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Best 2-in-1 Laptops of 2016

These are some of our top picks for 2-in-1 laptops on the market. Ranging in price from $300 to $2,000, you can find a machine that is sure to fit your needs and your budget.

Lenovo Yoga 900

CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 RAM: 16GB Screen: 13.3 inch QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 IPS display Storage: 256GB SSD

Full package for $1,000, powerful processor, larger battery, a little heavy, but superb design. lenovo-yoga-900-12

Microsoft Surface Book

CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-65300U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 RAM: 8GB Screen: 13.5 inch 3,000 x 2,000 Pixel Sense display Storage: 128 GB PCle3.0

For $1350 out the door, you get amazing graphics, a 13.5 inch screen, and one of the thinnest and mos powerful combinations currently available. The battery life is not what it should be for a machine of this caliber, but other than that it is a great design.

HP Spectre x360

CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 RAM: 4GB Screen: 13.3 inch 1,920 x 1,080 FHD Radiance LED-backlit touchscreen Storage: 128GB SSD

This is one of the best buys on the list, with excellent 1080p screen, great performance, solid battery life, and affordable for $720. The wide trackpad is the top complaint for users. If you can get over the trackpad and the slightly heavy design, this is a great buy for performance.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

CPU: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7-6200U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 RAM: 8GB Screen: 12.5 inch 1,920 x 1,080 TruBrite LED backlit touchscreen Storage: 256GB SSD

This machine was designed to support both tablet and laptop functions without a hitch. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver, with a sharp color display. The design is nice but the battery is weaker than most. At $680 this 2-in-1 is a steal!

HP Pavillion x2 

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Graphics: Intel HD graphics | RAM: 2GB|Screen: 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS touchscreen display | Storage:32GB eMMC

This is the most affordable Windows 10 convertible selling for $300 from hp. Smaller in size with a 10 inch screen but with long battery life. Best for simple work, streaming and editing.


Dell Inspiron 13 7000 

CPU: 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-5500 | Graphics: Intel Core i3-5010U processor | RAM:4GB DDR3L (1,600MHz) | Screen: 13.3-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-backlit touchscreen | Storage: 500GB HDD

Looks like a conventional laptop at a glance, but easily bends into a flexible tablet design. Steal for $429 !

HP Elite x2 1012 G1 

CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y54 (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM |Screen: 12-inch, 1,920 x 1,280 FHD UWVA eDP ultra-slim LED-backlit touchscreen | Storage: 256GB M.2 SATA TLC SSD

Great usability. Short battery life. Can endure drops, bumps, temperature shifts, making the $1,349 price tag at least durable.

HP Spectre x360 15 

CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD, IPS touchscreen | Storage: 256GB Flash SSD

Contrast rich screen and long battery life for it’s size. $1150 for great graphics and touchscreen.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 

CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Core M 5Y71 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300 | RAM: 4GB |Screen: 12.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 capacitive multi-touch IPS display | Storage:128GB SSD

Among the thinnest, at $570 this machine packs enough punch to to drive a 4k display. The battery life is a little short but the machine itself is a great combination of laptop and tablet.