The 2-in-1 laptops are gaining popularity over the years because it comes with features that cater for both the laptop user and the tablet user. For the laptop users they get a laptop or notebook 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?

The Definition

A 2-in-1 is a computer that comes with features from both a laptop and a tablet. They are normally released in the market as a tablet-like laptop or notebook, or a laptop-like tablet. They are even smaller and budget-friendly versions to consider.

The Difference

What makes it different from a normal laptop or notebook is that it is built like a laptop that is a thinner or slimmer shape, features internal components such as a battery, a storage hard drive, a CPU,  and external slots such as USB ports, etc, and it also features a tablet-like interface that provides extra viewing and other input options.

For a more detailed explanation, 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 keyboards
  • 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

The Benefits/Advantages

So what are the benefits of a 2-in-1 laptop?

  • operate like a normal business or home notebook/laptop/desktop
  • multiple usage 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 for your laptop bag instead of having both a laptop and a tablet

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

Lenovo Chromebook

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 11.6 inches (1366×768); Processor: Intel Atom, 2.1 GHz; Memory: 4GB RAM; Hard Drive: 32 GB; GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620; Operating System: Chrome OS; Other features: Keyboard CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON!


2018 Lenovo Flex 5

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 15.6 inches (1920×1080); Processor: Intel i7, 1.8 GHz; Memory: 16GB RAM; Hard Drive: 512 GB; GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX; Operating System: Windows 10; Other features: Touch Screen  CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON


HP Pavilion X360

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 15.6 inches (1920×1080); Processor: Intel i3, 2.2 GHz; Memory: 4GB RAM; Hard Drive: 1 TB; GPU: Intel 620; Operating System: Windows 10; Other features: Touch Screen CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON!


ASUS VivoBook

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 14 inches (1920×1080); Processor: Intel Pentium, 1.1 GHz; Memory: 4GB RAM; Hard Drive: 64 GB; GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 605; Operating System: Windows 10; Other features: Touch Screen CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON!


2019 HP X360

Technical Specifications

Screen size: 11.6 inches (1366×768); Processor: Intel Celeron, 1.1 GHz; Memory: 4GB RAM; Hard Drive: 32 GB; GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500; Operating System: Windows 10; Other Features: Keyboard, Touch Screen, Keypad, Microphone CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON!

The End

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 thoughts on “What Everybody Ought to Know about 2-in-1 Laptops

  1. 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.

    1. 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.  

  2. 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?

    1. 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”   

  3. 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!

    1. 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.   

  4. 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!

    1. 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

  5. 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?



    1. 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

  6. 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. 

    1. 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”.


  7. 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

  8. 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!


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