Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid charms with a notebook-tablet combo

January 5, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Lenovo has solemnized the marriage of a notebook base with a detachable tablet to present to the world its new IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. The new device has been brought in a slew packages. The basic model device could come for a price of $1000.

While the notebook portion logs on to Windows 7 and would be powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, the storage will be taken care of by 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Meanwhile the tablet docked on to the notebook comes with an LED-backlit 11.6-inch display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ARM CPU running the Skylight Linux interface. The notebook would run hard drive options ranging up to a 128GB SSD.

Lenovo has thrown in battery life of up to eight hours on a single charge into the tablet alone. The combo as a whole in the meantime would run for close to six hours.

The new Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid brings to the user the ability to browse the internet and perform other basic functions with the tablet alone. Among the other notable features include a 16GB flash drive, 512MB of RAM, and Snapdragon integrated graphics, present in the tablet. Meanwhile, the ones common for both the components are 3G, W-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid could well be the first ever such device, though Freescale had a while ago launched a similar hybrid prototype. The difference between the two is that the  Freescale device falls short of  separate processors and operating system.

(Via PCMag)

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