Microsoft Patents Tablet That Converts Into Laptop, Desktop


In a bid to compete against consumer tablets that offer all-day mobility thanks to low-power consumption while at the same time delivering the full performance of Windows, Microsoft is looking to patent a hybrid system where the tablet, which will also serve as a display, can be used on its own with low-powered system requirements […]

Flashback: The Lenovo Yoga Before it Became the IdeaPad Yoga

Original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

The IdeaPad Yoga is one of the hottest products at CES 2012, thanks to an innovative form factor and dual hinge design that lets you convert form an Ultrabook to a tablet in a mater of seconds. The IdeaPad Yoga looks great, and feel pretty amazing in your hand, but this isn’t the first time we have […]

Gigabyte Announces Booktop T1132N Convertible Tablet PC


While consumer interest has recently shifted in favor of slates, Gigabyte still has convertible tablet lovers covered with its latest Booktop T1132N. Unfortunately, though, pricing isn’t available at this time, but the T1132N should prove to be a portable, productive chameleon tablet that can change form factors depending on how you want to use your […]

Lenovo LePad to Launch as IdeaPad Tablet K1?


We had last glimpsed the Lenovo LePad tablet at CES where the device came with a unique U1 dock that turns the Android Honeycomb tablet into a Windows 7, Intel Core i5-powered laptop, and now there is speculation that the LePad will launch outside of China under Lenovo’s consumer-centric IdeaPad moniker as the IdeaPad Tablet […]

Why Lenovo’s LePad Will be a Threat to Other Tablets and Notebooks


Chinese-PC maker Lenovo, which acquired its ThinkPad brand and heritage from IBM, is gearing up to launch the LePad tablet this month as a rival to the iPad 2 made by Apple. Not only is the LePad an Android tablet–it will be launched in the U.S. later this year with Android 3.0 Honeycomb–with the optional […]

Fujitsu Windows Slate and T580 Tablet PC Hands-On Video


In addition to its robotic teddy bear on display, we did manage to get some hands-on time with the LifeBook T580, which utilizes the more traditional convertible Tablet PC form factor. We were also able to go hands-on with an Intel Oak Trail Windows 7 slate from Fujitsu. Fujitsu T580 Hands-On: Fujitsu Windows 7 Slate:

Video Demos of Asus Eee Pad Slate, Transformer, and MeMO


We had reported that Asus had announced a slew of tablets at CES earlier today, and we have some video captured at the press conference to show those tablets in action. The video below highlights Asus’s announcement and demo of the Eee Pad Slate, MeMO, and Transformer tablets; we’ll also have video of the Eee […]

Apple Convertible Tablet Patent Shows a Unique Spin on Familiar Form Factor


While convertible tablets have been a mainstay of Microsoft’s Tablet PC platform, more recently manufacturers like Dell have taken the from factor and added a fresh new “twist,” as evident in the Dell Inspiron Duo. Now, it looks like Apple’s adding its own twist to the form factor with a recent patent filing dubbed “Application […]

More Video of the Dell Inspiron Duo Hybrid


The Dell Inspiron Duo made quite a splash at IDF 2010 when it debuted on stage on Tuesday. Yesterday the Inspiron Duo made another appearance, this time at Intel’s App Up Elements conference. I didn’t get a chance to see it in person since I was speaking on a couple of panels, but some of […]

More powerful, fully rugged Getac V200 is ready to rumble


Rugged computing specialist Getac announced their most powerful rugged convertible Tablet PC ever, the V200, which they claim is the most powerful in the world. Judging by the Intel Core i7-620LM 2.0GHz processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz, I’m inclined to agree.

Verizon 3G Available on Getac V100 Rugged Convertible


Getac, announced that its B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible Tablet PC are now Verizon Wireless Network Ready. In other words, the 3G module is standard issue and customers can switch it on at their leisure. The Getac V100 is a fully ruggedized tablet that features an outdoor readable touchscreen display. Getac’s customers include […]

Viliv S10 Special Sales Event Thursday


Dynamism is holding a special sales event for the Viliv S10 blade. The online ultraportable store is offering a couple of incentives on the higher-end Viliv S10’s. If you opt for any of the three models with a 64GB SSD you’ll get a free spare battery and a $70 instant rebate. The Viliv S10 starts […]

Viliv S10 Blade Convertible Netbook

I got a chance to play with the Viliv S10 Blade at IDF 2009 and shot a quick hands-on video. It has a high-resolution 10″ resistive touch screen, up to 64GB SSD and a 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this is the 10-hour claimed battery life with the standard battery. […]

Kohjinsha EX6 11.6″ Convertible pushes definition of netbook


Word from jkkmobile this morning about a new convertible netbook, the Kohjinsha EX6, was both welcomed and puzzling. Welcomed in that we always love to know about new mobile computers, particularly when they’re sporting touchscreens. Puzzling in that it’s being called a “netbook” despite having an 11″ screen, optical drive, and price tag well within […]