The Samsung Notebook 9 and Lenovo Yoga 920 are some of the best 2-in-1 laptops for 2017. Meanwhile, other brands showcase their best.
Recent improvements with the manufacturing process for electronics reduced the weight and size and most notebook computers. In fact, the latest generation processors feature faster computing power and lower power consumption ratings than their predecessors.
Touchscreens And Keyboard Configurations
2-in-1 or convertible laptops offer more functionality compared to regular models. In order to qualify as such, the devices should have a touch-enabled display. Furthermore, their keyboards should be foldable or detachable for convenience.
Foldable keyboards allow users to turn their laptops into a tablet computer. Meanwhile, detachable models like the Microsoft Surface enables the display to function as a standalone tablet device.
These are some of the top-rated 2-in-1 laptops released this year to help consumers decide on their next purchase.
HP Spectre X360 13T
For consumers who want a sleek top-tier convertible laptop, HP has it covered with their Spectre series. Its slim body is constructed out of premium materials with a matte-finished exterior. Additionally, the metallic copper accents give the laptop a touch of class. It's reportedly equipped with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU as well.
The X360 13T also comes with a fingerprint reader, a rechargeable stylus pen, and can fold into a tablet for an added versatility. The laptop carries a suggested retail price of up to $1,600 depending on the configuration.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Taking its cue from the Microsoft Surface and other similar models, Samsung introduces its Windows 10 2-in-1 hybrid laptop. The TabPro S flaunts 12-inch Super AMOLED display usually found on its flagship smartphones. Its frame is made out of magnesium that is supposedly lightweight but sturdier than aluminum. However, its plastic rear cover detracts from its premium appearance.
Unfortunately, unlike other similarly-designed 2-in-1 laptops, the TabPro S does not have a built-in kickstand. Instead, it relies on its keyboard cover to act as the aforementioned component.
The device comes with a 900 MHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor with 4 GB of RAM and a 128GB internal storage. It is currently priced at $439.99 depending on the configuration selected.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
The 9 Pro is a Samsung convertible laptop with a 360-degree hinge for its tablet mode. Unlike most portable laptops of its class, this particular model apparently supports gaming with its Radeon RX 540 GPU. Most reviews applaud its impressive battery life, which is rated to last around 11.5 hours on a single charge.
Its metal chassis gives the 9 Pro a top-shelf appearance and durability. Buyers should note that depending on its configuration, the price can reach as much as $1,400.
Lenovo Yoga 920
The Chinese electronics brand upgrades its convertible Windows laptop series with the Yoga 920. The new model continues to feature the unique watch-band design for its hinges that also allow it to fold into a tablet. The 2017 model has active pen support, Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports
It sports a 13.9-inch touchscreen display with a full-HD resolution. A 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU with 8 GB of RAM is likewise available for its computing needs. The base model configuration starts at $1,300 and goes up from there.