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|
|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|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.