The big, wide world of Windows 8 hardware
13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT
By Alex Cocilova | Techworld | Published: 17:44, 25 October 12
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has been consuming our daily news cycles lately, but there are plenty of other manufacturers fighting for attention as we approach the Windows 8 launch day on 26 October. Luckily, Microsoft's partners (we can still call them that, right?) are all providing some truly unique and intriguing hardware options. They're not getting the attention of Surface RT, but who knows, maybe one of the following 13 machines is really the new Windows device to beat.
Lenovo Yoga 13
Here's another aptly named device from Lenovo. This is the larger of the two Yoga models, sporting a 13.3-inch, 1600-by-900 multitouch display and weighing in at 3.4 pounds. It initially opens as a conventional clamshell laptop, but at the point where you feel like you've pushed far enough back to break it, keep going. The entire screen folds all the way back to become a tablet device. There are a few positions in between laptop and tablet that act as convenient stands and this things can literally do the downward dog position.