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Hybrid Android-Windows Laptop on Lenovo's CES Roster

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-05-2011 Print
Lenovo's products at the Consumer Electronics Show include a glimpse at a hybrid laptop -- IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate -- running both Windows and an Android-based OS.

Lenovo is using this week's Consumer Electronics Show to unveil its new line of IdeaPad laptops, emphasizing refreshed designs and new features, such as ultra-fast boot times. For media and consumers interested in the tech industry's tablet craze though, the company's most interesting item on display could be the IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate, which offers both Windows and an Android-based OS in one hybrid laptop-tablet package.

The manufacturer's new IdeaPad Y570d, Y570 and Y470 laptops include the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 standard, which reportedly leverages RapidBoot technology to boot machines some 20 seconds faster than possible with the "typical Windows 7 computer." Of those models, both the Y470 and Y570 can use Lenovo RapidDrive SSD technology to boot in less than 10 seconds. The line will make its debut in May, starting at $899.99.

Meanwhile, Lenovo's IdeaPad Z570, Z470 and Z370 laptops are seeking to compete in the "stylish" laptop category, at least based on the company's emphasis on the device's transparent covers and minimalist style. Under the hood, the Z Series features second-generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel I Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and that same Enhanced Experience 2.0 for presumably faster boot-times.

The IdeaPad S100 and S205 also feature an ultra-slim design, with the 10.1-inch S100 weighing in at less than 2.2 pounds. Those will make their debut in March 2011, selling for $329.99.

For more, read the eWeek article: Lenovo's CES Products Include Hybrid Android-Windows Laptop.


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