As more and more contenders enter the tablet space, differentiation could possibly lead to success or failure. Lenovo's latest entry, the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid with LePad, is unique in that it seeks to bridge the worlds of Android and Windows computing in a form factor that is also sui generis. As Mike Vizard over at CTO Edge reports, the two-in-one device combines the mobility and feature-rich slate experience with access to Android apps with a keyboard base and a full Windows 7 computing experience.
The 10.1-inch tablet is currently available in China, but company representatives said a similar device will be available stateside in the coming months, reports Techland. The notebook dock runs Windows 7 and the slate runs Android 2.2 Froyo. The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid features 1 GB of RAM as a tablet and 2 GB when docked. Jonathan Stern provides a useful first-hand account of the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid and his impressions over at Engadget.