Best 2-in-1 laptops 2024

The best 2-in-1 laptops are perfect for anyone in need of versatility. Flipping between a traditional laptop layout to just a touchscreen, alongside anything you can think up with a 360-degree hinge, these laptops let you do it all. Microsoft was the first to bring these transfiguring laptops into our lives, and they have stood the test of time as the likes of Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and HP have joined the party.

If you're in need of the best of the best, not only is the Lenovo Yoga 9i the greatest overall 2-in-1 you can purchase right now, but it is one of our favorite laptops of the year. It combines a gorgeously vivid OLED display with a sturdy aluminum exterior, alongside great performance metrics. But if you need something gentler on the wallet, we recommend the Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED, similarly packing a stunning display for less than half the price.

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Best 2-in-1 overall

Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8

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The best 2-in-1 for most people

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i7-1260p
GPU: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 14-inch, OLED,1880p
Size: 12.5 x 9.1 x .6 inches
Weight: 3.09 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Breathtaking 2.8K OLED display
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Great productivity performance
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Loud and impactful audio
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Decent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Display could be brighter

The Lenovo Yoga 9i 2-in-1 is one of the few laptops that has earned our prestigious Editor's Choice badge this year. We fell in love with the Yoga 9i as soon as we pulled it out of the box. Not only is this sleek, elegant convertible a stunner, but it hit such a harmonious note in other aspects, too. The Yoga 9i boasts an electrifying 14-inch, 2880x1880-pixel OLED multi-touch glossy display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

It has an impressive 10-hour battery life on a single charge, which tears up the category average. That's not to mention that its speakers are loud and impactful, its SSD is blisteringly fast, and its performance is top-notch for anyone seeking seamless productivity across the board. 

Get the Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 8, and you won't regret your purchase.

See our full Lenovo Yoga 9i review

Best budget

Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED

Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED (Image credit: Future)
Best budget 2-in-1

Specifications

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 14-inch 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED
Size: 12.3 x 8.9 x 0.74 inches
Weight: 3.31 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Sharp, colorful display
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Accurate, useful pen
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Strong performance
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Soft faux leather lid

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life could be better

Looking for something what won't break the bank? The Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED should be your number one pick on this list! It won't set your wallet on fire, and it's actually good

There's no defeating this as a budget laptop. Even with its basic configuration, featuring an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD, it’s a 14-inch, 2-in-1 laptop that’s hard to beat at its $680 price point. What’s more, it’s hard not to admire its simplistic yet premium-looking design.

It has a lightweight, ultraportable chassis, it can transform into a number of different postures, it has a gorgeous, 14-inch OLED display that will make you drool, and its sleek, dark blue chassis is a showstopper. It also has an LED NumberPad, great for consumers who are number crunchers. 

See our full Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED review

Best for graphic design

Lenovo Yoga Book 9i review: A near-perfect productivity laptop

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Best 2-in-1 for graphic design

Specifications

CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1355U
GPU: Intel Irix Xe
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: Dual 13.3-inch 2800 x 1800 OLED touch displays
Size: 11.78 x 8.03 x 0.63 inches
Weight: 2.95 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Stunning, vivid dual OLED displays
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On-screen keyboard has excellent haptics
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Speedy, smooth performance
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Sturdy yet elegant design
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Winning audio performance

Reasons to avoid

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The price point is higher than most 2-in-1 laptops
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Displays could be brighter

Not to be confused with its sibling the Yoga 9i Gen 8, the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i boasts a unique design even among 2-in-1s. It features two 13.3-inch 2800 x 1800 OLED touch displays with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and even includes a folio cover and the Lenovo Digital Pen. You can use each display independently or together and orient them vertically like a book or horizontally Nintendo DS-style. 

While it's a bit expensive for a 2-in-1 at $1,999, you get a lot of power and performance for the price, not to mention that unique dual-display setup. The Yoga Book 9i includes a 13th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. It would have been nice to see a dedicated GPU here, but the integrated graphics are enough for most tasks. The only area where they might fall short is animation and motion graphics. 

The Yoga Book 9i was was just shy of our 7,767 premium laptop average on Geekbench, scoring 7,765. The dual OLED displays passed our colorimeter test with flying colors, covering 136.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut on the top display and 136.7% on the bottom display. The brightness could be better, though, coming in at 335 nits on the top display and 344 nits on the bottom display, lower than the 392 nits average for this category. 

The battery life averaged 9 hours and 18 minutes at 150 nits brightness, which is a bit lower than the category average of 10 hours and 32 minutes, but still impressive considering the battery is powering two OLED displays. 

See our full Lenovo Yoga Book 9i review.

Best under $1,000

Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (7620) review

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Best 2-in-1 laptop under $1,000

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i7-1260P
GPU: Intel Iris Xe graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 16-inch, 1200p
Size: 14.1 x 9.9 x 0.6~0.7 inches
Weight: 4.6 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Premium design
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Bright display
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Strong performance
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Amazing battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Keyboard could be better

The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 has a large display and a bright panel (for the price) — two features that often work against battery life. But still, against all odds, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 managed to last a whopping 13 hours and 38 minutes on a charge. That's almost 14 hours!

Although it's under $1,000, this 16-inch Dell laptop has a premium design (the Laptop Mag editor who reviewed it says that the dark green configuration is the most attractive) and it delivered strong performance scores. It has a decent 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chip that can juggle all of your productivity needs in a cinch. 

See our full Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (7620) review. 

Best for travel

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 9315

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) (Image credit: Future)
Best 2-in-1 for travel

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i5-1230U
GPU: Intel Iris Xe graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 13-inch, 2800 x 1920
Size: 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds with keyboard

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight, versatile design
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Great price
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Decent graphics performance
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Bright, sharp screen
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Good webcam

Reasons to avoid

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Port selection could be better

Dell's XPS 13 series has always been a fan favorite in the laptop world, so why not consider its convertible, 2-in-1 version? The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) features a lightweight design with a detachable keyboard. This means it can be a tablet one minute and a clamshell laptop the next. 

Not only is the XPS 13 2-in-1’s 13-inch, 2800 x 1920p touch display bright, it’s also plenty sharp. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 threw us for a loop when it dropped 60 frames per second on the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI benchmark at 1080p, which slid past its competitors with similar integrated GPUs. The XPS 13 2-in-1 has a pair of cameras, as well -- a 2160p shooter on the rear and a 1080p front cam -- and both shooters took great photos,

Some sacrifices you'll have to make, though, are power efficiency and port variety.

See our Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9315) review.

Best Chromebook

Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook

Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook (Image credit: Laptop Mag/Sean Riley)
Best Chromebook 2-in-1

Specifications

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
GPU: Integrated graphics
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB SSD
Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel
Size: 12 x 7.4 x 0.28 inches
Weight: 2.24 pounds with keyboard

Reasons to buy

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Awesome battery life
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Detachable, 2-in-1 design
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Bright, vivid OLED display
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Keyboard and cover included

Reasons to avoid

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Stylus sold separately

Our review called the Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook a "near-perfect" laptop. It has a mouth-watering OLED display, a brilliant detachable 2-in-1 design, and comes with a keyboard and cover. 

To top it all off, lasts over 13 hours on a charge. This is a 2-in-1 laptop that you can bring to work or school, sans the charger, and you should still have some juice left at the end of the day. Can we get a "hallelujah" for power efficiency? With an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD, the Asus Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED is also fantastic at tasks and multitasking.

The one downside you should consider, however, is that although it is compatible with a stylus, it does not ship with one. It is sold separately.

See our full Lenovo Duet 5 Chromebook review.

Best business

Dell Latitude 9430 on a desk plugged in next to a lamp

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Best business 2-in-1

Specifications

CPU: 12th-Gen Intel Core i7-1265U
GPU: Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display: 14-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel 16:10
Size: 12.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
Weight: 3.2 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous InfinityEdge touchscreen
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Comfy keyboard with good travel
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Wide, responsive touchpad
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Outstanding battery life
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Includes HDMI port

Reasons to avoid

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Limited port selection
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Kind of clunky in tablet mode

The Dell Latitude 9430 is the best 2-in-1 business laptop thanks to incredible battery life and performance. It lasted for 12 hours and 39 minutes in our Laptop Mag Battery test. And while that's a great start, it's not all to recommend it. You also get a bright InfinityEdge display that allows it to fit a 14-inch display into an improbably thin 0.54-inch chassis.

That battery life isn't due to a power-sipping CPU either, you still get enough performance to juggle every productivity app and browser tab in your arsenal. Add in excellent enterprise-grade security from its vPro processor, secure and convenient login via its FHD IR camera or fingerprint reader and while it doesn't come cheap, the Dell Latitude 9430 is worth every penny.

See our full Dell Latitude 9430 2-in-1 review.

Best display

HP Spectre x360 16

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Best display

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i7-1260P
GPU: Intel Arc A370M / Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSD
Display: 16-inch UHD+ (3840 x 2400) OLED touch display
Size: 14.09 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 4.1 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Comfy keyboard
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Sufficient battery life
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Good audio
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Stunning 16-inch OLED touch display

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy while in tablet mode

Our reviewer was stunned by the HP Spectre x360 16's OLED touch display, which is packed with a 3840 x 2400-pixel screen. It comes with a stylish, compact design and great Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers. 

Like any other 2-in-1, it can transform into a number of different modes, including tent mode, tablet mode, and clamshell mode. However, our review noted that the Spectre x360 is a 16-inch laptop, so using it as a tablet is a bit unwieldy. Other than that, the Spectre x360 16 is a 2-in-1 with one of the best displays on the market, so if you're ready to feast your eyes with a visual treat, don't overlook this excellent HP convertible.

See our full HP Spectre x360 16 review.

Best lightweight

Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 showing Google Play Store

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Best lightweight

Specifications

CPU: MediaTek MTK 8183
GPU: Integrated Arm Mali-G72 MP3
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 128GB SSD
Display: 10.5-inch, 1900x1200-pixel touchscreen
Size: 12.7 x 8.9 x 0.68
Weight: 2 pounds with keyboard/case

Reasons to buy

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Excellent battery life
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Detachable 2-in-1
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Durable
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Built-in stylus

Reasons to avoid

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Performance could be better

The Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 is a 10-inch 2-in-1 that blew our mind. Big things really do come in small packages. It only weighs 1.1 pounds, but when you add that keyboard and case to the mix, it's still quite featherweight (2 pounds). On top of that, it comes with a garaged stylus for your drawing and note taking needs. 

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 featured on this list is the "best for travel" due to its perfect melange of power and compactness for frequent travelers. The Chromebook Detachable CM3, on the other hand, isn't necessarily a powerhouse, but it's ideal for anyone seeking something super pocketable that won't weigh them down. Plus, it has nearly 12 hours of battery life. Sweet!

See our full review of the Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3.

How we test the best 2-in-1 laptops

You first need to decide what type of 2-in-1 laptop is right for you. If you want a primary computing device for home and work, you should probably go with a laptop that can convert into a tablet, or what we call a bendback 2-in-1. These include the HP Spectre x360 13, Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo Yoga C940. 

If you want something more portable or just need a nice display for content viewing, consider buying a tablet that converts into a tablet via a detachable keyboard. In this category are the Microsoft Surface devices and Apple's iPad Pro. Tablets are also great for artists or designers because they typically support a stylus input and aren't as unwieldy as convertible laptops. 

Once you've made a choice between tablet or laptop, decide how much power you need. When it comes to specs, we recommend buying a laptop with an 11th Gen Intel U-series or H-series Core i5 CPU, at least 8GB of RAM (16GB is great) and a minimum of 256GB of storage. AMD is coming in hot with its Ryzen 5000 chips, so keep an eye out for those. 

Battery life is another key component of any good 2-in-1 laptop. If you plan to take the notebook to class or the library, don't count on there being an outlet! Consider a laptop that gets at least 9 hours of battery life, which should be enough to get you through a couple of classes with enough juice for studies.

Why Trust Laptop Mag

We put 2-in-1 laptops through extensive benchmark testing — both synthetic and real-world — before they end up in the hands of our reviewers. We evaluate each aspect of the laptop, including its performance, battery life, display, speakers and heat management.

In our benchmark testing, we use a Klein K10 colorimeter to detect the brightness and sRGB color gamut of the laptop's display. For performance testing, we run the laptop through a gauntlet of benchmarks, including Geekbench 4.3 and 5.0 and 3DMark professional graphics tests. 

To determine real-world performance, we task the laptop to convert a 4K video to 1080p resolution and to duplicate a 4.97GB multimedia file. Our real-world graphics test is the Dirt 3 benchmark with medium settings at 1080p resolution. Gaming laptops go through an entire library of games at high settings to see how their discrete GPUs keep up. 

We also run heat tests by playing a 15-minute full-screen video and measuring temperatures in different areas of the laptop. Last but not least, our battery test consists of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. For MacBooks and premium Windows 10 (and soon Windows 11) laptops, a runtime of over 9 hours is considered a good result whereas gaming laptops and workstations that can stay powered for longer than 5 hours deserve praise. 

These tests are complemented with extensive hands-on testing from our reviewers who critique everything from the laptop's materials to the feel of its touchpad.