Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
A new watchband-style hinge makes for a thinner, lighter hybrid.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price.
Acer C720P Chromebook ( C720P-2600)
The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.
Samsung Chromebook 2 ( 11.6-inch, Intel Celeron)
Though the 11.6-inch laptop looks the same as its current Chromebook 2, Samsung made some changes inside and should you need help, it's now just a click away.
Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Computer- FESNV8P01H
The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes close to being a great pocket-size mini-PC, but a misplaced button and missing accessories feel like unnecessary errors.
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 ( 64 GB)
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 ( Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)
For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.
Samsung Chromebook Series 3
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
HP Pavilion g6-1d70us
HP's unbranded G-series laptops can be reasonable choices for bargain hunters. The latest version gets a design upgrade and keeps the price down, but is stuck with last year's CPU and graphics.
Lenovo MIIX 2 10-inch
With a bigger screen than most Windows tablets and an included keyboard dock, the 10-inch Lenovo Miix 2 tries to walk the line between entertainment and productivity, but it's still a few keyboard tweaks away from success.