The best 2-in-1 convertible laptop in 2020


The two in one, also known as convertible laptops, not only continue to grow in popularity but are becoming less expensive, making them as affordable as their portable deck counterparts. Premium models will continue to offer the best functionality in the smallest and lightest bodies and with two-digit battery life. Prices for the premium two-in-one generally start at around $ 1,000. However, the difference in features between these and Dell's conventional two-in-one HP Lenovo and others are now much smaller, and some start at less than $ 500.

And if you only think of it as a tablet and a laptop, here you go five other uses for a two in one Convertible device or laptop that you may not have considered.

While most of the best two in one are convertible laptops – those with 360 degree hinges where the keyboard rotates around the back of the screen – there are also two in one with a detachable keyboard. These are more tablet PCs than laptops and have a removable keyboard like the new one Surface go 2 and Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook.

We will update this list as we review new products.

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HP's fourth-generation X360 13 impressed us with its performance, battery life, and sleek design. For its fifth-generation version, HP kept everything we liked about the latest and modified the design to remove almost all of the top and bottom bezels around the screen, reducing the overall footprint. Add your tenth-generation Intel Core I processor with 8GB of RAM that dramatically boosts its performance, as well as a 256GB solid-state drive and a handful of useful new features, and there's little you don't like about the Specter of 13.3 inch x360.

Read our HP Specter x360 13 review (late 2019).

If for some reason the HP Specter x360 doesn't meet your needs, consider the new two-in-one XPS, which ranks second near the Specter. Like HP, Dell slashed every last chassis it could to make the 13.4-inch convertible basically a display, keyboard, and touchpad. The tenth generation Intel Core i7 processor and Iris Pro graphics I tested outperformed its eighth and ninth generation counterparts while getting over 10 hours of battery life, which definitely ranks it as one of the best laptops two in one.

The Specter comes out ahead based on a handful of additional features and options, and an arguably better keyboard.

Read our Dell XPS 13 2 in 1 7390 review.

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Whether you choose the 14 or 15.6-inch model, you'll get the best features Lenovo offers in a two-in-one consumer. That includes things like a 4K UHD HDR display; speakers that you really want to use; Thunderbolt 3 for power, fast data transfers and external display support; Faster integrated graphics and discrete graphics option at 15.6 inches; and an included active pen stored on the laptop. And it's still wrapped in a strong yet lightweight metal body.

Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-inch) review.

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Microsoft continues to manufacture the best tablet PC on the market. The latest Surface Pro doesn't make radical changes to its predecessor's design, but a nice leap in performance with Intel's 10th-gen processors and better battery life make this detachable laptop a more viable conventional laptop replacement. The sleek removable cover and keyboard of the Surface Pro still cost you more, but there are generally some good package prices available, especially during the holiday shopping season. Plus, the Surface Pro 6 will continue to be available and was our top pick before the Pro 7 arrived.

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Regularly available for under $ 750, this slim 3-pound convertible is a solid choice for anyone who needs a laptop for the office or school work. The all-metal chassis gives it a premium look and feel and has a comfortable keyboard and a smooth, responsive precision touchpad. Though light on additional features compared to its premium linemate, the C940, it does have one of Lenovo's slider shutters for your webcam to give you privacy when you want it. And it has a long-lasting battery to boot.

Read our Lenovo Yoga C740 (14-inch) review.

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Two-in-one designs generally weigh more than their shell-like counterparts, but LG kept Gram's light weight at just 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg).

Battery life is another great advantage of the Gram 14 2-in-1, giving it a head start on our list of the best two-in-one laptops. In our video streaming test, this convertible laptop ran for 16 hours and 3 minutes.

Read our LG Gram 14 2 in 1 review.

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Ultraportables typically have integrated graphics processors that are slightly more efficient, perform better, and cost less than a standalone graphics processor. They also consume your system memory and storage space and cannot handle more demanding graphical tasks like photo and video editing or gaming.

Asus somehow got an entry-level Nvidia GeForce MX150 in the Flip 14's slim body. It's not a full-featured gaming laptop or graphics workstation, but gaming is smoother and faster, and it can streamline the Task work you wouldn't even consider doing on other thin and light convertible laptops. It also has excellent battery life, multiple USB ports, a backlit keyboard, and other amenities not necessarily found on this type of device. And we didn't even mention the excellent battery life.

Read our Asus ZenBook Flip 14 review.

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This upgrade to Asus' excellent Chromebook Flip C434 boosts performance thanks to new 10th generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, faster NVMe SSD storage, and Wi-Fi 6. It's pricey starting at $ 800, but if you already know the Value of Google's lightweight operating system, the C436 is designed to deliver the best Chrome experience in a two-in-one ultraportable design.

Read our Asus Chromebook Flip C436FA review.

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This detachable two-in-one Chromebook tablet is slim and lightweight with dynamic performance, and comes with a pen and keyboard cover, something your competition can't claim. Battery life is acceptable, but built-in storage is limited.

Read our HP Chromebook x2 review.

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Although the 13.3 and 14-inch models are usually what you will find for the two-in-one, there are some larger models like Dell's excellent XPS 15 2-in-1. It is the smallest and thinnest in the category, with powerful performance from its Intel / AMD hybrid processor. It's not cheap and not exactly lightweight at 4.4 pounds, but if you want a large, color-accurate display and graphic-enabled pen, get this Dell.

Read our Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (2018) review.

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The detachable enabled pen offers accurate colors and smooth sketches with credibility on the workstation. It is powerful in size and relatively complete, and the detachable Bluetooth keyboard is comfortable for typing in any mode.

Read our HP ZBook x2 review.

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With a 15.6-inch 4K UHD touchscreen, solid components, and a tasteful, sturdy aluminum chassis, you won't miss a thing using the C630, except perhaps the highest price for a Windows system. This Chromebook makes web pages load quickly and applications keep moving forward.

Read our Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review.


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