10 of the coolest convertible 2-in-1 laptops from HP
These 2-in-1 models double as both a tablet and a laptop
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With a new school year underway, it’s likely that you, your children, or someone in your life will be hunting for a new tablet or lightweight, portable laptop. That’s when you might consider a convertible laptop.
What is a convertible laptop, though? These handy 2-in-1 machines can be converted into a tablet or digital writing surface at the user’s convenience, utilizing a pen or touch screen (or, sometimes, both) to ‘write’ on the laptop’s screen. Convertible laptops are great for note-taking, making them a popular choice among schools and students, and also are well-suited for anyone in artistic or creative professions that require digital art, such as graphic designers.
HP has a great selection of convertible laptops, from lower price models that can be reasonably compared against the Apple Macbook Air, to higher priced laptops with excellent specs. Most of their in-stock models right now are within the Spectre and Envy lines, but if you’re a Pavilion fan you can check out the Pavillion x360 convertible PCs, though inventory is currently limited. Ahead, check out ten of the most popular convertible models that are available at HP.
HP Envy x360
HP's Envy x360 line is a series of powerful 2-in-1 laptops with enviable specs for the price, featuring a 360 degree hinge design for excellent maneuvering and a solid touch screen.
The most affordable model in the lineup, the Envy x360 13z, offers up a 13.3-inch display and the use of simultaneous touch and pen input and storage upgrade options so that you can keep your creations safe. This laptop model comes at a good base price, and upgrading to flesh it out more than the base specs might serve you well in the long run if you plan on using it for work or school. Reviewers recommended this convertible laptop for its petite size and good battery life.
If you prefer a larger screen, the 15z laptop certainly proved its worth in our testing. We were impressed with its solid battery life and sleek design, but recommend upgrading the storage and processor, especially if you want it to perform close to laptops like the Apple Macbook Air. Even without customizations, however, we found the HP Envy x360 15-inch still tops most other 15-inch models in this price range.
For those who favor an Intel processor over an AMD option, the 15t model offers the wide 15-inch screen of the 15z but optimizes the user experience where tablet function is concerned, making it a solid model for school.
If you're willing to spend a bit more, the HP ENVY x360 Convert 13 prioritizes both power and design, highlighting the capabilities of the an Intel Core i7 processor in a lightweight, convertible frame that comes complete with a camera shutter and touch screen. Reviewers loved this model, lauding its value for the cost, and many noted that the size and sleek design made it worth the purchase.
HP Spectre x360
If you're looking for a touchscreen capable laptop with an excellent display, long battery life, and solid specs, the HP Spectre X360 might be for you. The 13t -aw200 is the base model in the Spectre x360 lineup, and comes in three different colors. Reviewers recommended upgrading and customizing the model to your preferred performance specifications to ensure that you get the most out of your laptop, but those that bought the base model were also pleased with the laptop’s performance.
The next step up is the 14t model, which features a 3:2 aspect ratio display and a 9+ hour-long battery life, and a nearly bezel-free sleek design. Our tech editors included this model in their roundup of the best laptops of 2021 as well as the best laptops for students, and if that isn’t enough to convince you, we also went in-depth on the ways that the Spectre x360 14t compares to Apple models and the various ways it proves to be worth the money.
While it shares the same size display as the 13t -aw200, the 13t touch model improves upon its processing speed, memory, storage, and graphics, offering fast speeds and a good amount of external ports. HP customers enjoyed the 13t touch computer’s lightweight, compact build and recommended it for its speed upon being booted up.
Topping out at $1,400, the HP Spectre x360 15t is the most expensive model on our list, but what you're really paying for is a massive screen and dazzling 4K display. This convertible model from HP offers tons of battery life and excellent storage capacity, with a high volume of ports. In testing, we enjoyed our experience with this reasonably priced, sleek ultrabook. If you’re in the market for a powerful convertible laptop, this may fit the bill.
HP Chromebook x360
If you need a barebones convertible laptop at a low price point, the HP Chromebook x360 may fit the bill. This series of Chromebooks is compact and versatile, designed to optimize Google Chrome capability. The most affordable model, the Chromebook x360 12b, comes recommended by shoppers for those in need of a casual device with Chrome and Cloud capabilities. Reviewers also enjoyed its 3:2 display and processing speeds relative to the price.
Another entry in the Chromebook series, the Chromebook x360 14c, offers a larger laptop and display, a sleek design in slate grey, and fast download speeds. Reviewers recommended this laptop for its sturdy build and versatility.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.