Two Operating Systems For Lenovo Slate

  • Hybrid switch to go from Android to Windows 7
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate is claimed to combine the mobility of a media-rich, HD slate and features access to Android applications and a keyboard base that provides a Windows 7 computing experience.

IT comes with a Hybrid Switch dual mode capability that switches between two different operating systems. 

“Our IdeaPad U1and LePad truly fit today’s mobile lifestyle,” claims Liu Jun, senior vice president, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “Use the lightweight slate when you’re mobile, and then…slide it into the U1 base when you need to create and edit content.”

Weighing under one kilogram and half an inch in thickness, the portable LePad is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is said to have up to eight hours of battery life. LePad is available in two colours, scarlet and white, and with two different textures, brown “leather” and black “leather.”

The 10.1-inch widescreen, high-definition LePad slate runs in landscape and portrait modes. Users can consume content such as video, surf the Internet and access social networks from their fingertips, as well as tap out messages and email. It also has afront camera for taking pictures or for video chat.

Built on Android 2.2., Lenovo customised the LePad slate with an optimised Android media experience for LePad’s larger screen size, starting with a four-pane, easy-to-use interface and a distinctive Lenovo-developed push service. The push service delivers email, news and other content in real time, eliminating the need to constantly open a browser and log in. LePad users also have access to thousands of custom Android apps from China’s top content partners that are optimised uniquely for the LePad’s large screen.  Lenovo plans for LePad to support Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

For users who need the full functionality of a mainstream laptop for doing content creation with Windows-based productivity applications, the LePad can slide into the U1 base.  The IdeaPad U1 hybrid laptop with a full keyboard transforms the user interface on LePad into Windows 7. The base features a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and an Intel CULV processor.