2-in-1

  • Flat touch-enabled surfaces that offer virtual keyboards when you need to type, and other functions when you don't, made a commercial appearance a couple of years ago when Lenovo launched the ambitious Yoga Book. Today, the company's Jeff Meredith gave an early look at the Yoga Book 2 at Computex.​​
  • Dell is showing off a variety of new computers at CES 2018, and hot on the heels of its revamped Dell XPS 13 comes the larger, more powerful Dell XPS 15. As well as seriously upgraded internals, the Windows 2-in-1 brings with it a "maglev" keyboard that uses magnets underneath its keys.
  • At a Computex press event today, the company's chairman Jonney Shih introduced a host of new laptops, including a couple flying world's thinnest claims. The new ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes the thinnest 14-inch laptop crown, but it's the ZenBook Flip S convertible that really caught our attention.
  • Microsoft's new Surface Pro subtracts the numbering-scheme branding and adds some highly incremental steps forward. Let's see exactly how incremental, as we line it up next to its direct predecessor, the Surface Pro 4​.
  • Apple's iPad Pro is a very good tablet that can transform into a mediocre faux laptop. But with a total cost that starts at US$850 (iPad Pro 9.7​) or $1,070 (12.9-inch model​), you might be scouring the web for alternatives. We have some suggestions to save money, add versatility or perhaps both.
  • Amidst its smartphone woes​ and headlining home appliances, Samsung is quietly updating its laptop lineup in the early part of 2017. Here's how its Chromebook Plus and Pro (identical except for their processors) stack up against the updated, ultra-light 13-inch Notebook 9.
  • ​Lenovo’s Yoga 910 laptop embodies a pleasant balance of style, versatility and performance with its flexible build, touchscreen and zippy internals. Its mobile-inspired features make it visually striking, highly portable and fun to use.
  • There’s an analogy to be made between the Lenovo Yoga Book and its namesake practice. Done well, yoga provides functional fitness for any task at hand. When poorly executed, it’s frustrating and injurious. The Yoga Book lands somewhere in between.
  • A Surface-inspired 2-in-1 might not seem like an obvious rival to Apple's 12-inch Macbook​, but once you get past the different form factors, there's quite a bit of overlap. Let's compare the Huawei MateBook​ and 12-inch Retina MacBook.
  • ​The Huawei MateBook​ is part sizzle, part lukewarm – a slim and sexy 2-in-1 that has a few work-related inconveniences. How does it match up next to its obvious muse? Let's compare the features and specs of the MateBook and Microsoft Surface Pro 4​.
  • During the last year, Huawei has established itself as a company capable of making premium, smartly-designed devices that are an absolute pleasure to use. What happens when the Chinese company applies that formula to a Surface rival?
  • Another day, another ho-hum Microsoft Surface clone? Not necessarily. Huawei's take on the detachable 2-in-1​ is an especially sleek and elegant one, combining a unibody design with a build that's lighter and thinner than the Surface Pro 4​. US shoppers can pick one up starting July 11.