"If it's a 2 in 1 you can argue it's enough of a laptop to command a laptop's price, with the convenience of turning into a tablet. That was the Metro dream after all. We'll see if consumers take the bait."
2-in-1s have been on the market all along, and potential customers have not taken the bait.
Why? Every one I've seen has *not* resembled a "laptop with the convenience of turning into a tablet." They appear to be an EXTREMELY expensive tablet (and actually expensive as a plain laptop for that matter), with a nasty rubber keyboard, and saddled with power-hungry Intel chips (this chip will help with that part) and Windows 8, which makes it not so great as a tablet *or* a PC.
Until some vendor starts shipping ARM notebooks, this Core M may be an acceptable stopgap. But, not if they only stick it in tablets and "2-in-1s". I think tablets are a non-starter, ARMs are even lower power. And 2-in-1s... oh, boy, *1* USB port! I want a real keyboard and not to spend money on a touch screen I'll never use, thanks. Also, not if they saddle it with Windows 8 -- blank please! I've taken a hard line, I will not pay Microsoft a single penny for software I'll never use; my recent solution has been to buy only used hardware.