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[January 18, 2013]

Six of the best ultrabook convertibles [Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England)]

(Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The laptop-tablet hybrid is new to the computing scene. We take a look at six devices vying for your cash Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Pounds 886.15 from DESIGNED to appeal to the business boffins, this convertible device is svelte with a screen that can rotate 180 degrees. With 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, you'll be up and running in moments. It's a decent all-rounder.

Dell XPS 12 Pounds 979 from WITH the latest Windows 8 operating system, you can combine the power of a PC with the functionality of a tablet to run your apps and spreadsheets with ease. The slick flip-and-fold action of the screen takes it from a laptop to a tablet in one fluid motion. Your friends and colleagues are sure to be asking, "Where did you get that from " Asus UX32A- R3021H Ultrabook Pounds 792 from THIS smart- looking computing system, pictured above, with a 13.3in screen, boasts an impressive seven hours of battery life, which alone makes it worth every penny. The start-up time is admirable too. From power request to fully operational, it takes mere seconds. And that's what we want - no more waiting.

Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook 12.5in Pounds 967.19 from http:// THIS is a perfect performer in the transformation stakes, moving from tablet to laptop in a rather swish sliding movement, but this hybrid's performance in the computing stakes shouldn't be forgotten. It comes with pre-loaded software and packs a lot of storage to give you that PC experience while on the go.

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Pounds 849 from IT'S hard to put into words how gobsmacked we were with this beauty from Sony. It seems the firm has upped its game in the gadget arena of late. It's a quick starter with a speedy Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 8, and it boasts a decent battery and full-on HD touchscreen, which is extremely responsive for all your games, apps and photo and video needs.

Asus Taichi Pounds 999.99 from LIGHTWEIGHT, sleek and chic-looking, this device is one of the best for speed, form and overall functionality. It's Windows 8-ready and thanks to Asus Simple Show, you're able to show off your photos, presentations and the like on the external screen while simultaneously controlling them on the internal display.

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