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2017 2-in-1 Windows laptops

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HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx Review. The HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx is a high-end convertible-hybrid laptop with all-day battery life, more than enough speed for day-to-day and multimedia tasks, and a premium chassis.

HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx Review

It starts at $1,049, but with some judicious upgrades (a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a speedy 512GB solid-state drive), it hits a price of $1,299 that helps it compare favorably with the VAIO Z Flip and Lenovo Yoga 900 (our previous top pick). This collection of features makes the 13-inch Spectre x360 well worth your consideration if you're looking for a true power user's convertible, and our Editors' Choice. Design and FeaturesThe Spectre x360 continues the current styling trend for premium laptops.

It is matte sliver aluminum from the top and bottom lids to the comfy palm rest below the keyboard. Like the previous HP Spectre x360 13t (13-4003), this model has two geared hinges that ensure smooth transitions between Notebook, Stand, Tent, and Tablet modes. Lenovo Yoga 910 Review. The Yoga 910, Lenovo's flagship convertible-hybrid laptop ($1,199.99), is decidedly upscale for a mid-price 2-in-1 laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 910 Review

And you get a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, one of the most intricate (and stable) hinge mechanisms in the category, an attractive design, a comfortable keyboard, and class-leading battery life. It's our top pick if you want the flexibility of a tablet combined with the capability of a laptop. Design and Features Like its predecessor, the Lenovo Yoga 900, the Yoga 910 looks the part of a premium convertible laptop in every way.

It is very thin, measuring 0.56 by 12.72 by 8.84 inches (HWD), but at 3.01 pounds is a bit heavy to use in Tablet mode for long periods of time. Kaby Lake vs Skylake. What follows now is a breakdown of performance of these two notebooks giving us an apples to apples comparison of 6th Generation (Skylake) and 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel mobile processors.

Kaby Lake vs Skylake

There are two key feature changes that will affect the performance results we captured. The clock speed improvements allowed with the 14nm+ FinFET process technology nets a 200 MHz base frequency improvement and a 400 MHz peak Turbo clock frequency jump. Even though we know that heavy workloads won’t be able to run at peak Turbo speeds indefinitely in thermally constrained environments like notebooks, those speed increases are substantial. Second, the addition of HEVC (H.265) hardware accelerated decode will offer dramatic decreases in CPU utilization when watching content encoded in that format. Here's why MacBook and Surface aren't using the newest Intel chips - CNET.

Apple's new MacBook Pro is an eye-catching new computer.

Here's why MacBook and Surface aren't using the newest Intel chips - CNET

So are Microsoft's new Surface Studio and upgraded Surface Book. But none of them use Intel's latest processors. Is that a big deal? Not as much as you'd think. Here's our explainer from August on what "Kaby Lake" really means for your next PC. Intel Kaby Lake: 7 Things to Know About 7th-Gen Core CPUs. Intel has a new family of processors.

Intel Kaby Lake: 7 Things to Know About 7th-Gen Core CPUs

Dubbed Kaby Lake, the 7th-Generation Core processors should be of particular interest if you're making do with an older machine, like to stream a lot of high-resolution video or enjoy gaming on the go — or some combination of all three. During the Intel Developer Forum, we got a taste of what the 7th-Gen Core processors could do. During a demo at the forum, a Dell XPS 13 laptop was able to play the graphically demanding game Overwatch, using standard integrated graphics on the new platform.

We've since reviewed the Kaby Lake XPS 13 and found its performance to be noticeably better. We now have a better idea of just how these CPUs will power the performance of an upcoming spate of notebooks, 2-in-1s and other computers. Best CPU: the 10 top processors from AMD and Intel. What makes a processor the best?

Best CPU: the 10 top processors from AMD and Intel

Some would say it's the price tag, and if money were no object this might hold weight. Others suggest that it's the number of cores of overclockability that determine the quality of a central processing unit (CPU). In reality, it's simply a matter of taste. The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked. Convertible laptops are all the rage these days.

The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked

Whether they're 2-in-1 or hybrid, they're the clear-cut solution when you can’t decide between a laptop or a tablet. In other words, 2-in-1 laptops are response to the question, “Why pick one or the other when you could have the best of both worlds in a single device?” As a result of being detachable, a 2-in-1 may require that its user remove its display from the keyboard base.