Are flexible laptops gimmicks, or are they actually useful? – The Verge
Convertible laptops — also known as 2-in-1 laptops, hybrids, or in cases where the keyboard comes off, detachables — certainly have their upsides. They can fold into a tablet, which means you get a “tablet” and a laptop for the price of one; and they’re ideal for frequent travelers who are looking to consolidate gadgets, or who want flexibility when they’re crammed into a tight airplane seat. But there are a lot of great non-bending laptops out there as well, ones that marry touchscreen displays (or just really, really nice-looking displays) with minimal weight and long battery life. Which kind of laptop is ideal for you?