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One of the fastest-growing segments of the PC market is the 2-in-1 laptop, a breed of machines that can morph from tablet to laptop and back again. They make use of touchscreen displays and, most often, active pens as well.Microsoft kicked off the modern Windows 2-in-1 market with the original Surface in 2012, and since then Microsoft, its OEM partners, and even Chromebook makers have continued to grow the segment with increasingly high-quality options. These days, the best 2-in-1 laptops are just stunning, and these are the best ones you can buy.At a glanceProductCategoryRatingSurface Pro 6Best 2-in-1 overall4 out of 5Surface GoBest 2-in-1 for tablet usage3.5 out of 5HP Chromebook x2Best 2-in-1 Chromebook4 out of 5HP Spectre x360 13Best convertible 2-in-15 out of 5Microsoft Surface Book 2Best 15-inch 2-in-14 out of 5Surface Pro 6The best 2-in-1 overallMark Coppock/Digital TrendsMark Coppock/Digital TrendsWhy should you buy this: It’s a great tablet PC because of its thin and light form factor, and it offers a solid physical keyboard, superior pen, and outstanding performance for real productivity.Who’s it for: Anyone who just can’t decide between a tablet and a traditional notebookWhy we picked the Microsoft Surface Pro:Microsoft recently updated its popular 2017 Surface Pro — and reintroduced the numbering scheme — at a hardware event in October 2018. The new machine closely resembles its predecessors, adding in a new black color but retaining essentially the same outer chassis. But don’t let looks fool you, as the newest Surface Pro is a meaningful update over the Surface Pro.First up is an upgrade to 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core-U processors, which provide a real boost in performance and a significant improvement in battery life. The new CPUs afford very good performance that’s a step up from the previous 7th-generation processors, particularly when multitasking. Battery life was also dramatically improved, and is perhaps the more important benefit from the CPU upgrade. The Surface Pro 6 now lasts as long as most Windows 10 notebooks, tablet or clamshell, and that’s a real featAll that power and convenience doesn’t come cheap, however. While the Surface Pro starts out at a reasonable $900, that doesn’t include the Signature Type Cover ($160) and Surface Pen ($100), which are obligatory. That’s also for the lowest-end configuration with an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD, and the Surface Pro maxes out at a pricey $2,300 with the Core i7-7660U, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD.Read our full Microsoft Surface Pro reviewMicrosoft Surface GoThe best 2-in-1 for tablet usageBill Roberson/Digital TrendsBill Roberson/Digital TrendsWhy should you buy this: It provides the same ability to morph into a tablet as its bigger sibling, but it’s also more comfortable in its primary role as a tablet.Who’s it for: Anyone wants a tablet first but one that can plug in a keyboard in a pinch — and doesn’t want to spend a ton of cashWhy we picked the Microsoft Surface Go:You can buy an iPad with around a 10-inch display, but what if iOS just doesn’t cut it for you? Maybe you need Windows 10 for the occasional productivity work, but you still want a tablet that can let you consume your media without giving you cramps. If that’s you, then you’ll want to consider the Microsoft Surface Go. It provides the same basic form factor and build quality as the Surface Pro 6 while being significantly smaller and even easier to use as a tablet.As a detachable tablet, it has its own version of Microsoft’s excellent $130 Type Cover option and $100 Surface Pen that provide great typing and inking experiences. Best yet, the Surface Go itself is very reasonably priced, starting at $400 for a Pentium Gold 4415Y CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and maxing out at $550 for 8GB of RAM and a fast 128GB PCIe SSD. In short, it’s cost-competitive with the iPad and runs the full Windows 10.Performance is maybe its biggest let-down. It can keep up with productivity and media tasks but won’t win any races. The display is a standout feature, though, as a 10-inch 3:2 aspect ratio PixelSense panel at 1,800 x 1,200 (217 PPI) with excellent contrast, brightness, and colors.Read our full Microsoft Surface Go reviewHP Chromebook x2The best 2-in-1 ChromebookWhy should you buy this: If you’re a Chrome OS fan and the Surface Book 2 makes you jealous of Windows 10 users, then the Chromebook x2 offers a compelling alternative.Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a Chromebook 2-in-1 that makes as good a laptop as it does a tablet.Why we picked the HP Chromebook x2:The Windows 10 ecosystem doesn’t have a monopoly on the 2-in-1 form factor. If you haven’t bought into Windows 10 or you don’t have the cash for some of these Windows 10 machines, then you’ll likely be looking for a different option. That’s where the HP Chromebook x2 comes in.This 2-in-1 Chromebook is just as well-built as any of the 2-in-1s on this list, and it provides very good performance thanks to a 7th-gen Intel Core m3 processor that’s more than fast enough for the lightweight Chrome OS. 4GB...


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