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11 Times When Having Both a Tablet and Laptop is Incredibly Handy

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Tablets and laptops each have their own unique strengths. Whether you’re trying to maximize utility or portability, a 2 in 1 fits the bill in ways you never even thought possible.

1. Traveling 

Tablets are the ultimate portable tool for keeping entertained in the tight quarters you’ll find on an airplane or train. But when you’re traveling for business, you’ll need to bring your laptop, too, meaning you’ll have extra gear to shove in your bag. A 2 in 1 device eliminates this problem and lets you reap the benefits of both without sacrificing space. 

2. Working Around the House 

Sending emails from your desk and watching an instructional cooking video in the kitchen usually require two different types of devices. With a 2 in 1, your work station can quickly turn into a portable tablet, and all the rooms in your house will have a versatile computer that can handle whatever unique tasks are at hand.

3. Getting Creative

Tablets are the perfect tools for digital artists and designers. The screen becomes your canvas, and the possibilities become endless. A 2 in 1 offers the practicality of a laptop with the unlimited creative potential of a tablet. Type, draw, or sculpt digital creations without switching devices. 

4. Working With a Group 

Working in a group can unlock surprise ideas and solutions to problems—that is, unless one person is hogging the computer. In an instant, a 2 in 1 device goes from standard laptop to tablet, which is perfect for passing around and sharing ideas.

5. Keeping the Kids Busy 

Kids love tablets. Laptops? Not nearly as much. With a 2 in 1, your boring work computer turns into a fun tablet with the flick of the wrist. Playtime has never been easier. 

6. Entertainment Time 

Binge-watching your new favorite show in bed? On the go? Tablets are perfect for streaming video in any environment. Lose the keyboard on your 2 in 1 and transform your computer into the ultimate portable entertainment center.

7. Showing Off 

When you make something you are particularly proud of—be it a piece of writing, an elaborate presentation, or a gorgeous photo edit—you’re going to want to show it off. Tablets are great for both passing around and displaying, meaning a work-in-progress can turn into a finished project without leaving your device. 

8. Taking Photos 

You never know when something photo-worthy will occur. It can happen when you’re in the midst of writing or working and glued to your laptop. Pull the screen off of your 2 in 1 and it instantly becomes a maneuverable tablet, perfect for snapping that must-have picture. 

9. Reading

Reading in bed or by the pool is one of life’s greatest pleasures. An Internet-connected device gives you an almost unlimited amount of books to choose from, and a 2 in 1 provides that luxury, plus the ease and portability of an e-reader, to make your everyday computer the ultimate reading machine. 

10. Taking Notes 

Tapping a keyboard can be disruptive, especially in meetings. A tablet lets you take notes as you would with a pen and paper, but with the added benefit of having all your files and the Internet at your fingertips, too. Detach the keyboard on your 2 in 1 device and take notes efficiently—and quietly. 

11. Working Out 

Exercise videos are a great way to make sure you’re performing new workouts correctly. The Internet has a wealth of these, but when you’re in downward facing dog, a laptop gets in the way. With a 2 in 1, you can sneak a quick workout at the office with your normal workday computer serving as your personal trainer. 

From getting a smarter workout to getting more work done, an innovative 2 in 1 device powered by Intel can unlock new possibilities in any day. Learn more here.

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11 Things You Didn't Know You Needed to Measure
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A simple measurement—made even easier by photo measuring technology—will save you wasted time, energy, and effort in the following scenarios. It never hurts to arm yourself with as much information as possible, especially now that innovative technology has put accurate, easy measurements at your fingertips. 

1. Doorframes and Hallways in Your New Apartment Building 

Even if you don’t live in New York City, where cramped stairwells and impossibly small apartments are just part of the charm, you’ll want to know ahead of time which of your current furniture will actually make it into the new apartment. Sure you love your four-poster bed frame or oversized couch, but if it doesn’t even fit through the building’s front door, wouldn’t you rather know that before moving day? 

2. Every Room in Your House, For When You Spot the Perfect Addition 

Even if it’s not new, every house is a work in progress. Be prepared to pick up the perfect statement piece to complete the look with photos of each room that you can measure whenever you happen to spy a great work of art or end table when you’re out and about. 

3. How Much Your Nieces/Nephews/Grandkids Have Grown

Of course you’re going to take a picture of the kids whenever you see them, and now when you say, “My, you’ve grown so much since last time!” you’ll be able to check how much is so much.

4. Your Snowmen 

Tap into your competitive side next time there’s a substantial snowfall and challenge friends and family to a snowman-building contest. When they’re all complete, snap a photo and measure up—award points for both size and style. In fact, the competitors don’t even have to be in the same place for this contest to work. Build your respective snowmen and share the photos amongst yourselves. 

5. How Much Air You Got 

Whether you’re jumping off the diving board or leaping off the ice for a triple axel, have someone document your athletic endeavors and later you can find just how much air you got. If you’re serious about your sport, do this regularly and you can plot your progress. 

6. The Inside Of Your Stove 

Especially if you’re in one of those tiny city apartments. Don’t let yourself buy that giant baking sheet (think of all the cookies!) just to find out it can’t fit in your stove; same goes for oversized casserole dishes. Before you stock your kitchen, make sure you know the dimensions of the oven space itself so you don’t end up with a bunch of useless supplies. 

7. The Distance Between an Outlet and Whatever You’re Plugging In 

This is especially important if you’re talking about an outdoor outlet. Don’t get too carried away with your plans for the perfect poolside margarita maker setup (or other electronic) without first making sure the cord will reach. It’s an easy fix—all you need is an extension cord—but better to know that before your party is in full swing. 

8. Window Height For Curtains

Maybe you think—like many of us did—that curtains are a one-size-fits-most kind of product, but unless you want the lower half of your body exposed or the curtains dragging on the floor, make sure you measure the height of your windows before ordering a set. Skip the rickety stepladder and just take a picture of the windows to get an accurate, reliable measurement.   

9. A Homemade Bookshelf

The beauty of building something from scratch is that you can make it exactly the size you need. Which means you need to figure out exactly what that size is. Consider not just the space you’re going to fit it into but also what it will hold—like if you have any especially tall books you need to take into account or anything else you plan to store there. 

10. Things That Are Just the Right Size

Do your friends have a TV that is large enough to gather around but not overwhelming or a love seat that comfortably sits two but still might fit in your small living room? They might not remember the dimensions of whatever it is you’re coveting but armed with photo measuring technology you can find out in just a snap. 

11. A New Appliance 

Appliances are a big purchase—physically and financially. Make sure you’re plenty prepared by measuring all the different dimensions that might come into play before you head out to compare models. 

From making sure your appliances fit to tracking your family’s literal growth, it’s time to put your photographs to work for you. Intel® RealSense™ technology can turn any snapshot into a useful measuring stick. Learn more here.

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11 Ways a 2 in 1 Device Gets You the Best of Both Worlds
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Phones, tablets, and computers for work, laptops for gaming—we don’t have enough hands to carry all the devices we need to use on a daily basis! By exchanging your tablet and laptop for a 2 in 1 device you can streamline your computing and lighten your load—without having to make any sacrifices. Here are 11 ways using a 2 in 1 device can help you have it all. 

1. Use It at Work… 

2 in 1 devices inspired by Intel feature the Intel® Core™ M processor, which boasts processing speeds far greater those of its competitors. This means they pack enough power to take on a full day of meetings, presentations, assignments… 

2. … or at Play 

… and games. Your computer use doesn’t stop when you leave the office, and neither do the benefits of your 2 in 1. In addition to increased processing power, Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices feature graphics that are sharper and more vibrant than older models, so you can fully enjoy the visuals of your favorite game. Transform your laptop into a tablet with a flip, swivel, or by detaching the keyboard and you can use it to entertain yourself on your commute or on the couch.

3. It’s Practical… 

When used with its keyboard and mouse trackpad, your 2 in 1 feels as comfortable as your trusty old laptop (but with twice its battery life). It can run Windows, Office, and your favorite desktop apps and Internet browsers. 

4. … and Edgy 

And yet, it’s far from your ordinary laptop. With their razor-thin design, Intel-powered 2 in 1s are ultra sleek, modern, and sexy. 

5. Use it On the Go… 

But the slim design is about more than just looks: 2 in 1s are approximately half the weight of your older laptop and tablet combo, which makes them perfect for taking with you throughout the day. They also have a battery life that outlasts your older laptop or tablet (you can watch hours of HD videos on a single charge), so there’s no need for you to stay within a cord’s reach of an outlet. 

6. … or from the Comfort of Your Home 

2 in 1s offer something for the whole family: You’ll love that you can easily get work done remotely and on your own time, and your kids will love its gaming capabilities. The large screen means you can flip your 2 in 1 into tent mode and comfortably settle in for a family movie night.

7. Use it to Multitask… 

Switch seamlessly from your spreadsheet to your design project to your game with your 2 in 1 thanks to its powerful processor. The 5th generation Intel® Core™ processor family also powers new technologies like facial recognition and voice control, so you can easily switch between tasks—just say the word. 

8. … or Immerse Yourself 

Intel-powered 2 in 1s feature Ultra HD displays, which have up to four times the pixels of full HD. Pop on your headphones and get lost in your game or video—it’s never looked so good. 

9. It’s Reliable… 

The Intel Core M processor with Intel® vPro™ technology features built-in security features that help protect your data, user identities, and network access, so you never have to worry about taking your business home or on the road.

10. … and Flexible 

While your 2 in 1 may be dependable, it’s far from boring. Available in detachable or convertible models, you can switch your device from a laptop to a tablet at the drop of a hat. Spontaneity is the spice of life, and with a 2 in 1 device you can be prepared to go wherever the wind takes you. 

11. You Get More Value… for Less Money. 

In switching to a 2 in 1 device you are not only lightening your physical load—for which your briefcase or backpack will thank you—but are also going easier on your wallet. Intel-powered 2 in 1s, like the Pavilion 15 or 17, can be yours for less than $400. 

By pairing high performance power with a slim, mobile design, Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices give you the best of both worlds. Learn more here.

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