Lenovo's Tablet Docks to Form a Notebook
Interesting at $999 introductory price!
The U1 Hybrid is a clamshell laptop that splits into two, like the saucer section on the USS Enterprise of "Star Trek": A slate tablet, which runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM CPU and the Skylight Linux interface, when a user is Web surfing and on the move. Dock it back into the clamshell, and it seamlessly switches back to a Windows 7 operating system, running on an Intel Core 2 Duo U4100 processor.
Undocked, the tablet weighs 1.6 pounds. Docked in the notebook form factor, the two weigh a combined 3.8 pounds.
The 11.6-inch LED-lit display detaches itself from a pod-like vessel that's permanently attached to the bottom half. The slate – docked or undocked – supports two-fingered multi-touch in both Skylight and Windows 7 environments. In the Skylight interface, you have a choice between a 6-panel interface (email, calendar, RSS, social media and bundles services), or a 4-panel one (personal picture, music, video, and document view). It also rotates into landscape or portrait mode.
. 16gigo flash drive (up to 128GB SSD)
. 4GB DDR3 Ram
. Qualcomm ARM Processor
. 8hrs battery performance
. Wireless 3G, Wifi
. 3 USB ports (one of it is e-Sata/USB combo)
. VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader, Ethernet