When it comes to dual-use tablets, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the best-known, but what about the flexible upstart, the Lenovo Yoga 700?

With the PC market ever declining in the face of a growing number of mobile devices, manufacturers are looking for ways to offer the flexibility of having a laptop for one use, but being able to switch it to a tablet at a moment’s notice.

While the most obvious example is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, with its flexible keyboard and backstand attached to a tablet, some manufacturers have gone with the more sturdy approach.

One of those is the company that is shipping the most PCs worldwide – Lenovo – which has released its own dual-use device in the Yoga 700.

So, is it worth investing to have the option of two devices in one?

Words by Colm Gorey