The latest iPad and its competitors come equipped with smart covers and lightweight keyboards – meaning your next tablet is also your next laptop. Take a look at a few we thought you would love to get your hands on.

Surface Pro

The latest Surface from Microsoft is by far the most powerful option here – it’s essentially a formidable laptop disguised as a tablet. The felt-like keyboard feels great, but will divide opinion, and at over 1kg all-in, it’s heavier than Apple’s MacBook, and is not cheap – however, the battery is outstanding.

Miix 510

Like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the fold-out stand in Miix 510 by Lenovo feels awkward on your lap with a weak battery life. The keyboard is good, but does feel cheap compared to the others.

iPad Pro

The new 10.5-incher is a perfect travel companion, bursting with features – an absurdly bright and responsive display, a 64-bit chip that makes editing 4K video effortless – and even with the 4mm-thin keyboard it remains sling-it-in-your-bag light. Bring on iOS 11!

Transformer Pro

With a rear support that lets you adjust the screen angle and a big-buttoned keyboard that comes complete with a mouse trackpad, the Asus ventures far into laptop territory and has the physical heft to match.

Pixel C

The Pixel has perhaps the most satisfying keyboard attachment, a sturdy magnetic flip-up flap, and as such is the best here for actually typing on your lap. The 10-inch screen is ideal and affordable.