With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has not only revamped its operating system but has also caused a major shift in the mobile computing industry. With the dualistic nature, the laptop and the tablet makers have started to take this approach into their system design as well and have started to launch 2-in-1 Windows 10 “hybrid” laptop-cum-tablet systems.
These hybrid devices are designed to meet the functions of both the tablets as well as that of the laptops. This feature is either fulfilled by the use of a detachable design or a 360-degree rotation screen that serves the same purpose.
The past of these designs have not been that good, and both these approaches have not been that much of a success when it comes to the overall execution and user comfort. But over the period of time, the issue has been addressed quite well, and the technology is getting much better.
The 2-in-1 devices are quite similar to the Ultrabooks and are powerful machines that are designed to serve multiple purposes.
Best 2-in-1 Windows 10 Laptops
Here is a list of the best 2-in-1 Windows 10 Laptops that we have come across so far.
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 may not be the only striking device that the technology giant has churned up, but this hybrid computer can be called as the face of the category that we are currently exploring. The device may be good, but there are some issues that have plagued it ever since its launch.
As the device fits into multiple categories, being a hybrid, it has to match several specs as that of its other competitors in the market. The biggest example for this is the battery life.
The device may have adequate battery life if we compare it with most of the ultrabooks, but it does not stand well when pitted against most of the Apple products, especially in this criteria.
This 2-in-1 hybrid device sports a 12-inch (2160 x 1440) resolution touchscreen display. The overall body dimensions of the device are 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches. Powered by 4th-Generation Intel Core processor family (i3, i5 and i7) and coupled with 4GB/8GB of RAM, the device comes in four different storage variants i.e. 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Talking about the graphics of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the i3, i5 and i7 variant of the device boasts Intel 4200, Intel 4400 and Intel 500 graphics card respectively.
On the battery front, Microsoft claims to deliver about 9 hrs of juice on mixed usages.
2. HP Spectre x360
The HP Spectre x360 is one of the best picks when it comes to 2-in-1 devices. Made completely out of metal, this hybrid device has a very classy appeal. Overall this device has amazing performance, a good display and a good backlight keyboard.
Measuring 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 inches body dimension, the device features a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen display. The device is powered by 5th -Generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and an Intel 5500 GPU.
In terms of storage, this HP Spectre x360 is available for purchase in 256GB variant.
3. Asus Transformer Book TX 300
The Asus Transformer Book TX 300 is one best hybrid devices of the removable screen department. The screen unclips from this 13-inch laptop and then turn into a 13-inch tablet.
The Transformer books are in the same books as that of the Macbook Air, the sleek aluminium brushed looks adds an all new dimension to its look and feel.
Talking of specs, it sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS display. The device is powered by the Intel Core i7-3517U processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and coupled with 4GB DDR3 RAM.
In terms of graphics, the device packs an Intel GMA HD card. In storage, the 2-in-1 device comes with 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive or a 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive).
4. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is definitely a winner of a hybrid laptop. The winning bendable Yoga design along with the snappy performance and a very delicious display makes this laptop an amazing buy. The only issue that can be pointed out is the fact that the total storage that is available onboard is too low.
Moving on to the specs, it comes with a 13.3-inch display having a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels. Powered by Intel Core M-5Y71 processor coupled with 8GB DDR3 RAM, the device offers 256GB of onboard storage space.
The 2-in-1 industry is definitely a very new concept still and needs a lot of work and effort for all the people to embrace it fully. Though, this concept has got an immense potential to do good and is too great a concept to miss. The laptops mentioned in the list are amazing pieces of technology and each one of them is unique in its own way.