The laptop has replaced the desktop. It's portable, which makes it easy to carry just about anywhere and is gaming changing in that it's capable of performing everything from the most intense tasks like editing videos or simpler ones like editing documents. Over the years, due to change in the way we consume media and content, a new breed of laptops, known as convertibles, has emerged. But what exactly are convertibles? Are they any good?
The title is self explanatory. A convertible is a laptop that is designed to function as both, a laptop and a tablet. While some convertibles have detachable screens, others have fully rotatable displays so they can be used as tablets.
Is a Convertible Better?
If you’re buying a 2-in-1, rest assured that the laptop will adapt to your needs. Give an impromptu presentation by flipping the laptop in tent mode or lay it flat on the table to follow a recipe video.
Most convertibles also weigh less than ultrabooks, yet include most specs. In fact, there’s nothing a convertible can’t do when compared to a traditional laptop. Some convertibles also have detachable keyboards which make them easier to carry. An added advantage is the touchscreen function.
Lastly, investing in a convertible is smarter than buying both a laptop and a tablet; there are options for alomst every budget.
Here are some hand-picked suggestions that are perfect for all your computing needs.
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1) Microsoft Surface Pro
The Microsoft Surface Pro single-handedly popularized the 2-in-1 segment. The Pro arguably has one of the best design languages of any convertible out there and looks gorgeous in its magnesium body. It has a stunning 12.3-inch display and an Intel i5 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM to help you fly through your tasks. Coupled with the Surface Keyboard & the Surface Pen, the Microsoft Pro is the ultimate 2-in-1 to beat out there.
2)Lenovo Yoga 900
Lenovo’s Yoga series of laptops have gained critical acclaim for their amazing build quality and the convenience offered thanks to different stand modes. The 13.3-inch 3200x1800 display looks great and makes for a great media-consuming device, also thanks to its great speakers. The Yoga 900 is powered by an Intel i7 processor, is coupled with 8GB of RAM and comes with 512GB SSD storage space.
3)HP Pavillion x360
The HP Pavillion is a truly portable convertible that has a really attractive chassis going for it. The x360 is powered by Intel’s i3 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 1TB HDD storage. The laptop also offers some solid battery life that can help you last outdoors for longer. The speakers in the Pavilion produce loud and clear audio. In short, the Pavilion packs a punch with powerful performance, good speakers and an all-day battery life.