STATE OF THE ART
Work smarter and faster with our trio of premium two-in-one laptops, each designed to offer the ultimate in computing versatility
Make work more enjoyable with the best two-in-one laptops that are actually affordable
The laptop is dead: long live the laptop. Now begins the new reign of the two-in-one. Doubling the potential and doubling the flexibility, the theory is that two-in-one laptops make quick work of tons of tasks, and can roam from the desk to the lap to the, er, bath. Pull off the screen or flip it over, and you’ve got a tablet that does whatever a tablet can, but you get more. More ports, a physical keyboard, a bigger slice of battery life… In short, everything a tablet lacks.
Realistically, even if all you want is a Windows tablet, the two-in-one market is the place to look. It’s where the action is. And while Microsoft’s handle on Windows 10’s tablet mode has certainly strengthened over recent upgrades, you’d likely still rue the purchase of a tablet-only device if you were attempting to use it for work. Typing on a touchscreen is unintuitive, and somehow propping up your device while dangling a cable to a keyboard (or even using a typing cover) is invariably unpleasant.
There are double-duty machines that sit on lower rungs of the ladder than those we’ve collected here, but this being State of the Art, there’s a heavy measure of prestige to the particular devices we’ve chosen. They can work hard, they can play hard, and each boast incredible specs so that you can make sure you’re milking every ounce of your hard-earned money out of them. And if you’re of an arty persuasion, a two-in-one with maximum muscle means the most lag-free drawing experience possible.