Best 2-in-1 Hybrid Laptops in 2021

For years, when you wanted a genuine portable device, turning to a laptop was the only way to get it. Then as mobile processors became more efficient and more versatile operating systems, you had a choice: you could either stick with the conventional clamshell design or go pick a tablet, which offered less functionality but greater convenience by fully eliminating the keyboard from the equation. So, it won’t take long before laptop manufacturers realized that all that was required to transform one into another was to add or remove the keyboard. The resulting item, a 2-in-1, where you can use your laptop as a tablet has now demystified itself to form its own product category, it is one of the PC industry’s fastest-growing categories.

Let’s define a 2-in-1 Laptop?

To explain it in layman’s terms, a 2-in-1 is a convertible laptop with a touch-optimized screen and a physical keyboard of some kind. You can use the convertible laptop just the way you would use a standard laptop. But if you desire full access for an extended period of time to only the screen, you have an option to do that as well. 

That said, whether it’s Chrome OS or Windows 10, you’re still purchasing a PC with a full operating system. macOS could be a player in the future, but so far Apple has pointed people who need a laptop convertible through an optional keyboard, towards its iOS-equipped iPad variants. At present, there is no macOS convertible in the market, and is unlikely to hit the shelves.

The list of the Best 2 in 1 Laptop:

1. HP Envy x360 13 (2020)

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Best performer 2-in-1 laptop

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Outstanding performance
  • 1080p display is bright and vivid
  • Stylish and compact aluminum design
  • Long battery life
  • No IR camera

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
GPU AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Display 13.3-inch, 1080p
Size 12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds

For less than 80k, the HP Envy x360 13 is the best laptop and one of the best 2-in-1 laptops on the market. The HP Envy is a convertible (that’s what the list is about) so you can flip it into the PC or tablet mode, but it does not come with a stylus, that’s a let-down. The all-aluminum architecture and AMD Ryzen processors are what make this such a great value. AMD Ryzen processors provide better performance than Intel chips.

HP Envy x360 13(2020) sports a Ryzen 5 4500U Chipset which has the capability to outperform laptops with Intel chips i3/i5 of the 11th Gen, benchmarks provide enough evidence. The HP Envy laptop costs only 80k and can outmuscle laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro, which costs well over1 lakh. Besides, there is a fantastic, vivid 13.3-inch matt touchscreen and a keyboard with optimum key travel on the Envy x360 13. There is very little about the Envy x360 to dislike. No doubt that this is a money-saving, though it does lack a thunderbolt 3 port.

2. Dell XPS 13 Convertible

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Best build in quality

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bright 13.4-inch display
  • Long battery life
  • Scant on ports
  • Shallow keyboard
  • Slim, Attractive Design

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU  Intel Core i7-1065G7
GPU  Intel Iris Plus 
RAM 16GB 
Storage 512GB
Display  13.4-inch, 1080p
Size 11.7 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds

Faster (thanks to 11th Gen CPUs), a sleek, lightweight design, and very long battery life, Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 takes everything we like about the XPS 13 and brings it into a flexible convertible format. You also get a unique monitor of 13.3-inch, with a full HD display (1920 x 1200).

Yes, you read it right; the touch screen of the XPS 13 convertible has an aspect ratio of 16:10, making it taller than almost any other 13.4-inch screen. Better still, it’s both bright and vibrant on that panel; you will experience excellent side viewing angles. While the shallow keyboard would not be for everyone but with long battery life and excellent build quality, the XPS 13 2-in-1 compensates for it.

3. Lenovo Yoga C940

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Slim & premium design Laptop

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • gorgeous 4K display
  • rapid performance
  • Crisp, dynamic speakers

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 3.9GHz)
GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
RAM: 12GB LPDDR3 (3,733MHz)
Storage: 512GB
Display: 14-inch 
Size: 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 3.1 pounds

With the Yoga C940, Lenovo adopted and refined a validated formula. Subtle changes in construction, longer battery life (up to 11:46) and refreshed Intel 10th Gen processors make the Yoga C940 a worthy successor to the excellent Yoga C930 last year. The C940 has a premium, ultra-portable chassis, and a special hinge that doubles as a soundbar speaker, as you’d expect from a Yoga-series laptop. As a 2-in-1, to transform the Yoga C940 into a proper tablet, the hinge can rotate 360-degrees. The 1080p and 4K displays of the Yoga C940 are crisp, vivid, and bright when it comes to viewing content — just beware; the UHD monitor drains the battery.

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4. HP Spectre x360 (2019)

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Best over-all 2-in-1 laptop

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • striking, ultraportable design
  • grand battery life
  • Fast overall performance
  • Shrill speakers at max volume
  • Bright, vivid display with thinner bezels

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565U (quad-core, 4MB cache, up to 4.6GHz)
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 512GB
Display 13.3 Inches
Size 12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
Weight 2.7 pounds

Fourth on our list is again an HP Laptop, Spectre x360 13, they just have so many good convertible laptops. The Spectre x360 13, with a 10th Gen CPU and a more modern architecture, is enhanced in almost every way compared to its fantastic predecessor. This laptop’s highlights include an impressive style that flaunts faceted edges and chamfered corners. Such precision-cut features make the Spectre look more like jewelry.

A vivid full HD screen, 13-hour battery life, and fast performance are alongside that stunning design. The Spectre x360 13 is virtually nothing that does not do well, although some tuning may be used by the speakers. We placed the Spectre x360 13 up against some of our other favorite 2-in-1 laptops, including the 2-in-1 Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo Yoga C940, but the HP could not be dethroned by any of these great rivals.

5. Acer Chromebook Spin 713

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The best 2-in-1 Chromebook

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bright, colorful touch screen
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Speedy performance
  • adaptable form factor
  • Shallow keyboard

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU Intel Core i5-10210U
GPU Intel UHD
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB SSD
Display 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504
Size 11.8 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight 3.0 pounds

Some of you may not a good impression of the Acer but here they came up with Chromebook Spin 713. This 2-in-one laptop will just change the whole prospect. It has the most amazing bright and colorful 13.5-inch of the touch screen display, nonetheless exceptional battery life that can last up to 12-hours. In addition, the performance is just marvelous because of its i5 core processor.

In addition to this, as it’s a 2-in-1 laptop it can be flipped to the back of the screen that can be converted into a tablet. Above all, as it is only 0.7 inches and 3 pounds the Spin 713 can be easily carried in a backpack on the go. Moreover, we can say that the keyboard is a little bit shallow and the speakers are not that great. Indeed it’s the best convertible Chromebook at a very reasonable price.

6. Microsoft Surface Pro 7

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The best detachable 2-in-1 laptop

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Premium metal chassis
  • Fast overall performance
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Keyboard and stylus sold separately
  • Slow, expensive SSD

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU 10th Gen Intel Core i5|Core i7
GPU Intel Iris Plus
RAM 4GB|8GB|16GB
Storage 128GB|256GB|512GB|1TB
Display 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824 pixel
Size 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight      1.7 pounds (screen)/2.4 pounds (keyboard)

The surface pro 7 is an excellent laptop and giving the power boast to the Surface Pro 6. Unquestionably, the battery life is a hit, as the new 10th generation CPUs provide dazzling performance.

Besides the USB-C port for charging and connecting peripherals nothing has changed in the Surface Pro7. Furthermore, as you may know, that Microsoft sells the comfortable Alcantara-clad type cover and the super-responsive Surface Pen too. With the tablet’s vivid and bright 12.3-inch display the pen provided works in an impressive way that lets you draw or take notes easily.

7. Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15

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The world’s first QLED display in 2-in-1

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • World’s first QLED display in 2-in-1 laptops
  • Marvelous battery life
  • Super-bright & rich color display
  • short shift key
  • Touchpad charges Qi-compatible devices

SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU
GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics
RAM 12GB
Storage 512GB
Display 15.6-inch,1080p ( QLED)
Size 14 x 9 x 0.6 inch
Weight         3.5 pounds

The Samsung Book Flex 15 Sports comes with the first-ever OLED display. Therefore, the display will feast you with a color-rich and super-bright screen that means lower battery consumption. The battery life on the 2-in-1 Flex can last up to 14hours, indeed you don’t have to worry about the battery on the go as Samsung has made this possible with this amazing table cum laptop. 

However, the draw of this amazing Samsung 2-in-1 is its build-in S pen as well as its touchpad that has the ability to charge a Qi-compatible device. Furthermore, when talking about the cons of the laptop we can say that the shift key is smaller in the keypad which may take a little while to get used to it.

Final Words

First of all, you must determine what kind of 2-in-1 laptop is right for you. If you want a primary home and work computing unit to enhance your creative work with a touch screen, you should probably go for a laptop that can transform into a tablet, or what we call a 2-in-1 convertible Laptop. 

Consider purchasing a tablet that transforms into a tablet through a detachable keyboard if you want something more compact or just need a nice monitor for content viewing. For artists or designers, tablets are also perfect as they usually support stylus input. But it lacks power.

Decide how much power you need after you have made a choice between a tablet or a laptop. We suggest buying a laptop with an AMD when its available in a tablet laptop but until then an go with Intel U-series or H-series Core i5 CPU, at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB is great), and a minimum of 256 GB of storage when it comes to specifications. With their 4000-series chips, AMD is coming in heavy and Intel should be worried, so keep an eye out for those. whereas, if you want to go for best performance laptops you can check for the Best Gaming Laptops as per your choice.

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