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.

The Lenovo Yoga Book has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom tablet.

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Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 hybrid, meaning that it can be used as a laptop or tablet. The built-in backlit keyboard completely flips over, transforming it into a tablet -- and that's not even the most impressive part! That same keyboard doubles as a Wacom tablet, allowing you to write on it with a stylus the same way you would a touchscreen.


The Galaxy TabPro S comes with a snazzy keyboard case that offers two comfortable typing positions.

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

This Samsung Windows tablet does you a solid and includes its keyboard cover in its base price. The Galaxy TabPro S features an advanced display in a very slim design. It's one of the better values for a keyboard-toting Windows tablet.


This HP also has a stylus.

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HP Elite x2

Like the Samsung above, this HP also comes with the keys, but these are even more comfy than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4's keyboard. The 12-inch Elite x2 also includes a fingerprint sensor and a non-proprietary USB-C charger that can power other devices as well.

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.


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 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.


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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