Very Productive, fun to use, well built, good battery life, tablet/laptop
2 weeks ago
Summary: This is an excellent laptop convertible computer here, It is portable like a tablet, but functions as well as a laptop. The touch screen is a 10 point touch, that is highly responsive. the battery life is phenomenal. I have received 6 to 8 hours for continuous web researching or office programs. The 2 in 1 actually makes you feel like you are carrying two entirely different devices. Sound quality is great but external speakers still sound better.
Still the best designed Windows 8 convertible Laptop/Tablet; 2nd gen model with much improved battery life, highly recommended
David Pearlman "sound fanatic", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is one of a new breed of convertible laptops created to take advantage of the Windows 8 paradigm, which allows use as both as tablet and a laptop. While this category is expected to grow, and the last year has seen some entrants from manufacturers such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Sony, Asus and HP, right now the number of options in this segment is still rather limited.
Great hardware, software not cohesive enough, good ultrabook that hopefully improves over time
Dappa Yute "Dappa Yute", Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: This may be a bit lengthy, but I hope this helps in making an informed decision before buying as I always appreciate the ones who do. I got this machine on a very sweet deal given it was an open box and as much as I needed an ultra portable computer, I was really interested in how Windows 8 looked like.
Summary: I bought this to replace a not so old Dell XPS 15 laptop. Construction and portability are fantastic, but I expected more performance. It is fast, but not lightning fast. Touchscreen works very well and I like the fact it becomes a tablet protecting the keyboard (the only model I know with this feature). It lacks some important connectors such as SD card and ethernet, but features a minidisplayport.
Great form factor, good battery life, wish it had 8gb
Shane O. Laake "camera nerd", Amazon
11 April 2014
Summary: I've never bought a PC which couldn't take a memory upgrade (and I've never passed on upgrading that memory to the max), and I regret only having 4gb. That being said, I really like the rest of the package, I was intrigued when the XPS 12 first came out, but battery life was less than ideal. Between the Haswell update and a good deal, I couldn't resist taking the plunge. All in all I'm quite happy. The screen is gorgeous, and I've become a screen snob.
Summary: Very fast, light, thin and elegante design. Works fine as tablet and the keyboard is comfortable to type. Don't deserve 5 five stars due to the limited SSD space (less than 70 Gb available to user), only 2 USB Ports and no Ethernet or HDMI (requires adapter - not included). However, its cost to benefit ratio is pretty attractive considering similar options.
Summary: Addressing the Win8 thing up front, I found that if I installed Classic Shell and set it to emulate a Win7 UI, Win8 gets "fixed". Metro and its related apps are actually nice in tablet mode, but terrible in desktop mode. Classic Shell makes my desktop look feel and act like a Win7 machine, but with Win8 I have the option of a more touch-centric experience for tablet mode where I mainly sketch, browse Reddit, read emails, etc.
Pros: Overall construction of the laptop is solid, including the flip screen hinge. Having never used one of these laptops I was a bit weary about it. Switching "modes" works well, with an occasional hiccup with the accelerometer not flipping the display accordingly. I was originally leaning towards the Asus T300 but I'm really glad I went with this one. I switch modes a lot when messing around with things and since the laptop isn't that heavy, I like that I don't have to p...
Cons: Out of the box it only has 60 gigs of SSD space free. You can quickly free up almost another 20 if you get a flash drive and make a recovery disk. The recovery disk utility will even merge the recovery partition to your C drive for you if you want.