Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid Out In June?
Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:00 AM
"Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 is quite the clever combination of multi-touch tablet and laptop. When you ditch everything but the screen for the slate-like tablet section, the device is to switch processors and operating systems. Oh, and it's gorgeous, too."
I absolutely love the idea of this possible laptop from Lenovo. While the screen is mounted in the body it has the power of a Core 2 Duo running Windows 7 via the base, and when you disconnect the screen to use it as a tablet, it switches to using a lower power Arm Snapdragon processor running Linux behind the screen. It will be interesting to see if this actually does come out in June as Gizmodo are suggesting, but if it does, then this is one I might just have my eye on. There are more pictures and hardware specs over at Gizmodo.