Top 10 Best Convertible Laptop 2018

I think we are finally getting the era where the portability becomes the number one selling point to take anything including of buying a laptop. You see that Microsoft has just announced their new project through Always Connected Laptop that basically combining between the usability, productivity, and apps support of Windows and the lower consumption power from ARM processor. The machine will be powered with it either Snapdragon 800 and the upcoming 1000 processor that nowadays can even run the operating system in acceptable performance and performing impressive battery life at the same time. it says that the battery life would easily last for 20 hours with always on 4G connection. This is the future plan from Microsoft to bring more portability and new directions to the consumers. We will see more of this kind of devices especially on the convertible system that now becomes so popular around the world thanks to the usability and portability that it brings at the same time. The price for this product is considered as more expensive right now, but there are already few of them that considerably as affordable enough to afford.

The contortionist design of a convertible laptop makes it seen as a favorite option for people who demand flexibility and versatility. The best convertible laptop works as both tablet and laptop. Because of this case, a convertible laptop also offers more affordability benefit because it should be way more cheaper to take just a single convertible laptop than to buy both of tablet and a laptop. A convertible laptop could be swapped into a tablet through many ways, including sliding, swiveling/pivoting, flipping, and detaching its display, although a laptop with detachable screen is often mentioned to as a hybrid laptop instead of a convertible system. At the present, flipping screen is the most popular design for a 2 in 1 laptop because its double hinge drop system feel more sturdier than laptop with sliding or swiveling screen and because the best convertible laptop with flipping screen is connected to the now popular 4-mode transformation (tablet, laptop, stand, and tent). All convertible laptops that you will see here are those coming with flip design.

To make it easier for you to take any option because there are lots of them considerably as the best option outside there, we have prepared a very good list that users could take as the main consideration for choosing their favorite one. Without further ado, let’s jump into the article.

Acer Spin 1 SP111 32N C2X3

Acer Spin 1 SP111 32N C2X3
I specifically put of Spin 1 into the list mainly because of the balance between of price and the performance. The product is available for only under 400 dollars, but brings a lot of power on the inside. Well, there are not much people want to spend for more than 1000 dollars for just a notebook. Then, they sometimes also do not need of that great power because what we do just including of light task light like editing document and browsing to the internet. For that case, I think this device is really suitable for you. The 11 inch machine is built with aluminum chassis that looks impressive in term of design and build quality. The hinge system is tight and not easy to be broken. I tried to swap the lid for dozen times and it still works like it was.

The 1080P display is equipped on this small screen in order for satisfying the consumers. It uses of IPS panel, so never worry about quality here. It produces huge amount of colors with details surrounded us. The brightness is quite dim, but still very much usable for outdoor activities without needed to push the setting into maximum. The company even included of stylus pen from the package and works perfectly. It supports of up to 1000 pressure level and usable for browsing or taking note. For finishing our work, the Intel Celeron N3350 would be your friend for a while right now. It’s not going to replace your PC, but still considered as great as secondary or light task machine. The only problem I found here is the storage that only 32GB and quite limited for saving many of stuff. The operating system itself already takes around 10GB of space, so be care with the storage. Luckily, the storage is expandable through the micro SD slot.

Acer Spin 1 SP111 32N C2X3Main Specs
CPU Intel Celeron N3350 1.1 GHZ
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size11.6-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage32GB EMMC

Last price update: 2018-09-16 08:27:25
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 HMW-00001

Surface Book 2
The Surface Book 2 is not a really cheap machine to afford nowadays. The price starts from up to 1000 dollars, but in return people can really expect of such an amazing performance and solid design from it. The entire body is created from aluminum CNC material that not only durable, but also strong. The package then later was finished with silver surface that looks impressive. The look is so premium and really perfect for business users or students. The 2 in 1 system allows you to transform it into multiple modes included of removing it from the dock and only use it on the tablet mode. Means people could just leave the dock behind and only dependable on the tablet itself. All of data are stored in the tablet and we are not losing any data or progress here.

The device is weight for around 3.5 pounds and I cannot believe they are able to put so much power on the inside. The system combines of Intel new gen processor alongside with NVIDIA GTX 1050 that placed on the dock. Remember that the discrete GPU was placed on the dock and means we have to put it on the dock in order for getting it power. On the tablet, there is only Intel HD that not bad for just browsing, but troubling in more demanding apps like Photoshop. The power here is great and basically everything is possible here including gaming. I tested by running of Corel Draw, Photoshop, and few games for testing the performance. The result is impressive where everything runs without any issue. It gets hot easily, but never go too far where it’s not usable at all. Its price is expensive for now, but with everything packed on it, I think it’s hard not to get tempted by it.

Microsoft Surface Book 2Main Specs
CPUIntel Core I5 3.5 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD 620
Display Size13.5-inch
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB Flash Memory

Last price update: 2018-09-15 20:41:22
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Dell XPS 13 9370

Dell XPS 13 9370
The XPS 13 is promising almost everything that Surface always does until now. The only difference here is located on the price that appeared to be much cheaper. Yeah, we are going to get similar performance, but with cheaper price. Many people thing that cheap price will offer you a bad design and not premium at all. Well, you really have to see at it closely because the design is really impressive. The clamshell and super svelte profile is impressive and even better with the bezel-less display and fiber deck. The company really improves the design into the maximum level. The weight now is also much lighter than the previous model. I was able to hold it with my single hand although opening the lid with single hand is still impossible as the base lift up when I did it.

When you open the lid, you would be welcomed by 13 inch display that surrounded with almost no bezel. They called it as “InfiniteEdge” and offering better look content to the experience because what see here is only the display. As for the quality, the screen produces high quality of gamut color and brightness that not dim at all. The color itself is impressive and very natural. Streaming the trailer from Last Jedi is enjoyable as it feels detail and comfortable to look for many hours. This attractive machine then comes with snappy keyboard that dependable for doing our work. The keys are tactile and do not require much power to press. I am able to type for more than 95 words per minute with very minimal error for around 1 percent. The system is completely silent with fanless design and should give us up to 9 hours of battery life. Bringing charger is not necessary anymore.

Dell XPS 13 9370 2018Main Specs
CPU Intel ULV Core I7-8550U 1.8 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size13.3-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory 16GB DDR3 Memory
Storage 512 PCIe SSD

Last price update: 2018-07-10 06:51:11
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Lenovo Yoga 720 Convertible Laptop

Lenovo Yoga 720 Convertible Laptop
The Yoga 720 is the Lenovo answer for convertible machine. The product is specifically designed to compete against Dell XPS or Surface Pro. This one is available in many different options including the Core I5 and I7 one. The Core I5 is much cheaper and not having any difference in other sectors. The bronze chassis looks gorgeous and strong. I did found the weight is lighter, but the build quality is better. The hinge system is now tighter and before and people should not worry on swapping it back over and over. Thanks to the lightweight design, I am able to throw it easily into my small bag without any issue. Although the device is small, the keyboard on the base is one of the best to see here. Placing it on my lap and starting typing are comfortable. All of keys appeared in normal size and not small at all.

Although the package is small and slim, the company is completely successful on bringing the well complete connectivity. On its side of the body, you soon find of single USB type-C that not usable for only moving or transferring the data, but good for charging the device through the power bank or battery pack. This thing is great when we are on travel and cannot find any place to charge it over. The rest connectivity to find here are others 2 USB 3.0, WIFI for connecting it to the internet, HDMI, and Bluetooth. I really have no bad thing to say about it. The performance is wise with I7 8550U processor and 16GB RAM, great storage with 512GB SSD, and many more. I recommend you to check it further and see how it works on satisfying your needs.

Lenovo Yoga 720Main Specs
CPU Intel Core I7-8550U 1.8 GHZ
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size13.3-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory16GB DDR4 Memory
Storage512GB SSD

Last price update: 2018-09-16 08:27:11
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ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 DHM4

ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 DHM4
The Flip C302 is coming with more expensive price than most of similar Chromebook that available right now, but everything is worth thanks to the new hardware and features that impressive for the price. The 2 1 in system adds more portability into this system where its allowed to install dozen of Android applications and use it on the tent, and even tablet mode. Enjoy of your favorite smartphone applications and games like Instagram, Microsoft Office Mobile, and MOBA games on the bigger screen. The new processor seems to help the performance where the apps run perfectly without any delay or stuttering during the launch. This idea for installing apps from Android is great because the software support from Chrome is really limited even for now.

This laptop mainly target for Students where their activities mainly happened on the browser and office application. This thing also works great for kids as the environment is totally safe and fully free from any malware or virus. No need to be afraid of them on installing anything because everything is able to be controlled. The build quality is top notch with aluminum deck and means they are not going to easily break it. The 1080p display is bright and colorful. It produces huge amount of SRGB color although the panel used here is not the best one. The brightness is not that bright and I think they do it intentionally for saving more battery life. The result is really true because the battery should easily last more than 12 hours usage. Any normal usage will lead it into 12 or 13 hours of battery where the light usage easily runs for even a day. Chrome is really famous with its amazing battery life and the thing is really shown here.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 DHM4Main Specs
CPU Intel Core M3 2.2 GHZ
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size12.5 inch
OSChrome OS
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage64GB EMMC

Last price update: 2018-09-16 07:03:25
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HP Spectre X360 16G512G

Spectre X360 2
The list would be really empty without adding any product from HP. The Spectre series has been introduced for many years and every year the series always brings many new things that makes it so popular around the users. This time then even does it better by bringing more powerful hardware and of course slimmer and sleeker design. The weight is almost cut off into the half and now the dimension is measured around 14 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches and for this case they only could add dual Thunderbolt 3 port and single USB 3.0. I was surprised they still able to add the USB 3.0 where few devices like Macbook Pro only have Thunderbolt 3 port. At least now, you do not always have to use the adapter only for charging or connecting our smartphone.

One thing that I love here is package. With its much cheaper price tag in comparable with competitors, they still manage to add of stylus pen into the bundling. Microsoft did the same thing, but in the past. Nowadays people have to buy it separately for around 90 dollars for getting it. Here, we get it for free and even better with that kind of features it brings. The display supports of more than 4000 pressure level and considered as top choices for graphic designer that need to edit thing and doing some stuff with the stylus pen. The pen is rechargeable through the US C port on its butt. It has a battery on the inside where I first think that its AA battery at all. The 13 inch display is featured with 4K resolution and far better than many of similar screen I have seen at the same price. The images are perfect and really natural. Does not want to spend your money on Surface, then just make your way into there and be surprised with the quality.

HP Spectre X360Main Specs
CPUIntel I7-8550U 8th Gen 1.8 GHZ
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display Size15.6-inch
OSWindows 10
Memory16GB DDR4 Memory
Storage512GB SSD

Last price update: 2018-09-15 20:42:14
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Lenovo Miix 520

Lenovo Miix 520
Do you think the Spectre X360 and Surface Book 2 are too expensive? Then just make your way into this one. The Miix 520 is a hybrid series laptop where people could take the screen off from the keyboard dock and use it on the tablet mode. Many people still think that the tablet mode on normal convertible machine is still too heavy especially for long usage. Here, the thing is totally different because the display itself is really light and similar like you holding of Galaxy Tab or IPad Pro. It holds nicely on hand and really comfortable. One thing that makes it difference than IPad Pro or Galaxy Tab series is the performance. The system sports of Intel Core I7 processor alongside with 8GB RAM for doing anything you want. It’s a true portable PC into our hands.

Talking about the performance, I think it should not be asked anymore because the hardware is already talking here. The newest Intel processor does not only bring greater performance, but also less power consumption. The thing is more impressive when combining with 8GB RAM and making it works beautifully on running any application. There is no lag when I opened more than 15 tabs on Chrome although I streamed 1080p video at one of the tabs. Moreover, the booting process is done fast thanks to the SSD support. It features 256GB SSD that more than enough for saving dozen of things and important stuff. The storage itself is expandable if you want to add bigger save through adding micro SD card or swapping the SSD itself. With its price tag, I think the Miix 520 is a decent choice for people in tight budget and looking for decent machine to support their productivity and mobility.

Lenovo Miix 520 12 InchMain Specs
CPU Intel Quad Core I7-8550U 8th Gen 1.8 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size12.2 Inch IPS FHD
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory 8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB M.2 SSD

Last price update: 2018-08-16 06:28:15
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Acer Switch 3 SW312-31-P946

Acer Switch 3 SW312
The Acer Switch 3 is really popular among the consumers and I have heard so many praises from both of reviewers and the consumers. The machine is available for under 500 dollars and it’s almost twice of Surface Pro’s price. The product is cheap, but takes it seriously that the specifications are worth more than the price. It has Intel Celeron N4200 which is coming from the newest gen of Celeron series that has just updated by Intel. The processor then later combined with 4GB RAM and great enough for office and multimedia purposes. Moreover, the 12.2 inch display has 1080p resolution and supports for multi touch. The IPS panel is good on showing wide viewing angle. The images qualities are not reduced when we see it from different directions. It feels great for watching movies with all of your friends. Just flip it over to the tent mode and enjoy your entertainment.

On the back side of the display, there is a kickstand that can be customized into different angles. It supports of up to 165 degree and showing different ways to work. For ease usage on this mode, they add the stylus pen into the package. The pen is fully supported by Windows Ink and still dependable for taking note and drawing. It feels responsive and really no showing of delay at all. One thing that I want to stress here is the keyboard. The keyboard is quite small because of the small chassis. The layout is difference because they need to put all of keys into it. It feels weird and hard for the first time, but getting better when you get used with it for a while. It’s not made for amazing type experience, but still worth enough for daily usage.

Acer Switch 3 SW312Main Specs
CPU Intel Pentium N4200 1.1 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size12.2-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage64GB EMMC

Last price update: 2018-09-15 20:40:49
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HP Elitebook X360 1030 G3

HP Elitebook X360 G2
Many of convertible laptop seems to have some trouble on keyboard. The chassis is mainly sleeker than any traditional machine and for this case they have to adjust it in order for fitting it. HP really knows about the case and tries to put their traditional notebook keyboard into their 2 in 1 system and it works. The Elitebook X360 is the result of their experiment. The device is meant created for business, but not bad for home or school usage. The keyboard is the biggest selling point here. It has 1.2 millimeters travel distant and require you to force of 65 grams in order to press it. The keys are responsive and not shallow at all. On the test, I do make 122 words per minute with minimal error rate. I really love the layout that familiar and making people easier to get used.

Another worth thing to mention here is the display. The screen produces 109 percent of SRGB color which is better than most of ultrabook machine. The screen is accurate on creating the color. The brightness is totally bright and even the minimum setting is already enough. HP added a feature called as SureView Privacy that won’t allow people to see what you are doing right now. Just press F2 button for activating it. You could see everything clearly from straight, but totally different from 45 degree viewing angle. Well, do not be bother anymore for people seeing what you up to. The performance is not an issue here and comes with 10 hours battery life. HP really do such amazing work on making it appealing to everyone and not just targeting any specific consumers. Just remember to check it later and take it back home.

HP Elitebook X360 1030 G3Main Specs
CPU Intel 8th Gen Core I7-8650U 1.9 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size13.3 Inch IPS FHD
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory 16GB DDR4 Memory
Storage512GB SSD

Last price update: 2018-08-24 06:27:53
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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin NP730QAA

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Samsung is not having too many products available in the laptop market nowadays, but that does not means they do not have a good product to afford. The good example here is this one that totally worth to approach for anyone searching for decent device in such good price. The system is fully equipped with Intel I5 8250U processor and 8GB RAM. No need for upgrading the memory because 8GB is already that big and more than enough for long term usage. At the other side, it has 1TB storage that much slower than SSD, but in return we receive bigger space for saving our important data and games. One thing that surprise here is the display itself that supports of HDR content. The 1080p display for some reasons support of HDR content although this kind of content is not that popular right now.

The screen does give better images result on when showing the HDR content especially on the color accuracy that now more natural. The brightness is bright and not that bright or dim at all. The 13 inch screen is small, so just connect it to the bigger screen with through the HDMI port. The Windows 10 is pre-installed as the operating system and coming with fully free bloatware although some apps are not that useful. Just delete it from the Control Panel when you think it as unnecessary. I recommend you to update the operating system as the version is old while newer updates bring enhancement in stability and performance. The battery itself should give life usage for 10 hours straight in the 70 percent brightness setting. Just bring your battery pack when you need for more battery here. Just check it further and then decide if the device is worth or not for you.

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018Main Specs
CPU Intel Quad Core I5-8250U 8th Gen 2.8 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size13.3 Inch IPS FHD
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory 8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB SSD

Last price update: 2018-08-17 06:16:05

Final Thought

Convertible laptop with flip method is currently the most favored laptop in the market. This brand new design allows the laptop to use easily in any conditions even in some limited space by transforming it into a tent. All laptops that are reviewed here have this kind of design. One can pick one that you consider the best for you, so feel free to take any consideration. How should you pick the best convertible laptop for you? All of those laptops certainly share some similarity in term of design and features, but there are some extra unique features that not all of those laptops share each other, such as powerful processor and discrete graphic card, affordable price and high resolution display. By considering those extra features, you could mostly pick the best convertible laptop for you.




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