We’ve come a long way since the days of the regular old laptop, now there are ultrabooks, tablets and laptops to contend with, as well as a bunch of other devices that straddle those categories, which are often referred to as laptop/tablet hybrids or convertibles.
Some allow you to rip them in two and ditch your keyboard if you’d rather have a tablet for a day and others are flexible, allowing you to bend and twist them into whatever you please (within reason, you can’t create a balloon-like sausage dog).
If you’re looking to really splash the cash on someone this Christmas and they’re after a small laptop or tablet, then take a look at our top pick of bang up-to-date convertible devices running Windows 8 for the style conscious.
By Becca Caddy | November 21st, 2012
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook
You can probably guess from this device's name that it's really REALLY bendy. Its super flexible 360 degree "flip and fold" design means it really stands out from the rest and you can twist and squish it into four different positions, a laptop, a tablet, a stand and a tent. What a talented little guy, huh? It's 13.3", but there's also an 11" version too, if you're looking for something even more compact. Another great selling point of the Yoga is that it's got a whole 8 hours of battery life, so it's ideal for those who want a convertible gadget that'll last all day and look the part too. Processor: Intel Core i7-3517U processor Memory: 8GB Hard Drive: 128GB SSD storage Display: 13.3" with an HD+, IPS display (1600x900) Available from PC World for £999.99.