Top 10 Best Windows 8 Hybrid Laptops in 2013

So after waiting for a long time, finally Windows 8 has officially released and of course you can run it on your traditional laptop, but the best thing about Windows 8 is that, it is especially built for touch screen devices. That is why almost every top laptop brand has launched their best Windows 8 devices which are known as Laptop-Tablet Hybrids. These kinds of Hybrid devices are combined with Laptop and Tablet which can become a killer combination of touch screen laptop. Other than smooth touch screen they also sport full-size keyboards, so you surely are getting best of both.

These types of Tablet-Laptop Hybrids also have few other names like laplets, tabtops, hybrids, Windows 8 devices and of course touch screen laptops. Lately many college students are in need of laptop and also a tablet for their studies, but wouldn’t it be best if they could get both in one? Of course, yes, and here is also your chance to save money by buying just one hybrid device. That’s the reason Windows 8 Laptops are going to be massive hit in 2013 and maybe couple of upcoming years. Anyways, let’s get started with list of best Windows 8 Laptops for this year.

10. ASUS Transformer Book


ASUS Transformer Book is a brand new hybrid Windows 8 laptop from ASUS which can be easily transformed to tablet anytime. Special thing about this laptop is that you can detach its keyboard anytime and use it as tablet. This 13-inch ordinary laptop comes with Core i7 processor and 128GB SSD within the tablet and additional 500 GB hard disk in keyboard. Other than these specs it features 8GB RAM, two 3.0 USB ports battery life of more than 6 hours. Even without entire set, only tablet has enough power to handle most of your applications and other heavy tasks. So in case you are looking for a low weight hybrid laptop then ASUS Transformer Book is especially made for you.

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9. Lenovo ThinkPad Helix


Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is an old style 11-inch tablet laptop that still possesses professional and sleek design. Screen of this laptop or you may want to call it tablet can be detached from it anytime, and to use tablet you have to attach it again facing backward. This brand new Windows 8 laptop is mostly known for its battery life which is more than 10 hours and it comes with Core i7 processor, 250GB SSD and 8GB RAM and you’ll be glad to know that this hybrid laptop from Lenovo includes everything you’d ever expect from a desktop computer.

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8. Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T


This 11-inch hybrid laptop from Samsung runs Windows 8 like a pro without any hassle thanks to its Core i5 processor and Intel HD graphics 4000. Right now it is priced at $1200 and while using its tablet you can use all applications of Samsung Note. Other than excellent processor it features 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD drive, Genuine Windows 8 and 5 Mega Pixel Camera. This new Samsung Smart PC is mostly known for fast booting, appropriate keyboard and dock for stylus. After releasing Samsung Galaxy S3 we have seen a huge raise in Samsung fans so in case you are looking for a laptop or tablet from Samsung then here is your chance to grab the best piece of gadget from Samsung so far.

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7. ASUS Vivo Tab


This brand new hybrid laptop from ASUS is definitely the most recommended Tablet-Laptop since it features a whole lot of latest attractive features such as keyboard dock, SonicMaster technology and scratch proof screen. Other than these amazing features it also supports stick input with more than enough sensitivity. Two cameras are included within the tab which is 8 MP and 2 MP. If we talk about its design, then you can consider it extremely light and thin. Technical specifications of this tablet-laptop are simply ideal just like any other Windows 8 laptop in this list and it includes 2GB RAM, 1366×768 display resolution, 32GB SSD in tablet and 1.3GHz quad-core processor.

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6. Samsung Series 7 Hybrid Slate


This latest hybrid laptop from Samsung for Windows 8 is also known as ATIV Smart PC Pro and is designed very well for tablet-laptop PC. At this time, price tag of this Windows 8 device is around $1200 but obviously it is worth that because of its 1920×1080 display resolution which is ideal in 11 inch tablet. Aside from these specs, it includes 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and Intel HD 4000 graphics. Well, yeah it can be pretty much expensive while comparing it with other ultrathin laptops but after all you’re getting a Samsung Slate which is no joke and you can rely on it for years.

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5. Dell XPS Duo 12


This whole new stylish laptop from Dell is especially known for its screen which can rotate in frame, so users can easily flip the screen and use whatever they want, laptop or tablet. This device is the new version of Inspiron Duo, however they have upgraded their screen size from 10-inch to 12-inch and it still delivers full HD bright resolution of 1920×1080. Specs of this new hybrid laptop from Dell can be quite similar to their older model since it features 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor of 1.7 GHz and HD Intel graphics 4000.

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4. Microsoft Surface Pro


Here comes the initial Windows 8 device from Microsoft solely built for Windows 8. This 10 inch hybrid laptop features Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, Full HD resolution and 128GB SSD. The Surface Pro was revealed last year in October and had gotten pretty good response from consumers. Even though Microsoft is not that big brand when it comes to Laptops and Tablets, but this Surface Pro can surely be compared with any Intel Ultra-book or ARM tablet. Sure thing about this Pro hybrid laptop from Microsoft is that it contains absolutely zero bugs since the hardware manufacturer and software manufacturer is the same brand.

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3. HP Envy x2


After manufacturing few best i7 laptops finally HP Envy has stepped into Tablet-Laptop hybrid industry. It comes with an 11-inch tablet which can be excluded entirely from keyboard and has its own battery. Best thing within this new device from HP is definitely its Beats Audio technology and its 12 hours battery life. Right now it is priced for around $800 and it features 2GB RAM, 64GB HDD, 8MP CAM, Intel Atom processor of 1.8 GHz and genuine Windows 8. So in case you are looking for some tablet-laptop hybrid which is lightweight and eye-catching then HP Envy x2 is exactly what you need.

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2. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga


This ordinary laptop from Lenovo has been is the industry for a while now and that name Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga totally suits on it since this device is extremely flexible. Screen of this hybrid Windows 8 laptop can be folded up to 360 degrees and can be converted into a whole new tablet. It can be used as Laptop or Tablet without any hassle and can function all the time using its all resources even from the keyboard part of device. It features Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD which is too good for a hybrid Windows 8 laptop. Besides all these, it also boasts a battery life of around 8 hours which is not really bad for this kind of tablet-laptop.

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1. Toshiba U925t


Toshiba U925t is surely one of the best and very smartly designed laptop-tablet hybrids. It is very much like a sliding mobile phone whose screen can be dragged from bottom to top. Anyways, about specs, it comes with Intel Core i5 processor, 3 MP camera, secondary battery and 8GB RAM. Lately everyone is after this device from Toshiba since it features everything you’d want from a tablet or laptop. This device is soon to be released and Toshiba hasn’t even revealed its official price yet, but according to many experts it will seen in stores for around $1200. So if you really are looking for a hybrid device which you can use at home and at work too without carrying much weight, then be sure to check out this model before buying your laptop-tablet hybrid.

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  • Wow, how could you say that Toshiba U295t is the best windows 8 hybrid laptop when it is not even released yet?


    March 17, 2013

  • Hi Neerav, I do my research before posting anything and yes according to many top and reliable sources, this new hybrid laptop from Toshiba is going to be a massive hit.


    March 18, 2013

  • Just bought Envy X2 and I can’t tell you how much smooth Windows 8 runs on it and well IDK about Toshiba 5t or Lenovo YogaPad but this piece from HP can’t be compared with these ones when we only talk about Windows 8 or Hybrid laptops, anyways, I am happy with its performance overall and it’s up to you guys what laptop brand you trust.


    March 20, 2013

  • The Asus Transformer is 4GB of ram, not 8GB. I really wish it was 8 though.


    April 4, 2013

  • Hi Preetam,
    I liked this compact list you have prepared. I am in need to buy a Windows 8 laptop, but also prefer for a tab. But I am just doubtful of the compatibility of basic softwares with Windows 8, Software of the Adobe Package other media relates applications are the ones I frequently use. Could you please clarify whether these softwares would run on Windows 8 devices as smooth as on a conventional laptop ?


    April 10, 2013

  • Hi Shyma, thanks for your comment and I don’t think any Adobe software has to do anything with operating system, it should run smoothly if hardware is compatible and if you buy some latest laptop with Windows 8 then I am sure it will come with amazing hardware specs and after all it’s Windows so I don’t think you’ll face any problems with that.


    April 10, 2013

  • I just don’t get it why everyone is trying so hard to sell Windows 8, not that I am against these types of hybrid laptops but seriously Windows 8 is totally creepy and full of bugs.. and I am not talking about some pirated cracked OS, I bought a genuine copy few days back which I have stopped using because of all those bugs in resolution..


    May 2, 2013

  • Hi, I’m Muntasir from Dhaka,Bangladesh. Why VAIO Hybrid Tablet laptop is not in the list? We all know that the pixel, resolution, ram, space and style of Original VAIO(Made in Japan)is better than any other laptop in the world.
    Thank you.


    May 6, 2013

  • I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Laptop, and I have been really happy using it from last 3 days. I had ordered it online and it was delayed a bit, maybe because of my location but after calling them and explaining the proper address I received it in one day. I bought it especially because I wanted to use mSata on it and it’s been really amazing using Windows 8 on it. All in all, the best hybrid laptop, tablet whenever you want and laptop anytime you want.


    May 17, 2013

  • It’s Toshiba u925t not Toshiba u295t.

    Katelyn Kalam

    June 20, 2013

  • @ Katelyn
    I was kind of confused with that since there are countless models and series’ these days. Thank you for pointing out, it was just edited.


    June 20, 2013

  • People who’ve lost their mind are bragging about how great windows 8 is, and people who have actually used it know how worst this OS is. I don’t see anyone around who really wants to use Windows 8 but few are simply stuck with it because their latest device does not support Windows 7 drivers… anyways, these are great hybrid laptops but Windows 8 is no good at all..


    August 1, 2013

  • I’m satisfied with my Acer Aspire V5 because of its looks, long battery working time and Windows 8 runs smoothly and fast. Windows defender has saved me a lot from buying anti-virus. As of now, its perfectly works with me with nice Wi-fi connection! God bless your brand and preferred units.


    September 9, 2013

  • Pallavi, anyday, I’ll exchange your copy of Windows 8 (whether Pro or Standard, 4 and 32-Bit) for my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. My copy is legitimate too!

    Let me know if you are seriously interested in the exchange!!


    November 8, 2013