Lenovo Reportedly Planning Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Notebook

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PC vendors typically shy away from any notebook that has to retail for more than $1,000, because it is generally assumed that only Apple can effectively justify such a high price tag.
What a bunch of BS. All good gaming laptops completely justify the price.
 

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[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]What a bunch of BS. All good gaming laptops completely justify the price.[/citation]

Gaming laptops are a niche, even thought the community here at Tom's is more gaming minded. Apple manages to step beyond that niche. People who spend upwards $1000 on a Mac aren't expecting a gaming machine or any such lofty goals. I believe that is the point they're getting at. If they're that worried about production costs of the screen itself, then you'd have to imagine that they're not about to go particularly powerful on the components. They'd probably want to go with a cheaper build involving AMD APU. Lenovo certainly isn't particularly known as a gamin company. I imagine that a true gaming level iteration of this laptop will cost a bit closer to the $1800 or $2000 mark.
 
[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]What a bunch of BS. All good gaming laptops completely justify the price.[/citation]
Tell me the # of gaming laptops there are compared to the # of non-gaming laptops. That's completely true then.
 
[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]What a bunch of BS. All good gaming laptops completely justify the price.[/citation]

All good gaming laptops are several times more expensive than a faster gaming desktop. Sure, different markets with somewhat different purposes, but it shows that there is a reason for how few people (even gamers) we have who can justify the price of a gaming laptop.
 

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[citation][nom]Spac3nerd[/nom]Didn't IBM have a very similar model many years ago? I believe it was the Thinkpad X60/61.[/citation]
I also believe they had a netbook with this feature. I'm not really sure how this is innovative when there were some devices like this before? The only difference aside from specs, which isn't a fair comparison due to differences in time periods, is the fact that it's an Ultrabook and that it uses Windows 8. Both helping it feel more like a tablet aside from a notebook.
 
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