CES 2011: Lenovo launches IdeaPad U1 Hybrid with LePad Slate

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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad

Want to have the best of both worlds for a tablet PC? I mean the convenience of Windows 7 tablet and performance of an Android slate? Check out Lenovo’s new IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate which was just announced at CES 2011. This two-in-one device feature the best of both Android and Windows 7 with access to Android apps as well as the convenience of using a keyboard for productivity.

Let’s take a closer look at the components of these unique computing machine. First, the LePad Slate is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 8 hours battery life. It boast of 10.1-inch widescreen that can run in both landscape and portrait modes. The device also has a front-facing camera useful enough for taking pictures as well as video chat. The LePad slate runs on Android 2.2, supports Flash 10.1 and has 3G connectivity.

Now if you feel shortchanged by the features of the LePad Android slate, you can then shift to using the IdeaPad U1 full notebook running on Windows 7. The IdeaPad U1 is packed with Intel CULV processor and features a Hybrid Switch feature to make it seamless to change OS from Windows 7 to Android.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 with LePad will be available in China during the first quarter of 2011 for approximately $520 if you decide to get the LePad slate only and around $1,300 if you get the hybrid pack. No words yet on when this machine will hit the US markets.

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