Best 2-in-1s 2017 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)

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Best Overall

HP Spectre x360

Editor's Choice

Sporting top-notch battery life, a stylish upscale design and a selection of new Intel 7th-gen CPUs, HP's Spectre x360 has pretty much everything you want in a premium laptop. Add in an adjustable hinge and a vibrant 13-inch display and you get a 2-in-1 that offers everything you love about both tablets and traditional laptops with none of the downsides. And with a price starting at just $1,050, the Spectre x360 won't break the bank, either.  

HP Spectre x360 Review

Best 2-in-1s 2017 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)
Product: Use Case: Rating:
HP Spectre x360 Best Overall 4.5 out of 5
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Best Design 4 out of 5
Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA Best Chromebook 2-in-1 4 out of 5
Lenovo Yoga 910 Best 14-inch 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Best Detachable 2-in-1 3.5 out of 5
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (2017) Best Value 3.5 out of 5
Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Best 2-in-1 for Creative Pros 4 out of 5
HP EliteBook x360 G2 Best Business 2-in-1 4.5 out of 5
HP Spectre X360 15-inch Best 15-inch 2-in-1 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 New and Notable N/A
  • Best Design

    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

    Editor's Choice

    Dell's bendback hybrid takes its design cues from the XPS 13 clamshell, with a super-svelte profile, a luxurious carbon fibre deck and a nearly bezel-free InfinityEdge display. This attractive 2-in-1 also has a snappy keyboard, a fanless design that makes it completely silent and over 8 hours of battery life.

    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review

  • Best Chromebook 2-in-1

    Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA

    Editor's Choice

    The Chromebook Flip C302CA packs enough performance to make the machine super-ready for Android app emulation on its bend-back, touch-screen display. Add to that a premium aluminum design, a bright 1080p panel and long battery life, and you've got the ultimate Chromebook 2-in-1.

    Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA Review

  • Best 14-inch 2-in-1

    Lenovo Yoga 910

    Editor's Choice

    The Lenovo Yoga 910 is the ultimate convertible, giving you a roomy and colorful 13.9-inch display in a compact design that weighs a light 3 pounds. We love the elegant watchband hinge, which lets you use this 2-in-1 in multiple modes, as well as the potent Core i7 processor and more than 10 hours of battery life. The only thing missing is an SD card slot.

    Lenovo Yoga 910 Review

  • Best Detachable 2-in-1

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4

    Editor's Choice

    With a super-thin magnesium body and the best (optional) removable keyboard on the market, the $899 Surface Pro 4 remains the best detachable you can buy. The latest model of Microsoft's trend-setting 2-in-1 also has a stunningly bright and sharp 12.3-inch PixelSense touch display, top-tier performance, a range of CPU and storage options while shipping with the super handy Surface Pen. 

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

  • Best Value

    Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (2017)

    Editor's Choice

    This 13-inch bend-back hybrid has a sleek design, offering a brushed metal lid and deck that you don't often find on a $750 laptop. It's also got a comfortable keyboard that's great for typing for hours and strong speakers for music to accompany (or follow) your work. 

    Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (2017) Review

  • Best 2-in-1 for Creative Pros

    Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

    Editor's Choice

    The Surface Book with Performance Base really is the 2-in-1 that can do it all. Its got an innovative design featuring a clever hinge and detachable display, support for both touch and stylus input and a wonderfully bright and accurate screen. And unlike pretty much every other ultraportable system, 2-in-1 or otherwise, it has a discrete graphics in the form of an Nvidia 965m GPU. That means you get plenty of horsepower to do things like edit videos and make 3D models, and a 9-hour battery life that should see you through the day. While the Surface Book with Performance Base's starting price of $2399 isn't cheap, it is the top choice for creative pros on the go.

    Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

  • Best Business 2-in-1

    HP EliteBook x360 G2

    Editor's Choice

    Sure, the EliteBook x360 is meant for business, but we wouldn't blame you for using it at home. The keyboard is clicky and responsive, and you'll get a solid 9 hours of battery life. It also comes with a stylus in the box, which is perfect for using Windows Ink when you flip this convertible around into a tablet.

    HP EliteBook x360 G2 Review

  • Best 15-inch 2-in-1

    HP Spectre X360 15-inch

    Editor's Choice

    If you prefer your convertible on the larger side, the 15-inch HP Spectre x360 is what you should get. Its pricey at $1,249 to start, but you get a 4K display, attractive black and copper chassis, over 8 hours of battery life, a Kaby Lake CPU, Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU and amazing speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen. 

    HP Spectre X360 15 (2017) Review

  • New and Notable

    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

    Business users looking for a powerful 2-in-1 will find a lot to like in Lenovo's upcoming ThinkPad Yoga 370. Due in March 2017, the 13-inch Yoga 370 features an Intel 7th Gen Core series processor, a Thunderbolt 3 port and an active stylus for inking. Like other Yogas, it bends back a full 360 degrees to go into tablet, tent or stand modes.

Find the Right 2-in-1

If you want a laptop with the most versatility, a 2-in-1 that either bends back or detaches to switch into tablet mode is your best choice. We've listed our favorite 2-in-1s above and here are some things you need to keep in mind when shopping.

  • Bendback or Detachable?: If you plan to use your laptop primarily as a laptop, get a bendback. Bendback 2-in-1s, which have screens that flip back 360 degrees, work far better in laptop mode and usually have greater endurance, a better keyboard and more ports, but they also weigh a bit more and are thicker. Detachable 2-in-1s, which have screens that pop off of their keyboards offer the best tablet experience, but have weaker battery life and a far-worse typing experience.
  • Screen Resolution: While some cheaper models will have 1366 x 768 resolutions, try to get at least a 1920 x 1080 display.
  • Size: For the best balance between portability and usability, consider a 2-in-1 with a 12 or 13-inch display and a weight less than 3.5 pounds. Smaller models with 10 and 11-inch screens are good secondary or kids' computers. Larger convertibles with 15 and 17 inch screens are best used in tent or display modes.
  • Spend More to Get More: You can find a budget-oriented 2-in-1 for under $400, but if you want a truly premium product with strong specs, be prepared to spend over $800.

For more help, check out our 2-in-1 Buying Guide and list of reasons why you might need a 2-in-1.