I’m not a fan of sliding Windows 8 hybrids for a simple reason: the screen isn’t protected like a clamshell when it’s in your bag. But this is the worst product in an already sorry class. MSI had the gall to ask $1,200 for an Ultrabook whose small 11.6-inch screen slid up to reveal a cramped keyboard and no touchpad or pointing stick whatsoever. Have you ever tried to repeatedly select text by reaching across the deck to touch the screen? It’s annoying and downright painful. Subpar battery life and a sluggish SSD cemented this Slidebook as a stinker.