The Yoga 3 (80JH0025US model) is a newly introduced variant of the successful 2-in-1 notebook solution from Lenovo. Although not as refined as its older brother, the Yoga 3 Pro, this laptop will surely impress through hardware specifications, quality materials and general ease of use.
The Acer Aspire R14 series has been launched in the spring of 2015 and consists of an array of mid-range convertible (2-in-1) laptops designed for the general public, aimed at the average user with extra mobility and functionality needs in mind. With features that add value like Zero Air Gap technology, Acer Touch Tools or Skype Certification, this convertible laptop is a good tool, despite a drawback or two.
The Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 is a brand new, Windows 10 ready, mid-range convertible laptop from Toshiba. Officially launched just a few days ago, it comes at a list price of $799, a fair price for this laptop with hinges capable of rotating the screen at 360 degrees. It’s ideal for college students, home users and light work (more useful in face-to-face and small team presentations and meetings).
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.
The affordable convertible laptops from Dell, the Inspiron 11 3000 series are designed as a viable alternative to Chromebooks for people who want a little more control over their machines and a bit more processing power and versatility.