The best two-in-one laptops offer versatility like no other. The devices like the Surface Pro 8 offer a super-flexible work environment where you can type on the go and detach the display when needed. The segment is growing lately because people value flexibility in getting work done. The best two-in-one laptops help you do more than a traditional laptop without a significant increase in size, weight or price.
Most of the best two-in-ones are convertible, with 360-degree hinges where the keyboard and trackpad rotate around to the back of the display. They likely come with a Windows or Chrome operating system. There are some excellent two-in-one laptops that are essentially Windows 10 or Chrome OS tablets with a detachable keyboard. They work better as tablets, but are still good in laptop mode, and we’ve included models like Microsoft’s and the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook. Both styles of two-in-one feature touchscreens and typically support pen input. Most also include a headphone jack and backlit keyboard.
And if you’re only thinking of a hybrid device as a detachable tablet and a laptop, here arethat you might not have considered. These are the best two-in-one laptops you can buy now in 2022.
Co-engineered with Intel for its Evo platform, the Spectre x360 14 we tested had zippy performance and more than 14 hours of battery life. Along with an assortment of privacy features, it is the best touchscreen laptop that has a bright 1,920×1,280-pixel-resolution, 13.5-inch touchscreen display with a 3:2 screen ratio that is roughly the same as a standard A4 sheet of paper and has about 20% more vertical viewing space than a 16:9 display. That means you do less scrolling when you’re working. It also makes it more comfortable to use as a tablet, especially with the included active pen.
Read our HP Spectre x360 14 review.
The Yoga 9i has the best features Lenovo offers in a consumer two-in-one. That includes things like a 4K UHD HDR display; speakers that you’ll actually want to use; Thunderbolt 4 for power, speedy data transfers and external display support; faster integrated graphics; and an included active pen. And this convertible laptop is still wrapped up in a sturdy but lightweight metal body that can be used in laptop or tablet mode. The latest Gen 7 version of the Yoga 9i and we’re currently testing it.
Read our 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 9i review.
Samsung’s latest big-screen two-in-one doesn’t look all too different from its predecessor, but inside is a new 12th-gen Intel processor that gives it a sizable multicore performance bump. However, the other, smaller updates Samsung made to the Pro 360 improves the overall experience, making it one of the best two-in-ones available right now. And if you have other Galaxy devices, this is absolutely the two-in-one to get.
Read our Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review.
The HP Spectre x360 16 doesn’t have “pro” in its name, but it deserves to. It’s not a business laptop, so you won’t find an Intel vPro processor or IT management features. However, its premium features, beautiful OLED display, good looks and speedy performance are just about perfect for anyone looking for a versatile laptop with an awesome work-play-and-create design.
Although it’s not the Surface Laptop, the Surface Pro continues to hit all the right notes if you’re looking for a do-it-all Windows tablet that doubles as a Windows laptop. Microsoft recently overhauled it for the Surface Pro 8, which has a larger 13-inch display, 11th-gen Intel Core processors and two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports. The Surface Pro 7 is still around for the time being at a discount, and an updated version called the Surface Pro 7 Plus will stay in the lineup, so you’ll still be able to get the classic Pro design but with new processors.
Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review.
This is essentially a Chromebook version of the first Microsoft Surface Go. Like the Go, the Chromebook Duet is a 10-inch tablet with a detachable keyboard and touchscreen. Unlike Microsoft, though, Lenovo includes the keyboard. It also costs much less than the Go (including the new Go 2), starting at $279 for a 64GB version or $299 for one with 128GB of storage. This device is essentially a smaller, albeit less powerful, Pixel Slate that makes more sense for more people with a price that’s more in line with what people expect a Chromebook to cost.
Read our Lenovo Chromebook Duet review.
Tired of trying to work on documents or spreadsheets on a small widescreen display? The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 uses one of Acer’s bright VertiView displays, a 13.5-inch 2,256×1,504-pixel touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. As the name implies, it gives you more vertical room to work, but it still has the width of a typical 13.3-inch laptop with a 16:9 ratio. Between that and its battery life that lasted nearly 13 hours in our tests, you’ll be able to get more work done in a day and it’s still thin and light enough for an everyday carry.
The latest version of this Chromebook is the first to receive Intel’s Evo verification, which means you’ll be getting the best possible mobile experience with this model. It’s also the first with Thunderbolt 4 support letting you connect to multiple external displays as well as giving you fast data speeds and networking.
Read our Acer Chromebook Spin 713 review.