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Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

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At a Glance

The Horizons's size makes games and everything else more enjoyable, even though it also makes it more difficult to move around the house.

Price when rated: $1849
Lowest price: $1,623.00 via NextWarehouse.com

Pros

  • 27-inch display
  • Fast CPU and a discrete GPU
  • HDMI input
  • Fun gaming accessories

Cons

  • 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution (on a 27-inch display)
  • Very heavy
  • Expensive
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At a Glance

It's great to see such a solid execution of a new form factor this early in the game. The XPS 18 Touch would be even more exciting if Dell took a page out of Asus' playbook and added a more functional dock.

Price when rated: $1350

Pros

  • Very thin and very light
  • Supports Intel's Wireless Display technology
  • 32GB SSD cache drive for fast boot times

Cons

  • No discrete GPU
  • 5400 rpm hard drive
  • Plastic feet feel flimsy
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At a Glance

Sony essentially created this market, which means the Tap 20 has been around for a while. This computer is thicker and heavier than it should be, but Sony has priced it aggressively.

Price when rated: $1100

Pros

  • Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Sony's Bravia video technology

Cons

  • Thick and heavy for its size
  • Short battery life
  • 5400 rpm hard drive
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At a Glance

The Transformer All-in-One is a world apart from the other portable all-in-ones we’ve seen, but it’s not as sexy as Dell’s XPS 18 Touch.

Price when rated: $1250

Pros

  • Two computers in one
  • Desktop Core i5 processor
  • 1TB, 7200 rpm hard drive

Cons

  • Mode switching can be clumsy
  • Webcam nonfunctional in Android mode
  • No HDMI input on either base or tablet
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