Thomas bought an HP Hybrid Laptop with Windows 8 and it's unusable without a touchscreen. He returned it for the Lenovo Twist, it was under-powered and the Tablet twist option is a pain, that it is going back as well. He's looking at the Acer V5 hybrid now.
Leo says Acer makes a good laptop. He could use that and a separate tablet like the iPad Mini? Leo does agree that Windows 8 needs touch, maybe just a touch enabled laptop would be the best. Flowmaster in the chatroom says that Dell XPS12 is a great option, but isn't cheap at $1199.
Leo recently reviewed the Lenovo Yoga on his show Before You Buy.