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The 2-in-1 PC is a class of laptop that combines the functionality of a traditional laptop with the versatility of a tablet. While 2-in-1 PCs were initially popular as tablet replacements, they’ve since become more of an option for those who need a laptop and want to have the option to use it in tablet mode.
Tablets are not going away, but all signs point to the continuing rise of the laptop. In fact, a recent report from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of tablets shipped will fall by a quarter in 2021, while the number of laptops shipped will actually increase. Consumers and businesses alike want larger screens, more power, and the flexibility that only a laptop can offer.
Most thin and light laptops on sale today are 2-in-1 laptops or convertibles/hybrids, meaning they have some sort of rotatable/removable touchscreen and can be used as a regular laptop, tablet, or something in between.
These 2-in-1 laptops are not only thin and light, but powerful enough for everyday tasks and even gaming, they can work for 5-10 hours on a single charge, and many of them are still selling for less than $1000, with the rare exception of the premium class.
However, choosing the right convertible for your needs and budget can be a difficult task with so many options available.
We’ve tested hundreds of laptops on UltrabookReview.com over the past few years, and we’ve compiled our findings in this article for your convenience.
Next, we’ve divided this article into three sections to help you narrow down your options quickly. We provide our recommendations for each class with links to more detailed articles and reviews for further study:
- The five best 2-in-1 hybrids are a condensed version in case you don’t want to read through the whole article;
- A detailed section on good, affordable laptops – for budget-conscious buyers, options between $300 and $800 ;
- and another about high-end and specialized 2-in-1 ultrabooks – for those looking for the best features and functionality (including the best business model, the best 15-inch widescreen convertible, the best 2-in-1 for gaming, the best option for creatives and graphic designers, etc.).
Before moving on to the actual recommendations, let’s briefly review the selection process.
Portability was an important factor in our decision, simply because the 2-in-1 is not just for the office. You should take it to work, school or somewhere else and use it as a tablet at least occasionally. However, aspects such as build quality, screen quality and features, typing comfort, performance, battery life and overall day-to-day user experience were also considered, and these laptops had to meet most of the right parameters to make it into this short.
At least one of these best options should meet most of your needs, but if you can’t find the answer to your question in this short section, make sure to do a more detailed analysis in the next two subsections of this article.
Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 – 2-in-1 ultrabooks in their own right
After testing most of the 2-in-1 laptops on the market, we’ve come to the conclusion that two convertible ultrabooks are our favorites: HP Spectre x360 13 and Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.
Both calculators are compact, lightweight and high quality, made entirely of metal alloys and fitted with a 13-inch display screen. As 2-in-1s, they both convert to touch and pen tablets, but they work best as a laptop on a desk or on your lap.
Back to the screens: The XPS has the advantage of a 16:10 screen, while the Spectre 13 only has a traditional 16:9 screen and a thicker chin. However, as a potential successor for those interested in a capable convertible, HP recently unveiled the Spectre x360 14, which comes with an even larger 3:2 OLED screen.
For data entry, HP equips the Spectre x360 with a traditional chiclet-style Ultrabook keyboard and a rather short glass touchpad. Previous XPS-13 models were equipped with a rather fragile Maglev keyboard, but that’s no longer the case with the latest update. The device now features a standard chiclet keyboard with rubber domes, which Dell also uses on the traditional XPS-13 series. Overall, both devices are very pleasant to use, but the XPS easily wins out with its larger ClickPad and slightly more precise feel.
In terms of ports, both laptops have USB-C ports with Thunderbolt support, only the Spectre also offers USB-A. The Spectre also has slightly richer and punchier speakers, but both devices reproduce sound in the lower range.
As for the specs, both are based on Intel Core U hardware platforms. Depending on your preference for higher performance or more balanced temperature and noise values, you can choose between different performance modes. The Spectre still has a slight advantage because it offers upgradeable M.2 storage and a larger 60Wh battery, which is about 15 percent more than the XPS 13.
The Dell wins in terms of net performance because it’s slightly faster of the two, with a more aggressive power consumption profile, but that also means it gets hotter, especially since it’s also the thinnest of the two. At the same time, the Spectre is lighter and generally more compact, which should not be ignored.
In short, you’ll be fine with both, and while I prefer the XPS 13’s 16:10 screen, it’s the Spectre that’s probably worth it thanks to its superior I/O interface, battery life and, most importantly, its more competitive price. Right now, the Spectre X360 costs a little less with similar features, but that may depend on where you live. Follow the links below for updated configurations and pricing.
Microsoft Surface Pro – the best Windows tablet
While both of the above devices are convertible and excel primarily as laptops, this is a more compact and portable option that feels much better in tablet mode and is also a competitive flatbed laptop.
The Surface Pro is a stand-alone tablet with an adjustable stand on the back. It’s a high-end product with a rugged magnesium body and a high-resolution 12.3-inch 3:2 ratio touchscreen on the front, weighing in at about 1.7 pounds (~.8 kg). The design makes the tablet fit perfectly in your hand and, thanks to the footrest, it is also suitable for viewing films and presentations while seated.
It’s also very powerful and runs a full version of Windows, so all the software you can run on larger laptops. Microsoft offers it in several configurations, all based on Intel Core U hardware. It is important to note that the i3 and i5 variants are fanless and completely silent, while the i7 uses a fan for cooling. RAM and storage are not expandable. So make sure you choose the right configuration from the start.
But what about working with a laptop? For Surface Pro, you can buy a matching folio keyboard that attaches to the bottom with magnets. It comes in a variety of colors, weighs about 0.3 kg and is a capable dialer, with clickable keys, good feedback and backlighting. But here’s the thing: The Surface Pro is a good laptop when it’s on a desk or other flat surface, but it’s not as good on your lap in tight spaces, and that’s where a regular convertible is much more versatile.
This aspect, along with the high price, may spoil the Surface Pro for some. The base model starts at $750, but that’s for an i3 configuration with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is slow for our time, and I’d avoid it. An upgrade to a mid-range i5/8GB/256GB configuration will cost you $1100 MSRP, and a keyboard dock and stylus aren’t included, so you’ll have to pay an extra $250 for it. It’s expensive.
However, Surface products are often discounted and sometimes come with a free TypeCover, so you don’t have to buy them at the maximum price. Microsoft also offers all kinds of discounts for students, veterans, etc. and you should take advantage of those. There are also older variants of the Surface Pro available, which offer almost the same functionality at a lower price, as the product has only been slightly updated over the years. Follow this link for more information.
HP Envy x360 13 – the best mid-range convertible
If you only have about $800 to spend on a compact 2-in-1, but don’t want to compromise on build quality, screen quality, and most importantly, performance and battery life, then this HP Envy x360, based on the awesome AMD Ryzen 4000 hardware platform, is for you.
It’s a step back in terms of design and features compared to the Spectre x360, but a step forward in terms of performance and efficiency thanks to AMD hardware. In fact, Ryzen differs significantly from Intel’s platforms in terms of performance in mobile cases, and this article looks at a broader range of Ryzen ultrabooks. However, the Envy x360 is one of the few hybrids with a convertible 13.3-inch touchscreen, and it’s a balanced implementation that combines performance, temperature and noise well, and can handle daily use and occasional heavy loads with ease.
Additionally, the Envy x360 doesn’t do without a keyboard or clickpad, has a finger sensor, and a sufficient selection of ports. It comes with a barrel shaped plug charger, but can also be charged via USB-C.
Overall, the HP Envy x360 is a versatile and compact device, more powerful and cheaper than the aforementioned high-end 2-in-1 models, but with some minor compromises. Follow the link below for more information and updated configurations and pricing.
Lenovo Flex 5 13 – The most affordable convertible
The Lenovo Flex 5 13 is a Chromebook, which means it’s a different and potentially controversial choice.
It’s important to understand what a Chromebook is, what it can do, and how it differs from a Windows laptop, and we’ve explained that in detail in this article. In a few words: Chromebooks are perfect for everyday tasks that require a browser and an internet connection: Web browsing, email, text editing, video and music streaming, etc. However, without access to the Internet, they cannot see or properly run the special software and games you get under Windows. They can emulate Windows/Linux applications to some extent, but it’s not their strong suit. So it’s better not to buy a Chromebook if you want to use these applications.
On the other hand, for the same budget, Chromebooks are faster, more user-friendly and more secure for everyday tasks than their Windows counterparts. They also last longer without charging and come out of standby mode much faster, improving the overall experience.
Let’s get back to our recommendation: The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 13 is on sale now for just over $400. For that price, you get an aluminum computer with a 13-inch 360-degree touchscreen with decent brightness and color reproduction, a good backlit keyboard, full-size IO, smooth operation, and 6-10 hours of battery life. This laptop is based on a Core i3 hardware platform with 4GB of RAM, so it’s not as powerful as the previously mentioned Windows variants, but thanks to its nature and optimized operating system, you won’t notice any sluggishness in daily use, which is its raison d’être.
Follow this link for configurations and prices that have been updated as you read this article, or follow this link for a more detailed comparison of current Chromebooks with several other recommendations.
This section is for budget 2-in-1 laptops under $1000. We’ll start with the first subsection on the cheapest options under $500, and then move on to the list of the best all-around devices in the $500-$1000 segment.
Sub $500 2-in-1s
We have already covered this topic in detail in a separate article that you should read.
In a few words: For $500 or less, you can choose between a well-equipped Chromebook or a compact entry-level Windows mini laptop with a 10- to 12-inch screen. In theory, Intel/AMD laptops with full Windows are more powerful, but in practice Chromebooks run much smoother at this price point, so consider carefully whether you really need a full Windows computer or even a convertible. Indeed, you have more capable options if you’re willing to go with a standard clamshell laptop (also discussed in the article above).
As for Chromebooks, my top choice in this niche is the 13-inch Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 convertible mentioned in the previous section, which now sells for just over $400 and surprisingly doesn’t compromise on any of the important aspects. If you need a capable computer for everyday use, web browsing, streaming and text editing, you won’t find anything better.
The HP Chromebook 12 x360 is another good option for about the same price. It’s a 12-inch convertible, but thinner, lighter and with a universal 3:2 screen like the Premium 2-in-1. However, it is intended for basic use only as it runs on the powerful Intel Pentium platform with low power consumption.
With further budget cuts, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is once again unbeatable in the $200-$300 price range. It’s an ultra-compact 10-inch tablet with a high-resolution 16:10 touchscreen, metal construction and a standard Pholiant keyboard. This device is also purely an everyday device with efficient Mediatek hardware on board and a small battery that lasts around 6 hours in daily use and 8-10 hours when playing videos. I especially recommend it as a cheap travel companion or a computer for your kids.
While the above models are the best bargains in their class, you’ll also find a wider selection of cheap 2-in-1 Chromebooks in this separate article.
As for Windows options, there are still a few entry-level mini-laptops for just under $500, such as the Dell Inspiron 11 3000, Acer Aspire R 11, Asus VivoBook Flip 11, or HP Pavilion x360 11. On the other hand, these models are characterized by plastic casings, backlit keyboards, medium quality touch screens and low power hardware platforms (Pentium or Celeron). They don’t excel at performance or multitasking, but they can still play a browser, videos or music and last quite a while on a full charge.
However, it’s fair to say that Chromebooks are generally superior to other products at this price point if you don’t need dedicated Windows software. If you really need a Windows 2-in-1, I suggest you increase your budget for one of the options we’ll discuss in the next section of this article.
2-in-1 notebooks for average use
Here’s a wider selection of recommended 13- to 15-inch convertibles, ranging in price from $500 to $1,000 at the time of the update.
Full-size convertible with 15 screens
While I primarily prefer compact 2-in-1s that are more convenient to use in tablet mode, I know many of you would prefer a full-size computer with a 15-inch screen, one where all your information fits on the screen without making it too small, or one that offers a roomy keyboard, full-size ports, and a balanced hardware platform.
These days, most manufacturers offer 15-inch convertibles for a mid-range price, and below are some of the best options:
- Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 – 15-inch FHD/UHD touchscreen converter; metal chassis; Core-U hardware and optional Iris-Xe-Max graphics; 53 or 68 Wh battery; updated design and reasonably portable, 2kg/4.4lbs ;
- HP Envy x360 15 – 15-inch convertible laptop with FHD/UHD touchscreen; metal chassis; Core U hardware and graphics up to MX450 or AMD Ryzen hardware; 51-Wh battery; compact metal body, weight 2kg/4.4lbs ;
- The HP Pavilion x360 15 is a cheaper alternative, with a partly plastic design, inferior screens and a smaller 41Wh battery; it weighs 1.9kg/4.2lbs – an option only for a more limited budget;
- Lenovo Flex 15 – 15-inch convertible with FHD touchscreen; partial metal chassis; Core U hardware; 52Wh; 2kg/4.4lbs; somewhat outdated hardware, but competitively priced;
- Lenovo Yoga C740 15 and Yoga 7i 15-inch convertibles with FHD touchscreens; high-quality metal chassis; Core-U hardware; 60 Wh battery; 1.9 kg/4.2 lbs; barely available for less than $1000.
There are also a few other premium options that sell for $1,000 or more, which we’ll discuss in the next section.
Among them, the Lenovo Flex 15 and the HP Pavilion X360 are the best options for those on a budget. You sacrifice something in terms of design and build quality, and you don’t get the high-end displays available in the more expensive options, but these laptops are quite decent in their price range.
You can’t go wrong with any of them if you’re willing to spend a little more. However, they each have their pros and cons, so narrow down your choice by looking at and reading thorough reviews. Among them, the HP Envy x360 stands out as the most powerful option with an Intel/MX450 or AMD Ryzen 4000 configuration, while the Dell Inspiron 15 and the Lenovo Yoga C740 and Yoga 7i are balanced options with solid displays, near-perfect build quality, and larger-capacity batteries.
Medium-sized convertible cars with 13-14 inch screens
There are quite a few hybrids in this segment, offered by all reputed manufacturers, and below we will list some of the best options with top specifications and features. Let’s talk about the 14-inch models first:
- Asus VivoBook Flip 14 – 14-inch FHD touchscreen with 250 nits; part-metal body and good IO; Core U/Iris Xe Max or AMD Ryzen hardware; 42 Wh battery; 1.5kg/3.3lbs;
- Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 – 14-inch HD/FHD display; partial metal chassis and good IO; Core-U hardware; 40 Wh battery; 1.55kg/3.4lbs;
- HP Pavilion x360 14 – 14-inch display with 250-400 nits FHD resolution; cheaper variant with mostly plastic construction, Core U hardware and smaller 44Wh battery; weight 1.64kg/3.6lbs;
- Lenovo Flex 14 – 14-inch FHD touchscreen with 300 nits; partial metal chassis; Core U hardware; 52Wh; 2kg/4.4lbs; somewhat outdated hardware, but competitively priced;
- Lenovo Yoga C740 14 – 14-inch FHD touchscreen with 300 nits; high-quality metal chassis; Yoga keyboard and limited IO; Core U hardware; 60 Wh battery; 1.4kg/3.1lbs;
Most are affordable hybrids with metal and plastic construction, slightly larger size, medium screen and smaller battery. The VivoBook is the most powerful and one of the cheapest models, but the screen is of the worst quality.
The Yoga C740 14, on the other hand, is an exception in this category and the only high-end product with a metal chassis, smaller size and larger battery. Moreover, its price is surprisingly high in most regions.
And here are the smaller, more portable 13-inch alternatives:
- Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 – 13-inch FHD/UHD touchscreen; compact metal body; streamlined design; good IO; Core U hardware; 53 Wh battery; 1.28kg/2.81lbs ;
- HP Envy x360 13 – 13-inch FHD touchscreen with 300 nits; compact metal body; good IO; Core U with MX450 or AMD Ryzen option; 51 Wh battery; 1.3 kg;
- Lenovo Yoga C640 – 13-inch 300-nanometer FHD touchscreen; compact metal chassis and design; Yoga keyboard and small IO; Core U hardware; 60 Wh battery; 1.35 kg ;
- Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga – 13-inch FHD touchscreen with 300 nits; ThinkPad design, I/O and inputs; Core U hardware; 46 Wh battery; 1.4kg/3.2lbs.
Among them, the Envy X360 13 is the obvious choice if you’re interested in higher performance in this compact form factor, as we mentioned in the previous section where it earned the title of best mid-range converter.
The other options are also very reliable. The Yoga C640 is the most compact and durable, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga offers a robust ThinkPad build and great IO capabilities, and the Inspiron is the lightest option and the only one that can be equipped with a UHD display, if that’s your thing.
In recent years, this segment has been more or less abandoned by all OEMs, with the exception of Microsoft with its Surface Pro, Pro X and Go series.
The Surface Pro is a 12.3-inch tablet with a high-resolution 3:2 display and Intel Core U hardware in a high-quality magnesium body. The price starts at $749, but you have to pay extra for the folio with keyboard and stylus.
The Surface Pro X is an even smaller 13″ tablet with the same type of 3:2 display, but powered by an efficient ARM hardware platform. This article compares the Pro and Pro X models and explains their features.
The Surface Go, on the other hand, is a smaller 10-inch tablet with a 16:10 screen and less powerful Intel Pentium hardware. This model starts at $399, plus keyboard and stylus.
As mentioned in the previous section, both computers are fully finished computers running Windows and all the applications that can run on a large computer. Sure, the Go is meant for lighter everyday use, but the Surface is a pretty good device for its class, if refined. Both are much more tablet and pen-friendly than other 2-in-1 formats thanks to their thinner, lighter design, but they’re also not as versatile on your lap or in tight spaces.
Aside from these Surfaces, Dell, HP, and Toshiba offer a few more dedicated Windows tablets that are primarily intended for heavy use, but most of their models have not been updated for some time.
In this section you will find the best hybrid laptops currently on sale. Top notch specs and features, great screens, great batteries, top notch materials and good build quality are some of their advantages, but don’t expect them to be cheap.
Large 2-in-1 with 15 and 17 screens
First, the market for 17-inch 2-in-1 laptops is very small, and for good reason, as they are large and bulky and unlikely to be used in tablet mode.
Still, if that’s what you need, the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the only option to consider in this meager niche. It has a big battery, Core U hardware + optional Nvidia MX350 graphics card, a 17-inch QHD+ touchscreen with small bezels and stylus support, all in a high-end metal chassis, but it still weighs about 2.4 kg, which doesn’t make it the most comfortable laptop to carry or hold in tablet mode.
There are several options for 15-inch people:
- HP Spectre x360 15 is a convertible; compact, quality design and construction; 15.6-inch 16:9 touchscreen, AMOLED panel up to 4K; Core-H hardware + GTX 1650Ti MQ graphics, 73 Wh battery; 1.9kg/4.25lbs weight;
- Lenovo Yoga 9i 15 convertible; high-end design and metal construction; 15.6-inch 16:9 touchscreen, 500-nit UHD IPS panel; hardware to Core HK + graphics GTX 1650Ti, 63.5-Wh battery; 2kg/4.4 lbs weight;
- Microsoft Surface Book 15 – removable; premium design and magnesium construction; 15-inch high-resolution touchscreen, 3:2 ratio; Core U hardware + graphics up to GTX 1660Ti MQ, 22+ 63Wh batteries; weight from 1.95kg/4.2lbs ;
They are all interesting in their own way.
The Spectre x360 is the most compact and portable in the lineup, one of the prettiest in design, and the only one that can be equipped with a 4K AMOLED display in higher-end configurations. In terms of specs, it doesn’t undercut the competition, but performance is unimpressive thanks to conservative power profiles that favor thermal control and low noise over speed, as is battery life if you opt for an OLED display.
All in all, the Spectre x360 15 is a good choice for everyday use if you don’t mind spending more for a high-end ultrabook. However, if you plan to perform demanding tasks or games on your computer, this laptop may not be for you.
At the time of this update, the Yoga 9i had only just been released, so we can’t say anything yet about its performance and behavior in real-world use. However, this is the successor to the solid 2019 Yoga C940, so I expect a well-built product with solid performance for this class, as well as a competitive price. For most people, this product should be the most balanced in this area.
The Surface Book 15, on the other hand, is the most interesting product, but also the most expensive. It is a unique detachable 2-in-1 device: The display can be used as a stand-alone tablet, or it can be connected to the main body to function as a laptop.
To that end, the processor, some of the hardware and a smaller 22Wh battery are integrated into the half of the screen below, while the dock houses the extra GPU and a larger 63Wh main battery, as well as inputs and ports. For this reason, the Surface Book only runs on the Core U platform, so it’s not as powerful as other options in this segment.
That’s a shame, because the Surface Book is meant to be a laptop for creatives. With its detachable screen, stylus and high 3:2 ratio, it can hold a lot of content. However, the limited hardware platform of the Intel Core U makes this laptop a tough choice for serious workloads and may put some people off, despite the other solid features of this product, such as… B. Excellent input and manufacturing quality or long battery life. If you are looking for performance in this form factor, this Surface Book is not for you either.
Ultra-portable 2-in-1 Premium Notebooks
This section presents the best thin and light 12-14 inch laptops with convertible screen, which are the best choice if you are mainly interested in the best performance in a compact package and don’t mind spending $1000++.
First, here’s a short list of the most affordable options, sold for just over $1000:
- Acer Spin 5 is a mid-range convertible; 13.5-inch 3:2 2K touchscreen, 300-nit; metal chassis; Core U hardware; 55Wh battery; 1.2kg/2.6lbs ;
- The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 is a mid-range convertible laptop; 13.3-inch 400+ nits FHD touchscreen; compact metal chassis; Core-U hardware; 67-Wh battery; 1.28kg/2.8lbs ;
- Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga – Mid-range business converter; 13.3-inch FHD IPS/OLED touchscreen with 500 nits; ThinkPad design, I/O and inputs; Core U hardware; 50 Wh battery; 1.3kg/2.85lbs.
I disagree with one of them, and here’s why. The ZenBook is a compact, fast and affordable 2-in-1 laptop for everyday use. It’s well made and has an excellent battery, but the screen is mediocre and the keyboard is rather cramped, as you’ll discover in our in-depth review. The Spin 5 is a more comfortable typewriter and a very light product, but it has a smaller battery and uses PWM for the amazing 3:2 screen, so it’s not suitable for those sensitive to flicker.
That brings us to the Yoga X13, which is the most balanced but also the heaviest of the three, with the smallest battery and the most expensive when the specs are upgraded to a high-end configuration and an updated OLED screen.
So here’s a list of high-end 2-in-1s where money isn’t everything:
- The Asus ZenBook Flip S Evo is a high-end convertible; 14-inch UHD OLED touchscreen 500+ nits; compact metal chassis; honest IO; Core U hardware; 67wh battery; 1.22kg/2.7lbs ;
- Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 premium convertible; 13.4-inch 500-nit 16:10 FHD+/UHD+ IPS touchscreen; compact metal body; limited IO; Core U hardware; 52Wh battery; 1.32kg;
- Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 – Premium Business Transformer; 14-inch FHD IPS 300-nit touchscreen; streamlined design; good IO; Core U hardware; 52Wh battery; 1.36kg/3 lbs ;
- HP Elitebook Dragonfly is a high-end business transformer; 13.3-inch FHD/UHD IPS touchscreen, up to 1000 nits; ultra-compact metal design; good IO; Core U hardware; 56Wh battery; 1.15kg/ 2.55lbs ;
- The HP Spectre x360 13 is a high-end convertible laptop; 13.3-inch 400-pixel FHD/UHD IPS touchscreen; ultra-compact metal chassis; honest IO; Core U hardware; 60 Wh battery; 1.3kg/2.88lbs;
- The HP Spectre x360 14 is a high-end convertible laptop; 13.5-inch 3:2K 400-nit IPS/OLED touchscreen; compact metal chassis; decent I/O; Core-U hardware; 66-Wh battery; 1.34kg/2.95lbs;
- Lenovo Yoga 7i Evo – Premium convertible; 13.3-inch 500-pixel FHD/UHD IPS touchscreen; compact metal chassis and design; Yoga keyboard and small IO; Core U hardware; 60 Wh battery; 1.35 kg ;
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a high-end business transformer; 14-inch FHD IPS 500-nit; ultra-compact ThinkPad design and construction, but uncompromising I/O and inputs; Core U hardware; 51Wh battery; 1.35kg/3lbs.
It’s hard to go wrong with any of them.
The XPS 13, Spectre x360 13 and Yoga 7i Evo are all excellent consumer ultrabooks, with user-friendly design and easy typing, solid displays and fast everyday performance. The Spectre has been my recommendation in this category for years, but the latest models from Dell and Lenovo have improved on their predecessors, and all three laptops are now on par.
The choice depends solely on your preferences and the local prices. However, read the detailed reviews before jumping to conclusions as each device has its own features that you will have to deal with.
The newer Spectre x360 14 and ZenBook Flip S are available with OLED screens if that’s what you want, and also have the latest generation of hardware specs and the biggest batteries in this niche. However, the Flip S loses points due to its narrow keyboard, and I expect the Spectre x360 14 will also get a lot of attention due to its front-facing speakers and 3:2 display. Of course, this makes the laptop larger than the ultra-compact Flip S, but the large screen helps significantly with daily work.
As far as business products go, I think the HP Elitebook Dragonfly and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga are the top contenders in this subsegment of business hybrids, with the Dell Latitude 2-in-1 taking a back seat in recent years.
The Elitebook offers an excellent display with 1000 nit brightness, a modern ultra-compact design, and increased battery capacity, but at the time of writing it hasn’t been updated to the latest hardware platform. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the top business ThinkPad laptop, but with its 14-inch form factor, it’s slightly heavier and larger than the Elitebook. Again, the choice between the two is up to you and their overall value to your market.
Here are the best 2-in-1 ultrabooks you can find in stores right now – convertible, tablet or detachable. We are constantly updating this list, adding new products as they hit stores and deleting products that are no longer current. So bookmark them and come back when you’re ready to make a new purchase.
When you add up all these 2-in-1 laptops, you’ve seen that there are many options on the market today, and they should cover even the most specific needs. Overall, I would recommend the Chromebook 2-in-1 for everyday use, especially for budget purchases. The best Windows laptops start at $600 and up, with the best ones costing over $1,000. In this category, you’ll find many top-of-the-line ultrabooks, as well as full-fledged hybrids suitable for occasional workloads or games. However, if performance is important to you, you will likely find better performance in standard laptops of this generation, and this article is the perfect place to begin your research in that area.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best laptop in 2021?
Ultraportable laptops have become increasingly popular in recent years, with sales for convertible laptops exceeding those for standard laptops for the first time in 2017. If you’re looking for a new laptop, the good news is that there are plenty of versatile, high-performance 2-in-1 laptops available today. Blog Post: If you want a laptop that can go the distance, look no further than the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1. It’s a business-class convertible with a 12.5-inch touchscreen display, a fingerprint scanner, and a battery life that lasts for a full 12 hours on a single charge. Blog Post: If you’re looking to get creative, the HP ZBook x2 is a top The best laptop in 2021 will be a 2-in-1 laptop (so it can switch between a laptop and a tablet) that runs on an Intel 8th generation processor, and has both a touch screen and a detachable keyboard. A good webcam and long battery life will be a bonus, but there will be other laptops in the $1000 price range that have these features. The laptop will have 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. This will be enough to multi-task with ease and run all the latest PC games. You will be able to watch 4K movies on the 15.6-inch screen.
Are 2-in-1 Laptops better than laptops?
The 2-in-1 laptop is a new form of laptop that has been steadily gaining popularity. It combines the features of a tablet computer and a laptop, and is a great alternative to the traditional laptop. There are many benefits to using a 2-in-1 laptop, including the fact that they are compact, versatile, and cost less than a traditional laptop. If you’re looking for a laptop that can double as a tablet, you may be wondering if you should buy a 2-in-1 laptop or a conventional laptop. In this article, we’ll explain the pros and cons of both. 2-in-1 laptops, or detachable laptops, typically have a touchscreen interface, a separate keyboard and trackpad, and a hinge that lets you move the screen from a laptop-like position to a tablet-like one. Conventional laptops, on the other hand, come with a single integrated screen and keyboard with no way to remove the keyboard when not in use.
Which convertible laptop is best?
Every year, the tech industry churns out new convertible laptops. These are laptops with detachable or flexible screens, which can be folded back on themselves to form a stand-alone tablet, or extended to form a larger screen, in a similar manner to a tent. While these often-stylish laptops offer more flexibility than traditional laptops, since you can use them as both a laptop and a tablet, many offer compromises on their core laptop features, in order to make the experience of using them in tablet mode as seamless as possible. The market for convertible laptops, which double as a tablet, is huge, and growing year-on-year. If you’re looking to buy one, there are a number of factors that will determine which option is best for you. The biggest factor is price, since a convertible laptop can cost thousands of dollars. While most convertibles run Windows, there are a number of options that run Chrome OS, macOS, or iOS.
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