The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin is without any doubt a laptop that tips the scale at 2.87 pounds while the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a tablet, but both of them are convertible gizmos, so, which one is a more profitable investment?

However you look at it, these gadgets are worth it because you get a 2-in-1 premium device. Price wise, the ATIV Book 9 Spin retails for $1,399 while the Surface Pro 4 will only cost you $899, but be warned as this is the price for the base variant of the latter.

The ATIV Book 9 Pro comes with a 3,200×1.800 resolution display and an axis that easily revolves so it can be quickly transformed from a laptop into a tablet, just like that. As for the Surface Pro 4, this one works the other way around, you just need to add the jaw-dropping priced keyboard ($159.99) and voila you have a laptop.

The axis found in the Surface allows you to keep the device in a vertical position, you can do so on a hard surface or on your lap for example.

As far as hardware and specs are concerning, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin has an Intel Core i7 chipset under the hood along with 8 GB of RAM, it offers 256 GB SSD and users can enjoy Windows 10 Home. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on the other hand comes with the newest Skylake m3/i5 and i7 chipsets, it has 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD and it runs Windows 10 Pro.

Before you decide to buy, just ask yourself this: what matters to you most? Are you looking for a laptop that can be converted into a tablet or would you be better off with a tablet that can take on a laptop’s capabilities in times of need? Consider their specs as well as their price sticker before, but always weight out your options when it comes to acquiring such devices.

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