JUut watched a couple vids demoing the Dell XPS Duo that has rotating touch screen utilising Windows 8, looks like a great concept and something i'd really be interested in as once the screen is rotated and lid closed it becomes more like a large tablet. I could really see myself using something like that allot but it would be good to hear a run down on how well such a system performs and if other manufacturers are producing laptops like it, would very much be interested in something like this but in a 13inch thinner design.
here's the demo i watched http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl96VrDrOQM&feature=channel&list=UL
im a fan of lenovo, they are well built cost a bit more but they will last you a long time. here is what they offer:
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/thinkpad-twist/ Thinkpad line is built for business, you will get a durable laptop with a great hinge, which is important for a product like this.
http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/yoga/?menu-id=learn&ref-id=learn The Yoga is the consumer line laptop, generaly great build quality, but not as nice as the thinkpad.
In my experience Dell has had really crappy hinges that break. In a product like this they would have to engineer something else so maybe the hinges are better, but I would still be weary.
You will see a lot of people making touch screen laptops, the price of touch screens have came down enough now
answered Nov 06 '12 at 09:07