While laptops and tablets are great on their own, sometimes you need a machine that’s as powerful as a laptop, but with the ease of use as a tablet. Enter, the hybrid laptop. These machines feature the best of both worlds, including computing power to run full-sized applications like Adobe Photoshop, as well as the convenience of touchscreen and gesture features.
There are a lot of really good 2-in-1 laptops out there, some of them with vastly different capabilities for vastly different kinds of people, so we gathered together the very best devices that suit various needs for a spectrum of tech lovers. No matter what you do for work, or whether you’re still in school, we have the perfect hybrid laptop for you here. Read more…
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
The sleek design and handy S-Pen will make any Apple enthusiast rethink their devotion to the Mac.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Features: two USB-C and two USB-3, HDMI port, micro SD slot, Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display, Intel Core i7-7500U Up To 3.5GHz, Intel HD Graphics 620
Lenovo Flex 6 14
If you’re looking for a powerful, yet sleek 2-in-1 laptop, then look no further than the Lenovo Flex 6 with 14-inch touchscreen. It's made from polished aluminum that makes it very comfortable to rest your palms as you type on its compact keyboard.
Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD
Features: one USB-C and two USB 3.0, HDMI port, micro SD slot, Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen display, Intel Core i5-8250U Up To 1.8GHz, NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics
This is a workhorse machine that won’t let you down for heavy word processing, internet research, and light photo editing.
Storage: 128GB/512GB SSD
Features: two USB-C ports, Full QHD 2,400 x 1,600 LCD touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel HD Graphics 615
BEST 2-IN-1 LAPTOP FOR STUDENTS
Asus Chromebook Flip C302
This is a great budget solution that doesn't skimp on performance.
Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB eMMC + TPM, plus an extra 100GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years
Memory: 4GB/8GB DRAM
Features: two USB-C ports, micro SD slot, FHD 1920 x 1080 display, Intel Pentium – Core m7, Intel HD Graphics 510/515
BEST 2-IN-1 LAPTOP FOR GAMING
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
The Dell XPS is one of the few hybrids that can deliver high working performance, as well as gaming performance in a trusty 2-in-1. It's armed with an Intel Core i5 processor and Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics for high speed gaming.
Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
Features: four USB-C ports (two Thunderbolt 3, two USB-C), micro SD slot, FHD 1920 x 1080 touch screen, Intel Core i5/i7, Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory
BEST FOR PREMIUM EXPERIENCES
Microsoft Surface Book 2
The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a brilliant and exceptional 2-in-1 laptop and the best showcase for everything you can do with Windows 10 with no compromises. It’s a premium convertible with a premium experience.
Features: two USB 3.1, one USB-C, SD slot, two Surface Connect ports, 13.5-inch 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel HD Graphics 620 – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
BEST 360-DEGREE HINGE
Lenovo Yoga 920
The best of both worlds: Slim and light in tablet mode and a solid machine when used as a traditional laptop.
Features: one USB 3.0, two USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), 13.9-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080/UHD 4K 3,840 x 2,160 multi-touch IPS touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel UHD Graphics 620
BEST FOR DRAWING AND SKETCHING
HP Spectre x360
Armed with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the HP Spectre x360 is a blazing fast 2-in-1 laptop that doesn’t skimp on high end specifications that are housed inside of a sleek and ultrathin package.
Features: one USB 3.0, two USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), one microSD card slot, 13.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080/UHD 4K 3,840 x 2,160 IPS touch panel display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel UHD Graphics 620
BEST 'BANG FOR YOUR BUCK'
Asus ZenBook Flip 14
The Asus Zenbook 14 is a mighty powerful hybrid at a reasonable and inexpensive price.
Features: two USB 3.0, one USB-C, HDMI, one SD card slot, 14-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 touch panel display, Intel Core i5/i7, Nvidia GeForce MX150, Intel UHD Graphics 620
BEST FOR APPLE USERS
Apple iPad Pro
The iPad Pro is built for productivity with iOS 11.
Features: one USB 3.0 (Lightning) port, 12.3-inch 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display, A10X Fusion chip with 64‑bit architecture Embedded M10 coprocessor
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Microsoft Surface Go
A small and light laptop-tablet combo that'll adapt to on-the-move lifestyles with no gimmicks.
Features: PixelSense display, USB Type C, fast-charging Surface Connect, microSDXC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, front- and rear-facing cameras, Intel Pentinum Gold 4415Y processor
BEST DISPLAY FOR ITS PRICE
HP Envy X360
The HP Envy X360 has a beautiful display at a decent price tag, along with a slew of other nice quality-of-life features that can stand up to pricier devices.
Features: AMD quad-core Ryzen 5 2500U processor, MD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics, full HD display, USB-C and HDMI ports, headphone/microphone combo jacks, microSD media card reader, backlit keyboard
BEST FOR SIMPLICITY
Dell Inspiron 14
The Dell Inspiron 14 is meant for those who don't need all the extra bells and whistles — just a nice, affordable 2-in-1 laptop that will always get the job done.
Features: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8145u processor, Intel UHD graphics 620, 3-In1 media card reader
BEST FOR SAMSUNG DIE-HARDS
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Loyal Samsung users will enjoy the Notebook 7 Spin — it has a great 360-degree flip design, a MacBook-style keyboard, and other features that are worthy of consideration.
Features: Full HD energy-efficient LED backlight touchscreen, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U mobile processor, 360° flip-and-fold design, Intel UHD graphics 620, fingerprint reader
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