The problem with any good tablet, or any touchscreen for that matter, is the lack of a physical keyboard and docking station.  Plus you need a reasonably light operating system that doesn’t drain battery life and won’t drive you nuts when it comes to completing a task.

The Ideapad U1 from Lenovo is a tablet meets desktop computer thanks to its dual OS and optional docking station.  When docked the Ideapad U1 can provide a full blown Windows 7 experience.  When undocked (tablet form) it utilizes the Android OS, 2.2 to be exact.

Lenovo is promising an 8 hour battery life between charges thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1.3Ghz processor and 10.1-inch HD multitouch screen.  There are also dual cameras (a 2MP front facing and 5mp backwards facing), weighs less than 2lbs and measures .51-inches thin.

There’s no word on a price, though it looks like this product will be specifically offered in China with a comparable version set for a US release due in the future.  Two price options will be available, with the more expensive one including the dock and keyboard.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."