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?
Are flexible laptops gimmicks, or are they actually useful?
Are flexible laptops gimmicks, or are they actually useful?/