Best 2-in-1s 2016 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)

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Best Overall

Lenovo Yoga 900

Editor's Choice

It has great performance, even better looks and enough battery to last you through a workday. With its signature watchband hinge, 6th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and 8 hours of battery life, the Lenovo Yoga 900 is perfectly suited for use at home or in the office. Oh, and did we forget to mention that this 2-in-1 measures just 0.59 inches thick and weighs only 2.8 pounds? That means it's thinner and lighter than a nonconvertible MacBook Air. You also get a sharp 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 screen, four USB ports (including one Type-C) and a choice of three attractive color schemes. Unless you desperately need discrete graphics in your 2-in-1, the Lenovo Yoga 900 is the 2-in-1 with the total package.

Lenovo Yoga 900 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 Budget 2-in-1

    Dell Inspiron 11 3000

    Editor's Choice

    If you're looking for the top 2-in-1 under $500, Dell's Inspiron 11 3000 is the hybrid you want. Its display is brighter and more colorful than those of other convertibles in its price range, and its 6-hour-and-42-minute battery life should get you through the day. Plus, you don't have to deal with problems like poor heat management, not enough ports or lethargic performance that come with other budget hybrids, which makes this 2-in-1 not only well-rounded but, at $440, a great value.

    Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Review

  • Best Design

    HP Spectre x360 13t

    Editor's Choice

    The best-looking 2-in-1 we've tested, HP's Spectre x360 13t comes in a snazzy ash and copper chassis that makes it look more like a work of art than a laptop that transforms into tent, tablet or stand modes. Better still, this 13-inch hybrid comes with a gorgeous 2560 x 1440 display, strong performance and more than 8 hours of battery life.

    HP Spectre x360 13t Review

  • Best Business 2-in-1

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

    Editor's Choice

    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.

    ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

  • Best 15-inch 2-in-1

    HP Spectre X360 15t

    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.

    HP Spectre X360 15t Review

  • Best Small 2-in-1

    Microsoft Surface 3

    With an eye-popping, 1920 x 1280 display, a sexy magnesium chassis and an optional Type Cover whose keys rival a ThinkPad's, the Surface 3 offers a truly premium 2-in-1 experience for around the cost of an iPad Air. WIth a power-sipping Intel Atom processor on-board, Microsoft's hybrid offers over 8 hours of battery life but more than enough oomph for multitasking, media watching and productivity work. At 1.3 pounds (1.9 with keyboard), the Surface 3 is ready to be your go-anywhere mobile companion.

    Microsoft Surface 3 Review

  • Best Chromebook 2-in-1

    Asus Chromebook Flip

    Chrome OS is pulling double-duty in the Asus Chromebook Flip, which bends to be a notebook, a tablet and anything in between. This $249 device offers a vibrant 10-inch display and more than 9 hours of battery life. It also weighs less than 2 pounds, making it an easily portable hybrid. The Flip is improved by new Chrome OS features, like Google Now voice commands and Unlock with Android, which lets you unlock the notebook's screen by using your smartphone. Also, now that Android apps, including Dropbox and Vine, are available on Chrome OS, the Chromebook Flip is a good Android tablet alternative.

    Asus Chromebook Flip Review