Snap back the screen and transform the notebook into a flat tablet that’s perfect for taking handwritten notes with a stylus while you’re on the go.

A 12-inch screen that swivels 180 degrees makes it easy to show off your work at any angle – and handy when your colleague is sitting in the seat next to you on the plane.

Like a giant smartphone, this entire monitor is a multi-touch screen. Point, click, drag and organize with your fingers – and no more fiddling with a tiny trackpad in the back of a cab

This laptop runs Windows 7, but special software called BumpTop lets you move and organize icons with a flick of the wrist, making it easy – and entertaining – to send documents from the road to a printer (or images to Facebook).

Hewlett-Packard HP TouchSmart tm2, US$949,