If you have seen a recent advertisement for mobile devices that you have likely seen a new trend popping up; hybrids.
No, we aren't talking about the car. Instead, the trend is remarking to a new type of mobile device that sits between a laptop and a tablet.
Recently, Lenovo unveiled their latest iteration of such as a device, showing the world that it truly is committed to modern computing. If you are new to the idea of hybrid computers or you're considering buying one and want to learn more, keep reading.
The easiest way to describe a hybrid device would be to imagine a laptop, but with a keyboard that flipped around and underneath to lay completely flat, giving you the holding real estate of a tablet.
These devices operate in two modes, which we will delve a little deeper into.
As the name suggests, this is where you use the device like a laptop, with the keyboard on the table and the screen at an angle. The type of hybrid which you purchase will determine how the screen if held up. Hybrid devices such as those from the Groupon Coupons page for Lenovo use a unique hinge design which holds the screen in place without any backing support. Alternate models make use of a kick-stand style attachment.
However, laptop mode isn't just about the physical position of the device. The operating system installed on hybrid devices detects your mode and adjust your screen, including which menus area available, which areas of the screen become hot-spots, along with providing you with a cursor for easy navigation.