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0 Best Convertible Hybrid Laptops/Tablets for 2016

Laptops and Tablets go parallel as far as working freely anywhere is a basic requirement. Most of the professionals prefer working on-the-go. Recently Samsung, Apple, Lenovo tablets took the market through a variety of models and lucrative price range. But none has the edge when it is compared with a full-fledged professional computer. At this point, convertible hybrid laptops are the next best solution. 

What are convertible laptops/tablets? These are the detachable laptop designs, which become a tablet after folding or in some cases they are fully convertible with 360 deg. hinges. 
Although these laptops are costlier than those conventional tablets, they serve a higher level of flexibility and perfection for some professional assignments such as using a mouse precisely, designing things, ms-office/project work, photoshopping etc. 

While tablet market is dropping day-by-day worldwide, according to the reports, theGuardian.com, convertibles are the best suit for all the purpose. Below listed convertible tablets are chosen after researching a database of the best-selling computing devices.

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4 is Microsoft's best convertible tablet ever. With faster Intel core processor, slim built and stunning display, surface pro 4 stands out. Its surface pen and easily attachable keyboard cover are very much easy to handle. It a lightweight tablet which easily converts into a laptop with an easy keyboard attachment. 

 Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Specs - 12.3 Inch, 2735 x 1824p pixel sense Display with 1300:1 contrast ratio, 100% sRGB color 10-point Multitouch, 3:2 Aspect ratio, 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 Dual core processor, 3MB Cache and can be boosted up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD PCIe 3.0 Storage. video source: Microsoft Surface youtube channel.



Good - Best convertible from Microsoft till date
Bad - Very expensive and Average Battery life 

Buy on Amazon ($760 to $1100 for 128GB and 256GB Models)

2. Microsoft Surface Book


The surface book comes with a fantastic design and slim built. It's 3:2 aspect ratio and 13.5 Inch screen are still one of the best things in the market in convertible series. It is the thinnest and yet most powerful tablet to look around. 

 Microsoft Surface Book
Specs - 13.5 Inch, (3000 x 2000p) PixelSense Display, Intel Core i5-i7 Processor, Intel HD graphics 520, Nvidia GeForce graphics, 8GB-16GB RAM, 128GB - 256GB PCIe 3.0 SSD Storage. video source: Microsoft Surface youtube channel.



Good - Best in class, productive keyboard
Bad - Heavy and display locking is difficult

Buy on Amazon ($1230 for 128GB and $2170 for 512GB Models)


3. HP Spectre x360


Spectre x360 is superbly thin, with a stunning display and most importantly up to date hardware. x360 is a great convertible laptop to buy with its sturdy build quality and stellar performance. 



 HP Spectre x360
Specs - 13.3 Inch, FHD (1920 x 1080p) - QHD (2560 x 1440p) Radiance LED, Backlit touchscreen, Intel Core i5 - i7, Intel HD Graphics 5500, 8GB - 16GB RAM, 256GB - 512GB SSD Storage.   Some of the negative points include its weight while using as a tablet, wide trackpad. video source: hp studios youtube channel



Buy on Amazon ($850 for 256GB SSD, $1020 for 256GB SSD Models)


4. Huawei MateBook

One of the special things about Matebook is its stunning 12 Inch display. It shows vivid color tones and has great viewing angles. For professionals or writers, it's keyboard would not be a great idea, but for regular browsing, its really cool.

With just 6.9mm thin bezel, MateBook is one of the thinnest windows tablets in the market. 


 Huawei MateBook
Specs - 12-inch, 2,160 x 1440 IPS TFT touchscreen, 1.1 GHz Intel Core M5 Dual core processor with 4MB cache, (2.7GHz with Turbo Boost), Intel HD Graphics 515, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD Storage. video source: Huawei Mobile youtube channel



Good - Great build with up-to-date hardware
Bad - Poor Battery and flimsy keyboard cover

Buy on Amazon ($580 for 128GB, $1200 for 512GB Models)

5. Toshiba Satellite Radius 12


It is first to 4K enabled convertible in the tablet market. It is lightweight and ergonomically well-balanced device which fits perfect as a tablet as well for long hours. You can also adjust its color resolution to higher for crispier display. Some of the negative points include its poor battery life and awkward keyboard layout.

 Toshiba Satellite Radius 12
Specs - 12.5 Inch, 1920 x 1080p, TruBrite LED backlit touchscreen, 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage



Buy on Amazon ($620 for 256GB Models)


6. HP Spectre x360 15

x360 15 model is gorgeous with a brighter display, thin and all metal body. It has stunning 15 Inch IPS touch panel. If battery life is not a serious issue for you (it will fade the display after battery starts draining out) and like a slim design model, this one is a gem.

 HP Spectre x360 15
Specs - 15.6 Inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080), QHD (3840 x 2160), IPS touchscreen, Intel Core i5 - i7, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB - 16GB RAM, 256GB Flash SSD Storage.
video source: hp studios youtube channel



Good - Extremely lightweight and easy to handle

Bad - Weak speakers

Buy on Amazon ($1320 for Intel i7, 16GB RAM Models)

7. HP Pavilion x2


X2 is a 10 Inch hybrid laptop with solid hardware built. Don't just ignore its small sized display, but it is a full entertainment convertible tablet. With HD display and powerful battery, X2 is a complete standalone tablet. If you are looking for bigger display tablet, Hp also has its 12 Inch variant. 
video source: hp studios youtube channel
HP Pavilion x2
Specs - 10.1 Inch 1280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS Touchscreen Display, Intel Atom with Intel HD Graphics, 2GB RAM, 32GB-64GB eMMC



Good - Most affordable Win10 convertible tablet

Bad - Limited memory and storage

Buy on Amazon ($548 for 128GB SSD Models)

8. Dell Inspiron 13 7000


Inspiron 13 nicely works well with both needs, a laptop as well as a tablet. Best thing is when it converts into a traditional laptop, you won't even recognize it is a convertible. It is a sturdy device with superior performance and looks. It also has a waterproof keyboard so keep it on your kitchen desk or sofa-cum-bed. 

 Dell Inspiron 13 7000
Specs - 13.3 Inch HD (1366 x 768p) Truelife LED-backlit - Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen, Intel Core i5-i7, Intel HD Graphics 520, 4GB-8GB, 500GB - 1TB HDD, 128GB - 256GB SSD Storage.  video source: dell youtube channel



Good - Superb solid design

Bad - Lackluster Battery, Slightly heavy

Buy on Amazon ($750 for 256GB SSD Models)


9. Lenovo Yoga 900

It is Lenovo's best convertible till date, with powerful Intel Core i7 processors and large battery pack. Just some extra weight due to bigger battery otherwise, great tablet-laptop to buy.


 Lenovo Yoga 900
Specs - 13.3 Inch QHD (3200 x 1800p) IPS Display, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8 GB - 16 GB RAM, 256GB - 1TB SSD Hard Drive.
video source: lenovo youtube channel



Good - Beautiful display, Slim design
Bad - Shallow keyboard, Some issue with display drivers

Buy on Amazon ($1135 for 256GB SSD, $1590 for 512GB SSD Models) 

10. Acer Switch Alpha 12

It looks similar to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 in design or its outer framing looks much closer to HP's Spectre x2. With a unique liquid cooling technique used from inside, Acer Switch Alpha 12 is an innovative product. It will certainly fit in your budget with a much attractive price tag.
 Acer Switch Alpha 12
Specs - 12 Inch 16:9 (2160 x 1440p) display, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 520, 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB SSD Storage. video source: acer youtube channel



Good - Unique liquid cooling, lightweight thin design
Bad - Look much similar to other top brands, Single USB-C port 

Buy on Amazon ($740 for 256GB, $985 for 512GB SSD)

11. HP Elite x2 1012 G1


Looking for less heavy still more resistant laptop model? Hp Elite X2 1012 is the best choice. With a backlit keyboard, 'Active' pen support, Thunderbolt 3, x2 is worth putting money into.


This convertible is promised for its durability. Hp claims that this model passes a 12-pont stress test and work well in most of the home conditions, even after drops, bumps, and temperature shifts. 

 HP Elite x2 1012 G1
Specs - 12 Inch, 1920 x 1280 FHD UWVA eDP Ultra Slim LED-backlit Touchscreen, Intel Core M3 - M5, Intel HD Graphics 515, 4GB - 8GB RAM, 128GB - 512GB SSD Storage.
video source: hp business youtube channel



Good - Great Usability

Bad - Bad hinges, Poor Battery

Buy on Amazon ($800)


12. Lenovo Yoga 900S


Yoga 900s is in straight competition with Apple's 12 Inch MacBook. With great 12.5 Inch display, Core M Chip competes with MacBook. It has new USB 3.0 support in addition to Type-C interface. The highest version comes with M7 Processor a 1440p resolution display with lesser price than MacBook. 

 Lenovo Yoga 900S
Specs - 12.5 Inch, FHD (1920 x 1080p), QHD (2560 x 1440p) IPS, Multi-touch, Intel Core M5 - M7, Intel HD Graphics 515, 4GB - 8GB RAM, 128GB - 512GB PCIe SSD Storage.
video source: lenovo youtube channel



Goog - Best alternative to MacBook, Lightweight

Bad - Shallow Keyboard, Small Trackpad.

Buy on Amazon ($1000)


13. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

A great thin convertible tablet in the market with amazing specs. It's a 12.5 Inch convertible with low wattage processor, micro-sized ports, win10 inbuilt and average battery life.


 Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Specs - 12.5 Inch, FHD (1920 x 1080), WQHD (2560 x 1440) Capacitive Multitouch IPS Display, Intel Core M, Intel HD Graphics 5300, 4GB - 8GB RAM, 128GB - 256GB SSD Storage.
video channel: ASUSAustralia youtube channel



Good - Thin and Stunning Convertible laptop

Bad - Poor battery life

Buy on Amazon ($370 for 128GB iSSD Models)



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