I find the SP3 even better than a regular laptop for lapability. It works in many different positions - for example, if I am sitting on the couch cross-legged, the SP3 fits and nestles nicely, with the screen in perfect position. If I am half lying-down, again the positioning is very easy to get right with the kick-stand. The SP3 never feels too hot in my lap (like a laptop), because only part of the SP3 is touching my legs (bottom of the screen and the kick-stand). It's not quite lapability, but also if I am watching a movie/TV show, I can plonk the SP3 next to me and easily cover the screen with the keyboard without it going to sleep (by leaving the keyboard folded over the screen with an inch to spare) - this is useful when I am downloading files. Lastly, I can even leave it on my couch with the kick-stand open as there is constant air flow underneath it.