Hybrid tablets/notebooks don’t make sense

I must admit I’ve never really appreciated Microsoft’s obsession with hybrid laptops.  Back in the tablet PC days I only owned slates and friends who owned hybrids only used the hybrid as a tablet once: the first day they unboxed. I understand Microsoft’s motivations are purely around defending their Office gravy-train by all means possible but this leads them to make highly compromised and confusing product decisions.

My digital work environment (the desktop or home-screen) and user interface needs to be highly optimised for the method of input.  Having a single device switch between these two different ways of doing this is convoluted.  And even worse, in order to make a tablet a decent convertible you need to make compromises on the key things that make modern tablets successful: Battery life, performance and usability.

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