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The Intel 2 in 1 laptop is scary GOOD

The Intel 2 in 1 laptop is actually scary good!
  • On October 31, 2014

A little while back, we saw Stephanie’s take on the Dell Intel 2 in 1 laptop.  Now it’s my turn.  Like her, I’m a Mac guy.  I have been for years.  I even went as Steve Jobs for Halloween one year.  I love their stuff and the overall experience for the user.  That’s why I was skeptical when she not only loved the 2 in 1, but said that I should give it a shot as well.

I’ve been playing around with it for a little while and I’m shocked, and I mean mouth agape shocked at how much I like this thing.

What I love about the 2 in 1 laptop:

Freakin’ touchscreen!

Capn' Merika

I thought Steve Rogers would be taller

Just the other day, we were trying to find the perfect costume for Charlie, who has decided that she wants to be Daddy’s favorite superhero, Captain America.  I already had the 2 In 1 out for a work project.  (it turns out that Microsoft Office is MUCH better on this than my iPad or even my MacBook)  She’s not only familiar with a touch interface, she expects it.  I suspect that this is a common thread among children that have spent any time on their parents’ phones or tablets.

I went to Amazon and watched as she quickly bounced around to different costume and finally settled on the one that she liked.  The 2 In 1 responds beautifully to touch, and the keyboard and touchpad are there when it makes more sense to use them.

Full Blown Windows 8 Operating System!

Let’s be clear, this isn’t just a lappy/tablet hybrid, it’s a very capable laptop fused with a great tablet that runs Windows 8.  It’s not a slimmed down version when you flip the keyboard behind the screen, it’s the real deal.  As C and I moved from the kitchen to the living room to continue our Cap research, I folded the keyboard back and we settled into the couch.  Then we bounced from wikipedia to Amazon and so forth as we worked out our Halloween plans.  It actually made for a pretty special Daddy-daughter moment.

It’s a great looking machine

Bucky Barnes admiring the 2 In1 from the inside

I have a little surprise to go along with C’s costume. Every hero needs a sidekick

One of my biggest pet-peaves about PCs is that for some reason, they still look like they were made fifteen years ago even if they’re brand new.  The exception to this is the few brands that have just ripped off the look of the MacBook.  This isn’t the case with the 2 In 1 line.  These aren’t the two inch thick, ashtray plastic that I think of when I picture a PC laptop.  This one has an aluminum case and a super slim profile for a completely reversible unit.  It’s completely different than anything I’m used to from PCs or Macs.  I aint lying, I dig it.

The Verdict?

I love it.  I seriously do.  That said, my Apple goods aren’t going anywhere.  There are a lot of aspects that are still much more user friendly on a Mac than a PC, but that’s not the 2 In 1’s fault.  That’s a OS X v. PC thing.  The thing about this is that it makes the most of what it has available, and truthfully that’s a lot.  I use PC’s at work, and I’d take this over my desktop any (work) day of the week.


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