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.
|Best 2-in-1s 2017 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)|
|HP Spectre x360||Best Overall||4.5 out of 5|
|Dell XPS 13 2-in-1||Best Design||4 out of 5|
|Acer Chromebook R 13||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|
|Acer Aspire R 15||Best Value||4 out of 5|
|Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base||Best 2-in-1 for Creative Pros||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga||Best Business 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|HP Spectre X360 15t||Best 15-inch 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370||New and Notable||N/A|
|HP EliteBook x360||New and Notable||N/A|
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.
One of the first Chromebooks capable of running Android apps, the R 13 features a bright, 1080p touch screen that bends back 360 degrees to go into stand, tent or tablet modes. Whether you're playing an Android game or surfing the web, you'll appreciate the Chromebook R 13's epic battery life (it lasted 11 hours on our tests) , attractive design and comfortable keyboard.
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.
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.
This 15.6-inch bend-back hybrid has a vibrant screen that can display over 100 percent of the sRGB gamut and a stylish aluminum chassis, both features you don't often find for under $650. A comfy keyboard and solid performance help make the Aspire R 15 feel like a premium device at a budget-friendly price.
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.
If you need to get serious work done, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is your best choice. This 14-inch bend-back 2-in-1 combines a colorful screen, snappy keyboard and stylus with more than 8 hours of battery life. The X1 Yoga has also been designed to pass MIL-SPEC 810G durability tests for extreme shocks, vibrations and temperatures.
If you want a larger 2-in-1, the HP Spectre x360 15t is your best choice. Starting at $1,149 this premium portable has a high-end aluminum chassis, colorful, 15.6-inch display and over 8 hours of battery life. At just 4.2-pounds and .63 inches thick, the Spectre X360 15t is as easy on your back as it is on your eyes.
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.
People are tired of business machines that are almost too ugly to pull out at meetings or demos. So HP went and made the Elitebook x360 which is not only sexy, but is also the thinnest business 2-in-1 on the market at 0.59-inches. The Elitebook x360 also sports handy features such as a built-in privacy screen so onlookers can't steal notes off your screen, and HP's Sure Start technology can recognize and fix a compromised BIOS before it ever affects your system. Packing your choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs and three ports (two of which are USB-C), the Elitebook x360 won't leave you longing for power or connectivity either.