Top 3 Most Affordable Convertible Laptops

As the start of school and college inches closer, now it’s a good time to think about practical and affordable laptop solutions to power your education endeavors.

What’s the difference between a laptop and a convertible laptop?

The convertible is equipped with a touchscreen display that you can easily rotate to 360 degrees due to a very mobile hinge. You can use it as a laptop, as a tabletop to share the screen with a co-user, as a tent (to present whatever is on the screen) or as a tablet. Don’t confuse a convertible laptop with a detachable. The latter has the added functionality of detaching the screen completely from the keyboard in order to use it as a tablet, but they’re usually more expensive.

The three convertible laptops we’ve chosen come from Toshiba, Dell and HP and cost just under $400, are all pretty lightweight and ideal for college or school students.

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Lenovo Flex 3 80JK0020US

The Lenovo Flex 3 is considered by many to be the poor man’s Yoga 3, which is currently the flagship 2-in-1 laptop/tablet from Lenovo. We do agree up to a point though. The Flex is up to 40% cheaper than its premium counterpart and that alone is a decisive factor in many user’s buying decisions, since most don’t actually need the thinness and mobility guaranteed by the Yoga.

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