The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid – Solves your inner netbook versus tablet crisis. Here is a nice Hybrid of tablet and netbook by Lenovo. Originally featured at CES 201o and recently reappearing, this product has been in the works for a while. This machine brings you the best of both worlds, running both Windows 7 (when tablet is docked) and Google Android 2.2 (when undocked). The idea behind this creation is innovative, but keeping up to date with the latest technology has made it difficult for Lenovo to release their perfect product. Consumer’s should keep an eye out for this diamond in the rough, as other companies battle between netbooks and tablets, with this device you can have both.
In the grand old debate between netbooks and tablets, Lenovo has, as expected, given you the best of both worlds. The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is exactly as it sounds. Let’s say you need a netbook to write a paper or transfer files between hard drives and then you want to go off and consume media. You use the netbook as it exists as you would use any Windows 7 netbook and then detach the screen from the computer’s chassis to hold an Android 2.2 tablet. The tablet is the “LePad” which is also available seperately.
The tablet comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3 GHz processor, with a 32 GB SD card and a 10.1-inch multi touch screen.
Lenovo’s been working on this project for a while and had even shown a prior version of this finished product at CES 2010. Just the tablet itself costs $500 but this Hybrid netbook sells for a total of $1500.
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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball, Sean has always been drawn towards technology. This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for BBhybrids.net where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff. With his knowledge he Co-Created driphter.com where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java. Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.