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CES: Lenovo unveils hybrid tablet laptop with 'two brains'

Jan 06, 2010, 17:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"Lenovo today announced its IdeaPad U1, a consumer Windows laptop with a touchscreen that can be detached and used as a separate Linux tablet computer.

"Used conventionally, the 3.8-pound U1 runs Windows 7 on an Intel Core 2 Duo CULV processor and, reportedly, a 128GB solid-state drive.

"But pull off the 11.6-inch multi-touch-enabled screen, and it powers up as a full tablet in its own right, running Lenovo's custom Skylight touch-enabled version of Linux via a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM chipset and a reported 16GB of flash memory.

"Other vendors have released notebooks that can double as tablets after users swivel the screen. Lenovo's ThinkPad X60 is one example."

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