Convertible hybrid computers (also called 2-in-1s) work as both laptops and tablets, making them perfect for both lightweight work (example web browsing) and intensive computing tasks ( example editing). In other words, these hybrid devices provide a healthy balance between performance and portability.
With the market for convertible devices getting more aggressive by the day, many big players in the industry are introducing some really capable 2-in1s in the market.
For those of you looking towards buying a hybrid PC, here’s our list of 9 hot convertible laptops:
Launched along with the iPhone SE, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a detachable keyboard and supports Apple Pencil, both of which have to be separately purchased.
Available in capacities of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, there are Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+cellular versions of the tablet. The iPad Pro has a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixel and it runs iOS 9.3. It’s powered by Apple’s A9X chip, which itself is based on 64-bit desktop-class architecture.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has a 12.3-inch PixelSense Display with 2736×1824 pixel resolution and runs Windows 10 Pro operating system. It is available with three Intel Skylake processor variants – Core m3, Core i5 and Core i7.
Customers can also choose between 4GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. For connectivity, the Surface Pro 4 has USB 3.0 port, card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and MiniDisplay Port.
Coming from Indian startup Smartron, the tbook features a 12.2-inch WQXGA IPS display of 2560×1600 pixel resolution. The hybrid is powered by a 2GHz Intel Core M 64-bit processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
It also supports SSDs of up to 128GB in size. The Windows 10-running convertible has a full metal unibody design and features full sized USB 3.0 ports (2), micro HDMI port, micro SD card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack and USB Type-C charging port.
HP’s Elite x2 1012 laptop-tablet hybrid sports a milled CNC-aluminium body. The 8.1mm thin convertible has a 12-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Running Windows 10, the 2-in-1 is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core M vPro processor. It weighs less than 840g and has a built-in kickstand with 150-degree adjustable angle. The Elite x2 1012 also comes with a stylus.
he Inspiron 11 3000 is an 11-inch 2-in-1 powered by 6th generation Intel Core m3 processors. It has a Full HD display of 1080×1920 pixel resolution and runs Windows 10. Having 500GB storage and 4GB memory, the laptop hybrid weighs 1.39kg. It has an HDMI 1.4a port, multimedia card reader, USB 3.0 ports (2) and USB 2.0 port. The convertible is available in two colour options – Bali Blue and Tango Red.
Asus Transformer Book 2-in-1 features a 10.1-inch display and is powered by an Intel quad-core Atom Z8500 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It also has 64GB of in-built storage and offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-C, micro USB 2.0 and micro HDMI as connectivity options. Colour variants available include Tin Grey and Aqua Blue.
The Inspiron 5000 is available in two display sizes — 13-inch and 15-inch. Powered by Intel Core i5/i7 processors paired with 8GB of RAM, the 5000 series of laptops come with 1 TB of storage space. Connectivity options include HDMI v1.4a, USB 3.0 (2, including 1 with PowerCharge), USB 2.0, 3.5mm jack and multimedia card reader.
Notion Ink’s Able 10 tablet has a 10.1-inch IPS display of 1280×800 pixel resolution. Powered by a quad-core Intel Cherry Trail processor and 4GB of RAM, the hybrid houses 64GB of in-built storage and supports micro SD cards of up to 128GB in size.
For connectivity, the Able has USB 3.0, micro USB 2.0 and micro HDMI, along with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Having a detachable keyboard, the hybrid weighs around 655g and runs Windows 10.
Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Intel processor with 2GB RAM, the Lava Twinpad has 32GB of internal memory and supports micro SD cards of up to 64GB in size. The device also has sim card support. It has a 10.1-inch WXGA IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixel. On the connectivity front, the Twinpad has 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, and micro USB.
source: Times Of India