It 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 Jovago.com, covers the top budget convertible laptops.
TOSHIBA SATELLITE RADIUS 14 E45W-C420 14-INCH
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.
- 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.
Intel Core i3 4030U (1.90GHz)
- 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 8GB SSD
- Intel HD Graphics 4400
- 1366 x 768 Touchscreen
- Windows 8.1
HP PAVILION X360 2-IN-1 13.3-INCH
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.
- 5th Gen Intel® CoreTM i3-5010U processor, featuring a 3MB L3 cache and 2.1GHz processor speed
- 4GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 13.3? WLED-backlit high-definition touch-screen display, 1366×768
- 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
- Intel® HD Graphics 5500
ACER ASPIRE SWITCH 11 SW5-171-39LB 11.6-INCH
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.
- Intel Core i3-4012Y 1.5 GHz (3 MB Cache)
- 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 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
ASUS TRANSFORMER BOOK T200TA-C1-BL 11.6-INCH
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.
- 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