Lenovo IdeaPad U1

Lenovo’s 11.6-inch IdeaPad U1 Hybrid is quite unique: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 is a Linux based PC. It can also become a fully functional 3.7lb notebook having multi-touch capabilities that boasts an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This device really functions well while offering solid five hours of battery life. E-mail and other web surfing facilities are also available. It attracts to those mobile professionals who are looking for great diversity in computing solution. 

It was during last year’s CES
when Lenovo unveiled the dual-mode IdeaPad U1. At that point, the company used
its own flavor of Linux to run the show while the device was running the in the
slate mode. This year they’re opting for Android, providing users with access
to tons of apps from the Android Market. The change also required a new name
for the slate LePad.

The resistive multitouch display is detachable and switches to the company’s Skylight UI when detached. The switch from Windows 7 to Skylight takes just 3 seconds and then connectivity is via 3G. The multitouch display is powered by a Snapdragon CPU and can be used as a reader too with its built-in accelerometer. Far from flawless multitouch experience: required multiple double taps to engage. Terrible viewing angles on the 11.6-inch LCD: disappearing act at 45 degrees.
But bear in mind it was a very early pre-production unit that they
were testing. I do hope Lenovo recognizes that near-perfect viewing angles are

paramount when it comes to display can be viewed either in portrait or

landscape mode. Other specs include: Intel CULV CPU, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Home



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