Lenovo Chromebook C330
What the Lenovo Chromebook C330 lacks in sheer power, it makes up for with an above-average battery life and low price. Its lightweight Chrome OS runs on similar hardware to that inside smartphones, and it’s made well enough to withstand heavy use on a daily basis.
- Full-size sd card reader
- Good choice for students
- Limited app availability
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Responsible for inspiring large numbers of imitation detachable models, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a sleek and well-made device that is nearly as powerful as a traditional notebook, although it costs considerably more and doesn’t come with a pen or type cover.
- One usb type-c port
- Sold in platinum or matte black
- Subpar battery life
Lenovo Flex 14
The AMD Ryzen 5 CPU that drives the Lenovo Flex 14 features an onboard Vega 8 graphics processor that does much better than other integrated GPUs when playing old or less resource-intensive games. A privacy shutter lets you physically block the webcam lens when not in use.
- Type-c and type-a ports
- 1920 by 1080 resolution
- Touchpad isn't very high quality
Acer Spin 3
At just over $500, the Acer Spin 3 represents a great value for those want the versatility of Windows but the convenience of a Chromebook. Its Full HD screen measures 14 inches and its onboard storage and memory are enough to make everyday computing a breeze.
- Has a hdmi port
- Rechargeable active stylus
- No usb type-c connectivity
Microsoft Surface Go
About as close to a tablet as a notebook PC can be, the Microsoft Surface Go weighs slightly over a pound and is small enough to fit where most others can’t. This particular model adds a built-in 4G LTE-A modem to flesh out the mobile computing experience.
- Accurate touch display
- All-day battery life
- Keyboard and pen aren't included
HP Envy x360
With a price well below $1,000, the HP Envy x360 doesn’t ask you to spend a fortune in order to get a compact and powerful machine. Its i5-8265U CPU was one of the first mobile processors with four cores and will be able to perform everyday tasks with ease for years.
- Measures 15 inches diagonally
- Secure fingerprint reader
- Nvidia geforce mx250 gpu
Lenovo Yoga C940
Twelve gigabytes of system RAM and 512 gigabytes of fast NVMe storage make the Lenovo Yoga C940 capable of anything most larger and less portable devices can do. Its Full HD panel sports a touch interface that is accurate, reliable, and satisfying to use.
- Two thunderbolt 3 connectors
- A single usb type-a port
- Backlit keyboard
Dell XPS 13 7390
It’s no surprise that the Dell XPS 13 7390 is such a good choice, because it’s the convertible version of one of the most capable computers on the market. It comes in a variety of configurations with optional features like a 4K display and up to 32 gigabytes of RAM.
- Super-high-speed system memory
- Very slim construction
- Offered in black or white
HP Elite x2
The 3000 by 2000 display on the HP Elite x2 is protected by smooth Gorilla Glass and looks about as sharp as anything else out there. It has front and rear cameras and 3 Type-C ports, 2 of which are capable of 40 GB per second of bandwidth using the Thunderbolt protocol.
- Quad-core processor
- Supports displayport over usb
- Covers the entire srgb gamut
HP Spectre x360 15t
There’s a lot to like about the most recent version of the HP Spectre x360 15t , including a 10th-generation Intel i7 CPU that tops out at nearly 5 gigahertz and a half-terabyte SSD that’s optimized by 32 gigabytes of Optane cache memory.
- Iris plus integrated graphics
- Dual thunderbolt 3 ports
- Wi-fi 6 connectivity