Best 2 in 1 Laptops under $500

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Most 2 in 1 convertible laptops are preferred on the basis of the multifunctionality that they offer. You can use these laptops as tablets, notebooks, or laptops. If you get a 2 in 1 laptop under $500 then it is not less than a steal deal. There are many students who need tablets cum laptops to carry along with them to their study centers.

Some professionals also look for these kinds of laptops. These are lightweight and travel-friendly. A 2 in 1 laptop allows so many uses without much hassle and hence we are always in search of a good one.

Here we have some best selected 2 in 1 convertible laptop based on their functions and features. You can have a look at them and have a proper analysis of the kind of two-in-one convertible laptop that you want to go with. All of these laptops cost around $500 and even less.

Here we go with the list:

Best 2 in 1 Laptops under $500

HP Pavilion X360 – Ryzen Edition

HP Pavilion X360
HP Pavilion X360

HP Pavilion is one of the most decent convertible laptops that you get under $500. The features of this convertible laptop are set well to please the users with an efficient and lag free performance. As we always say that the performance of a laptop depends on its brain and if you need a better performance you have to invest in a better brain of the laptop. HP Pavilion comes with Intel Core i3 100501 processor.

It also supports an Intel Ultra HD graphic card which is fair enough for the price. The combination of 8GB RAM and 128 GB SSD storage can easily tackle heavy tasks when they are subjected to them. Although the display of the laptop is not full HD you get sharp visuals with enough clarity and a wide viewing angle. These features the laptop also manages 9.5 hours of battery life upon one charging session which is great.

The 2 in 1 convertible laptop offers hyper-threading Technology. This Technology cannot be taken lightly. Along with 3.4 GHz Turbo speed, the technology boosts the performance of your laptop like nothing else. All the content writers are going to love the Chiclet-style keyboard and the numeric keypad. HP Pavilion also features a diverse range of connectivity ports for example HDMI, type C, and two USB 3.0, Type-A.

Specs:

  1. CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-1005G1
  2. RAM: 8GB
  3. Storage: 128GB SSD
  4. Display: 14-inch HD SVA
  5. Resolution: (1366 x 768)
  6. GPU: Integrated Intel UHD
  7. Battery: Up to 9.5 hours

Pros:

  • Speeded Processor
  •  Fast RAM
  •  3.4 GHz Turbo speed
  • 14-inch HD SVA responsive Display
  • Integrated Intel UHD
  • 9.5 hours battery life
  • Great connectivity

Cons:

  • No WiFi 6
  • Not a full HD display
  • Limited storage

Lenovo Flex 5

Lenovo Flex 5
Lenovo Flex 5

Our next laptop is a very sleek and stylish Lenovo Flex 5. It flaunts an electric fast 2.7GHz AMD Ryzen 3 4300U processor along with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. Needless to say, the Integrated AMD Radeon leaves us more than just satisfied with the fast performance of the laptop. For the battery life, the laptop has a good 10 hours battery life upon one charge session. The convertible laptop offers a full HD display even under $500.

Some users have reported problems regarding the brightness of the display when used outdoors. It would be better if the fact is confirmed by the purchases before making any conclusion. Another drawback that we have seen is that Lenovo Flex 5 2 in 1 convertible laptop comes with a single fan and that is noisy.

Additionally, there are connectivity ports such as 2 USB slots, 1 SD card reader, HDMI port, and 3.5 mm jack. The manufacturers have been innovative enough to integrate it with wedged speakers so that it does not produce a muffled sound when the speakers are on. You can Mount the laptop on any surface you want.

Specs:

  1. CPU: 2.7GHz AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  2. RAM: 4GB
  3. Storage: 128GB SSD
  4. Display: 14-inch FHD IPS
  5. Resolution: (1920 x 1080)
  6. GPU: Integrated AMD Radeon
  7. Battery: Up to 10 hours

Pros:

  • Fast Processor
  • Good RAM
  •  Good functionality
  • 14-inch FHD IPS display
  • Integrated AMD Radeon
  • 10 hours battery life
  • Great connectivity

Cons:

  • Dull display
  • Noisy fan

HP x360 – Intel i3 Edition

HP x360 - Intel i3 Edition
HP x360 – Intel i3 Edition

Many people look for laptops that run on Chrome operating systems, and if you are one of them you should look out for this laptop. HP x360 stands as one of those exceptional 2 in 1 convertible laptop that flaunts all beautiful features such as a 14 inch Full HD LED display and 6 hours of battery life. One thing which is very essential to know about the two in one convertible laptop is that it is a very compact and very sleek model.

So if you are looking for something stylish, in the trend or fashion, here’s a choice under $500. As the name of the laptop suggests, HP x360 is integrated with a 360-degree rotation. It is a flip-flop style convertible laptop. Copywriters and business people are going to love this laptop with the spreadsheets and documents-based works.

The convertible laptop sports high-quality speakers with amazing features along with powerful sound production. So small activities like watching movies videos and listening to songs would be all fun with this laptop.

Further, it includes a fingerprint reader and a webcam as well. There are satisfactory port counts too. It has a USB Type-A and Type-C along with a micro SD card reader and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Specs:

  1. CPU: Intel Core i3-10110U
  2. RAM: 8GB
  3. Storage: 64GB eMMC
  4. Display: 14-inch FHD LED
  5. Resolution: (1920 x 1080)
  6. GPU: Integrated Intel HD 620
  7. Battery: Up to 6 hours

Pros:

  • Intel Core i3-10110U
  • Good RAM
  • Better functionality
  • 14-inch FHD LED display
  • Integrated AMD Radeon

Cons:

  • Connectivity ports could be better
  • Only 6 hours battery life

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14

Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

In case you want a laptop that allows quick charging you must grab this laptop from the Lenovo IdeaPad series. Lenovo Flex 14 convertible laptop gets charged rapidly and has up to 8 hours of battery life.

It comes with a special true block privacy shutter which allows you to physically close your webcam whenever you’re not using it. This is specially helpful for people who respect their privacy.

The battery life is certainly above average, so you can stay assured about its performance. You get four different modes with this laptop namely, tent, laptop, tablet, and stand mode. The overall functionality of the laptop gets enhanced with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor.

One might regret that the resolution of the laptop is not fully HD but the screen size is 14 inches and you can have a satisfactory viewing angle. Another drawback might be the lack of an IPS panel. Other than these, HDMI port, 2 USB ports, WiFi connectivity, a webcam, a fingerprint reader, and Bluetooth 4 are a few connectivity ports and added features.

Specs:

  1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor
  2. RAM: 12GB DDR4
  3. Storage: 128GB SSD
  4. Display: 14-inch HD
  5. Resolution: (1440 x 900)
  6. Battery: Up to 8 hours
  7. Pen Included

Pros:

  • 12GB of Ram is sufficient for Students and Professionals
  • Stunning Visuals
  • Fast Charging Support
  • Fast performance using AMD’s Ryzen 5

Cons:

  • Quality of display could be better
  • A Bit above $500

Asus Chromebook Flip

We have a Chromebook in the list now, which is Asus Chromebook Flip. The Flip convertible Laptop comes with a Premium feel under $500. We know we are discussing laptops which are under $500, but this one is an exceptional laptop under $400.

It has a Full HD display, IPS panel, 1.1GHz Intel Core M3-8100Y, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, and Integrated Intel HD 615 GPU support. These features take the performance of the laptop to a topnotch level. If you compare this laptop with some other Chromebooks, this one is more lightweight and portable.

The laptop can function well for multiple uses. It has a classic keyboard that allows a comfortable typing experience. The trackpad was expected to be better though. After all excellent features, when you see 10 hours of battery life, it makes you smile from within! However, the Chrome OS might be a little concerning for sure.

Specs:

  1. CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core M3-8100Y
  2. RAM: 4GB
  3. Storage: 64GB eMMC
  4. Display: 14-inch FHD IPS
  5. Resolution: (1920 x 1080)
  6. GPU: Integrated Intel HD 615
  7. Battery: Up to 10 hours

Pros:

  • 1.1GHz Intel Core M3-8100Y
  • Good performance
  • Integrated Intel Ultra HD 615
  • Full HD display
  • Decent style

Cons:

  • RAM and Storage could be upgraded
  • Chrome OS

Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go

Finally, we have Microsoft Surface Go on the list. It is a full worth for money 2 in 1 small Laptop. The extremely portable design and the lightweight model take our attention into it. If you do not mind spending 15 to 20 dollars extra, you would love this laptop.

The battery life of the laptop is 9 hours long. It is integrated with an Intel HD 615 and 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Processor. The features are unique and balanced. The small 10-inch display looks pretty. The display is an 1800 x 1200 pixel sense display.

The tiny and cute notebook weighs only 1.15 pounds. The edges are curvy and not sharp. That ensures the simple handling of the laptop. The keys of the keyboard are rounded too, and that looks so attractive. We also have a USB – C port.

Specs:

  1. CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
  2. RAM: 8GB
  3. Storage: 128GB SSD
  4. Display: 10-inch PixelSense
  5. Resolution: (1800 x 1200)
  6. GPU: Integrated Intel HD 615
  7. Battery: Up to 9 hours

Pros:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
  • Optimum performance
  • Integrated Intel HD 615
  • PixelSense display
  • Upgradable storage

Cons:

  • Small keyboard and closely packed keys 

What features can we expect from a 2 in 1 Laptop that comes under $500?

Here are some basic features that we expect :

  1. The first feature that you can expect from a 2 in 1 laptop is a good display. If not a full HD display was done at least go for an HD display. Make sure that the viewing angles are comfortable and the brightness of the display is suitable for outdoor usage.
  2. You can always expect a 2 in 1 convertible laptop to have an Intel i3 processor for better performance. There are 2 in 1 laptop that offers an Intel i5 or i7 Processor as well but for a minimum requirement, an Intel Core i3 processor is mandatory.
  3. Never miss to check out the minimum GPU support that you can get from Intel or Ryzen graphics cards if you want a 2-in-1 to do graphics designing.
  4. A laptop that comes under $500 might not provide us with the 8GB RAM necessary but generally, nowadays it is not at all difficult to get 4GB RAM. However, we would suggest you opt for 8GB RAM for lag-free performance.
  5. It completely depends on you and your work whether which amount of storage is going to work for you. The better the storage (NOTE: SSD is better than a Hard Disk – but it offers lesser storage for the same price), the better will be the performance of your laptop.
  6. One thing that really matters and can be least expected from a 2 in 1 laptop is 4-5 hours of battery life; because you are neither using a highly upgraded 16GB Ram nor you are using an Intel i5 or i7 Processor that would consume extra battery.
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore is a Tech-Enthusiast always looking out for the Newest Tech and is fond of this online world. Being always behind the lenses and screen, he is the go-to guy for people when it comes to product suggestions and recommendations. Cannot work without dozes of coffee at small intervals.