IdeaPad U1 from Lenovo Is Both Notebook and Tablet


One of the remarkable innovative concepts that stirred up public interest at CES 2010 is Lenovo’s attempt to knock together analog and digital computers into one piece, thus creating the first hybrid computer ever for general usage. It is known as IdeaPad U1.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Both Notebook and Tablet

The basic modes are a common notebook mode and a 3G multi-touch tablet PC which can be switched over from one to another with perfect ease: you just detach the display part – that has a processor of its own – from the keyboard, and hey presto! you have your tablet PC. The great idea is that both parts can work separately or together at your convenience.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Notebook and Tablet in one

Each mode allows up to five hours work at a time without recharging, and working time increases perceptibly if you interrupt your work and put your notebook or tablet into standby mode.

Both parts of Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 run on Windows 7. The U1 is equipped with a detachable 11.6-inch multi-touch High Definition LED screen. It is fitted with an ARM processor and the Lenovo-designed Skylight operating system that has the “Me” centric interface.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Both Notebook and Tablet

Among other integrated features offered are stereo speakers, microphone with echo cancellation, a video camera, 3G connectivity.

Lenovo’s hybrid IdeaPad U1 looks stunning done in Scarlet Red. It weighs 3.8 pounds. It is expected to hit the stores in early summer at a price of $999.

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