5 Types Of People Who Would Benefit From Owning A Convertible Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 33476LU 13-Inch Convertible Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 33476LU 13-Inch Convertible Laptop

Move over tablets. The next trend in personal computing is the convertible laptop. Part tablet, part laptop, the convertible laptop is a lightweight computer with a physical keyboard and a touchscreen that gives users the convenience of a tablet with the power of a laptop.

Unlike mini-laptops and other hybrid counterparts with detachable keyboards and displays, a convertible laptop is designed with special hinges that allow the screen to be spun, flipped, stood, and used like both a tablet and a laptop at the same time. Because of this cross-functional design, it is so much more versatile than any breed of laptop or tablet in existence.

Here are the types of people would benefit the most from owning a convertible laptop.

01) Cost Cutters

Mobile Life: Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone
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Do you really need a laptop, tablet and smartphone? Have you dropped hundreds or thousands of dollars on the latest and greatest gadget only to have it be outdated in a year? So why waste yours (or your parent’s) hard-earned money on two or more different machines that essentially do the same thing? Especially when they can so easily be combined into one with a convertible laptop.

02) Students

You are ready to educate yourself and you need the best machine for learning. A standard laptop can be heavy and difficult to lug around with all your books, but a tablet lacks the keyboard and processing it takes when you’re up all night writing about 15th-century cheese development. A convertible laptop is a solution. Not to mention you will fascinate your sleep-deprived classmates as you spin your screen around and around and around. It never gets old.

03) Businesses

Convertible laptops make the ideal business tool. Presentations are made easier when you flip your screen around and still have control of the keyboard. Are you tired of having sweaty coworkers crowding around your computer for those weekly conference calls? Simply flip the screen to tent mode, sit back and enjoy those fascinating discussions of monetary reports and fiduciary responsibilities. What about when you’re running late to a meeting and mid-step you realize you still haven’t sent off those crucial reports. Instead of flailing back to your office in a tizzy, simply pull out your computer-tablet and get those emails off as soon as you walk through the door.

04) Families


After a long day of work or school, all you want to do is go home, watch some TV and relax. Problem? Your family wants you to spend time with them. Solution!  Pull out the tablet and let them wear their fingers out with hours of competitive Angry Birds and Candy Crush. Once that has lost its novelty, simply flip over the screen, stand it on the counter and let them zone out to a Netflix marathon to My Little Pony.  And when it’s time for dinner, simply pull up your favorite recipe and create a failed dinner for all to endure.

05) Casual Gamers

Once the family is asleep, it’s time to invite friends over for some good old’ fashion fun and games. Done are the days of messy board games with a handful of missing pieces and a wrinkled set of rules that no one can interrupt. Simply fold it down like a tablet and you can play anything from board games to role-playing games.  If your friends have convertible laptops too, a lot of game these days can be played across multiple tablets. Or, if social interactions aren’t your scene, pull out your laptop and plug into a plethora of online and PC casual games.  Who needs reality when you can game?

No matter how you want to use it, a convertible laptop has a function for everyone in every walk of life.  Whatever you use it for, you can bet you’ll always be ahead of the technology curve with this by your side. Chances are, you will discover ways to use it never thought possible. And the way you use it is completely up to your imagination. The future of technology never looked so flexible.