Top 5 2-In-1 Laptops You Would Prefer To Buy
2-in-1 laptops, convertibles or hybrids, are devices which offer several modes of computing like tablet, laptop, stand and tent. They come with 360-degree rotatable hinges, which allows you to transform a full-fledged laptop into a tablet and vice versa. They come with either a detachable design or attached rotatable hinges to be used in laptops and tablet modes. They also get multi-touch displays just like any other regular tablet on the market. Microsoft has made it easy for convertible manufacturers by offering its latest OS, the Windows 10, which can be switched between both tablet and laptop modes with a touch of a button.
If you are planning to buy a hybrid computing device, then listed below are the top 5 2 in 1 laptops available in the country at the moment. We have listed the specs and features of the best five offerings available in this segment in India, to make it easy for you to choose the perfect device for you.
Top 5 2-in-1 laptops – the best five options
1. Lenovo Yoga 900 – (Price Rs 124,000)
The Lenovo Yoga 900 is a highly powerful and stylish Windows convertible. The 2-in-1 sports watchband hinges, which can be flipped around 360 degrees, which means you can use it in different modes. It sports auto lock hinge tech, which allows you to easily open or close the laptop with a single hand. With a waistline of 14.9mm, it is being touted as the world’s slimmest Intel Core I processor powered convertible. The notebook comes with a 13.3-inch QHD+ display with IPS technology, and is powered by a 6th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM. The device offers 512GB of solid state drive storage, Windows 10 Home OS, Intel integrated graphics, nine hours of battery life, JBL speakers, USB 3.0, USB Type C connector, and HD camera.
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – (Price Rs 89,990)
The Microsoft Surface was one of the first convertible devices on the market. The company has brought the Surface range to India with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which is available in several configurations in the country. It is actually a tablet, but you can attach an external Type Cover keyboard accessory to the device to use it as a full-fledged Windows laptop. It sports a premium appealing design with a kickstand at the back to be used in the stand mode. The device comes with a 12.3-inch PixelSense full HD anti-glare display, and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, aided by 4GB of RAM and Intel Integrated Graphics. It offers 128GB of solid state drive storage, stereo speakers with Dolby sound, an 8MP rear snapper, a 5MP front shooter, and nine hours of battery life. The Surface Pro 4 also supports input from the Surface pen.
3. HP Pavilion x360 – (Price Rs 33,200)
The HP Pavilion x360 is one of the budget convertibles in the market with high-end features. The hybrid sports 360-degree rotatable hinges, and an appealing aluminum design with two speakers powered by Bang & Olufsen. The device offers an 11.6-inch HD anti-glade WLED backlit display bearing a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is backed by an Intel Pentium N3700 processor that offers a clock speed of up to 2.4GHz, coupled with 4GB of DDR3L RAM and Intel HD Graphics. The convertible comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 500GB of hard disk drive storage, two USB 3.0 ports, a two-cell battery, and is pre-loaded with several apps like CyberLink YouCam, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, Evernote, Dropbox and TripAdvisor etc. It is a decent Windows convertible offering in the sub-Rs 34,000 price range.
4. Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series – (Price Rs 39,990)
The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series is another powerful, but compact Windows 10-powered convertible on the market. The device has 360 degree rotatable hinges, spill-resistant keyboard, dual speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro technology, an HD webcam, and offers an impressive 11 hours of battery life. The Inspiron 11 series comes with an 11.6-inch LED backlit IPS Truelife screen with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. It is fuelled by a 4th-gen Intel Core i3 processor, aided by 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4400. Its other specs include an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, Microsoft Office 2013 trial, McAfee LiveSafe 30 days, Skype, Dropbox and Skype.
5. Acer Aspire R13 – (Price Rs 83,999)
The fifth and final hybrid on our list is the Acer Aspire R13, which sports an unusual design for convertibles. The device has a unique ezel aero hinge, which allows it to be rotated and used in six different modes. It also sports a touchscreen display and an optional active stylus pen. It comes with a 13.3-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer and zero air-gap technology, and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM. The hybrid offers 512GB of solid state drive storage, Windows 10, webcam, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and up to eight hours of battery life. However, since it sports an attractive innovative design and powerful configuration, it is being offered at the higher-end of the price spectrum.
So these are the top 5 2 in 1 laptops available in India at the moment running Windows. Priced at Rs 124,000, the Lenovo Yoga 900 is one of the most-powerful convertibles available in the market, which brings an excellent display and a very powerful Intel Core i7 processor. The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series and HP Pavilion x360 are priced at Rs 39,990 and Rs 33,200 respectively, and are suitable for those looking for compact convertibles at budget prices. The Acer Aspire R13 and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 are being offered for Rs 83,999 and Rs 89,990, and are perfect options for those looking for full-fledged computing on the go with high-end performance and long battery life. So, which one is your pick from these convertibles? Share in the comments below.