Should you buy a 2-in-1 laptop?

laptopIf you’ve shopped for a computer lately, you’ve seen a growing number of 2-in-1 laptops that either detach from the keyboard or twist around to become a tablet. The number of models available has ballooned in the past two years. A 2-in-1 laptop  can be particularly useful for students who want the mobility of a tablet and the power of a laptop, but don’t want to pay for two separate devices.

That sounds great, but only if the 2-in-1 laptop performs as well as a conventional laptop—no one wants to buy a product that tries to be a laptop and tablet, but fails at both jobs. However, our testing shows that you don’t have to pay a premium to get a 2-in-1 laptop that’s just as good as an ordinary laptop. In fact, even if you never detach the keyboard or twist into tablet mode, two-in-one devices can make excellent choices.  More