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. Here are our top recommendations for tablets with complementary keyboard options. We'll be focusing on ARM-based tablets only this time around.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
A lot of Windows 8 tablets have optional keyboard accessories, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 takes this trend to the extreme. The tablet has a permanently attached keyboard that makes it look more like a laptop than a tablet. Its Web performance isn't great, but at least you'll never lose its keys. Read the full review.
Asus Transformer Pad TF300
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 isn't the thinnest or most stylish tablet but it runs Android 4.2 and benefits from Asus' constant firmware updates. The tablet easily slides into its keyboard dock, which is sold separately, and can be found online for around $100. The keyboard dock's plastic body may feel a bit cramped if you have large hands, but otherwise it's comfortable to use with its small, well-spaced buttons. For around $300 the TF300 is a great value for a full-Android tablet, and the addition of the keyboard dock makes it even more versatile. Read the full review.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 has been at the top of many lists, thanks to its fast performance, high-resolution screen, and thin and light design. The tablet's metal body easily slides into the well-built keyboard dock, and like the TF300 above, the keyboard dock is comfortable but cramped if you have large hands. For a high-performance Android tablet with a full keyboard, the TF700 is your best pick. Read the full review.
Microsoft Surface RT
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet offers the best Windows RT experience, with a thoughtful design and a keyboard accessory that doubles as a protective cover. The sensible integration of the keyboard cover makes it less of an accessory to carry around and more of a productive tool with multiple uses. While the kickstand makes it difficult to type on your lap, the Touch Cover is still the best tablet keyboard implementation yet. Read the full review.