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The original hybrid design and the quintessential shape-shifter against which all others are measured.
They say it takes Microsoft three tries to get a product right. In this case, that's certainly the truth. A Surface Pro 4 could be announced as early as October.
No, that's not a Surface, but Lenovo has done a remarkable job of cloning Microsoft's design, with a kickstand and a keyboard/cover that snaps magnetically to the screen.
Microsoft Corporate VP Nick Parker gave a sneak peek of this good looking 2-in-1 at during his IFA 2015 keynote address in Berlin.
Think tiny PC meets Lego, with building blocks that snap magnetically to instantly expand storage and add other capabilities.
It's a phone. It's a PC. It's still a prototype, but it was enough to get Acer CEO Jason Chen to declare it's "the first phone PC that really works."
The competition for that second or third HDMI port on your big-screen TV is getting fierce. Can we interest you in a full PC on a stick, with two USB ports?
At $169, this device is clearly designed and priced (and even named) to compete in the education market with Chromebooks.
It's still just a prototype, but this super-thin, super-light convertible was the highlight of Microsoft's keynote at IFA 2015.
Toshiba can still deliver some impressive hardware, as this fully adjustable, well-built hybrid with a slick aluminum finish and a 4K display proves.
You want to kill monsters at insane frame rates on a big screen that you can carry? Then this monster laptop is your new best friend.
The industry will probably sell 100 million generic tower PCs next year. There's something to be said for familiarity and standardization.
You want a clamshell laptop? We got clamshell laptops in every size, shape, and color. They're the bread and butter of the PC industry, even if the innovation is going elsewhere.
Tiny PCs like this HP device are a great fit (literally) in dorm rooms and cramped city flats. But it's hard to imagine these tiny workhorses spreading into the mainstream.