In recent years, these handy laptops have continued to garner a loyal following among consumers, and best of all, the once-high price points have started to come down, with many now in the sub-$1,000 range.
To help you whittle down your shopping list, here are five solid options to strongly consider.
First up is the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, arguably the best tablet PC on the market right now. The Surface Pro comes with Intel’s robust 10th-generation processor and improved battery life, which makes this convertible laptop a strong workhorse for all of your needs. At $960, it is reasonably priced, although the detachable keyboard cover and stylus will cost you extra.
If you want to give your shoulders a break by not lugging around a heavy laptop all day, be sure to check out LG’s ultra-lightweight Gram, which tips the scales at only 2.5 pounds. It features amazing battery life, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI output. LG also includes a nice stylus pen that offers a natural writing experience on a top-of-the-line display.
In at No. 3 is the HP Spectre x360. This 2-in-1 really sparkles with its high performance, design and long battery life. It comes with a 10th-generation Intel processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. Whether it is for work or play, this feature-filled device will likely surpass your expectations.
If you’re looking for something a little more different, take a gander at Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. The design is quite striking, as the 13.4-inch screen is basically bezel-less. The 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor gives it that extra performance boost and the Iris Pro Graphics are indeed amazing. Even with all of these high-end features, the laptop should get more than 10 hours of battery life.
Finally, the Lenovo Yoga C940 has upped its game from the previous generation. This 2-in-1 boasts subtle design improvements, a longer battery life and a 10th-generation Intel processor. As many have come to expect from a Yoga-series laptop, this model is ultra-portable and features a unique hinge that also works as a soundbar speaker. When viewing content, the C940’s 1080p and 4K displays are rich and vibrant.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. He currently resides in Minneapolis.