Acer's latest all-in-one PC is propped up by an adjustable kickstand. Push its touchscreen all the way back with a finger and it effectively becomes a giant 23-inch tablet. Or as Lenovo and Sony would call it, a table-top PC.
A Mac user will get a prompt asking if he wants to use the hard drive for PC and Mac, or Mac only. If you want to use it with OS X's Time Machine backup feature, you must select the Mac-only option.
From $1,108 for the Core i3 model with 64GB of storage; expected to ship at the end of August; pre-order from www.microsoftstore.com Improved kickstand
Lenovo continues to churn out hybrid Windows devices that can be used as both laptop and tablet.
Love them or loathe them, Windows hybrids have become the most interesting devices in the PC market.
MSI trumpeted its GS70 Stealth as the thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop when it debuted last year. Now, it has applied the same slimming formula to a 15.6-inch version.
As a genre, netbooks are as extinct as Palm PDAs (personal digital assistants). However, judging from this new and affordable Toshiba laptop, they have not quite gone away.