5 new ultrabook convertibles running on Windows 10
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Carrying a full-fledged laptop can be difficult for users who wish to travel light. 2-in-1 notebooks are slimmer, weigh a lot less and can double up as a tablet when required. Here are some of the new ultrabook convertibles running on Windows 10 which you can buy right now.
HP Spectre X360
The Spectre 360 belongs to HP’s premium notebook series known for a solid aluminium body, slim form-factor and stylish looks. What separates it from the rest of the family is the 360 degree hinge design which allows the 13.3-inch (1,920x1,080p) screen to be used as a tablet. At 1.3 kg it is pretty light. It is powered by Intel’s 7th Gen Core i7 processor paired with 16 GB RAM, offers 512 GB solid state drive (SSD) and can muster 6 hours of backup on regular use.
Acer Nitro 5 Spin
Acer’s new Nitro 5 Spin is targeted at users looking for a powerful convertible which can double up as a tablet and can handle graphically demanding games too. It uses the same 360-degree hinge design which allows the screen to be pushed back and used as stand. The 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p, while the notebook itself is powered by Intel’s 8th Gen core i5 processor with GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 1050 (4GB) graphics and offers 1TB hard disk drive (HDD). At 2.2kg, it is quite light for a gaming notebook.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4 is a slim (8.4mm thick) convertible with a metal body, built-in kickstand and a light-form factor (780g without the keyboard). The display has a resolution of 2,736x1,824p, which is more than what many high-end notebooks offer. The entry level variant of Surface Pro 4 runs on Intel’s 6th Gen Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. For typing long documents, you can attach the specially designed magnetic keyboard with cloth cover. It costs Rs10,000.
Lenovo Yoga Book
If you are looking for a convertible with a smaller screen, there is the Yoga Book by Lenovo. It has a 10.1-inch display and a touch keyboard attached to it by a watchband hinge, yet weighs just 690g. The touch-based keyboard which lights up when the tablet is switched on is one of the unique features and is the reason for the notebook’s light and slim form factor. The Yoga Book is made for casual users with limited requirements and runs on Intel Atom X5-Z8550 processor with 4GB RAM, offers 64GB storage and supports the long-term evolution (LTE) technology standard.
Dell Inspiron 3169
The Inspiron 3169 is an affordable 2-in-1 convertible with a 360-degree hinge design which allows the display to be pushed backwards until it touches the base. It has a plastic body, weighs just 1.31kg and comes in attractive colour options such as royal blue and red. The 11.6-inch support multi-touch and has a resolution of 1,366x768p. It runs Windows 10 and is driven by Intel’s 6th Gen Core M3 chipset with 4GB RAM and 500 GB HDD.