What Everybody Ought to Know about 2-in-1 Laptops

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The 2-in-1 laptops are gaining popularity over the years because it comes with features that cater to both the laptop user and the tablet user. For the laptop users, they get a laptop with a touch-screen and tablet features; and for the tablet user, they get a tablet with an operating system, for example, Windows 10, a keyboard, and laptop features. But what is this 2-in-1 laptop? What makes is so different from other laptops or notebooks? What can you benefit from this device?

What is a 2-in-1 Laptop?

A 2-in-1 laptop is a computer device that comes with features from both a laptop and a tablet. They are normally released in the market as a tablet-like laptop or a laptop-like tablet. They are smaller and comes in budget-friendly models.

How is it Different?

What makes it different from a normal laptop? Well, it is built like a laptop that is thinner, slimmer and comes with a tablet-like design. A typical 2-in-1 laptop comes with the following features:

  • A touch-screen display that flips over 180 degrees to switch from laptop to tablet
  • A detachable or attached keyboard pad
  • An operating system that can run both mobile apps and regular computer software programs like MS Office
  • A fast, multi-core CPU processor that provides processing power similar to high-end laptops or notebooks

What are the Benefits and Costs?

So what are the benefits of 2-in-1 laptops?

  • Operates like a normal laptop
  • Multiple features, including tablet and laptop features with enhanced functions
  • Adds creative options such as usage of drawing software and other business and office applications
  • More storage space options such as cloud storage
  • The screen can fold up to 360 degrees which opens up to more innovative uses
  • Usually, includes accessories such as touch-pen and detachable keypad

So what are the costs of 2-in-1 laptops?

  • Top of the range models are expensive
  • Some brands sell accessories separately

Here are some recently released 2-in-1 laptops to consider:

Lenovo Chromebook

Hardware Specs

11.6-inch Touchscreen (1366×768) | Intel Atom, 2.1 GHz | 4GB of RAM | 32 GB SSD | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Chrome OS

2018 Lenovo Flex 5

Hardware Specs

15.6-inch Touchscreen (1920×1080) | Intel Core i7, 1.8 GHz | 16 GB of RAM | 512 GB SSD | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | Windows 10

HP Pavilion X360


Hardware Specs

15.6-inch Touchscreen (1920×1080) | Intel Core i3, 2.2 GHz | 4 GB of RAM | 1 TB SSD |  Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Windows 10

ASUS VivoBook

Hardware Specs

14-inch Touchscreen (1920×1080) | Intel Pentium, 1.1 GHz | 4 GB of RAM | 64 GB SSD | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | Windows 10

2019 HP X360

Hardware Specs

11.6-inch (1366×768) | Intel Celeron, 1.1 GHz | 4GB of RAM | 32 GB SSD | Intel HD Graphics 500 | Windows 10

Final Word

There you have it. Now you know what to expect from 2-in-1 laptops. They are pretty innovative and comes with interesting features. If you are looking for something different, get a 2-in-1 laptop.

So what do you think? Is it an interesting product? Is it something to consider purchasing? What characteristic are you most happy with? Do you think it is a waste of time making this product? Please leave your comments below.

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14 Comments

  1. Sujandar Mahesan
    January 8, 2019

    I have heard about two in one laptops before but didn’t really look into more details about it. This article was really a good chance for me to see what is actually and how can it benefit me i different ways. From all the two in one laptops listed in this article I personally like the Lenova Flex 5 more than the others.

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us.

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    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you for the comment. I agree it with you that the Lenovo Flex 5 is the most powerful of the five listed, as it comes with some good hardware specs according to the technical specifications, but it is the most expensive.  

      Reply
  2. Liz
    January 8, 2019

    Hi, can you give me some advice on which 2 in one would be the fastest at rendering a 3d file? 

    If for instance I did a sketch in illustrator or autocad and then imported into a software where I then rendered it. The rendering process eats up memory and slows down the computer…so i’m looking for a 2-in -1 that would be faster at that process. 

    I love the detaching screens…it’s great for meetings! Also which one creates FAST touchscreen sketching?

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    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you so very much for your comment. It is really encouraging. 

      Out of the five mentioned I would recommend the Lenovo Flex 5, as it comes with a good processor to optimize system performance, a good memory for multitasking, and an NVIDIA graphics card which will be helpful to you with 3D rendering. There are other 2-in-1 laptops that can help you in 3D rendering.

      I recommend if you are looking for one then make sure it says “NVIDIA” or “Radeon” under GPU. For more information, please click the link where it says “CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON”   

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  3. Grace
    January 8, 2019

    Oh I am embarrassed, this is actually my first time heard about 2 in 1 laptop!

    I think the idea behind it is great, combining the laptop and tablet. It can be easily fit into the bag when you just want to travel light, and if you are looking to do some  serious typing work just bring along the keyboard!

    Thank you for listing up the various model and specifications, it is helpful for me to decide on the model that I want!

    Reply
    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am sure that you are not alone in this big blue world of ours who do not know of the 2-in-1 laptops. If you are more interested, click on the “CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON” to find out more about each laptop.   

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  4. Steve
    January 8, 2019

    Hey, thanks for the great article. I have seen how the 2-in-1 laptops have gained popularity with how many advertisements you see. It’s really nice that they have the functionality of a tablet with some of the key features of a laptop. Having USB ports is key for me. Are there any drawbacks to owning one of these as it seems like they come in a whole range of prices to meet any budget as well? Thanks again!

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    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you for your comment.

      I must apologies for not including this information in this post.

      From what I have researched, here are the common disadvantages of the 2-in-1 laptops.

      – Larger than standard laptops and heavier than standard tablets

      – Keyboard size is smaller, feels cramped and typing will be a challenge

      – Expensive because of the touchscreen feature

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  5. Jojo
    January 8, 2019

    I might be in the market for a new computer soon and this seems like an interesting option. Are there any particular model that you would recommend? I am after a mid-range computer, something that is quite powerful but for a decent prize (less than a Mcbook Air for example)

    Also, are there any disadvantages with a 2-1 computer compared to a traditional laptop?

    Thankyou.

    Jojo

    Reply
    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      My pleasure and thank you for your comment. I must apologies for not including it in this post.

      From what I have researched, here are the common disadvantages of the 2-in-1 laptops.

      – Larger than standard laptops and heavier than standard tablets

      – Keyboard size is smaller, feels cramped and typing will be a challenge

      – Expensive because of the touchscreen feature

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  6. cheriri
    January 8, 2019

    These two in one laptops are very innovatively designed with such modern technology. I would like to have one as they are so handy, with touchscreen and so slim. 

    Which laptop is the most affordable from the laptops you’ve named? It’s hard to choose one, as they all look very good in terms of quality, speed and functionality. Thanks for the article. 

    Reply
    1. admin
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you for your comment on the post.

      The most affordable 2-in-1 that I have named is the Lenovo Chromebook, as it is comes with mid-range hardware specifications, it is one of the most affordable, budget 2-in-1 laptop released, and it will assist you in whatever work or tasks you need done.

      If you need more information, there is a link to click on under each 2-in-1 laptop. Just click on “CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON”.

       

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  7. victor lavaza
    January 8, 2019

    Thanks for this explicit article. I have always been of the opinion that two different products merged into one result in reduced functionality of either of the products. However I have recently come to appreciate the advantages thereof, and especially to do with the cost implication as it definitely costs less to buy a 2 in one gadget rather than two separate gadgets.I am going to check out the HP Pavillion X360 and/or the 2018 Lenovo Flex 5 as I see they have bigger screen sizes. To me the determining factor between this two will be pricing, lemmi check out on Amazon.Best regards

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  8. Matiss
    January 8, 2019

    I’ve been considering to buy one. At the moment don’t have funds to invest in, so haven’t bought it yet. I just love them for the immense diversity they offer. And I love to have tablets with big screens. The small ones are somewhat annoying to me.

    I don’t waste time, I usually use a tablet when I’m on my way to somewhere, do some learning. Bigger screens make it more enjoyable. Plus the functionality of adding a keyboard and using one as a business PC is pretty awesome. It would mean that I don’t have to have a regular laptop in my backpack to wherever I’m going. I would definitely love that reduced weight as my current one is pretty bulky.

    Thank you for all the insights, cheers and have a Great One!

    Matiss

    Reply

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