Laptops generally lack the shiny wonderment of newer devices like, say, smartwatches, but 2015 has been a fairly eventful year for portable PCs. We've witnessed the rise of fully rotatable hinges, the introduction of Intel's new Skylake chips and the first 4K convertible.
Indeed, productivity tablets are still some way off making the laptop obsolete, as we'll see demonstrated in this list of the past year's best clamshells and convertibles.
10. Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA
2015 saw the arrival of loads of laptops with a 360-degree rotating hinge, but there was a problem: most of the good ones cost anywhere between £600 and £1,400.
Enter the Transformer Book Flip TP300LA, a £339.99 convertible that draws enough strength from its Intel Core i5 5200U chip and 6GB of RAM to handle everything from word processing to video editing. It covers all the connectivity bases as well, sporting one full-size HDMI, one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports along with an SD card reader.
As you'd expect, there are some compromises for the price. The 1366x768 resolution is low for a 13.3in device, and at 1.75kg it's a bit chunkier and heavier than its more expensive cousins. Still, the Transformer Book Flip TP300LA generally manages to strike a good balance between affordability and capability.
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