This is what is amazing about the new hybrids. They truly are laptop / tablet replacements with NO sacrifices. All the power, ports, functionality and battery life of a laptop and all the portability, touch and convenience of a tablet.
Yup.. I will be strongly looking into hybrids now that Haswell is powering them. My ideal laptop replacement though... I hate to say it, is the Northcape reference design that Intel showed off at CES. It's Haswell and the screen is 13 inches but converts into 11 inches when in tablet mode so you have some space to grab on to. I think you can also use it as a 13" tablet if you really wanted to (with no bezel) but I'm not sure on that. Either way, that thing is a beast. Detachable keyboard, Haswell, 13" when in laptop mode and 11 when in tablet mode... Plus it looks really thin too. I forget how thin it is though.
I wish it were for sale and not just a reference design... I used to think for tablets, the smaller the better and that 7-8 inches was ideal but now that I'm carrying around my Surface RT it's not so bad. It's kinda worth it just for the extra screen real estate alone. Plus I'm liking some things about Windows more than other tablet OSs...