Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Features Detachable Screen
The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid features a detachable screen, enabling the red bombshell to switch between laptop and Tablet PC modes. More, there are two processors and two operating systems on board, which can complement each other or work independently.Two brains are better than one, says Lenovo, which on Jan. 6 introduced the IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook. It features a detachable screen, transforming it from a clamshell laptop to a multitouch slate tablet, and two operating systems, each with its own processor.
The 3.8-pound, cherry-red laptop runs Microsoft Windows 7 with an Intel processor not named on the current spec sheet. (According to Engadget, it's an Intel CULV Core 2 Duo.) When the 1.6-pound multitouch screen is removed, the device becomes a tablet PC, relying on a Qualcomm ARM Snapdragron processor and Lenovo's Skylight Linux-based operating system.
According to Lenovo, the two operating systems can work together or independently. And with Lenovo's Hybrid Switch technology, users can toggle between the two processors - a process so seamless, that a user is said to be able to surf the Web in laptop mode, detach the screen, and continue in tablet mode right where she left off.
Apple, as the whole world knows by now, is reportedly also planning to release a tablet, or slate-style, device in the coming weeks.