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14 of the best 2in1 laptops for beginners experts and everyone in between

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While laptops and tablets are great on their own, sometimes you need a machine that’s as powerful as a laptop, but with the ease of use as a tablet. Enter, the hybrid laptop. These machines feature the best of both worlds, including computing power to run full-sized applications like Adobe Photoshop, as well as the convenience of touchscreen and gesture features. 

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There are a lot of really good 2-in-1 laptops out there, some of them with vastly different capabilities for vastly different kinds of people, so we gathered together the very best devices that suit various needs for a spectrum of tech lovers. No matter what you do for work, or whether you're still in school, we have the perfect hybrid laptop for you here.  Read more...

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BEST STYLUS

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

The sleek design and handy S-Pen will make any Apple enthusiast rethink their devotion to the Mac.

  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: two USB-C and two USB-3, HDMI port, micro SD slot, Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display, Intel Core i7-7500U Up To 3.5GHz, Intel HD Graphics 620
$989 from Amazon

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BEST KEYBOARD

Lenovo Flex 6 14

If you’re looking for a powerful, yet sleek 2-in-1 laptop, then look no further than the Lenovo Flex 6 with 14-inch touchscreen. It's made from polished aluminum that makes it very comfortable to rest your palms as you type on its compact keyboard.

  • Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Features: one USB-C and two USB 3.0, HDMI port, micro SD slot, Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen display, Intel Core i5-8250U Up To 1.8GHz, NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics
$819 from Amazon

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BEST CHROMEBOOK

Google Pixelbook

This is a workhorse machine that won’t let you down for heavy word processing, internet research, and light photo editing.

  • Storage: 128GB/512GB SSD
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: two USB-C ports, Full QHD 2,400 x 1,600 LCD touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel HD Graphics 615
$979.94 from Amazon

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BEST 2-IN-1 LAPTOP FOR STUDENTS

Asus Chromebook Flip C302

This is a great budget solution that doesn't skimp on performance.

  • Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB eMMC + TPM, plus an extra 100GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years
  • Memory: 4GB/8GB DRAM
  • Features: two USB-C ports, micro SD slot, FHD 1920 x 1080 display, Intel Pentium – Core m7, Intel HD Graphics 510/515
$499.66 from Walmart

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BEST 2-IN-1 LAPTOP FOR GAMING

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

The Dell XPS is one of the few hybrids that can deliver high working performance, as well as gaming performance in a trusty 2-in-1. It's armed with an Intel Core i5 processor and Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics for high speed gaming.

  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: four USB-C ports (two Thunderbolt 3, two USB-C), micro SD slot, FHD 1920 x 1080 touch screen, Intel Core i5/i7, Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory
$1,153 from Dell

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BEST FOR PREMIUM EXPERIENCES

Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a brilliant and exceptional 2-in-1 laptop and the best showcase for everything you can do with Windows 10 with no compromises. It’s a premium convertible with a premium experience.

  • Storage: 256GB/1TB
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: two USB 3.1, one USB-C, SD slot, two Surface Connect ports, 13.5-inch 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel HD Graphics 620 – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
$1,210 from Amazon

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BEST 360-DEGREE HINGE

Lenovo Yoga 920

The best of both worlds: Slim and light in tablet mode and a solid machine when used as a traditional laptop.

  • Storage: 256GB/1TB
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: one USB 3.0, two USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), 13.9-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080/UHD 4K 3,840 x 2,160 multi-touch IPS touchscreen display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel UHD Graphics 620
$829.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR DRAWING AND SKETCHING

HP Spectre x360

Armed with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the HP Spectre x360 is a blazing fast 2-in-1 laptop that doesn’t skimp on high end specifications that are housed inside of a sleek and ultrathin package.

  • Storage: 256GB/1TB
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: one USB 3.0, two USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), one microSD card slot, 13.3-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080/UHD 4K 3,840 x 2,160 IPS touch panel display, Intel Core i5/i7, Intel UHD Graphics 620
$1,360 from Amazon

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BEST 'BANG FOR YOUR BUCK'

Asus ZenBook Flip 14

The Asus Zenbook 14 is a mighty powerful hybrid at a reasonable and inexpensive price.

  • Storage: 256GB/512GB
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB
  • Features: two USB 3.0, one USB-C, HDMI, one SD card slot, 14-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 touch panel display, Intel Core i5/i7, Nvidia GeForce MX150, Intel UHD Graphics 620
$922.61 from Amazon

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BEST FOR APPLE USERS

Apple iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is built for productivity with iOS 11.

  • Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Features: one USB 3.0 (Lightning) port, 12.3-inch 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display, A10X Fusion chip with 64‑bit architecture Embedded M10 coprocessor
$899 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TRAVEL

Microsoft Surface Go

A small and light laptop-tablet combo that'll adapt to on-the-move lifestyles with no gimmicks.

  • Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory: 4GB/8GB
  • Features: PixelSense display, USB Type C, fast-charging Surface Connect, microSDXC, 3.5 mm headphone jack, front- and rear-facing cameras, Intel Pentinum Gold 4415Y processor
$537.99 from Amazon

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BEST DISPLAY FOR ITS PRICE

HP Envy X360

The HP Envy X360 has a beautiful display at a decent price tag, along with a slew of other nice quality-of-life features that can stand up to pricier devices.

  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Features: AMD quad-core Ryzen 5 2500U processor, MD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics, full HD display, USB-C and HDMI ports, headphone/microphone combo jacks, microSD media card reader, backlit keyboard
$699 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SIMPLICITY

Dell Inspiron 14

The Dell Inspiron 14 is meant for those who don't need all the extra bells and whistles — just a nice, affordable 2-in-1 laptop that will always get the job done.

  • Storage: 128GB
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Features: 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8145u processor, Intel UHD graphics 620, 3-In1 media card reader
$349 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SAMSUNG DIE-HARDS

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

Loyal Samsung users will enjoy the Notebook 7 Spin — it has a great 360-degree flip design, a MacBook-style keyboard, and other features that are worthy of consideration.

  • Storage: 256GB/1TB
  • Memory: 8GB/12GB
  • Features: Full HD energy-efficient LED backlight touchscreen, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U mobile processor, 360° flip-and-fold design, Intel UHD graphics 620, fingerprint reader
$699.95 from Amazon

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