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Blog > February 2018 > Great 2-1 Laptops for Every Budget
2/8/2018 2:51:14 PM | with 0 comments
Laptops were invented for convenience and in the new breed of 2-1 models that idea has reached its zenith. For the time being at least. Here at Techscheme, our partnerships with Apple and Currys PC World mean that we can save you up to 12% on the listed price of fantastic 2-1 laptops, and other tech goods, while letting you spread the cost over up to 3 years. We’ve put together a little list of some of the best 2-1s out there right now to help you make up your mind.

Google Pixelbook 00122 12.3-inch Chromebook
The Pixelbook touts itself as a 4-1 laptop, which is their way of saying that as well as being able to use it as a laptop or tablet, you can set the Pixelbook up in stand or tent mode for your entertainment needs. In fairness, those last two function pretty similarly, but it is convenient for fitting the Chromebook into different spaces.

With the latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processing power you’ll find no issues using the pixelbook for work or play, and with Google Assistant and Chrome OS behind the scenes, you’ll get all the help you need while reducing the number of applications you need, and speeding up those you keep.

Lenovo MIIX 510 12.2-inch
The MIIX is an everyday hybrid laptop, perfect for work but also easily adaptable to home use. The screen on this 2-1 laptop separates from its base so that when you just need a tablet you don’t have to cart the keyboard around with it. That doesn’t mean you have to compromise on power though.

The Miix comes complete with 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD hard drive and is powered by an Intel i5 Core processor for excellent functionality and faster loading speeds. The Full HD touchscreen is perfect for streaming TV and Movies and it comes with a pen for all your signing, notetaking and doodling needs.

Lenovo YOGA 520 14-Inch
Another Lenovo 2-1 laptop comes in the shape of the yoga 520, a great allrounder in the world of convertible laptops. The Full HD display is exquisite – perfect for streaming video, and it rotates all the way round to form a nice, flush tablet if that’s what you need. The Intel Pentium Gold processor, 128Gb hard drive and 4GB of RAM combine to create a super fast computing experience.

The Yoga 520 isn’t for gaming, although older games will play just fine; as a lightweight, fast laptop/tablet convertible it’s great for work, streaming and carting around to wherever you need it to be.

HP Pavilion x360 14-ba094sa 14-Inch
The HP Pavilion convertible laptop is similar in specifications to the Yoga. There’s an Intel Pentium Gold processor along with, 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM that keeps this machine ticking over nicely. It’s easy to flip between apps and have multiple windows open at once without experiencing slowdown.

The sound on the Pavilion is great too, with B&O Play combing with HP speakers and HP Audio Boost to deliver some of the best sound you can get on laptops in this price range and specification.
 
Model Listed Price Savings Techscheme Price
Google Pixelbook £999.00 119.88 £879.12
Lenovo MIIX 510 £699.97 £84.00 £615.97
Lenovo YOGA 520 £379.99 £45.60 £334.39
HP Pavilion x360 £429.99 £61.60 £368.39
*Prices based on Curry’s PC World listings at the time of writing

Those are just a few of the great 2-1 laptops available at Currys PC world over a range of budgets. Of course, we’ll help you save money on whichever laptop you choose, as well as anything else that takes your fancy from their wide range of tech (not including white goods). If you want to save up to 12% on your tech and spread out the costs over up to three years, buy your tech through Techscheme today.
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