After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best 2 in 1 business laptops for 2018 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 with Intel Core m3
Work or relax comfortably with the 12.5″ C302CA-DHM4 64GB Chromebook Flip from ASUS featuring a 360° hinge for laptop, tablet, stand, and tent modes. Powered by a 900 MHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 Dual-Core processor and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, the C302CA Chromebook Flip can multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs. For storage, it’s equipped with 64GB of eMMC flash storage.
Should you need more,… you can connect external storage solutions using its two USB Type-C ports. Its 12.5″ display, driven by integrated Intel HD graphics, has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and features touch capabilities, allowing you to utilize touch gestures and commands to further improve its accessibility and efficiency. Connect to Internet via 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi and pair compatible wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 4.2 technology to free up USB ports for more important devices.
Other integrated features include a webcam, microSD card reader, and an audio in/out jack. The operating system installed is Chrome OS. Using Linux as a base, Google designed Chrome OS to work exclusively with web applications. The user interface takes a minimalist approach, which greatly resembles the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome OS was built for people who spend a majority, if not all, of their time on the computer connected to the Internet.
Microsoft Surface Book 13.5″ i5 256GB Multi-Touch
The Microsoft Surface Book packs high-end components, including new Intel processors and optional Nvidia graphics, into a smart, slim body. Some components and most of the battery are hidden in the base, so the tablet half is lighter. The high-res screen looks great, and the included stylus pen is excellent.
What good is a touchscreen tablet… and stylus if you can’t really draw? Despite a teenage comic book collection thousands of issues deep (dating roughly 1985-1991), I never had much of a knack as a visual artist, beyond idle doodling. Sure, I’ve got a few standby sketches I can whip up when the need arises, from the googly-eyed generic newspaper strip character to some forced perspective boxes, but does that mean I need a $1,499-and-up laptop-plus-stylus Microsoft Surface Book that practically begs to be used by someone with actual artistic talent?
Microsoft’s other new system, the less expensive Surface Pro 4 , is clearly intended as a full-time tablet that can double as a part-time laptop, thanks to its clever (but sold separately) keyboard cover. And in practice, the Surface Pro is better as a tablet, and certainly great to draw on, but it doesn’t do as much for the rest of us who live in the slightly more buttoned-down world of offices, meetings, word processing and all the things that work best on a traditional laptop.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 – 13.3″ Touch Display
Want a very affordable 2-in-1? The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 is a convertible-hybrid laptop with a price tag that’s smudged between what we consider entry level and midrange. It incorporates some premium features, such as the latest eighth-generation Core i5 processor and a full-HD-resolution screen, but it makes a few compromises as well. For instance, you’ll get a 1TB 5,400rpm HDD rather than a much-faster SSD.
Overall, apart from the new Kaby Lake R processor,… the whole combination and feature set aren’t enough to dethrone similarly priced top picks. If all you’re looking for is an affordable bend-back laptop for use at home or office, this 2-in-1 offers solid value, but if you plan to use it for complex multimedia tasks, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The Inspiron 13 has a 2-in-1 convertible hybrid design.
Meaning the screen can be flipped around and used in: Tablet mode as a handheld; Stand mode with the keyboard facing down; and, Tent mode with the hinge up while the keyboard is facing away from you. In all these three modes, the touch screen is placed in the front and center, so you can seamlessly interact with Windows 10 or watch your videos easily.
Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch
You can open this stylish touchscreen Chromebook all the way, until it becomes a tablet. On the way to 360 degrees of tablet fun, you can also stop to configure it as a stand-up display, or a tent-shaped display that lets you place it on a window sill so you can watch videos on the wide-viewing-angle screen while doing the dishes.
Easily transfer text and data files,… photos and even movies at ten times the speed of USB 2.0. Enjoy wireless data transfer rates of up to three times faster than those of 802.11n. This patented hinge lets you tilt your touchscreen all the way back and stays wobble-free when you tap and scroll. Solid state drives deliver unparalleled performance, paired with amazing data stability and durability.
Colors stay true no matter what angle you’re viewing from. Share what’s on your screen with friends and family. The Acer Chromebook R 11 is an all-around impressive convertible-hybrid Chrome OS system, offering solid construction, speedy components, and a good array of features at a low price. It rates a half-point lower than the Asus Chromebook Flip, our previous top pick, but there is also more competition in the field these days.
Samsung XE510C24-K01US Chromebook Pro
Expand your capabilities with the 12.3″ 32GB Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Chromebook Pro from Samsung, which features a built-in stylus that you can use to draw, take notes, and interact with apps and games. When not needed, simply slide it back into its dedicated slot so you won’t lose it. The Chromebook Pro is powered by a 900 MHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual-core processor, 4GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and integrated Intel graphics.
This system is equipped with 32GB of eMMC storage.… Should you need more, you can connect external storage solutions using its USB ports as well as its microSD card reader. Its 12.3″ display has a 2400 x 1600 resolution for crisp and clear content reproduction. Furthermore, with multi-touch support, you’ll be able to utilize touch gestures and functions to improve its accessibility and your productivity.
The 2-in-1 design with a 360° hinge provides you with multiple viewing options, allowing you to adjust it to fit your preference or current application. Other integrated features include 80.211ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a webcam, speakers, microphones, and a 3.5mm mic and headphone combo jack. The operating system installed is Chrome OS.
HP Spectre x360 – 13t Touch Laptop i7-8550U Quad Core
That’s an easy question to answer, but an impossible question to answer correctly. There’s vast range of possibility, from the 12-inch MacBook to bulky 17-inch Inspirons to workmanlike 15-inch ThinkPads, and everything between. Compromise is inevitable.
After years of bouncing between… looks like a teenage pop star, HP has finally decided on a design language – for the Spectre brand, at least. The Spectre x360 15-inch, like its 13-inch brother, melds a simple matte metal finish with chromed bronze accents.
Metal construction is hardly unique, but the Spectre x360 15-inch has a sleek, sharp profile that defines itself from many competitors. That’s particularly true on close inspection. HP lavishes this Spectre with small touches, from a triangular pattern across the speaker grill, to halved-hexagon shapes that appear on the power buttons and rear of the hinges. You might not notice these touches at first, but you’ll appreciate them once you do.
Huawei MateBook Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC Tablet
The Huawei Matebook fits a full Windows 10 PC into an iPad-sized tablet chassis. The fingerprint sensor is fast. Its screen and speakers are excellent. You’ll get periodic pauses when launching applications or loading web pages, and battery life is merely OK. Huawei charges extra for the keyboard, stylus and dock you’ll need in order to use the Matebook like a PC.
Yes, it’s sleek… — and like an iPad Pro (or Microsoft’s bulkier Surface Pro), you can attach a wrap-around keyboard folio to turn this tablet into a far more productive machine. I’m typing this entire review on the Matebook’s leather-bound backlit keyboard right now, and while I wouldn’t want to type a novel on these fairly stiff keys, they get the job done. The built-in touchpad is impressive too, with an extremely fine surface that makes for accurate mousing.
Meanwhile, the Matebook’s ridiculously fast fingerprint sensor logs me into Windows with a snap — seriously, watch our video above. And the Matebook’s screen and speakers are among the best compared to other tablets on the market. I actually enjoy listening to music on these speakers, which CNET tablet expert and resident audiophile Xiomara Blanco assures me is a mighty fine compliment. Just don’t expect any bass.
Lenovo Yoga 710 Series Pro Build Touchscreen 2-in-1
The 11-inch Yoga 710 is an attractive wedge of a laptop. Thinner than an iPad Pro encased in its keyboard cover, at 14.9mm (at the thickest point) it’ll fit into most bags and thanks to its overall size and weight (1.04kg), it’s unsurprisingly ultra portable.
Part of the draw… with the Yoga line is that their flexible hinges mean you can position them in one of four distinct modes, and whilst it’s still a little too weighty to be a near full-time tablet, the 11-inch 710 is arguably one of the most well suited Yogas for handheld use.
It’s not a perfect typing experience, with fairly shallow travel in the keys, no backlighting and some odd key arrangement on Lenovo’s part (namely the small shift keys), but it offers a surprisingly spacious and comfortable layout for such a small 2-in-1. In addition, the trackpad feels expansive with the left and right mouse buttons clearly defined at its base, even if getting left and right clicks to clearly register wasn’t always easy.