HP EliteBook Revolve 810 The 11.6-inch Gorilla Glass 2-covered touch display feels great, looks sharp, and has great viewing angles, but it has only a 1,366x768-pixel resolution. That doesn't matter quite so much for most everyday tasks, but keep in mind that other 11-inch laptops like the Sony Vaio Pro 11 and ThinkPad Helix (and even the 10-inch Surface Pro) all have 1,920x1,080-pixel resolutions.A compact magnesium alloy body and sturdy design make the EliteBook Revolve 810 a great laptop to work on.
But, Disappointing battery life, high price, and slightly thicker body than more consumer-targeted systems.
The bottom line: HP’s EliteBook Revolve 810 is a good first step toward a very portable business laptop-tablet hybrid, but lack of a killer battery life hurts it. Specifications
ProcessorCore i5 i5-3437U / 1.9 GHz ( 2.9 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory4 GB / 12 GB (max)
Hard Drive128 GB - Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemWindows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition
Display Type11.6 in
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Optical DriveNone Price $1,449 VS Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
The Yoga 11S is one of the most anticipated laptops of the year, especially after the very warm welcome its predecessor received. That predecessor, the 13-inch IdeaPad Yoga 13, was one of the most talked-about Windows 8-launch laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a great 11-inch ultraportable touch-screen laptop that also has a flip-around display for tablet and hybrid use.The 11.6-inch IPS display impresses with its vivid colors, and dark scenes greatly benefit from the Yoga 11S’s deep blacks. The 1366 by 768 resolution is a bit of a bummer in tablet mode, but it holds up well during laptop usage on account of the system’s small screen. An overactive ambient-light sensor proved annoying, though easy to disable. Battery Life: The battery life of the Ideapad Yoga 11S to be pretty good but not outstanding. The battery lasted five hours and 26 minutes in the Powermark, which mixes web browsing (50%), video (25%) and productivity (25%). That’s around 25 minutes less than the Samsung Series 7 Ultra mentioned above and nearly 50 minutes less than the Sony Vaio Pro 13. But,Recent 11-inch laptops from Apple and Sony have raised the bar for ultraportables, especially when it comes to battery life. The Yoga 11S needs an upgrade to Intel's latest processors.
The bottom line: Like the larger 13-inch model, the 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a useful hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first, but it's stuck with what feels like old hardware for now. Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 i5-3339Y / 1.5 GHz ( 2 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
RAM installed size 8 GB
Hard Drive 256 GB - Serial ATA-300
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Display Type 11.6 in IPS
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Optical Drive None Price;$949.99 VS Dell XPS 11 The XPS 11, a “2-in-1″ convertible Ultrabook that turns into a tablet. You don’t get to tablet mode by separating the display and keyboard bits, you do it by turning the screen around 360 degrees.With the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 you’ll be working with an 11.6-inch display with, again, Gorilla Glass to protect your innards. This display works with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and works on a hinge that allows you to fold it back 360-degrees. As you can imagine, this display is also touch-enabled and works as both a notebook and a tablet - when you fold it back, that is.The Dell XPS 11 is a slim, light hybrid that looks and feels great, and offers decent performance and battery life.
But, The touch-style keyboard, lacking actual keys, is an experiment that just doesn't pan out.
The bottom line: Attempting to out-Yoga the Yoga, Dell's flip-screen XPS 11 has a great design, but isn't as practical as other hybrids for actually getting work done thanks to a frustrating keyboard. Specifications
ProcessorIntel Core i5
RAM installed size4 GB
Hard Drive80 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4200 Price:$999.99