Windows 8 hybrids are out in force. Should Apple join the fray or just stay away?
An Apple patent, which came to light this week, proposes a convertible laptop featuring -- in certain configurations -- a touch-capable detachable display and a base station with a keyboard. Both can wirelessly transmit power and communicate wirelessly, according to the filing.
Theoretically, this newfangled MacBook could obviate the need to haul around both an iPad and a MacBook.
At least that's what the Windows 8 crowd like Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo are proposing.
Here's the challenge as I see it (though I'… Read more