Top Hybrid laptops 2016

Hybrid notebooks are devices that can serve as both a laptop and a tablet. Hybrid laptops are generally priced in a range between $700  and $2,000. However, some manufacturers, like Acer, make budget hybrids, and there are even 2-in-1 designed specifically for the business user, like the Dell Venue 7000 series.

1. Lenovo Yoga 900

lenovo_laptopsThe Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 had a sporty design and underwhelming performance, the Yoga 900 is the full package. By integrating more powerful Intel Core I processors and a larger battery, Lenovo’s latest flagship convertible can stand toe to toe with most Ultra books and even Microsoft’s latest Surface Book. All this extra power has only made the Yoga 900 slightly thicker and heavier, however, it still largely retains a very thin and flexible frame that folds back into tablet mode.

CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-6500U

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520

RAM: 16GB

Screen:13.3-inch QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 IPS display

Storage: 256GB SSD

2. Microsoft Surface Book

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Microsoft gained market with its first ever laptop, the Surface Book. Though it has a peculiar 3:2 aspect ratio and 13.5-inch screen that’s outside of the norm for most Ultra books, it’s one of the best designed convertible laptops ever created. As a standalone tablet, otherwise known as the Clipboard, it’s the most powerful and thinnest Windows 10 computers in the world.

CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U

Graphics: Intel HD graphics 520

RAM: 8GB

Screen: 13.5-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense Display

Storage: 128GB PCIe3.0 SSD

3. HP Spectre x360

Hp_laptopsThe HP Spectre x360  comes as one of my most recommended machines, with an excellent 1080p screen, solid performance, good battery life, and sturdy build quality; all for an excellent deal at $999.

If it weren’t for a few missteps with the trackpad and being too hefty for tablet use, this laptop would have easily stood amongst the most highly rated laptops. Despite its flaws, though, the Spectre x360 is one of the best looking and powerful devices HP has ever produced.

CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200

Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 5500

RAM: 4GB DDR3 (1600Mhz)

Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD Radiance LED-backlit touchscreen

Storage: 128GB SSD

4. HP Pavilion x2

HP Pavilion

Hp Pavilion x2 a 10-inch hybrid comes packing a surprising amount of goods considering its small size. It comes packed with a HD screen and more than enough power to get you through a simple day of web browsing and even image editing.

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300

Graphics: Intel HD graphics

RAM: 2GB

Screen: 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS touchscreen display

Storage: 32GB eMMC