Tech: Best Budget Hybrid And Convertible Laptops

19-lenovoyoga2It is no surprise that more people are switching to laptops as their primary computing device these days. A part of the reason for the transition can be attributed to the fact they use far more durable with wider screens.

While many may be tempted to just get a tablet and be done with it, there are still plenty of tasks that are far easier to accomplish on a laptop than on a tablet. Fortunately, Hybrid laptops, or 2-in-1s, are devices that are able to serve both as a laptop and a tablet, either in a detachable design that sees the touchscreen doubling as a tablet, or a convertible approach in which the notebook’s hinge rotates 360 degrees for a similar effect.

Now that Microsoft has released Windows 10, expect an even selection of these devices. If you are looking for a decent hybrid and convertible laptop and you do not want to spend a ton of money while at it, read on as, covers the top budget convertible laptops.



A 2-in-1 laptop PC with a 14-inch display and a fully foldable design, Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 E45W-C4200.allows the notebook to convert to a tablet, multimedia stand or tent, or table-top device.

Laptop Summary:

  •       Intel® Core™ i3-5015U Processor
  •       Windows 8.1
  •       6GB DDR3L 1600MHz (Memory is not user replaceable)
  •       Intel® Integrated Graphics
  •       500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  •       Sold Separately: Toshiba USB Portable DVD Super Multi Drive


LENOVO LAPTOP FLEX 2 15 59422542 15.6-INCH

A versatile and affordable hybrid featuring a 15.6″ dual-mode laptop with a touchscreen with a hinge that flips the display 300 degrees to enter either stand or laptop mode.

Laptop Summary:

Intel Core i3 4030U (1.90GHz)

  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 8GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 1366 x 768 Touchscreen
  • Windows 8.1



A stylishly built touchscreen laptop featuring a bendable design, the HP Pavilion x360 allows the screen to fold back 360 degrees, transforming it into a tablet in few seconds.

Laptop Summary:

  • 5th Gen Intel® CoreTM i3-5010U processor, featuring a 3MB L3 cache and 2.1GHz processor speed
  • 13.3? WLED-backlit high-definition touch-screen display, 1366×768
  • 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5500



Featuring a 2-in-1 design letting it seamlessly switch between laptop and tablet modes, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB is a laptop computer that ships with Windows 8.1, a touchscreen friendly version of Windows.

Laptop Summary:

  • Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5 GHz (3 MB Cache)
  • 128 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Touchscreen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1, 6.5-hour battery life


LENOVO YOGA 2 11.6-INCH 59417913

Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is a favorite for users looking for a combination of portability, style, and solid performance, as its design makes it a great laptop for users on the go at business or school looking for a productive laptop they can use on the fly.

  • Intel Pentium N3520 Processor 2.17GHz up to 2.42GHz
  • 11.6? LED high-definition widescreen
  • 10-point capacitive multitouch display
  • 4GB DDR3L Memory / 500GB Hard Drive
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • 360° 2-in-1 design
  • Weighs only 3 lbs



A great option for hybrid seekers, ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL is the latest tablet-laptop hybrid from Asus. It offers both the portability of a tablet and the convenience of a laptop.

Laptop Summary:

  • Intel 64 Bit Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3795 1.59GHz (Turbo up to 2.39GHz). 4GB RAM.
  • Storage Capacity: 64GB Solid-State in tablet.
  • Includes Keyboard Dock with USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 Port, and Ethernet Port.
  • Smart HD Bay in Dock allows for Self-Upgradable Standard 2.5-inch Hard Drive (up to 1TB)
  • 9-Hour battery life. 2MP Webcam and 5MP Rear Camera, microHDMI, microUSB, microSDXC slot. Wireless Dual-Band 802.11ABGN and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Front Webcam Resolution: 2 MP


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