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Convertible Laptops, Windows 8, and SkyDrives Oh My!

This last week, I had the opportunity to work with a convertible laptop running Windows 8.

Normally when I travel, I take my MacBook, it’s reliable, but heavy to schlep around, or my iPad, if I don’t expect to need to do much work.

I love my iPad.  It’s very useful, lightweight, handy and fast.  It goes with me almost literally everywhere.  It requires relatively little by way of maintenance.  The battery life is crazy good.  But it’s not really well suited for the work I often have to do.  The MacBook is powerful enough for work but gets very heavy after a day of travel.

I like the idea of the convertible laptop and given a chance, thought I’d give it a try.   I’ve been using a Lenovo Yoga.  For typing, taking notes and so on, I like the physical keyboard – I can type significantly faster on a physical keyboard.  For most basic tasks – email, watching a movie, checking the news, the tablet functionality is great.  It’s more powerful than a tablet, but less than a full blown laptop.  It weighs in at about three pounds so much less than a traditional laptop, but significantly more than a tablet. Read the rest of this entry »

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