What better way to start 2011 than getting your hands on a new gadget. Among the most popular are laptops and tablets and if you’re vehemently confused which one to get then you can always settle with the new Lenovo LePad tablet and Ideapad U1 hybrid. The LePad slate is a media rich HD device that runs on an Android OS, and the Ideapad U1 is a keyboard base that offers a full Windows 7 computing functionality. When combined, they feature a one of kind Hybrid Switch dual mode that delivers only the best of mobile computing experience.
The Lenovo LePad is a lightweight and ultra portable 2-lbs slate that measures just half an inch thick. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with a low voltage design that helps the device run on batteries for up to 8 hours. It’s available in four fun colors and two different textures that share a 10.1-inch HD widescreen. The landscape and portrait modes are ideal for watching videos, surfing the Internet, accessing social networks and reading e-mails at the comfort of your fingertips. It’s also outfitted with a front mounted camera for taking pictures or holding video conferences. It utilizes a 4-pane GUI and a Lenovo exclusive push service that delivers email, news and other digital content in real-time. For browsing, it is 3G-enabled and should natively support Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
To harness the full capability of a laptop, the LePad can slide into the UI to form a unique 2-in-1 device. When used with the U1 base, the LePad instantly transforms into a Windows 7 laptop with a full QWERTY keyboard. The base runs a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and an Intel CULV processor, the integrated Hybrid Switch feature lets users smoothly transform from one operating system to another.