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10 Best Hybrid (2-in-1) Laptops of Year 2016

If you are not whether a convenient tablet would be more useful for you or a powerful laptop, then you can always choose to buy a hybrid or 2-in-1 laptop as they provide the facilities of both. Whenever you want, you can detach the screen and use it as a tablet and when you require a laptop, just connect the keyboard with it. There are few models available that come with a powerful hinge that can rotate the touchscreen up to 360 degree and provide you the functionality of a tablet.

In both conditions the hybrid laptops let you work as per your convenience. They are usually thin and light so you can take them anywhere and since they do not occupy much space, you can carry them in your bags easily. Here in this article we have listed some of the best 2-in-1 laptops of year 2016, let’s have a look.

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

An Amazing tablet PC which has the ability to stand on its own and backlit keyboard allows users to replace it with their laptop. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a versatile and ultra thin device that features 12.3-inch Pixel-Sense touchscreen display and is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core m3 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM which ensures fast and smooth performance. The tablet PC runs on Windows 10 Pro and offers 128GB SSD storage too. Check out our review here.

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2. Dell XPS 12 9250

Dell XPS 12 9250 is a powerful device that includes powerful components under the hood and provides durable performance. The device features awesome 12.5 inch ultra HD 4K display and runs on latest Windows 10 operating system. It is powered by fast and power efficient 3.5 GHz Core i5 Processor. The laptop comes with 8 GB RAM for smooth navigation and multi-tasking and offers huge 512 GB HDD storage.

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3. Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700

The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700 features 12 inch Full HD Plus LED Display and runs on Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) operating system. The device is powered by 1.1 GHz Intel Core M5-6Y54 Processor coupled with 8GB DDR3 SDRAM for fast and smooth performance. The device also integrates Intel HD Graphics 515 for ultimate multimedia and gaming experience. It packs Wi-Fi 802.11 A/C for wireless connectivity and equips a powerful Li-Polymer battery too. It measures 31.5 x 24.4 x 7.9 cm and weighs 816 grams only so feels light in hands and can be ported anywhere easily.

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4. Asus Transformer Book Chi T300

Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 brags a 2-in-1 design and comes with a keyboard dock so can be used as a laptop as well as tablet PC. The laptop features 12.5 inch Full HD Touchscreen display and is powered by advance Intel Core M5Y10c processor. The device offers 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and 128GB SSD storage that seems to be sufficient. It packs a 2 Cell li-ion 31 Watt hour battery and includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/n, 802.11A and 802.11 A/G for connectivity.

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5. HP Spectre X2 12

It is a robust laptop from HP which delivers impressive performance and can be ported anywhere easily due to its slim and light body. The laptop measures 20.9 x 30 x 1.3 cm and weighs 1.2 Kg only. It features a 12 inch IPS touchscreen Display with native resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and equips an 8 Megapixels rear webcam too. The device is powered by 0.9 GHz dual core Intel Core m3-6y30 processor and runs on Windows 10 home operating system. It offers 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory and 128GB Solid-State Drive storage.

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6. Toshiba Portege Z20t

Toshiba Portege Z20tis an Ultrabook with 12.5 inch display and a keyboard dock so can be used as a tablet and laptop both. Though, it measures 44.4 x 26.7 x 8.9 cm and weighs around 2.2 Kg with the keyboard so cannot be considered as light weighted but still you can take it anywhere due to its flexible design. The device runs on a powerful processor coupled with integrated graphic and offers 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD storage. The laptop also packs 2 li-ion battery and Wi-Fi 802.11bgn for connectivity.

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7. Lenovo Yoga 900

Yoga 900 has proved to be Lenovo’s best 2-in-1 convertible yet. The device has a sleek and portable design, but doesn’t compromise in the power and performance. Lenovo Yoga 900 features a gorgeous 13.3-inch IPS display with Quad HD (3,200 x 1,800 pixels) resolution. It is powered by 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U processor and integrates Intel HD Graphics 520 that delivers fast performance and immersive graphics. The laptop doesn’t have a detachable display. Instead, it has a screen that rotates up to 360 degree. The device offers 8GB to 16GB RAM and 256GB to 1TB SSD storage at a decent price. It has improved battery compare to Yoga 3 Pro which was launched last year and advance connectivity options.

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8. Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

Satellite Radius 12 is the smallest 2-in-1 convertible laptop introduced by the company which is 4K-enabled. The laptop brags a modern design and smart ergonomics along with a sharp screen that allows people to use it as a tablet as much as they can. The ultra slim  Satellite Radius 12 features a 12.5 inch TruBrite LED backlit touchscreen display with  1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution and weighs around 3 pounds only. The device is powered by 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-6200U processor bundled with Intel HD Graphics 520 to deliver top notch performance. The laptop offers 8GB RAM for fast and smooth multi-tasking and comes with 256GB SSD storage, which seems to be sufficient for most of the users.

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9. HP Pavilion x2

HP Pavilion x2 is one of the best 1-in-one laptop available in the market. It has a 11 inch detachable screen which is extremely light weighted and when connected with the keyboard, doesn’t feel bulky in hands. The device is made of solid plastic and is 9.65 mm thin so you can easily port in anywhere without any problem. It features 11.49 inch IPS touchscreen display with a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. The device runs in Windows 8.1 (64-bit) OS and is powered by 4th generation Intel Core i5 Processor (1.2 GHz, turbo boost 2.0 up to 2GHz) coupled with Intel HD graphics 4200. It offers 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage and extended battery life.

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10. HP Elite x2 1012 G1

It is a slim and light weighted tablet PC hybrid which can be considered as a perfect alternative of Surface Pro. The device is strongly built and keeps the internal components safe from sudden drops and bumps. It features an LED-backlit 12-inch, UWVA eDP touchscreen display with Full HD (1,920 x 1,280 pixels) resolution. The device is powered by Intel Core m3 and m5 processors and integrates Intel HD Graphics 515. It comes with 4GB and 8GB RAM and offers 128GB to 512GB SSD storage capacity. It also packs a long lasting battery and multiple connectivity options.

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So, these are some of the best 2-in-1 laptops of year 2016 that has been popular all over the world because of their design, features, specifications, etc.

Technology giants always work hard and introduce innovative products time to compete in the market with each-other which eventually helps us because new devices with advance mechanism make our daily lives better. The above mentioned 2-in-1 laptops or hybrid laptops may not be the first choice of those who tend to buy laptops for gaming purpose, but those who want an easy to carry device that meets their professional needs too, can definitely go for them.

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