Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 The 13-inch Lenovo Yoga was one of the first convertible Windows 8 tablet/laptops.Packed into its flexible chassis, the Lenovo Yoga 13 has some tasty specs: its 13-inch IPS screen may not offer a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, but at 1,600 x 900 pixels it’s significantly higher than many affordable rivals and offers 10-finger touch. Under the hood, this Yoga can offer up to a Core i7 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, putting it at the top of the convertible game in terms of power – yet Lenovo still claims battery life of up to eight hours. All that’s lacking is pressure-sensitive stylus support, but as the Core i7 version comes in at under $1,000.00 , that’s easy to forgive.Intel's 1.70 GHz Core i5-3317U, which has two cores capable of delivering four processing threads with bursts up to 2.6GHz, outputs a surprising amount of giddy-up.Upgrading to the faster Core i7-3517U, which runs at 1.90GHz with bursts of up to 3.0GHz and has a 4MB cache vs. the Core i5-3317's 3MB cache, will give you even more CPU kick.The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 looks as good as any 13-inch ultrabook, with the added attraction of a 360-degree screen and a laptop body that can fold into a tent, stand, or slate.
But, Tablet mode leaves the keyboard exposed, and the Yoga 13 costs more than standard ultrabooks with similar components.
The bottom line: The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) ( Dual-Core )
Memory8 GB / 8 GB (max)
Hard Drive128 GB - Serial ATA-300
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type13.3 inIPS
Max Resolution1600 x 900 ( HD+ )
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Optical DriveNone Price; $1,000.00 VS Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is a second go at the concept Asus experimented with in the Asus Transformer Book Trio. It's a hybrid laptop-tablet that runs two operating systems. Asus calls it the "world's first" four-in-one to use the latest Intel Haswell generation of chips. It's an Android tablet, it's a Windows tablet. But it's also a Windows and Android tablet to boot.The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is an 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen tablet and laptop convertible. In your hands it feels a little on the hefty side, especially when you detach the dock and try to use it as a tablet.The 13.3-inch tablet announced at CES 2014, packs a performance punch, with a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. In addition, the detachable keyboard dock houses a whopping 1TB of internal memory and various ports, including HDMI, LAN, one USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0.Importantly, we didn't notice anything unusual when using the Transformer Book Duet TD300 on either the Windows 8 or Android OS. The device was responsive to the touch and flicked through apps and home screens with ease and no noticeable lag.
Price: $599 to $699
VS Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hands-on Samsung had announced a new larger-screened Android tablet in the form of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO is a 12.2-inch tablet targeting more business-minded users. As well as playing host to the company’s now familiar S-Pen stylus, the high-end device packs in a raft of productivity features around a premium array of components and an all new user interface.Although pricing has yet to be announced, Samsung has confirmed that the NotePRO will start a global rollout this March in white and black versions.The specs on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are top of the range, the 2560 x 1600 TFT LCD display is dazzling, add to that 3GB of RAM; an 8MP rear-facing camera & a 2Mp front-facing camera; a 9,500mAh battery; Android Kitkat 4.4 and you’ve to the blueprints to a big screened tablet with a lot of power.