For all the benefits of a laptop and a tablet in one package, convertibles are the way to go. Though the extra cost might put some others off, and the docks convertibles come with can vary a lot in quality – an extra bit of research can go a long way before making a purchase. The final option is to just buy a tablet on its own and buy a separate Bluetooth keyboard.
This option is cheaper, but does mean you won’t have access to the useful additional battery many convertibles offer – and you’ll need to be careful not to accidentally lose the Bluetooth keyboard. As much as tablets have come along, they still feel awful to type on. Be wary, as well, that this will mean being locked into Android or iOS which, while they can handle most tasks, aren’t quite as robust as a full version of Windows. Good for taking notes, but not really something you could write an essay on.