Best overall: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

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Dell's XPS line is its premium laptop category of devices, but with the XPS 15 2-in-1 you're getting a 15-inch laptop that also converts into a tablet. It has a beautiful 15.6-inch touch display available with up to a 4K resolution, and an excellent keyboard and touchpad. Get up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8705G CPU with a Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU with 4GB of HBM2 VRAM, and couple it with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Ports are good too, with two Thunderbolt 3 (4x lanes of PCIe each), two USB-C 3.1, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Configurations start at about $1,300.

Bottom line: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is an excellent choice of laptop and tablet, with a big, high quality screen, and power specifications.

One more thing: Dell also makes a smaller, 13-inch XPS 2-in-1, so if you want the same design but in a smaller form factor, make sure you check that out!

Why the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is the best

The Dell XPS 15 is an excellent laptop, which means if you're looking for a convertible, you can't go wrong with the 2-in-1 version with a 360 degree hinge that lets you flip the screen all the way back to use as a tablet. It's rocking the latest Intel Core processors, and can be configured with a top-tier 8th generation Intel Core i7 8705G, and a dedicated Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU which is great for video editing.

You can also get it with 16GB RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. You've also got a wide selection of ports, making it great for taking on the go without worrying about needing any dongles. Its 15.6-inch display can be configured with either a 1080p display, or 4K panel which looks glorious. This is one of the best displays in the industry, and you can't go wrong with an XPS 15 2-in-1.

Best for mobility: Lenovo Yoga Book

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The Lenovo Yoga Book is the best convertible for those that need a compact and lightweight machine on the 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.

The Lenovo Yoga Book also features a "Halo Keyboard," a futuristic take on 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. It's excellent for artists and those who love to write.

Best 13-inch convertible: HP Spectre x360 2018

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The price of the HP Spectre x360 really clashes with its appearance. Recently updated for 2018, the Spectre x360 is one gorgeous laptop. With the latest models rocking 8th generation Intel chips and up to 16GB of RAM, you can really spec out your x360. But if you're looking for a cheap convertible that's still rocking the premium look and feel you'd expect from a $1,000 (or more) 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. SIf you want a new convertible laptop and you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with the HP Spectre x360 2017.

Best for business: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1

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The business-focused ThinkPad X1 Yoga is very much a sister device to the X1 Carbon but with a few signature moves like turning into a tablet with a 360-degree hinge. The X1 Yoga follows the Carbon with new and improved features for 2018, including an Intel 9th generation quad-core Intel processor, improved HDR display wth Dolby Vision and 100% AdobeRGB color gamut, and far-field microphones for use with voice assistants. It also features a 14-inch full-HD or WQHD display, and has native pen support too. Its design makes it great for business type users. Prices start at $1,253.25.

Best on a budget: Dell Inspiron 11 3000

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The Dell Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 is an 11.6-inch convertible that's light on price. For just $249, you're getting a "not bad" looking device, with an AMD A6-9220e Processor with Radeon™ R4 Graphics , 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC Storage. It's a great mini device for taking on the go for light productivity work and web browsing. Don't buy this if you're planning to do any heavy work on your device, though, as this device is rather underpowered. But for the price you pay, that's to be expected. Prices start at $249, but you can configure more powerful options for more.

Conclusion

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, the Surface Book, with its removable keyboard, handy Surface Pen, brilliant display, and desktop performance, is your best choice.

Best overall: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

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Dell's XPS line is its premium laptop category of devices, but with the XPS 15 2-in-1 you're getting a 15-inch laptop that also converts into a tablet. It has a beautiful 15.6-inch touch display available with up to a 4K resolution, and an excellent keyboard and touchpad. Get up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8705G CPU with a Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU with 4GB of HBM2 VRAM, and couple it with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Ports are good too, with two Thunderbolt 3 (4x lanes of PCIe each), two USB-C 3.1, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Configurations start at about $1,300.

Bottom line: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is an excellent choice of laptop and tablet, with a big, high quality screen, and power specifications.

One more thing: Dell also makes a smaller, 13-inch XPS 2-in-1, so if you want the same design but in a smaller form factor, make sure you check that out!

Updated May 23, 2018: We updated the best convertible to the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and also updated the other categories with refreshed models.