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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

asked Nov 06 '12 at 01:34

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edited Nov 06 '12 at 01:36

wow! i just came across the Asus Taichi, what a stunning piece of tech! wish i could afford the price tag, any chance Chris would review something like this? haven't really seen him do a review a laptop outside of the Macbook's and Chrome book's before, this is a new breed of tech so i'd be cool to see his impressions of such a device :)

(Nov 06 '12 at 02:10) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

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

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yeah hinge would be an issue but then again it is with all laptops over time, since the emergence of the tablet many have described them as eventually being laptop killers where in fact this proves it's quite the contrary in that laptops will simply adapt in a way that more beneficial to the user. If the prices can come down to compete with the iPad, Nexus 10 and Surface Pro for example this form factor would surely shrink the sales of full sized tablets.

I'd like tot find one that thin as possible so ultrabook profile with the rotating screen or double screen like the Asus Taichi however battery life is probably an issue on the Taichi so a rotating screen is as is it weight & thickness compared to one with the rotation

(Nov 06 '12 at 18:16) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image
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