Tablets can be perfect for long trips, waits in the doctor’s office, or a wind-down weeknight on the couch, but it doesn’t make a ton of sense to spring for one when your laptop does nearly the same thing. That’s why 2-in-1 laptops are becoming increasingly popular. You’ve got the stability of a keyboard for your workday and the portability of a tablet when it’s time to zone out. These 2-in-1s are becoming more refined by the day, so let’s take a look at the best in the bunch.
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Microsoft’s Surface Pro series remains the standard by which all other 2-in-1 laptops are judged. With an elegant, detachable keyboard and a truly empowering stylus, the Surface Pro is built for creativity. The latest model features a 10th-gen I5 Intel processor and a 256-GB SSD, which should make for smooth sailing whether you’re surfing the internet or working in Adobe Suite.
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The Lenovo Flex 14 features a full HD touch screen paired with an Intel I5 that allows for the power and speed designers and artists need. You get the expected laptop and tablet modes as well as a stand mode that ensures you’ll always be ready for an impromptu Netflix binge.
Plug In Less Often
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Weighing in at only 2.5 pounds and featuring a battery life of more than 16 hours, the LG Gram is ideal for travel. LG didn’t concede much in performance to hit those milestones either. This model of the Gram features a full HD screen with Gorilla Glass, a 10th-gen I7-CPU, 16-GB of RAM, and 1TB worth of SSD storage.
Time To Get To Work
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If you enjoy working in the Chrome OS, the Asus Cromebook Flip is the perfect 2-in-1 for you. The Flip’s Intel m3 and a full HD NanoEdge touch screen won’t allow you to play the latest games, but they will provide you with excellent visuals for your work programs and streaming. An all-metal body rounds out the package.