The best 2-in-1 convertibles to make the most of your laptop or tablet

The best 2-in-1 convertibles to make the most of your laptop or tablet

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We test and rate the best 2-in-1 convertible laptops on the market.

Why settle for choosing between a laptop or a tablet? For some time now, the 2-in-1 convertible laptops they have grown exponentially to meet the demand of those users who need a team that combines the best of both categories. Thus, they choose how to use it according to the task to be performed. For this, the usual thing is that they incorporate a 360º hinge in the area that joins the screen with the keyboard so that the machine adopts different positions.

Which 2-in-1 convertible models have we chosen?

We have selected six proposals from the main computer manufacturers: Acer Spin3 SP313-51N (8.5), ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED (8.5), Dell Inspiron 14 5410 (8.5), HP Pavilion x360 14-dy1031ns (8.25), Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (8.75) and Microsoft Surface Go 3 (8.75). When analyzing them, these are the aspects valued:

– Building: how is the quality of the materials and the finish of each convertible laptop? In addition to being the best possible, the ideal is that they weigh as little as possible to facilitate their transfer.

– Screen: the quality of the panel is key so that the contents are displayed well, there are no reflections, that the colors are represented in the most natural way possible and there is no tendency to oversaturation… Being all displays tactile, their responsiveness has also been taken into account when you press your finger on their surface.

– Autonomy: like any other device that incorporates a battery, the ideal is that it offers the greatest possible number of hours of use, especially if we carry the equipment with us and the charger is forgotten at home. Some models also have fast charging technology.

– Experience: the configuration of all of them is designed to perform office tasks, surf the Internet and consume multimedia content. How is this experience? Does the team perform well or gets hung up? Along with the configuration, this experience has been linked to other aspects such as the use of the keyboard, if the convertible has a sufficient number of physical connections, the performance of the sound section, if they come with a digital pen…

Comparison of the best convertibles on the market: this is how we have tested them

Each model has become our work team for a week. They have been used to carry out different office tasks, access e-mail and cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox, surf the Internet, carry out occasional videoconferences and ‘consume’ multimedia content. All these actions have allowed, on the other hand, to check the duration of its batteries.

The score that each one has received reflects that the comparison has been very close. On this occasion, there was a tie between Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Y Microsoft Surface Go 3. Both proposals are the most balanced in terms of build quality, benefits Y performance in daily tasks.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop: Our Pick

On paper, it offers, among others, the following characteristics: AMD Ryzen 5-5500U processor, AMD Radeon integrated graphics, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, card reader, fingerprint button, backlit keyboard

But how does it behave in practice? As with its competitors, the tests carried out did not show anything strange and the Lenovo model offers a adequate performance for a machine of its category, although at specific times a slight heating can be seen, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Although it is not among the lightest options – it weighs 1.6 kg – there is no problem when traveling with it. In addition, its structure is committed to durability as expected. The touch screen (answers sincerely well) leaves positive feelings not only because of how well it takes advantage of the lateral margins, but also because of its size (14 inches) and the quality of its panel that responds perfectly in terms of brightness, definition or representation of colors. yes

On Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop Screena 720p webcam with microphone included and privacy shutter: This is a physical shutter (seen on more and more laptops) that closes the camera when not in use for added security and privacy.

Their two two-watt speakers They are located on both sides of the keyboard, which guarantees that the fingers unfold with absolute ease. Finally, note that, thanks to its technology of fast chargewith only 15 minutes you get a range of about two hours. Too bad it doesn’t come standard with a digital pen.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

Microsoft Surface tablets have become one of the go-to convertible devices for adults and students alike for their rugged yet portable design and the possibility to purchase an additional keyboard separately. The other accessory available is a digital penspecifically the Surface Pen model.

The 2-in-1 convertible laptop Microsoft Surface Go 3with Windows 11 pre-installed, is one of the latest additions to the Microsoft catalog. It has been tested with the Type Cover keyboard case made of Alcantara fabric: although its size is more compact than that of a normal laptop, it only takes a little practice to get familiar with it and use it comfortably. In this keyboard case, the trackpad it is beautiful and spacious.

Compared to past versions, processing power has been improved and actions run more smoothly. Meanwhile, the management of the battery is effective. The same happens with the cooling system (here the classic fan has been dispensed with).

At the design level, follows the aesthetics of its predecessors: Thus, for example, it maintains the Kickstand so that the tablet remains in an upright position. The quality of your 10.5-inch multi-touch screen —protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3— is one of the best to work with thanks to its aspect ratio 3:2.

Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop: The Alternative

It weighs 1.5kg and feels solid and durablecomfortably adopting typical laptop positions with a 360º hinge: tablet, presentation and campaign. The screen, which has a size of 13.3 inches and 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolutionIt offers a good quality of vision and tactile response as well.

Also, it is possible to interact with stylus digital which includes one of its most interesting claims: this pencil, with Wacom technology, when not in use, is stored in one of the slots located on the left side that works, on the other hand, as a charging station. The experience is quite natural.

Although its technical configuration fulfills its purpose, what is most striking is that the fast charging technology that it implements means that with a 30-minute charge the laptop ensures an autonomy of approximately four hours of use. The connectivity section has been well resolved in this Acer Spin 3. Thus, to his microSD port one is added HDMI outputa 3.5mm jack socketa USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port Y another Gen 2 to charge other devices, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Class C ports that support Thunderbolt 4 for the fastest transfers.

ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED 2-in-1 convertible laptop: the best value for money

With a size of 13.3 inches and Full HD resolution, the screen incorporates a set of magnets and pins to separate it from the keyboard and thus use it as a tablet. In addition, the back has a Magnetic support so that it remains standing, so at the design level it has certain similarities with some members of the Microsoft Surface family.

East display conveys very positive impressions as mount an OLED panel which guarantees, among other benefits, richer colors and better viewing angles. This visual quality is complemented by a sound section that manages to keep up thanks to the good performance of its stereo speaker system.

On a day-to-day basis, the ASUS VivoBook 13 Slate OLED 2-in-1 convertible laptop behaves as expected as long as the tasks are not too demanding thanks to a configuration that includes the Pentium Silver N6000 processora 4GB RAM Y 128 GB expandable SSD storage with a micro SD card. And although it is a bit difficult to get hold of the travel of its keys, the dimensions of the touchpad they are generous.

As operating system it uses Windows 11 and it also provides the MyASUS tool package that, among other actions, optimizes the performance of the computer. It comes with a system double camera (5 and 13 megapixels) and can be complemented with the optional ASUS Pen 2.0 digital pen.

Dell Inspiron 14 5410 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop

The body of the Dell Inspiron 14 5410 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop is plated in aluminum, so the resistance offered is immediately perceived. In this regard, its dimensions (321.50 x 211.35 x 16.32-18.30 mm) and weight (1.65 kg) make it easy to transport without problems when traveling if necessary, although its competitors achieve weighings lighter.

The 14 inches of its screen attract attention and the way in which the lateral and upper margins have been used favors the sensation of immersion. This dashboard offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and incorporates a technology called TrueLife: the manufacturer usually uses it in other of its equipment and thanks to it the quality of the images improves remarkably. The only but is that sometimes it doesn’t respond quickly enough to touch on its surface. As with other of its competitors, it can be used with a digital pen that is purchased separately.

Their 360º hinge It works correctly and at the connectivity level, no connection is missing. As for its performance, it unfolds without too many difficulties: The Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor is added to its 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal storage.. The keyboard feels very comfortable and is backlit. For added security, the power button allows you to log in with your fingerprint. Autonomy is around seven hours of use.

HP Pavilion x360 14-dy1031ns 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

Aesthetically, It has one of the most beautiful designs in the comparison and it shows that the North American firm has taken special care of every detail. As you’d expect, it feels sturdy, and during testing the good response offered by your cooling system (along with the 2-in-1 Dell Inspiron 14 5410 they do the best in this section). As for the duration of its battery, it is possible to complete a normal work day without being aware of the charger and continue part of the next one.

Meanwhile, the quality of its 360º hinge system is similar to that provided by its competitors, so changing between its different positions is easy. And the screen? HP bets on a display 14-inch Full HD and multi-touch that makes good use of the margins that surround it.

The quality in terms of definition or contrast is correct, although at certain times a little more brightness is missing. At the audio level, the sound bears the stamp of the Danish company Bang & Olufsen and its performance stands out from the rest. Finally, note that the configuration of the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy1031ns 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop meets the needs of users looking for a 2-in-1 device for office tasks and multimedia content. It comes with Windows 11.

*All purchase prices included in this article are current as of July 1, 2022.

[Recuerda que si eres usuario de Amazon Prime, todas las compras tienen gastos de envío gratuitos. Amazon ofrece un período de prueba gratuito y sin compromiso durante 30 días.]

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