Convertible Laptops On the Rise: Which One Is Better?

Sara Cunningham April 11, 2013 0


Convertible laptops continue to evolve every year and now almost every season. From desktops, to tablets, to laptops and now, the convertible laptops. It has gone a long way to improve serving the users and continually giving them a comfortable experience. This year, an array of convertible laptops is released and we’re about to determine which one is the best.

At this point, users would prefer to be connected unwired and be able to roam around the city without any hassle. Convertible laptops give the users an option whether to use the computer as a laptop or detach the tablet for portability. It can be used as a laptop at home then, use it as a tablet for the consumer’s convenience. We’ve shortlisted the ones who are most competitive of its kind to determine which one gives out the best service and comfortability.

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Sony Vaio Duo Convertible Laptop

The Sony Vaio Duo is conventionally small and very handy. It has an 11.6 inch screen which is smaller than the MacBook Air. It only weighs 2.87 pounds which makes it more comfortable to walk around with. It’s available with a price ranging from $1,099 to $1,499. It is powered by an i5 processor which is fair enough to perform several tasks for the user.

Microsoft Surface Pro Convertible Laptop

In a few months back, Microsoft Surface Pro went out of stock on all Microsoft stores leaving the impression that this unit definitely has a higher demand than its competitors. It sports a 10.6 inch screen with 1920X1080 resolution. Many users have testified that the screen resolution on this laptop is really good.

It has a detachable keyboard which is proven to be very light. The keyboard can also be folded easily but can only be tilted in one position. It’s really light that it only weighed 2 pounds, now that’s light.


Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Convertible Laptop

This is the second version of Lenovo’s convertible laptops; it is slightly heavier than the Yoga 13 which weighs 3.5 pounds. It has a smaller screen at 12.5 inches and lower resolution value at 1366X768. The good thing is, it’s powered by an i7 processor and from the name itself, the screen can be twisted sideways when attached to the connectable keyboard. It is sold for $1016 and is expected to depreciate in price very soon.

Lenovo Yoga 13 Convertible Laptop

Its screen is as wide as the MacBook Air which is only 13.3 inches and only weighs 3.4 pounds. It is available in two different kinds of processor. One version is powered by an i5 processor which sells for $1,099 while the one with the i7 processor is priced $1,299.

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Laptop

Dell’s version of a convertible laptop doesn’t have a detachable keyboard but can easily be folded to convert the laptop into a tablet. At the same time, the tablet could rotate fully which makes it a sensible investment. It also has a better screen resolution with 1920X1080 values. It’s slightly heavier than other brands of its kind at 3.35 pounds.

Conclusion: Which One Is Better?

The other convertible laptops except from Dell have detachable keyboards which is a good option. But, Dell also has a good point of attaching the keyboard to the tablet which is a time and space saver. If you would prefer the ones with smaller screens, you can go for any of the Lenovo and Dell laptops.

But, if we talk about performance, it all depends on the kind of tasks you want your computer to do for you. This short list should be a guideline for anyone who’s planning to buy one this time.

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