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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.