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The complete list of modern 2-in-1 laptops to consider in 2018

By Andrei Girbea - @ andreigirbea , last updated on January 30, 2018

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

Model Type Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price(*)
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

Model Type Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price(*)
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

Model Type Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price(*)
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

Model Type Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price(*)
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:

  • Types:
    • 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.

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Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.