Tag Archives: hybrid

Sony recalls Vaio Flip hybrid after reports of fire and melting

Sony sold off its Vaio PC unit in February due to sluggish sales, but don’t think that means Sony Vaio laptops aren’t smoking hot. For the second time in 2014, a Sony PC model is at risk of overheating, smoking, catching on fire, and even melting. This time around, the smoldering Vaio in question is […]

HP Pavillion x360 review: A mediocre hybrid laptop in a pretty red case

As any bloviating tech pundit will tell you, tablets are poised to take over the mobile computing space. Meanwhile, back in the real world, few of us are willing to part with actual keyboards. Lenovo recognized this early and rolled out the Yoga. HP is the latest manufacturer to follow its lead with the Pavilion […]

Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows, Android, tablet, laptop, PHONE super-duper hybrid

So-called “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” shows Asus has an identity crisis

Intel to show thin tablet-laptop hybrid with delayed Broadwell chip

A new but delayed chip from Intel that promises better performance and lower power consumption for tablets and laptops will take a small but important step forward this week with a planned demonstration at the Computex trade show. The chip, called Broadwell, is Intel’s next major processor but production problems have pushed back its launch […]

Intel goes channel-only with new hybrid tablet for education

Intel has chosen its six distributors to sell its ‘Education 2-in-1′ tablet device throughout the entire Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including Australian distie Leader Computers. Adelaide distributor, Leader Computers, joins Pakistan’s Viper, India’s Connoisseur, Thailand’s Supreme, the Philippines’ Felta and Indonesia’s EM Harrisma on the product’s suppliers list. Leader Computers has been an Intel partner since […]

Lenovo expands Flex hybrid laptop family with Full HD Flex 2 models

Flex 2 to come with 1,920×1,080 screens and discrete graphics

Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position. The Intel Education 2-in-1 hybrid has a 10.1-inch screen that can detach from a keyboard base to turn into a tablet. Intel makes reference designs, which are then replicated by device […]

Stop using that Vaio Fit hybrid! Sony warns of fire risk

If you are one of the approximately 500 people in the U.S. using the Sony Vaio Fit 11A, you’ll want to stop using that PC immediately. On Friday, the Japan-based electronics maker said the new Vaio convertible laptop was at risk of overheating and catching fire due to a faulty battery.  From Sony’s announcement: Please […]

HP brings ‘couch potato mode’ to Pavilion X360 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard’s latest Pavilion X360 hybrid will offer the design flexibility to be used as a tablet, laptop or “couch potato” device. The US$399.99 Pavilion X360 at first glance looks like a laptop, but the screen can be flipped 360 degrees to turn the device into a tablet. And then there’s what HP termed the “couch […]

Sony adds 11-inch hybrid to the VAIO Flip family

Sony announced a new 11-inch member of its VAIO Flip family of convertible laptops, which have a unique pivoting hinge that swings the screen from notebook to tablet mode. The Flip family has received relatively positive reviews, while Sony’s 11-inch VAIO Tap 11 hybrid has been largely panned. Unlike the VAIO Tap 11, whose keyboard […]

Asus Duet hybrid swaps between Android and Windows with the push of a button

Asus is adding another dual-OS convertible to its stable. The all-new Transformer Book Duet TD300 is a laptop/tablet convertible that can instantly switch between the Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating systems with the push of a button.(Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) The Duet is not a […]

HP sees future of laptops in Pro X2 410 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard believes the future of laptops lies in “converged” devices like its new Pro X2 410, which is a tablet that comes bundled with a detachable keyboard. The hybrid device, announced on Monday, has an 11.6-inch screen that can be used as a tablet and gives more than 12 hours battery life with a keyboard […]

Yoga styles and Windows 7: Dell XPS 11 hybrid, refreshed XPS 13 Ultrabook hit the streets

The teasing is finally over. We got our first look at Dell’s Yoga-esque XPS 11 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook in June, and Dell followed up with a deeper look at the device in October. Now, after nearly half a year of build-up, the latest addition to Dell’s Windows 8 line-up is available for sale, alongside a […]

HP Spectre 13 x2 becomes first passively cooled Windows 8 hybrid

HP ditches active cooling for its Spectre 13 X2 hybrid laptop, which uses a passively cooled Intel Haswell processor for the first time

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro hands-on review: Set to be the best hybrid around

Lenovo has served up a new version of its Yoga laptop and IFA 2013, the 2 Pro. Here’s our hands-on review of the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.        

Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on review: A chunky Windows 8.1 laptop and tablet hybrid

Toshiba’s Satellite W30t is a Windows 8.1 shot at a laptop and tablet hybrid. Here’s our Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on review from IFA 2013.        

Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip PC hands-on review: A Windows 8 laptop and tablet hybrid

One of Sony’s new Windows 8 products at IFA this year is the Vaio Fit multi-flip. Here’s our Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip hands-on review.        

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: a good hybrid Windows tablet and laptop

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a good effort at a hybrid Windows tablet and laptop. Read our Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review to find out more.        

Is this leaked hybrid the world’s first Haswell-powered laptop?

Sony’s refresh of its Ultrabook convertible notebook line will be slim and run for 10 hours before seeking a socket, if an alleged leaked video is to be believed.        

Western Digital and SanDisk deliver their first hybrid drive

Western Digital has unveiled more information on its first hybrid solid-state drive, revealing that it worked with SanDisk to create the 500GB drive.        

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook: a tablet and laptop hybrid

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, is supposed to be a laptop/tablet hybrid, but it’s clutching at straws when claiming to be a tablet. Think of this more as a decent laptop, that can sort of be used as a tablet.

Asus launching oversized Transformer AiO hybrid in April

Consider this a friendly reminder that the Asus Transformer AiO, a gigantic hybrid PC that runs both Windows 8 and Android, still exists.

Asus’ mammoth tablet, desktop hybrid combines Android, Windows 8

Asustek has announced it will soon begin U.S. shipments of an all-in-one PC that can be an Android 4.1 tablet, or a fully functional desktop running Windows 8 when attached to a docking station.

Queensland college deploys Samsung ATIV hybrid devices

Samsung Electronics has signed an education partnership with Queensland’s AB Paterson College which will see the latter deploy 1400 Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.

Surface Pro review – if Microsoft can’t make the perfect Windows 8 hybrid laptop and tablet, who can?

The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro review.