Friday, 16 April 2010

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook-Tablet Combo Official Laptop & Smart-Book IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, Spec-ed & Priced Ahead of CES 2010

Right after teasing with their Skylight smart-book, the folks from
Lenovo have announced (a bit ahead of CES) that a new Lenovo IdeaPad U1
Hybrid notebook-tablet device is in the works. Hitting the masses in the
near future, the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is a revolutionary clamshell laptop
that splits in two, with the undocked slate tablet powered by Qualcomm's
Snapdragon ARM CPU and working on the Skylight Linux interface for
extreme mobility, while the docked version runs Windows 7 and is powered
by a powerful Intel Core 2 Duo U4100 processor.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid weighs in at 3.8 lbs when in notebook
form, and only 1.6 lbs when you use it as a tablet. It comes with a
detachable 11.6-inch LED-lit display that rotates into landscape and
portrait mode, and supports two-fingered multi-touch no matter if you're
on Windows 7 or the Skylight environment.
What's interesting though, is that the new IdeaPad U1 has two different
hardware specifications, specifically built for each environment. That's
how the slate has a 16GB flash drive for storage, 0.5GB of RAM (DDR1)
and Snapdragon integrated graphics, while the laptop has 4GB of DDR3
RAM, an 128 GB SSD for storage and Intel GMA graphics. They both bring
3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and share the battery — good
for 8 hours on the slate and 6 hours when docked.
Like the new Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid? Yours for some $999!
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