As Windows 8 starts to flood the market, certain types of computers are going to become a lot more common. There will be a lot of convertible tablet / dock combinations, plenty of ultrabooks with touchscreens, and quite a number of all-in-one desktops with touchscreens. Then there are the wacky devices, like the rotating Dell XPS 12 and the flipping Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

The Toshiba U925t definitely falls into the "wacky" category, and the best term I can think of is "slider." It's primarily an ultrabook, but the screen's hinge allows it to fold back and then slide down over top of the keyboard, giving you a 12.5-inch tablet — the Sony VAIO Duo 11 does something very similar. Still, this device is mostly laptop — it's powered by a low-voltage Intel Core i5 processor, a large SSD, and Windows 8, and its selection of ports and jacks is right in line with the current ultrabook range. It's available now, for $1,149 — that price buys you a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Does the U925t strike the right balance, giving you all the power you need and a good-enough tablet experience? Let's find out.