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April 18, 2023

Why Surface 2-in-1 laptops are a great choice for high school students

You might be more familiar with traditional laptops, but 2-in-1 laptops provide extra flexibility that makes high school a breeze. Not only do 2-in-1s have the capabilities of regular laptop computers, but they also can easily turn into portable tablet devices. With a 2-in-1 laptop, your high schooler can jot down notes in tablet mode with a stylus pen before using the removable keyboard to type up a research paper.

Find out how to choose the best 2-in-1 laptop for your high school student and explore the Surface devices that can help them prepare for the future.

What should you look for in a 2-in-1 laptop for high school students?

In today’s digital world, high school students need powerful, versatile devices to succeed in and out of the classroom. Whether you’re purchasing your first 2-in-1 laptop or upgrading your student’s device, keep these features in mind:


From using a computer in class to working on homework after school, students benefit from greater flexibility to move from one activity to the next. With the easy switch from laptop to tablet mode, 2-in-1 laptops, like Surface Pro 9, come packed with flexible features like PixelSenseᵀᴹ touchscreens and removable keyboards that allow them to engage in ever-changing ways to their ever-changing environments.


High school students need devices that go where they go. The best 2-in-1 laptops for students are light and easy to carry in a backpack or store in a high school locker. For the lightest option, choose a device with a smaller screen.


Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you should need to buy a brand-new laptop every year. Students can count on 2-in-1 laptops, such as Surface Go 3, made out of strong material, like magnesium alloy, to handle daily use.


Any device you purchase for your high school student should include built-in security features to protect their private information.

Processing power

When choosing a laptop for high school, you might also consider the processor. However, unless your high school student uses advanced programs, like video editing or graphic design software, they may not need the fastest processors available. If they do need the extra power, Surface Laptop 5 comes with a blazing fast 12ᵗʰ Gen Intel® Coreᵀᴹ i5 or i7 processor, so your high school student can get their schoolwork done without slowing down.


The more RAM a device has, the faster it can run multiple programs at the same time. For most high school students, 8 GB should suffice, but some 2-in-1 laptops have up to 32 GB for the fastest performance.


Many high school students will use online cloud storage for some of their files and classwork, but hard drive storage is still an important factor to consider. Choose a device with at least 128 GB of storage.

How do we choose the right Surface 2-in-1 laptop for high school?

Many students prefer the functionality of a tablet, but they may need the features of a laptop from time to time. Instead of purchasing two devices, a 2-in-1 laptop gives you the ultimate flexibility with just one purchase.

Surface 2-in-1 PCs include a processor and battery life comparable to traditional laptops, an ultra-lightweight, versatile design with a touchscreen, and powerful connectivity on the go. Built-in HD cameras and Studio Mics make virtual learning and online classes less of a hassle. With laptop performance and tablet versatility, you can’t go wrong with any Surface 2-in-1 model, but you might prefer certain features over others.

Durable and affordable, 2-in-1 laptops make classwork and college applications easier for high school students on the go. If you’re still wondering which laptop best fits your needs, compare Surface devices or take our quiz.

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