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We live in a world of planned obsolescence.

Not only are our devices designed to fail — whether through cheap hardware, or through mandatory software upgrades that don't work on your old machine — but they’re designed to stop you from saving them when they do. Bizarre seven-sided screws and cheap plastic clips hold our electronics together, wrapped inside seamless metal casings that can't be opened without severe damage.

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"Is that a… laptop?" the waitress at the diner near my apartment asked (I had taken the Lenovo Yoga 900s with me to get some work done). "Sort of!" I said, quickly bending the screen around to demonstrate the Yoga line's defining feature: the watchband hinge that converts the device from an ultra-thin laptop to a tablet. The waitress looked on in horror.

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I don't like laptops. There, I said it. I don't hate them, but for years I've felt they can be improved in many different ways. So when Apple made the iPad Pro, I paid attention. Could this be the product I'd been dreaming of all this time? The short answer: No. The long answer: Also no. But it does have a few surprises.

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2 in 1 laptops are a huge and diverse range of devices — you have touchscreen tablets with detachable keyboards, laptops with 360-degree folding hinges, and then there's everything in between. But a 2 in 1 is more than just its innovative design, so what are the current and future features or tech that you should get a handle on before upgrading?

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Need help finding the right laptop, tablet or convertible to get you or your kids through school or Uni? We have put together our top picks from the affordable through to more powerful options.

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Asus popularised the cheap detachable laptop, but they have always been chunky little things. Not the Transformer Book Chi. Asus claims the new 10.1-inch T100 Chi is the thinnest Windows tablet ever made. And the 12.5-inch T300 Chi — combined with its keyboard — is now thinner than a MacBook Air.

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It's a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo's latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a subwoofer. And a 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen. It's a goddamn miniature movie theatre, complete with a tiny Ashton to show you around the place.