Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid: Laptop + Multi-Touch Tablet all in One

This came out of no where and looks mighty interesting. Lenovo’s upcoming IdeaPad laptop just leaked before its official announcement at CES. The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo powered laptop running Windows 7 premium and also a 11.6 inch multi-touch tablet power by a Qualcomm SnapDragon Chipset running Lenovo’s Skylight Linux distro with a 16GB SSD. As you can see in the pictures, when the screen is attached to the chassis the device is a standard laptop but you can also detach the screen to use it as a tablet. Rumored released date is June for a price of $999 with 4GB of RAM, 2x USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 memory card reader and 1.3-Megapixel camera. Interestingly if Windows Mobile 7wasn’t so late this thing wouldn’t feature the Linux distro and you’ll probably have a better seamless experience (check out Mary Jo Foley’s post here & here).

Source: LaptopMag via Engadget