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Tech Tips for Writers #171: Turn Your 2-in-1 into a Tablet When Flying

tech tips for writersTech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: I’m traveling with my Surface Pro (a 2-in-1 tablet-laptop) and want to avoid having to stow it when they say “Turn off all digital devices”

You’re in luck. All you have to do is remove the detachable keyboard and it is now considered a tablet.

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

32 thoughts on “Tech Tips for Writers #171: Turn Your 2-in-1 into a Tablet When Flying

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        • You probably have an i5? Maybe a 7? Most laptops are still behind desktops. My husbands is 3.5 years old too. I like speed because I always have a dozen or more tabs open, a couple of browsers, and a few labor-intensive apps working (PowerPoint and a video). My i9 came in a gamer computer (though I don’t game) but I still can’t find a laptop with that much power. I’ll wait.

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          • Thanks for that info. I’m trying to hold on for Xmas sales. Hopefully something powerful will come out at a half decent price. I’m a ‘multi open tab’ girl myself. 🙂

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  2. I seldom travel with a laptop anymore–just take a tablet with a bluetooth keyboard. I can’t do everything on it, but I can do most things and it’s a lot more compact–I can even wear a vest and carry the tablet in a pocket. Of course, will we ever travel again?

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    • I know lots of people who travel that way. Probably would have included me if I hadn’t discovered the Surface Pro.

      And what a question–about ever traveling as we used to. With this free will thing man has, maybe even God doesn’t know that answer!


  3. I am a late tech bloomer, who doesn’t want to be totally left in the dust. While I’m quite a bit behind in the learning curve, I do appreciate this series. Thanks so much, Jacqui.

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