Hybrid Windows 8 notebooks take off, finally
Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8, has yet to inspire a wave of consumer adoption of Windows 8 hardware.
But in 2013, hybrid notebooks will finally take off. Microsoft's Surface Pro and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 will gain traction with business professionals who don't want to compromise on either the convenience of a tablet or the functionality of a laptop.
As Microsoft and its hardware partners succeed, Apple rumor mills will buzz over the possible development of the MacPad, an Apple hybrid said to run iOS X. Apple won't comment on the rumor, but it will issue a blanket order prohibiting its engineers and prototype developers from visiting bars for the next six months.