Hands-On Photos Of One Of Those Funky Windows 8 Tablet/Laptop Hybrids

Lenovo Windows 8 thinkpad home screen

Photo: Steve Kovach, Business Insider

Intel showed off a bunch of Ultrabooks, the thin and light MacBook Air competitors, at a press event this morning.Most of the devices on display are already on the market, but we were really interested in Lenovo’s ThinkPad prototype that runs Windows 8. This Ultrabook sports a touchscreen that flips over so you can use it as a tablet. 

Pretty cool.

Check out our hands-on photos below.

Here's Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet/Ultrabook hybrid. It's running the preview version of Windows 8. Let's take a closer look...

When open, the ThinkPad acts just like a normal Ultrabook.

But you can flip the screen over to turn the device into a tablet.

Flipping the screen over disables the keyboard so you don't accidentally type something.

Here's the tablet view.

It's pretty large. The display is noticeably bigger than the iPad. It's super thick too. Fortunately, it's light.

Here's Bing Maps running on the tablet.

And a 3D game. Graphics look great.

This is Intel's motto for all the Ultrabook/tablet hybrids you're going to see. Companies like Lenovo are trying to create the best of both worlds.

This is Toshiba's new widescreen Ultrabook. It ships with Windows 7, but this unit was running the preview version of Windows 8.

These Ultrabooks from Lenovo are powerful enough to stitch together 3D movies.

And this one from Toshiba can run graphics-rich games.

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