What Is a Convertible Laptop?

For the past decade or so, we’ve seen huge advances and changes in technology. From smartphones to tablets and beyond, technology has been going in and out of style faster than ever before. So what are some of the laptop trends?  Some of the best new laptops are convertible laptops.

The 2-in-1 Laptop Takeover

When the iPad was first released, the craze for tablets began. However, more recently, tablets are becoming less and less popular. Why is that?

The larger screen size of smartphones is one explanation. Users are finding that they’d rather have one device — their plus-sized smartphone — to do the work of both a mobile phone and tablet. The other main product that’s pushing tablets out of the market is the convertible, or 2-in-1, laptop.

Convertible laptops can act as either regular laptops or tablets. They come in a few different forms:

  • Foldable: With this type of convertible laptop, the keyboard can be folded underneath the screen. Even though it will be heavier than a regular tablet, a foldable convertible laptop will still act exactly like a tablet when used this way.
  • Detachable: Instead of folding behind the screen, with a detachable convertible laptop, the keyboard can be removed completely. This design mimics a tablet a little more closely than the foldable version because it will be much lighter.

With this type of device, you can use it as either a laptop or tablet, depending on your needs at the moment.

Convertible Laptop Popularity

Even though tablets aren’t as popular anymore, the growing popularity of the 2-in-1 laptop shows that people still like to use them. Convertible laptops’ growing demand can be explained by one simple concept — they appeal to everyone.

A college student in any major would enjoy the versatility of a 2-in-1. They can use it as a laptop during class to take notes, then use it as a tablet back in their dorm room to watch Netflix or play video games. A retired couple in their 60s or 70s could use the laptop to video chat with their children, then take the tablet into the kitchen to try a new recipe.

One major spot that’s adopting the convertible laptop is the workplace. Businesses that issue work laptops to their employees or have other uses for them are choosing these machines over others in the market.

In a business setting, convertible laptops can be used for a wide variety of tasks and functions. A marketing team can transport the computers from the offices to a conference room while brainstorming campaigns as a group. If you’re giving a presentation to a potential client, you can use the tablet to see your notes and draw on your visual aid to make it more interactive and engaging.