The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017
There are some occasions when a tablet is useful, but there are also times when you need a laptop.
So, if you’re looking for some new kit, what do you go for? Instead of choosing between a laptop or a tablet, 2-in-1 laptops give you both.
Sound appealing? Then here are the top 10 2-in-1 laptops you should consider buying this year:
Lenovo Yoga 900
The Yoga 900 is being described as Lenovo’s best convertible yet. With 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U processors, the Yoga 900 provides more power than the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 without compromising on style.
Its smart hinge allows it to fold back seamlessly into tablet mode.
Microsoft Surface Book
One of the Surface Book’s best features is its 13.5in PixelSense display, with 267ppi density.
The battery might not quite last the 16 hours promised, but with a nearly perfect display and a screen that detaches from the keyboard, Microsoft’s Surface Book is a must for people on the go.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Making its second appearance on the list, Microsoft cements its position as one of the leading makers of 2-in-1 laptops with its Surface Pro 4.
As well as providing users with a thinner and lighter design, the screen, power, Surface Pen and Type Cover have massively improved from the previous Surface Pro.
HP Spectre x360
Whether you’re using it in laptop or tablet mode, HP’s Spectre x360 has a battery life that exceeds eight hours.
As well as an elegant design, the HP Spectre x360 boasts a 13.3-inch, full HD display and a quad-speaker set up by Bang & Olufsen.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
If you’re looking for value for money but a design that could rival a MacBook Pro, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is for you. The graphics might just miss the mark but it is excellent value for its specs.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360
As well as having all-day battery life, the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 has a large and comfortable keyboard and trackpad: ideal if you plan on using this device all day.
Unlike other 2-in-1s, Asus’s offering features a whole array of ports, including a micro SD card reader.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
Finally, Dell has created a hybrid version of its leading laptop – the XPS 13.
As well as having a sleek and sturdy flip design, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 packs power and performance with a FHD touchscreen and a 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel HD Graphics 615.
HP Pavilion x2
The HP Pavilion x2 is the most affordable Windows 10 convertible, but it still features a HD screen.
By opting for this option, users will be compromising with storage and memory. However, if you’re looking for a 2-in-1 to provide you with entertainment at home and on the commute, the HP Pavilion x2 is perfect.
Google Pixel C
It might not be one of the newest options on the market, but Google’s Pixel C has great performance and battery, as well as a robust design.
One of the downsides is that Android isn’t as versatile as Windows, so if you’re looking for a 2-in-1 to use for work, you might want to consider a Windows option.
Acer Chromebook R 13
If you don’t require a lot of processing power, the Chromebook R 13 is an ideal choice. Not only does it run Android apps, the convertible also has a great battery life.