for awhile now.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Like most tablets, the Surface Pro 4's keyboard is sold separately. Unlike most tablets, the Surface Pro 4's keyboard is a must-buy. Microsoft's latest model is the closest the company has come to perfecting the tablet-hybrid model, and the Surface Pro 4's keyboard is its best effort yet.


Want to see more? Check out our list of best tablets overall.

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