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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Twist

Just because Lenovo's new Yoga and its 360-degree hinge offer a slick, new approach to the convertible laptop, doesn't mean the older, rotating-hinge design has to disappear completely. Combining the rotating screen and Windows 8's tablet-style positional awareness, Lenovo's new ThinkPad Edge Twist has some unique appeal for education and small- to medium-sized business buyers.

Where older, spinning-hinge laptops typically offer three different positions for the display — standard laptop style, tablet style and rear facing — Lenovo designed the Twist to support a fourth, tent-style mode. Here, the screen is inverted, and the Twist ends up looking like a digital sandwich board.

Lenovo's Yoga ultrabooks and their sleeker hinge can do the same thing, but the 12.5-inch Twist's starting price, compared with the 13-inch Yoga, should offer a more affordable entry point for a convertible Windows 8 touchscreen laptop with a presentation-friendly screen size.

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