The Microsoft Surface Book is the best convertible laptop you can buy. Its unique design is the most versatile, letting you get the most done no matter what it is you do.
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft's Surface Book is the best convertible on the market today. Being the first convertible ultrabook from Microsoft, it's rocking some of the best specs you can get in right now. With a 13.5-inch touchscreen bundled with a removable keyboard base with an optional dedicated GPU and a bigger battery, you simply can't go wrong if you want a versatile ultrabook.
Bottom line: For a powerful convertible with a beautiful display and removable keyboard, you have to go with the Surface Book.
One more thing: The Surface Book also comes bundled with a pen, allowing you to draw and write directly into the screen.
Why the Surface Book is the best
True desktop performance in a convertible ultrabook that looks absolutely fantastic.
The Microsoft Surface Book is now considered the device to beat when it comes to ultrabooks, convertibles and laptops. It's a device that incorporates the best of both worlds: the portability and versatility of a tablet meets the horsepower and productivity of a laptop. Unlike the Surface Pro, the Surface Book is an ultrabook first and foremost, meaning you'll be buying a laptop first that just happens to be able to perform like a tablet if you so wish.
It comes bundled with a keyboard base that is amazing to type on. In fact, I'd say it's the best typing experience on any Windows machine right now. Not only that, but you've got an amazing touchpad that rivals that found on Apple's MacBook line, which is a compliment to say the least. The keyboard base is configurable when buying, too. You can get different versions, some with dedicated GPUs, others with more battery. If you want to spec out your Surface Book, you can get one with both!
For those of you who like to put their convertibles through a ringer, the Surface Book's magnesium alloy chassis can withstand a beating without even showing a scratch. You can even detach the display and stick it back on backwards and to lay nearly flat. The only downside of the Surface Book is that it's not cheap — but getting the best means paying a premium price. Configurations starts at about $1350, and run all the way up to about $3200.
Best for mobility
Lenovo Yoga Book
The Lenovo Yoga Book is the best convertible for those that need a compact and lightweight machine to go. With its 10.1-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen in a super-thin and light chassis, you simply can't go wrong with the Lenovo Yoga Book for portability on the go. Not only that, but the Lenovo Yoga Book features a "Halo Keyboard", a futuristic take at what a keyboard should be.
Instead of physical keys, the Yoga Book rocks a touch-based keyboard that's powered by a Wacom board, meaning it can transform into an area for drawing with a Wacom-enabled pen! Excellent for artists and those who love to write.
Bottom line: The Yoga Book is the best convertible for mobility out there with a unique take on the keyboard.
One more thing: The Yoga Book is available in a number of different models, and can even be sold with Android over Windows 10! If you're looking for a convertible that doubles well as a tablet, the Yoga Book is definitely the best choice.
Best budget convertible
HP Spectre x360
The price of the HP Spectre x360 really clashes with its appearance — recently redesigned for 2016, the Spectre x360 is one gorgeous laptop. With the latest models rocking Intel Kaby Lake chips and up to 16GB of RAM, you can really spec out an x360. But, if you're looking for a cheap convertible that's still rocking the premium look and feel you'd expect from a $1000+ device, the lower-end Spectre x360 models are definitely the way to go. HP now has a few more models of the Spectre x360, some more pricey than others. Still, if you're looking for a new convertible laptop on a budget, you can't go wrong with the HP Spectre x360.
Bottom line: For the convertible laptop that looks and feels like $1000, but isn't, go with the HP Spectre x360 — it starts at about $750.
One more thing: The latest HP Spectre x360 models include Windows Hello support, the best way to login to Windows 10.
If you're interested in convertible laptops but don't want to pay a ton of money, the HP Spectre x360 is your go-to choice. Is weight and size a problem for you? Make sure you check out the Lenovo Yoga Book with its super-thin body and design. If you want the best ultrabook available right now, the Surface Book, with its removable keyboard, handy Surface Pen, brilliant display, and desktop performance, is your best choice.
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft's Surface Book is the best convertible on the market today. Its removable keyboard and touchpad, Surface Pen, and 13.5-inch touchscreen together create the perfect tool no matter what you use it for. Battery life is solid, the keyboard is pleasure to type on, and the touchpad is precise. What more could you ask for?
Bottom line: For a powerful desktop replacement with a beautiful display and removable keyboard, you have to go with the Surface Book.
One more thing: The display has a unique 3:2 ratio, making it much taller than other convertibles.