2-in-1 laptops are laptop that behave like both laptops and tablets and provide the best of both worlds. You can think of them to be something like amphibians. Can work as a laptop and as a tablet.
Types of 2-in-1 laptops
A laptop can be made into a tablet in multiple ways. The difference between a touchscreen laptop and a tablet is the lack of a physical keyboard in tablets. So in order to make a laptop a tablet, you have to get the keyboard out of the way and the ways in which it can be removed gives the types of keyboards.
In detachable laptops, the keyboard can be detached from the laptop altogether and you can use the laptop purely as a tablet. The best example of a 2-in-1 detachable is the Surface Pro 7.
Surprisingly, even gaming laptops today have become 2-in-1 detachable as illustrated by Asus ROG Mothership and this is one of the coolest laptop we have seen in a while. In the Asus ROG Mothership, the laptop's keyboard is removable and the top part can be used as a tablet. The processor, graphics card and all major components are packed in the monitor itself unllike other laptops who have them in the lower part of the laptop.
In these laptops, the keyboard cannot be removed. It is attached to the device even when you're using the laptop as a convertible, but it can be folded out of view. In most of the devices the hinges allow 360 degree rotation, making the keyboard go behind the monitor.
All the 2-in-1 laptops come with a touch screen, since all tablets need a touch screen. The operating systems that support 2-in-1 laptops include Windows 8, 10 and Chrome OS.
2-in-1s does have a keyboard that is detachable or can be hidden by some mechanism.
2-in-1s come with all the ports of a laptop which makes it more easy to use. You cannot connect an external hard disk or a pen drive to a tablet, but a 2-in-1 lets you do all that and more. 2-in-1 laptops comes with USB ports, mini-display ports and USB-C ports.
A 2 in 1 laptop means you get the best of both worlds. It would be easy to carry the tablet around and use it as a tablet. This a great feature for creatives. It is rather easy to draw on the surface of a tablet rather than on a tablet and a 2-in-1 provides that capability.
If you want to write something, it is easier to do so on a laptop rather than on a tablet, and the converting the 2-in-1 to a laptop helps in that too.
Being small in size they can easily be carried around. Just throw it into a bag and carry it around. You don't have to carry multiple devices anymore.
A lot of people today are choosing 2-in-1s due to the immense practicality that they offer. You can watch movie on bed by making it into a tablet and it offers more power and screen size than a tablet.
But this is not made for everyone and we recommend you choose wisely depending on your needs.