5 convertibles designed to work

Lenovo convertibles

The laptop has suffered a major setback  since approximately 2010 tablets became more popular in home consumption . Suddenly turned into "bricks", traditional notebooks have had to adapt to continue offering an interesting product for the consumer, light as a tablet and powerful as a desktop. And in that market gap appeared convertible laptops . Capable of withstanding high performance , they allow it to be used as a tablet with a touch screen that detaches from the keyboard. They are no longer a "battle" computer, like thenotebooks , these are precision machines designed for professionals who have high mobility but do not want to give up speed and power. We have selected the 5 best for you .


HP Elite x2

A professional cut model designed to combine its tactile use with that of a stylus , included in the purchase. This HP Elite x2  is versatile, with a 12-inch screen and a body that is 8 millimeters thick and weighs 840 grams . The screen is hooked with a hinge that supports up to 150 degrees of rotation , which can later be folded down when the device is used in tablet mode. The screen resolution is Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 . If we focus now on performance, the HP Elite x2 carries an Intel Core M7 processorwith two cores up to 3.2 GHz speed. The RAM is 8 GB , that is, a monster. The operating system with which it works is Windows 10 Pro , and you can buy it for 1,970 euros on its website .


Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Just the ideal hybrid between tablet and computer : it is ultra-light and thin, less than 700 grams and 6.3 milligrams thick in a device that incorporates a keyboard that is also a cover , which greatly optimizes the overall dimensions. Its screen is 12 inches and the image resolution is Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels). As for power, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S  does not disappoint: an Intel Core M6 processor , designed to make the most of resources with minimal expense, with two cores at 2.2 GHz of power. The RAM memory is 4 GB and the internal hard disk is128GB , expandable via USB Type-C port with removable drives. The default operating system is Windows 10 , and in terms of autonomy, its 5,200 milliamp battery guarantees up to 10 hours of use . We can buy it at the Fnac for 850 euros .


Acer Switch Alpha 12

We now turn to Acer's proposal , the Acer Swithc Alpha 12.  A really fast convertible with different possibilities by including a stylus and a backlit keyboard-sleeve. 12-inch screen on an IPS2 panel with Quad HD resolution (2,160 x 1,440 pixels).  The weight is 900 grams , a little more than desired but always under a kilo, which is where the limit of comfort is. The processor is an  Intel Core i5-6200U with 2.3 GHz power, which together with the powerful 8 GB of RAM memory  and 256 GB of storage, will allow us to function without problems, even in a modemultitasking . It works with Windows 10 and has an autonomy of 8 hours with its 4870 mAh battery . Fnac is offering it to you for a price of 1000 euros .

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft was the first company to open the box for convertible laptops, although its success did not come until the last generations of its Surface. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of them. With its characteristic keyboard , which it has been refining to find a balance between comfort of use and lightness, the device itself is one of the most cutting-edge on the market. With a 12.3-inch screen with  2,736 x 1,824 pixel resolution  (beating the Quad HD), it weighs only 780 grams , which is a winning combination. Microsoft's convertible also scores well in terms of power , with an Intel Core i5-6300U chip .of two cores at 2.4 GHz speed. The performance is optimized with its 8 GB of RAM memory, in addition to an outstanding cooling , which will make us continue to believe that we have a tablet in our hands, when it is a real computer. The SSD hard drive is up to 256 GB , with a microSD card slot in case you want to expand the storage. How could it be otherwise, the operating system with which it works is a Windows 10 , and at  Fnac you can get the model with the highest capacity for 1,600 euros .

lenovo x1 tablet

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

The last on our list is from Lenovo , who has been specializing in convertibles lately to becoming an expert. The 2 in 1 that we present to you is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1,  and it is not far behind compared to the rest of those that we have presented. Its 12-inch IPS screen has an excellent Quad HD resolution with 8.5 mm thickness and 1.1 kg of weight , perhaps its weakest point in relation to other options. The processor is a 1.2 GHz Intel Core M5-6Y54  , the graphics card is an  Intel HD Graphics 515 and the RAM is 8 GB.One of the strengths is found in the autonomy, with a  10,200 mAh battery , which allows you to use the convertible for up to 18 hours without having to be plugged in again. In addition, Lenovo has invested in Dolby Atmos certified  JBL speakers , and of course, Windows 10 operating system. Its price is the highest of the group, 2,500 euros on Amazon .

Here you have the selection , we hope you liked them. Take a look at all the models, consider price , power and lightness when making your decision. With a good convertible, you will have the best of both worlds in just one terminal.