Lenovo IdeaPad U1: Hybrid Netbook/Tablet

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When other publications break embargo, the company whose product was prematurely announced should just release the info to everyone. That’s what a smart company would do, but not Lenovo. Case in point, the IdeaPad U1.

Here’s a rundown from Gizmodo about the $1000 hybrid multi-touch tablet and laptop, which ships in June.

“When both halves of the U1 are together, it runs on Windows 7 on a Intel Core 2 Duo SU processor, but when you split them up, the tablet will use a custom version of Linux and a Qualcomm ARM Snapdragon processor. This means that you’d be getting the best combination of power and battery life for each scenario. Other than that neat setup, the U1 brings 4GB of RAM (512MB in slate/tablet mode), two USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and a 1.3-Megapixel camera.”