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For all of their convenience, tablets don’t offer much in the way of multi-tasking. Following recipes, watching instructional videos for home repairs, or reading at the gym are no easy feat when you’ve got one hand full with a tablet.

The ARMOR-X 2-in-1 Tablet Stand does the heavy lifting for you with a convenient, lightweight design, and it's on sale for 40 per cent off today.

If your home or office is anything like mine, there are a stack of different portable devices that need to be charged at any one time. In my household, there are five smartphones, three iPads, several fitness trackers and smartwatches. That can make for a veritable bird's nest of power cables and charging adapters. That's where the Udoq 400 comes in. It's a base station that can charge up to five different USB devices at one time, in an attractive stand.

When Apple introduced the first iPhone, one of the things Steve Jobs lamented was styluses - those small plastic sticks that slotted into the side of many devices back in 2007 that we often lost. That's spawned a number of other options with Apple even develop their own Pencil - albeit at an eye-watering price. The Wacom Bamboo Tip is a stylus solution that lets you scribble notes and sketch on your iOS or Android device.

While there were 1.4 million tablets sold in Australia over the last year, as a whole, sales are on the decline (by roughly 10 per cent). Android has seen the biggest hit - with a 29 per cent drop in the first half of 2016 alone.

And while absolutely thrashed on the smartphone stakes, analysts are predicting it'll be Windows overtaking Android by the end of the year.

We live in a world of planned obsolescence.

Not only are our devices designed to fail -- whether through cheap hardware, or through mandatory software upgrades that don't work on your old machine -- but they’re designed to stop you from saving them when they do. Bizarre seven-sided screws and cheap plastic clips hold our electronics together, wrapped inside seamless metal casings that can't be opened without severe damage.

It's a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.

"Is that a… laptop?" the waitress at the diner near my apartment asked (I had taken the Lenovo Yoga 900s with me to get some work done). "Sort of!" I said, quickly bending the screen around to demonstrate the Yoga line's defining feature: the watchband hinge that converts the device from an ultra-thin laptop to a tablet. The waitress looked on in horror.

I don't like laptops. There, I said it. I don't hate them, but for years I've felt they can be improved in many different ways. So when Apple made the iPad Pro, I paid attention. Could this be the product I'd been dreaming of all this time? The short answer: No. The long answer: Also no. But it does have a few surprises.

2 in 1 laptops are a huge and diverse range of devices -- you have touchscreen tablets with detachable keyboards, laptops with 360-degree folding hinges, and then there's everything in between. But a 2 in 1 is more than just its innovative design, so what are the current and future features or tech that you should get a handle on before upgrading?

Need help finding the right laptop, tablet or convertible to get you or your kids through school or Uni? We have put together our top picks from the affordable through to more powerful options.

Asus popularised the cheap detachable laptop, but they have always been chunky little things. Not the Transformer Book Chi. Asus claims the new 10.1-inch T100 Chi is the thinnest Windows tablet ever made. And the 12.5-inch T300 Chi -- combined with its keyboard -- is now thinner than a MacBook Air.