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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid: laptop by day, unhinged tablet by night

January 5th, 2010, 04:01 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around what Lenovo’s just announced here, but it appears that the 3.8-pound IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is a 11.6-inch laptop with a retractable multitouch screen. It’s sort of like the Always Innovating Touchbook, but in our opinion a lot more interesting. When the screen is locked into its upright position in the laptop’s chassis, it’s powered by a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. But when the screen is pulled from its shell it morphs into a Qualcomm Snapdragon powered-multitouch slate with a 16GB SSD that boots Lenovo’s customized Skylight Linux interface. Two processors and two operating systems? Hybrid is right. It seems like we’ll have to wait until June to buy the $999 device, but we’ve been promised a look at it in Vegas so stay tuned.

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