Microsoft’s Surface Book changed the way some users think of PCs. Shoppers got a notebook and a tablet all bundled together into one aluminum-clad package. New Surface Book alternatives are changing the landscape again. They have many of the Surface Book’s features and can cost a less than the Surface Book does.
Surface Book married the laptop form factor with the tablet design of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3. Pressing a button on the Surface Book’s keyboard unlocks the screen so that you can carry just the display for up to 3 hours. Docking it back to the keyboard boosts battery life to 12 hours of video playback. Surface Books start at $1,499.
The best Surface Book alternatives aren’t your typical laptop, either. Each of them has touch so that you can interact with Windows by tapping or dragging your finger across the screen. You can sign documents with the digital pens. Some have special hinges that let you collapse them to create a tablet experience. Metal shells protect these Surface Book alternatives from scrapes and drops.
Here are the 9 best Surface Book alternatives. These devices are all great replacements for the Surface Book, even if they look very different.
9 Best Surface Book Alternatives in 2018
- Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
- HP Spectre x360
- Microsoft Surface Laptop
- Lenovo Yoga 910
- Microsoft Surface Pro
- Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Lenovo Yoga 920 (14″)
- Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga