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Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 6th, 2010 @ 6:19pm

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/05/lenovo-ideapad-u1-hybrid-hands-on-and-impressions/
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When docked, the U1 looks and feels like any other snazzed-up laptop, with an Intel CULV processor and a 128GB SSD running Windows 7 Home Premium. You actually wouldn't know there's a slate hiding in there -- until you pull it out and watch it switch to Lenovo's Skylight UI, a process that was smooth and quick for us. Lenovo says the goal is for the full switch to occur in under 3 seconds, and the U1 delivered, as far as we could tell.

The slate itself is essentially a touchscreen version of the Skylight smartbook: it runs the same Skylight OS on a similar Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, and it seems to be pretty quick, though there's a bit of lag in between switching windows. (To be fair, we were playing with a super-early pre-production unit.) The GUI is slightly different than the Skylight -- it's built around a six-panel interface, which can be customized with email, calendar, RSS, and social media widgets, and there's a second four-panel screen with image, music, video, and e-reader widgets that's especially finger friendly. The tablet also turns into a pretty good e-reader; we flipped to portrait it to read a preloaded PDF and the accelerometer kicked right in.


I want this thing
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby kenzo » Jan 6th, 2010 @ 7:02pm

That does not look like my IBM Thinkpads of yore...
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 6th, 2010 @ 7:18pm

I have a 5-6 year old Thinkpad sitting collecting dust in my bedroom, got it used from my work 3 years ago or so for $150, served me well till I upgraded.
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby drbinofski » Jan 9th, 2010 @ 10:23pm

Y'know, styling wise it looks like a bigger version of my Samsung NC310 netbook. Y'know the one that has the pebble design and was widely trashed by the community as being over-priced and under-powered. Not that I'm bitter - I luv my NC310 and people coo over it when I get it out on the train so it ticks all my boxes! Plus I have it souped and running linux for extra geek points.

Looks like a swish machine. And I love swish.
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby drbinofski » Jan 9th, 2010 @ 10:25pm

Mr_eX wrote:I have a 5-6 year old Thinkpad sitting collecting dust in my bedroom, got it used from my work 3 years ago or so for $150, served me well till I upgraded.


I would commend you to keep it in good nick, with all the manual crap and box if you still have it and consider it an heirloom of the future. Don't junk it or recycle it... although you could consider modding it until it breaks as an alternative to cold storage so to speak.

I miss my old machines :(
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Postby Jaconius » Jan 10th, 2010 @ 12:44pm

I want. So hard.
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