Looking to purchase a 2-in-1 laptop but limited by your budget? From entry-level to mid-range specs, we have round up the best 2-in-1 laptops under RM 3,000 for different needs that you might want to check out.

1. Lenovo Ideapad Miix 520-12IKB

Best 2-in-1 laptop for programming
Price from RM2,616.00

The Lenovo Ideapad Miix 520 may have been labelled as the “Microsoft Surface clone”, but this mid-range 2-in-1 laptop has its charm. The build quality boasts a sturdy aluminium alloy body and packs a crisp 12.2” full HD touchscreen display. It also comes with 4GB of RAM, which is decent enough to run a simple program.

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2. Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-300K

Best for drawing
Price from RM2,799.00

One of the most significant selling points of this particular model is that it is Acer’s first-ever, liquid-cool 2-in-1 laptop. Which means the Acer Switch Alpha 12 eschews the traditional fan in favour of a water cooling system. This ensures the laptop runs silently without the annoying fan noise.

The Acer Switch Alpha 2 also sports a vivid 2160 x 1440 resolution on a 12” touchscreen display. It also comes with a bundled Acer Active Stylus, perfect for graphic illustration or sketching.

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3. Dell XPS 12 Core i7 Convertible (12.5 FHD)

Best 2-in-1 laptop for Photoshop and video editing
Price from RM2,179.00

The Dell XPS 12 sports a speedy Intel Core i7 processor and a decent 8GB DDR3 of RAM. This makes the 2-in-1 laptop sufficient enough to run video editing software and Photoshop. The full HD 1920 x 1080 screen is both bright and vibrant, while the ultra-slim design is built with portability in mind.

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4. HP Pavilion x360 14-ba063TX

Best 2-in-1 laptop with stylus
Price from RM2,499.00

Flexibility is the best word to describe the HP Pavilion x360. True to its name, you can flip and fold the laptop up to 360 degrees. This makes it versatile enough to be used as a traditional laptop, a tablet or even in a tent mode for different viewing angles.

The HP Pavilion x360 is also bundled with an HP Stylus Pen, perfect for everyday uses like writing notes, playing with apps or even creating presentations with the convenience and feel of a pen.

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5. Asus Zenbook Flip UX360U 13.3”

Best 2-in-1 laptop with SSD and longest battery life
Price from RM2,999.00

The Asus Zenbook Flip UX360U is a lightweight 2-in-1 laptop designed for mobility, weighing approximately 1.2 kg. The laptop is powered by Intel Core m3-6Y30, a 6th generation processor which uses minimal energy for everyday tasks such as browsing the web and watching YouTube videos.

It also comes with a standard 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) and a robust battery life that can last up to 12 hours on normal usage. Another major plus is the versatile 360-degree hinges, which enables you to flip the screen at various angles.

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6. Lenovo Yoga 520

Best for gaming and music production
Price from RM2,918.00

Heavy-duty tasks like gaming and producing music require at the very least, a certain level of requirements to ensure programs run smoothly. This brings us to the Lenovo Yoga 520, which packs a powerful Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ample hard drive of 1TB. This 2-in-1 laptop also comes with Harman Kardon speakers, commonly known to produce crystal-clear sound quality.

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7. HP Envy 15-w105wm X360 15.6”

Best 2-in-1 laptop with a number pad for AutoCAD and engineering
Price from RM2,399.00

Remember back in the days when desktop PCs used to have full-sized keyboards with number pads? As for today’s laptops, most of them are built for portability, and that means the keypad is significantly reduced in size as well.

Fortunately, the HP Envy X360 comes with a number pad on the right side of the keyboard. This 2-in-1 laptop also runs a powerful Intel Core i7-6500 dual-core processor with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, which gives you enough power to run applications like engineering software or AutoCAD.

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8. Lenovo Ideapad Miix 320-10ICR

Best for college use
Price from RM1,420.00
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College tasks typically involve lots of writing and Internet research. This is just what the Lenovo Ideapad Miix 320 caters to. An affordably-priced 2-in-1 laptop that functions as both a traditional laptop and a detachable tablet, the laptop is lightweight, making it easy to carry with you in your backpack. It also has a decent battery life spanning up to 10 hours.

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