Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Lenovo saw fit to launch yet another flagship Ultrabook (the others being the Yoga and X1 Carbon) at CES. This machine, branded ThinkPad, adds another transforming mechanic to the Chinese manufacturers repertoire. The 11.6-inch, 1080p screen can be removed and used as a tablet. For whatever reason, the screen can be attached backwards as well, facing away from the keyboard. It's nifty, but the modularity leaves the hinge as ugly as it is functional. The tablet has five hours of battery life on its own, but that figure doubles when on the dock. Things start at a Core i3 but scale up to an i7. The Helix will launch in February, starting at $1,499.