I’m pretty much the opposite. I have bought tablet after tablet looking for that perfect device to replace my laptop. 7", 8", 10"…none of them work as a laptop replacement. Not even my Surface 3. I’ve heard it could be done, but I can’t find it. I don’t care what keyboard I use, after-market keyboard, Surface keyboard, Asus keyboard folio…none of them seem to work as well for me as my laptop.
I recently purchased a touchscreen 2-n-1 Dell laptop and I love it. Granted it’s bigger than I desire to be used as a tablet (15"), but with the tent mode and the presentation mode, and standard laptop configurations, I find myself enjoying it more than I have any tablet.
I have the Samsung Note 5 as my daily driver, the device I have regardless of where I am or what I’m doing. If I even think that I will need more than my phone, I will grab my bag of techy goodness and toss it in the car. A three week trip without my laptop? Not sure I could do it. Actually, I am sure…I couldn’t do it.
The thing is, it’s not like I do a lot of photo-shopping (I actually don’t do any), or really anything else that requires a laptop, it’s just that I find myself preferring a laptop. I have old laptops, I have new laptops. If I need a light and quick laptop, I’ll throw my 13" Acer into a bag and go. If I need something with a little more horsepower or if I know I’m going to have a lot of time to kill and will most likely be streaming something, I’ll bring my new 2-n-1 Dell 15". If I want to try some registry hack or super duper awesome iffy download I’ve read about, I’ll grab my older Dell D820.
Even with my Note 5, I find that I only carry on short message exchanges via text or FB Messenger or Hangouts. If the conversation looks like it’s going to be a while, I’ll continue on my laptop.
I’ve tried to be a tablet primary guy, but I’ve come to the conclusion, I can’t be that guy.