Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lenovo Combines Laptop With Tablet, Using Two Chips - Digits - WSJ

More innovation to be unveiled at CES

Thinking about a tablet computer instead of a laptop? Lenovo is offering to sell you both at the same time.

The China-based computer maker is using the Consumer Electronics Show this week to announce an unusual hybrid product called the IdeaPad U1 that covers the two categories. It can function as a conventional clamshell-style laptop, which runs Microsoft Windows, uses a microprocessor from Intel and weighs in at about 3.8 pounds.

Alternatively, a user can detach the 11.6-inch, 1.6-pound screen and use it like a tablet, Lenovo says.

The screen part of the system runs Linux.

Lenovo Combines Laptop With Tablet, Using Two Chips - Digits - WSJ

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