So, you are in quest of two things, a tablet, and a laptop too, but your budget is just $300, max?
Thinking, how is it possible to buy both two things within such a scanty budget? To meet both your needs i.e. of a tablet for your light homey-type chores, leisure time entertainment, etc., and a laptop for official works.
Well, I am sure you are not thinking like that for you know you have oodles of solutions in front of you i.e. the convertibles, the 2-in-1 laptops.
Yes, and that’s why you have come here.
List of Best Budget 2 in 1 Laptops Under $300
Our Top Pick
|Acer Chromebook Spin 311 |
Features: Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-core Processor, Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC, Lightweight
|Lenovo Chromebook C330 |
Features: MediaTek MTK 8173C Quad-core Processor, 720p webcam, 8 Hours of battery life, Lightweight
|Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 |
Features: Intel Celeron 3965Y Dual-core Processor, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera, Slim and lightweight
|Lenovo 2-in-1 Chromebook |
Features: HD IPS antiglare touchscreen, MediaTek MTK 8173C Quad-core Processor, 720p webcam
|Lenovo Chromebook Duet |
Features: MediaTek Helio P60T Processor, 10-hour (approx.) battery, Just 0.99 pounds
|HP Stream 11 |
Features: Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM, High-security features, Best for home and study
|ASUS L210 |
Features: Intel Celeron N4020 Processor, 11.6″ HD Ultra Slim Display, 64GB eMMC Storage, 4GB DDR4 RAM
Well, buying two separate gadgets is almost impossible within a 300 budget, but one that can well cater to both your needs is, of course, possible in this ambit.
One thing I’d like you all to know is that these laptops are designed specifically for people who aren’t hardcore into gaming but want something more than the average user’s needs. So if you are the one who plays heavy-duty video games on a daily basis, then it’s best that you go with a gaming laptop instead of this one!
No doubt, finding a good option can be taxing, for these are not only laptops but multipurpose gadgets, indeed, thus a bit pricey comparatively. Still, spending hours and searching with genuine diligence can for sure get you many “under $300” too.
Anyways, don’t worry, for I’ve done all that tiresome work for you. So, here are the top 7 best 2 in 1 laptops under 300 US dollars you can check out.
Just get down and explore now.
1. Acer Chromebook Spin 311
Buying this Chromebook for my son has been one of the best decisions because it’s nifty, very affordable, and has a solid battery.Sarah, Reviewer and Tech Enthusiast
Honored to be the first one on my list, this, 2.62 pounds in weight, Acer’s convertible laptop is indeed well deserved for this placement for its classic robustness from every aspect.
With the highly damage-resistant 11.6-inches Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen, this laptop besides ensuring durability also makes sure you get a smooth working (touch) experience. This IPS-implemented LED display delivers an HD display resolution. The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600 adds more to your visual experience.
360-degree rotatable, this Chromebook exhibits multiple usability modes i.e. it’s a tablet, a mini-studio, and a laptop too.
Well, this laptop carries the Dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 Processor with a 1.1GHz base and 2.8GHz burst-up frequency. It has 4GB memory and 32GB of eMMC storage. Certainly, these are not any high-end figures, still, more than enough for the bucks.
A few words about its OS i.e. Google’s own “Chrome OS”. Being a complete pack of so many useful features, like, the inbuilt virus protection, auto-updates, quick boot-ups, one-touch access to all the Google apps, Android apps as well, etc., Chrome OS is just wondrous.
Thanks to the additional 100GB of Google Drive space, your file backups have been made facile too.
Lastly, the laptop has an approx. 10-hours battery life and is upright in its connectivity options, wired and wireless both. It also has great battery life so there won’t be any need to find an outlet at school or on campus anytime soon! No matter if you are a college student or a P.hd student, this laptop will help you keep all of your work organized.
- Impressive display and durable touchscreen
- Good entry-level technical specs
- Chrome OS with all the awesome features
- Comprehensive I/O ports and fine wireless options
- Good battery
- Low sound volume
- 32GB eMMC only, still good for the price
2. Lenovo Chromebook C330
Pretty design and sturdy build, this 2 in 1 device has me mesmerized because under such a price tag it’s really hard to find such phenomenal level laptops nowadays in the market.Ryan, Writer
Another best 2 in 1 laptop under 300 dollars, my personal favorite, the Lenovo Chromebook C330. With all those heavily convenient preadapted features i.e. built-in malware protection, easy setup, quickest boot-ups, and a lot more, it’s a Lenovo Chromebook for you.
Glistering white, thin as paper, only 2.64 pounds in weight, and definitely, 360-degree rotatable, this laptop is an exquisite piece of engineering.
Well, the laptop is powered by MediaTek MT8173C 4-cored Processor exhibiting a 2.1GHz clocking speed. Apparently, not for any heavy loads, this processor is a demon for your gauzy needs i.e. light gaming, streaming, and entertainment, easy typing-like official tasks, etc.
It has 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. I hope you, looking at the price you are paying, must be happy with all this.
Anyways, the 11.6″ IPS-embellished HD touchscreen that this laptop holds features the antiglare coating as well. Hence, it’s made sure that the screen stays easy on the eyes even in an exposed-to-direct-sunlight ambiance as well.
Needless to say, for it’s a Chromebook, setting and then operating it is so easy i.e. just sign in to your Google account, and you are done.
A 720p webcam for fine video chats, a Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 combo for wireless connectivity, and multiple I/O ports, etc., are some other stunning features you’ll get here.
- IPS-supported antiglare display
- OK processor for lighter tasks
- Fine memory and storage
- Chrome OS with all the added features
- Beautiful, lightweight build
- 2 USB ports only
- A few users complained about the company’s after-sales support
3. Samsung Chromebook Plus V2
After thoroughly dissecting each and every aspect of this fine craftwork by Samsung, I believe this Chromebook has a damn good exceptional design and lightfast hardware specifications.Jack, Buyer
With a built-in, always charged, and ready to rock, stylus pen, and a soothing Full HD touchscreen display, a Samsung’s 2 in 1 this time. Well, of course, it’s a bit more expensive than 300, but you just can’t pass by without having a good eye on this one.
From the world of the 5th most valuable global brand, this elegant 360-degree machine truly honors its brand’s prestige. This comely Chromebook holds a 12.2″ ultra-eye-catchy, pen input enabled touchscreen.
Guess what, the inbuilt Samsung Pen will never ask you “charge me”! That being said, this highly sensitive felt tip is always on and willing to make the magic happen on the screen.
Do you know what display resolution you get here? Not a Full HD, but… but classier than that. It’s WUXGA i.e. 1920 x 1200 px at 16:10 aspect ratio, not the usual 16:9 (1080p).
Dual-core Intel Celeron 3965Y Processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 serves the processing functions of the system. 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC partnering with the 1.5GHz clocking processor ensures the laptop is always geared up for your everyday tasks.
What’s more awesome is the camera combination of this laptop i.e. the crystal clear 13MP world-facing and 5MP front-facing camera. And finally, you have got the whole Google age at your fingertips with the integral Chrome OS.
- Great display resolution
- Always charged built-in pen
- Ok memory and storage
- High quality rear camera
- Decent build
- Perhaps a poor processor for the price
- Slight poor viewing angles
4. Lenovo 2-in-1 – Budget 2 in 1 Laptop for Students
- 11.6″ HD, IPS, and 10-points multitouch-enabled antiglare touchscreen
- MediaTek MTK 8173C Quad-core Processor
- PowerVR GX6250 Graphics coprocessor
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB eMMC Storage
- 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1x HDMI port, and SD card port
- Approx. 10-hour battery
- 720p webcam
- 2.6 pounds
Just a little over the 300-mark, my 4th pick again comes from Lenovo’s arena. An improved form of the previously reviewed Lenovo’s Chromebook, this 11.6″ and 360-degree rotatable mini multipurpose laptop has all the reasons you’ll go for it.
First and foremost, this 11.6-inches touchscreen laptop is indomitable when it comes to providing true satisfaction to your eyes. Featuring a 10-point multitouch-enabled display and soaking in the classy IPS view technology, the screen besides being evocative to the eyes is so much highly responsive to each finger tap as well.
Adding more, this 300-nits bright and HD displaying screen has got the antiglare covering as well. So, be it a dark room or a bright sunny ambiance, your work won’t get affected.
This laptop is a host to 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC latest and high-performing i.e. 5.1, MediaTek 8173C Quad-core processor, and has got the PowerVR GX6250 Graphics coprocessor.
With all those added and inbuilt Chrome OS features, this Chromebook is bringing so much comfort to your life every single minute.
Extensive in wireless connectivity options, this laptop sports a Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC wire-free communication technology. Moreover, the two USB ports, one 3.1 Type-C and one Type-A, and other I/O slots serve the wired connectivity needs.
- Highly responsive antiglare touchscreen
- IPS-implemented – Great viewing angles
- Impressive battery
- Great for simple day-to-day works
- Easily portable
- A bit flimsy keyboard
- Perhaps, a less storage for the price
5. Lenovo Chromebook Duet – Best Budget 2 in 1 Chromebook
- 10.1″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200 px), IPS, bright glossy touchscreen
- MediaTek Helio P60T (8-cored, 1 thread per core, and 2GHz speed)
- Processor with integrated ARM G72 MP3 GPU
- 4GB DDR4 SDRAM and 64GB eMCP SSD
- 1x USB-C (Gen 2) and 5-point pogo pins
- 10-hour (approx.) battery
- 2.0MP front and 8.0MP rear camera
- 0.99 pounds
It’s not letting me go elsewhere. Yes, due to its vast array of compact, easily portable, and mostly 2-in-1 laptops, Lenovo is just not letting me turn to any other brand.
This Chromebook Duet is the second type of 2-in-1 laptop i.e. the detachable. This 10.1-inches laptop is, I must say, a tablet basically. Yes, a 10.1″ tablet with a kickstand at its back and an attachable/detachable type cover (the keyboard), thus a laptop too.
Light as air with just 0.99-pound weight, this tablet shows some unbelievable specs. This 400-nits bright, IPS technology supported, and 10-points multitouch-enabled glossy touchscreen is purely unrivaled in this budget range.
Delivering a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 px, even better than FHD (1080p), at a 16:10 aspect ratio, this tablet is a maven at satisfying your visual craves.
Armed with a MediaTek Helio P60T Processor working at a speed of 2.0GHz, this laptop has got a relatively speedier i.e. DDR4 RAM, and an advanced, and snappier eMCP SSD. Long story short, this laptop, with the usual 4GB memory and 64GB storage, is way ahead of all its, of the same class, peers.
It has a 2MP front and 8MP rear camera and the battery therein claims to last for up to 10 hours on one charge.
And lastly, take a sigh of relief, for once again it’s a Chromebook with all those so much convenient preadapted Chrome OS features i.e. easy setup, quick boot-ups, and much more.
- Matchless display from every aspect
- Advanced and snappier RAM and SSD
- Fine processor
- Impressive battery
- LED indicator with camera
- Almost weightless
- Only 1 USB port
6. ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 2 in 1 Laptop
Embrace the world of ASUS Chromebooks which is incredibly fast, snappy, and super efficient enough to instantly make you fall in love with them.
The reason behind such praise is that when I personally got a hold of this beauty, I was amazed at how lightweight and sturdy it felt, moreover, with just 5mm bezels, the 14-inch screen gave impressions as if it’s a 17-inch screen because the 4-way nano edge boundaries where nonexistent.
The praise just doesn’t end here, the versatility of this laptop goes beyond one’s head once you find out that it has a 360 hinge which means you can rotate it almost all the way back without having to worry about breaking it.
And since you could rotate the hinge to convert the laptop into tablet or tent mode, the touchscreen capabilities basically become the icing on the cake.
Not to mention, this all-in-one machine is backed by the power of Intel Core m3-8100Y with 2 cores and 4 threads with a base clock of 1.10Ghz and a maximum turbo boost up to 3.4Ghz, such raw is not only feasible for everyday multitasking but the architecture behind the processor ensures you save as much as battery runtime as possible to prolong the laptop use.
The best part is that even though it’s a budget laptop, the specifications don’t scream low-end at all because it is armed with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM as well as 64GB eMMC storage space to house your precious office documents and files without breaking a sweat.
That’s not it yet, to keep you busy even in dimly lit rooms or at night, you can utilize the keyboard backlighting feature, however, don’t expect it to customize to RGB colors.
My only complaint would be the fact that it has fewer USB ports such as dual USB type C, a single USB Type A, a MicroSD card slot, and a headphone jack, so if you are working with plenty of peripherals on a regular basis, you may find the lack of ports a bit disappointing or downright absurd.
Asus compensated for the shortcomings of this laptop by offering a year of free Google Cloud storage, which includes 100GB, so you can upload all your files, images, and videos in one place.
- Tremendously Good Price to Value Ratio
- Has 360 Hinge
- Lightweight design makes it easier to carry
- Includes 1 year Free Google Cloud Package
- Fewer Ports
7. HP Chromebook x360 2-in-1 Laptop
There is an old saying that not all the glitters are gold, but trust me, the HP Chromebook x360 is, once you carefully read my review that I have curated.
Bask into the world of colors with the 14-inch High Definition display that boasts a 1366 x 768 resolution and Brightview display that delivers superior colors that don’t look bland as you would notice on cheaper display panels.
Furthermore, I love the fact that it has a micro-edge display because it gives users an extra space to work without having to deal with thick black borders, truly magnificent.
And wait till you hear about that it even has a super useful 360 hinge, so using it on your dining table as a tablet or on your sofa in tent mode would most certainly be a breeze.
Now that you know how well crafted the screen is, let’s take a look at the performance specifications, the device is backed with highly power conservative Intel N5000 which has a total of 4 cores and an equal amount of threads and can even rev up its frequencies up to 2.70Ghz in burst mode.
To keep even the most daunting tasks streamlined and performed in a matter of seconds, the 2-in-1 laptop push boundaries boldly with its 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC Flash storage which works flawlessly in conjunction in a snappy manner.
And since this nifty device is all about having convenience in your lap, HP has integrated the Wide VIsion Feature which even has double microphones to catch every word with crisp quality, all while minimizing the ambient noise.
Coming to one of the most important parts, the battery life, which after hours of stress testing this laptop I have found is remarkably good because it deniably gave me around 10 hours of runtime, a resplendent sight to witness!
- Sleek Finish
- Top Notch Performance
- Incredibly affordable price tag
- Keyboard lacks backlighting
8. Acer X360 Chromebook 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop
If none of these attract your attention, maybe the Acer X360 will because it has some jaw-dropping aces up its sleeve that will sweep you off your feet.
Starting from its screen, the 11.6-inch high definition display might not be everyone’s cup of tea because for some it might feel a little short or even tiny in dimension, however, let me assure you that it has one of the sharpest screens that is absolutely rich in color and has sumptuous quality.
In addition to that, the LCD Panel is optimized to such extents to ensure that it is energy conservative so you stay glued to your seat while working or enjoying movies on the laptop for a longer amount of time without running out of battery juice.
And just like every other convertible also features a 360 hinge, which means you can tilt it at almost any angle, and speaking of angles, its Anti Glare coating prevents glare regardless of where you view it.
Under the hood, the snappy and aesthetically gorgeous machine isn’t holding any shortcomings or deficiencies that’s for sure because the MediaTek MT8183C Processor is only 12nm thick but generates wonderful results in a matter of seconds with its octa-core eight-way processing capabilities.
On the other hand, with a staggeringly admirable combination of 4GB DDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC flash storage, storing files and booting up the operating system is simply a breeze and you would have a field day with it.
Especially since it has eMMC flash memory technology which has a top-of-the-line file management system that you won’t find elsewhere.
Speaking of management and lightning-fast speeds, to keep things streamlined, the Chromebook is kept in sync and updated to the latest security patch as well as new application updates with the ChromeOS Routine update system, so your hardware and software won’t be obsolete for years to come.
And obviously, without external peripherals, a laptop isn’t used to its full potential, which is why this one has got some of the most crucial ports such as 1 Type C 3.1, 1 USB Type A and a Headphone Jack to listen to songs when you are bored.
While the 45 W Li-ion Polymer battery holds a charge for up to 16 hours, even if you don’t have the charger on you at all times, you can still use the 2-in-1 versatile Chromebook confidently without having the fear of it shutting down abruptly.
- Budget Friendly
- Decent battery life
- Robust Processing Speeds
- The screen might be a bit smaller for some Individuals
9. HP 2-in-1 Convertible Chromebook
Nothing says seize the day like the HP 2 in 1 convertible Chromebook which has a casual design and a lovely texture, all thanks to its unique finish.
Not only the screen has vibrant color gamut output and looks rich without over or undersaturation but it also has a touchscreen feature so you can take advantage of it and unleash your inner creative artist to draw or create art with the tip of your fingers.
The 14-inch Diagonal has a 1366 x 768 resolution with a superb color calibration at 45% NTSC, so watching movies or binge-watching tv shows is a delight on its own. On the other hand, the screen brightness can go up to as high as 220 nits which is pretty bewildering for such a power conservative laptop.
As for the important question, “what’s on the inside?” Well, I would say that it has a dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 with a base frequency of 1.1Ghz and 2.8Ghz of burst frequency, giving you precious computational power in time of need.
Meanwhile, the Intel UHD Graphics 600, which is an integrated graphics system, ensures you perform light gaming to take the steam off in your leisure time.
With this device’s 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM with 3733 frequency and 64GB eMMC flash memory, you will be able to perform all the routine tasks smoothly such as surfing the web, scrolling through various office documents, and feeling nostalgic for your previous images and videos.
Furthermore, to keep peripherals connected as well as steady transfer rates performed while moving files and other media, 2 in 1 convertible has dual SuperSpeed Type C, and 1 Type A, quite nifty, right?
On the contrary, I felt the device was slightly bulky and when I checked the specifications, I was surprised to know that it weighed around 4.75 pounds which is a tad bit heavier for a Chromebook since they are quite known for being convenient in terms of portability.
Because this is a refurbished edition, the battery capacity is rated at 80% of its total threshold, giving you a maximum runtime of 3-4 hours. New ones, however, are capable of lasting up to 10 hours
- Sturdy Build
- Decent Display
- Snappy Performance
What are the cons of 2-in-1 laptops?
A 2-1 laptop might be versatile for you, but they are much more expensive than traditional laptops. Despite laptops’ portability, they are heavier and thicker, making them a bit harder to handle.
Are 2-in-1 laptops worse?
Calling them worse would be an appropriate term, however, they are quite inferior when compared to a standard use counterpart laptop which may not have the 2-1 formula integrated into them but surely do have better specifications.
So, that’s all I could do to help you find the finest multipurpose gadget, a convertible laptop, within such a scanty i.e. 300, budget.
With years of experience in the world of laptops and most importantly, with so many hours of meticulous hard work to provide you with an ideal option, I am very confident in saying that, these are the ultimate best 2 in 1 laptops under 300 available on the market.
Only one flaw, I must mention, in a 2 in 1 laptop and especially in such a low-priced one, is that the hardware specs that you get in a simple laptop, you won’t get the same hardware for the same budget here. And that’s fair, for here you get other things i.e. the versatility, etc.
So, yeah, that’s one dearth here. Still, I would say, check out this beast i.e. Asus Transformer Book, with unbelievable storage and other specs. Or, my personal favorite Lenovo Chromebook Duet. You’ll definitely love one if not the other.