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Put away your peglegs, eyepatches and hooks. Why not try air piracy[^] for a change?
It's an old game and it may be a little hard to get to run, despite the game being from Mickeysoft. But what could be more fun than playing the air pirate with fictional 1930s airplanes and an airship as pirate ship/aircraft carrier?
I'm running a 13" HP Spectre x360 for exactly what you described, currently about a year old. It was light to travel internationally with and I've had no problems coding on it. I even use it in tablet mode with a stylus for taking notes in meetings since my recall is better with handwritten notes and then I don't have to retype them afterwards for storage!
Does most everything I need it to without complaining. Only problem I've found is that it doesn't handle newer games all that well due to the Intel video card. Guessing if I picked up an eGPU and ran it through that I'd see much better results though.
I had the same reaction to the list price, fortunately I snagged it during a sale which made it much more reasonable.
It does fold well and stays in whatever spot I select, be it laptop, tablet, or A frame for display. There is a slight gap due to the chassis shape when you go full tablet mode. Never had a problem though since it seems to handle being fully folded just fine and the gap comes back after you release any pressure.
My main complaint with mine is the 'feel' of the keyboard when using it as a tablet. just feels odd in my hands, even though the keyboard is inactive, I dislike the feel of the keys in table mode.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I'll admit that at first I felt the same way, and you do bring up a valid point. As recently as yesterday I've bumped keys while converting it to tablet mode but but before it was 100% flipped so a few errant keystrokes have occurred.