Desktop operating systems have traditionally been mouse and keyboard affairs, but since the introduction of Windows 8 we’ve seen a wealth of convertible, touchscreen-toting laptops and hybrid machines hit the shelves. With different systems taking notably different approaches to the 2-in-1 form-factor, picking a hybrid machine can be one of the toughest decisions in tech. Join Gizmag, as we compare the top Windows hybrids, aka convertibles or 2-in-1s.
If you're like us, the sight of "product engineer" Ashton Kutcher hocking the latest Lenovo devices makes for some great unintentional comedy. But once you get past the whole "celebrity pitchman posing as serious employee" thing, Mr. Kutcher did show off some unique new tablets at Lenovo's launch event today.
To say Microsoft's 2-in-1 approach to Windows 8 (and 8.1) didn't go as planned would be a colossal understatement. But it did spawn a few success stories, including the Lenovo Yoga
. The company is back with the 2014 version of its Windows flagship, the Yoga 3 Pro.
While desktop operating systems have traditionally been tied to mouse and keyboard, Windows 8 (and subsequently Windows 8.1
) has also embraced touch. In addition to a wealth of touchscreen-toting laptops, there are now a range of hybrid machines that blur the line between tablet and notebook, with the goal of providing the best of both experiences. Join Gizmag, as we compare the top Windows hybrids, aka convertibles or 2-in-1s.
The world's biggest expo for mobile tech, GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has just opened its doors and Lenovo has honored the occasion with a new refined and enhanced version of last year's 10-inch Yoga tablet
. The hold, tilt or stand Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ brings a much-improved high resolution display panel, a faster processor and more RAM, while still managing the same reported 18-hour per charge battery life.
Last year's Windows 8 launch was accompanied by a slew of new Ultrabooks, tablets
, and hybrid convertibles. Out of that bunch, one of the most interesting has been Lenovo's series of Yoga PCs
. Like a yoga instructor, the Yoga PC bends, stretches, and flips into several different poses. If you've been eyeing that form factor but haven't yet pulled the trigger, then you might want to know that Lenovo just announced its first proper follow-up, the Yoga 2 Pro.
It's no secret that Windows 8
hasn't exactly struck a chord with every desktop user. It makes sense, though, that the dual-natured operating system would be much more at home on dual-natured devices. You know, the kind that sit at the intersection of the desktop and mobile, like the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga
. Join Gizmag as we put the new 11-inch model, the Yoga 11S
, through its paces.