Razer calls it a smartphone and laptop hybrid
which blends the "familiarity of Android environment with the ease-of-use of a laptop.
The rivalry is about to heat up this year now that Intel is planning to launch an advanced 2-in-1 laptop hybrid that will likely be a strong opponent for Microsoft's Surface Pro 5.
Interestingly, Intel clearly wants to lure more consumers to its laptop hybrid that's why it is using a curved display - something that Microsoft has yet to try with its Surface devices.
Are you tired of the same smartphone, tablet, laptop hybrid
That said, the Surface Book is a premium laptop hybrid
which can transform into three different configurations - a laptop, a tablet, and a canvas.
Huawei's change of heart is likely similar to Asus ditching on its laptop hybrid
Asus recently launched a tablet, laptop hybrid
Within the consumer electronics sector, an evolving retail landscape, as telecoms operators push smartphones and tablets, will stimulate sales, as will the popularity of new technologies and form factors such as tablets and laptop hybrids
in the computer market.
However with vendors able to produce tablets on Windows 8 or Android, as well as laptop hybrids
using Windows 8 we expect to see innovation in the coming years that will see a blurring of device categories.
Apple's range of tablets and laptops have proved popular in 2011 and 2013, which bodes well for premium tablets and laptop hybrids running Windows 8 in 2013.
The introduction of touch functionality enables device vendors to introduce a range of tablets and laptop hybrids such as Microsoft's own Surface tablet and Lenovo's Yoga.
Acer introduces tablets, laptop hybrids
, and new phones at CES 2011