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Animation of detachable 2-in-1 moving between laptop and tablet modes

What’s a detachable 2-in-1 device?

Your Windows 2-in-1 device has a detachable keyboard/trackpad. With the keyboard attached you can use it like a laptop or remove the keyboard to operate as a pure tablet device. Some models of detachable 2-in-1 devices have a reversible display which allows you to reattach the keyboard behind the display in tablet mode enabling 2 extra modes: stand and tent.

Detachable 2-in-1 devices tend to be more popular amongst users who favour a tablet configuration for mobile and casual use, but sometimes need the laptop experience for certain productivity tasks.

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The best of both worlds

2-in-1 devices for Windows adapt to varying working and learning requirements in an instant.

Set a device down on a desk to get on with daily desktop tasks or individual learning using the more traditional keyboard and touchpad inputs. When it’s time to get moving, just detach the snap in and out keyboard and your work can be carried along, accessed and shared easily via touch in tablet form.

Desktop to mobile in a moment.

Acer Aspire Switch collage depicting 4 oreintation modes

4 usage modes

Your detachable Windows 2-in-1 device can be used in up to 4 different physical configurations to suit your working or viewing purposes:

  1. Laptop
    For multi-window multitasking productivity using the keyboard and trackpad (with touch still available).
  2. Tablet
    For casual use or when you’re on the go. Interface and apps are optimised for touch.
  3. Stand*
    “Theatre mode” great for media consumption, video conferencing and swiping through content.
  4. Tent*
    “Easel mode” handy for drawing, media consumption and casual browsing.

* Please note that stand and tent modes only apply to detachable 2-in-1 devices with a reversible display and rigid hinge.

Microsoft Surface image showing the device in laptop and tablet modes demonstrating Windows 10 Continuum

Windows and 2-in-1

Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10 is designed to work perfectly across all devices, whatever the input method being used, from keyboard and mouse on a desktop workstation to tablet touch.

With a 2-in-1 device, you always get the best experience thanks to Windows Continuum, which automatically switches your 2-in-1 device from desktop to tablet mode when you detach or reverse the screen. Display and controls are optimised for touch in tablet mode, e.g. full-screen app launch, pop-up on-screen keyboard and gesture control.

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