The design of Lenovo’s convertible Yoga laptops has stayed more or less the same since convertible laptops first became a thing, but the company has been tweaking and changing to try and find the ultimate form of what’s meant to be the ultimate portable computer. The Yoga 900S is the thinnest and lightest yet.
Toshiba has just announced a new Windows 10 convertible called the DynaPad, that shares more than a passing resemblance to the Microsoft Surface — but it’s lighter, thinner and likely a good bet for anyone who needs to use a stylus.
People always ask me which laptop to buy. They want it all—a powerful processor, long battery life, lots of storage, and yes, a fancy way to transform into a touchscreen tablet. And they want it for $400. Usually, I convince them to buy an $800 laptop instead. But what if you’re truly strapped for cash? How close can…
“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is…
I’m dancing on the grave of Microsoft’s original Surface tablet, and I feel no remorse. It’s hard to feel sad—it was a beautifully crafted ten-inch tablet that ran a crippled version of Windows. It was awful. Now it’s dead, and I’ve got a way better tablet. I’m so happy.
Five years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed that laptops would become disposable. We’re nearly there. Starting today, you can buy a new Chromebook for just $150—the cheapest price ever. And this spring, there’s a $250 Chromebook coming that looks pretty incredible.
So you want a laptop that turns into a tablet. No kidding! Plenty of people are jazzed by the idea of having a slate for sharing, plus a solid keyboard for typing. And the new Asus T300 Chi sure looks like a great pick: for just $700 you get a great looking PC that—both halves combined—is thinner than a MacBook Air.…
Lenovo announced its Thinkpad products yesterday but it held out on a few more surprises. Among the fray are a rugged, backflipping convertibles that hit the 15-inch mark, an affordable Yoga 3, and a tiny Windows tab you can write on with just about anything.
My laptop bag has never felt this light. My computer, never this thin. The $1,350 Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro feels like the future. But the future ain’t here yet.
Acer has just announced two heavily redesigned convertibles at IFA: the R13 whose screen swings around in its bezel, and the R14, whose screen hinges a full 360 degrees. Oh, and another cheap Windows tablet.
Jalopnik says that the top of the Porsche 911 Targa is completely bonkers. I think I agree. Instead of the entire hard top roof disappearing into the car like other hardtop convertibles, the 911 Targa gets to keep the slick curved glass back while in topless mode. Awesome.
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…
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.
We'd been waiting on this one—the Zenbook is finally getting a refresh. And for whatever reason, Asus has decided to cover one of the prettier ultrabooks out there in a sheet of Gorilla Glass. Which, hey, sure.
Convertibles as a whole aren't the most sensible thing in the world. At this point, most are still rife with compromises, gimmicks, and odd decisions. Sony's new Vaio Flip is too, but its gimmick—a screen that flips back on itself—also happens to make a whole lot of sense.
Lenovo probably did Windows 8 the best of anyone so far with the bendy, twisty Yoga. Now it's got the Thinkpad Tablet 2 and keyboard combo. If the Lenovo Yoga is a laptop that's sort of a tablet, this is the tablet that's sort of a laptop.
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.
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.
Commissioned by the fine chaps at Moore & Giles Leather, this "Great American Woody" is a traveling bar on wheels. It was built by the master craftsman Brad Ford, and proceeds from its journey of publicity go toward DIFFA.
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…