The Laptop Revival Is Here. The Laptop Is Dying.

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're in the best… » 9/09/13 12:20pm 9/09/13 12:20pm

Thinkpad Yoga: Finally a Convertible With Some Grit

Out of last years selection of fledgling Windows 8 convertibles, Lenovo's Yoga was our favorite by far. Now we're getting one with some ruggedness to it. You know, a little bit of raw strength. Meet the Thinkpad Yoga. » 9/05/13 8:00am 9/05/13 8:00am

Toshiba Satellite U925t Review: Wild Design, Weak Execution

Ultrabooks have started to look the same. For a moment, so did Windows 8 convertibles. Then, along came Toshiba—a company still willing to make weird stuff. Just get a load of this strange little Satellite U925t convertible. » 11/07/12 2:05pm 11/07/12 2:05pm

What Windows RT Can't Do

You probably know that Windows 8 comes in two different versions—Basic x86 Windows (this is what you use now) and Windows RT. They have similar names. They look the same. But there are serious differences between the two—ones you should know about before you plunk down your cold hard cash on a Microsoft tablet. » 10/19/12 9:34am 10/19/12 9:34am

HP Touchsmart TX2 is a 12-inch Multitouch Wonder

HP's Touchsmart tx2 is the first consumer-oriented convertible notebook to feature a multitouch technology built into the display. The 12.1-inch screen uses a capacitive touchpanel that can track two points simultaneously, operates with fingers or a stylus, and comes with the Mediasmart 2.0 interface customized for the … » 11/19/08 12:01am 11/19/08 12:01am

Dell's First Convertible Tablet PC Revealed

It may be the end of the work week for most of us, but the elves at Dell are still churning out products. Their latest is a Latitude Convertible Tablet PC, the company's first Tablet. Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dell's Business Product Group, Jeff Clarke, is seen cradling the newborn in a video posted … » 5/18/07 6:11pm 5/18/07 6:11pm