Huawei MateBook E - $649.90
Expect to save cash in some unexpected ways when you buy the Huawei MateBook E.
The MateBook E costs more than other alternatives in this round-up, but it still saves you money. Huawei includes a keyboard cover with this Windows 2-in-1 that doubles as its kickstand for laptop mode. That's $129.99 in savings since you must buy a Surface Type Cover to use the Surface Pro as a laptop replacement. Huawei also includes a USB Type-C adapter for connecting the MateBook E to your favorite accessories and a year of Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 Personal normally cost $69.99 extra.
You get all that savings, plus a solid device. The most striking thing about the Huawei MateBook E is its display. This 12-inch 2,160 x 1,440 resolution display is twice as sharp as a standard HD display. Buy Huawei's digital pen and you can sketch and take notes on the MateBook E and save them to Microsoft's OneNote app. Attached the keyboard cover and you can skip handwriting notes type your class notes instead.
An Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM keep the detailed display from ruining performance. Upgraded models come with up to an Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. This Windows 2-in-1 only lasts for 9 hours of video.
Amazon has the Huawei MateBook E for $649.90. Models come in gold and gray.