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Lenovo Announces IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

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Lenovo IdeaPad Hybrid

Lenovo has announced a device that we can look forward to seeing in Vegas these next couple of days. It’s titled the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid and it tries to satisfy the needs of an indecisive person in the midst of this tablet “revolution.”

As you can see from the above picture, the device serves mainly as a notebook. However, if you are feeling daring, the screen can detach from its base and serve as a tablet. What is really cool is that when the device is “docked” as a notebook its run by a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

However, once you transform into tablet mode, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 16GB SSD boots Lenovo’s customized Skylight Linux interface.

I’m kinda skeptical as to how this device will handle the OS switch. If you have to reboot every time you detach, that won’t fly with me. Essentially, you are booting two different computers when you power this device which can get tricky if done wrong. We will just have to wait and hopefully get a sneak peek during the next couple of days at CES.

Read [Engadget]

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