Lenovo Ideapad U1 Tablet Runs Android And Windows 7, Includes A Dock With Keyboard
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.