My list of recommended 2-in-1 ultraportables has been one of the most popular posts on the site in the last years, but while performing one of the usual updates the other day, I realized there are now so many good or at least half-decent convertible laptops available in stores, that it’s impossible to include them all in that kind of post.
As a result, I’ve decided to put up together this new list of all the modern 2-in-1s you can find these days, but without getting so much in depth on each unit, like in the other article, where I pretty much treat each recommendation individually and share with you its strong and weak aspects. In other words, this is a comprehensive list of recent hybrids and convertibles launched in the last two years, with a few important characteristics and their starting price points, enough to get you started in your own research for the perfect 2-in-1. Of course, you’ll find our in depth reviews on each model by clicking on the links on their names, as well as the latest deals on each device by clicking on the prices.
If you don’t want to conduct the research yourself and trust my advice and experience, then this post is probably not for you and you will find the article on recommended 2-in-1 laptops more useful and easier to digest.
Now, since the offer is vast, we’ll split the available convertibles based on screen sizes, starting with the smallest units and all the way up to full-size machines with 15-inch displays. As a base rule, every device in here offers some sort of touchscreen and a convertible form factor, thus can be used as either a tablet or a laptop. Some also include digitizer and Active Pen support, which makes them solid options for inking, drawing and taking notes, as you’ll see below.
Sub 13-inch 2-in-1s
|Acer Aspire Switch 12S||detachable||12.5″ IPS FHD or UHD||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||–||1.40 kg / 3.1 lbs||$1199|
|Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200||convertible||11.6″ TN HD||up to Intel Celeron||38Wh||1.17 kg / 2.6 lbs||$349|
|Asus Transformer 3||tablet + folio||12.6″ IPS w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 615||–||0.70 kg / 1.55 lbs||$749|
|Asus Transformer 3 Pro||tablet + folio||12.6″ IPS w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||–||0.80 kg / 1.75 lbs||$999|
|Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (3168)||convertible||11.6″ TN HD||up to Core m3 w/ Intel HD 520||32 Wh||1.40 kg / 3.1 lbs||$249|
|Dell Latitude 11 5000||tablet + folio||10.8″ IPS FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m5 w/ Intel HD 515||35 Wh||0.77 kg / 1.71 lbs||$749|
|Dell Latitude 12 7000||detachable||12.5″ IPS FHD or UHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||30 Wh||1.40 kg / 3.1 lbs||$1049|
|Dell XPS 12 9250||detachable||12.5″ IPS FHD/UHD||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||30 Wh||1.27 kg / 2.8 lbs||$999|
|HP Pavilion x360 11.6||convertible||11.6″ IPS HD||up to Intel Pentium||32Wh||1.45 kg / 3.2 lbs||$279|
|HP Elite x2 12||detachable||12″ IPS FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||40 Wh||1.22 kg / 2.68 lbs||$899|
|HP Spectre x2 12||detachable||12″ IPS FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||40 Wh||1.22 kg / 2.68 lbs||$699|
|Lenovo Flex 3 (Yoga 300) 11||convertible||11.6″ TN HD||up to Intel Celeron||30 Wh||1.36 kg / 3.0 lbs||$329|
|Lenovo Miix 700||tablet + folio||12″ FHD+||up to Core M7 w/ Intel HD 515||40 Wh||0.77 kg / 1.7 lbs||$749|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260||convertible||12.5″ HD or FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||44 Wh||1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs||$949|
|Lenovo Yoga 700 11.6||convertible||11.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||45 Wh||1.08 kg / 2.4 lbs||$599|
|Lenovo Yoga 900S||convertible||12.5″ IPS FHD or QHD||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||12 h||0.99 kg / 2.2 lbs||$1099|
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet||tablet + folio||12.0″ IPS FHD or QHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||–||1.1 kg / 2.42 lbs||$899|
|Microsoft Surface Pro 4||tablet + folio||12.3″ IPS w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||39 Wh||0.77 kg / 1.69 lbs||$899|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S||tablet + folio||12.1″ IPS w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||39.5 Wh||0.69 kg / 1.53 lbs||$999|
|Toshiba Portégé Z20t||detachable||12.5″ IPS touch FHD||Up to Core m5 w/ Intel HD 515||36 + 36 Wh||1.49 kg / 3.3 lbs (w/ dock)||$999|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius 12||convertible||12″ IPS UHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||43 Wh||1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs||$999|
Next you’ll find the highly popular 13-inch convertibles.
13 to 13.9 inch convertibles
|Acer Aspire R13 (R7-372T)||convertible||13.3″ IPS QHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||48Wh||1.55 kg / 3.5 lbs||$899|
|Asus Vivobook Book Flip TP300UA / TP301UA||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||38Wh||1.73 kg / 3.8 lbs||$799|
|Asus Vivobook Flip TP301UJ||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 920M||55Wh||1.5 kg / 3.5 lbs||$899|
|Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||54Wh||1.3 kg / 2.86 lbs||$699|
|Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UA||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD+||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||57Wh||1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs||$999|
|Dell Latitude 13 7000||detachable||13.3″ IPS FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core m7 w/ Intel HD 515||30 + 20 Wh||1.67 kg / 3.7 lbs||$799|
|Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (5368)||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||42Wh||1.62 kg / 3.56 lbs||$449|
|Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7368)||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||42Wh||1.75 kg / 3.86 lbs||$649|
|HP Pavilion 13 x360||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||44Wh||1.71 kg / 3.77 lbs||$469|
|HP Spectre x360 13||convertible||13.3″ IPS FHD or QHD w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||55Wh||1.48 kg / 3.26 lbs||$899|
|HP Envy 13||clamshell||13.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||45Wh||1.37 kg / 3.00 lbs||$849|
|Lenovo Lavie Z 360||convertible||13.3″ IPS touch FHD/QHD||Core i5 and i7 w/ Intel HD 5500||38Wh||0.92 kg / 2.04 lbs||$1199|
|Lenovo Yoga 900||convertible||13.3″ IPS QHD+||Core i5 or i7 w/ Intel HD 520||66Wh||1.27 kg / 2.8 lbs||$1099|
|Microsoft Surface Book||detachable||13.5″ w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia graphics||70 Wh||1.57 kg / 3.48 lbs||$1499|
|Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin||convertible||13.3″ IPS QHD+||up to Core i7 HQ w/ Intel HD 520||39 Wh||1.30 kg / 2.87 lbs||$1299|
For slightly beefier specs and a larger screen in still a fairly compact package, check out the available 14-inchers.
14 to 14.9-inch convertibles
|Acer Aspire R14 (R5-471T)||convertible||14.0″ IPS touch HD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||48Wh||1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs||$799|
|Lenovo Flex 3 (Yoga 500) 14||convertible||14.0″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||45Wh||1.95 kg / 4.3 lbs||$599|
|Lenovo Yoga 700 14||convertible||14.0″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M||45 Wh||1.63 kg / 3.6 lbs||$799|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460||convertible||14.0″ FHD or QHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M||53 Wh||1.8 kg / 3.9 lbs||$1049|
|Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga||convertible||14.0″ FHD w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia Quadro M500M||53 Wh||1.83 kg / 4.0 lbs||–|
|Lenovo X1 Yoga||clamshell||14.0″ IPS FHD or QHD w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||52 Wh||1.34 kg / 3.0 lbs||$1399|
And if you need a larger screen or dedicated graphics, and you’re willing to sacrifice portability, the 15 inch convertibles in this category are the ones for you.
15-inch (and bigger) 2-in-1 laptops
|Acer Aspire R7-572||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD w/ digitizer||Core i7 w/ Intel HD 4400||53Wh||2.4 kg / 5.3 lbs||$799|
|Asus Transformer Book Flip Q503UA||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||48Wh||2.07 kg / 4.6 lbs||$7999|
|Asus Transformer Book Flip Q553UB||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M||48Wh||2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs||$7999|
|Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UA||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||50Wh||2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs||–|
|Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UQ||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD or QHD||uCore i7 w/ Nvidia 940MX||52Wh||2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs||–|
|Asus Zenbook Flip UX560UX||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD or QHD||Core i7 w/ Nvidia 950M||52Wh||2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs||–|
|Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 (5568)||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||42Wh||2.3 kg / 5.07 lbs||$449|
|Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7569)||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||42Wh||2.18 kg / 4.82 lbs||$649|
|Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 (7778)||convertible||17.3″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||56Wh||2.77 kg / 6.12 lbs||$899|
|HP Envy x360 15||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 930M||48Wh||2.15 kg / 4.96 lbs||$679|
|HP Spectre x360 15||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD or OLED UHD w/ digitizer||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||64Wh||1.83 kg / 4.03 lbs||$1149|
|Lenovo Edge 2 15||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 940M||45Wh||2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs||$729|
|Lenovo Flex 3 (Yoga 500) 15||convertible||15.6″ TN HD or FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||45Wh||2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs||$749|
|Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD||up to Core i7 w/ Nvidia 840M||68Wh||2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs||$899|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius 15.6||convertible||15.6″ IPS FHD or UHD||up to Core i7 w/ Intel HD 520||45Wh||2.26 kg / 5.0 lbs||$699|
Here’s a short glossary of the terms mentioned above:
- convertible: 2-in-1 laptop whose screen rotates and converts to a tablet mode (or similar), but cannot be detached from the base;
- detachable: 2-in-1 laptop whose screen detaches from the base. These are mostly stand-alone tablets bundled with matching docking stations that most often include docking keyboards, ports, batteries and other features;
- tablet + folio: 2-in-1 tablet with a compatible Keyboard Folio or Keyboard Dock.
- Resolutions: HD ( 1366 x 768 px), WXGA+ (1440 x 900 px), HD+ (1600 x 900 px), FHD (1920 x 1080 px), FHD+ (2160 x 1440 px), retina (2304 x 1440 px), QHD (2560 x 1440 px), WQXGA (2560 x 1600 px), QHD+ (3200 x 1800 px), UHD (3840 x 2160 px) – also see this post;
OK, so these are the modern 2-in-1s ultraportables you should consider at the time of this post. We’ve mostly included Skylake versions in here, with a few exceptions of solid Broadwell models that were not updated to the most recent hardware platform, but most of the devices listed above are also available with either Broadwell or even Haswell hardware, which could be options for those of you on limited budgets.
Keep in mind that each unit has its pros and cons, so you should narrow down your options to only a handful of models and then make sure to read reviews and user opinions to know exactly what to expect, or get in touch in the comments section if you need help. And don’t forget, my list of recommended 2-in-1 laptops is available over here, where we get in depth on the best options from the list above.