Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook

Lenovo announced the industry’s first hybrid PC for consumers, the IdeaPad
U1 hybrid notebook, featuring a groundbreaking detachable screen. The
IdeaPad U1’s unique design is engineered to provide consumers with two
PCs in one device – each with its own processor and operating system –
that work together and independently as either a clamshell laptop or a
multitouch slate tablet.

“The IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook is a game-changing technology in the PC industry that lets user switch their PC experience within a single device to
match their dynamic lifestyle,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president,
Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “By fusing the functionality of a notebook
with the slate tablet’s rich multitouch entertainment and mobile
Internet experience, U1 provides consumers the freedom to choose the
device they prefer for any activity.” 
IdeaPad U1’s fashionable scarlet red exterior has a footprint just
smaller than a piece of notebook paper and is paired with an equally
impressive 3.8 pound thin and light design.With
its unique detach-and-converge design, users can easily remove the
screen to instantly switch from clamshell mode into a multitouch slate
tablet. When the IdeaPad U1 is
in its traditional clamshell form, the system boasts an 11.6 inch HD
LED screen and runs Windows 7. When the 1.6 pound, multitouch screen is
removed, it becomes an independent slate tablet with a powerful ARM
processor, running Lenovo’s customized Skylight operating system.
Two Brains are Better than One
the benefits of both CPU, the two devices can synchronize to work as
one with the ability to share battery power, 3G wireless, data and
documents. In this way, the base laptop system can serve as a hub and
docking station and the slate tablet as a mobile device. The two PCs
have been engineered to work together and independently through Lenovo’s Hybrid Switch technology that enables seamless toggling between the two processors.For
instance, users can surf the Web in laptop mode and then continue from
the same point without interruption if they detach to tablet mode.  
“Me Centric” User Interface Provides Instant Gratification for Today’s Consumers
Lenovo’s hybrid notebook also features a customized “Me” centric tablet interface for comfortable landscape and portrait viewing.
Users can switch between a six-section display and a four section
display. U1’s six-section screen display is designed to enhance the
mobile internet experience by letting users easily multitouch access
multiple Web-based applications at once such as email, calendars, RSS readers and social networking Web sites. The four-section screen display option is perfect as a media center on the PC such as photos, music, videos and to view/edit documents.
IdeaPad U1 Doubles Entertainment Fun
The IdeaPad U1’s laptop
and tablet modes each support more than five hours of 3G Web browsing
and 60 hours of 3G standby. In addition, the U1 comes with integrated
video camera and two stereo speakers with integrated microphone with
echo cancellation make this the ideal PC for users who need flexibility
but do not want to compromise features or functionality.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook will be available June 1, 2010 with an estimated retail price of $999.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here