Even though it utilizes a concept we’ve seen before – a slate tablet with a keyboard dock – Lenovo’s U1 hybrid ups the ante. When docked, it looks similar to other 11.6-inch ultraportables and runs Windows 7. When users detach the display for slate use, the U1 switches to a Linux-based OS. Even better, each half of the U1 is a computer of its own, with discrete connectivity, storage, and batteries. This concept was supposed to hit stores this summer, but Lenovo pushed the release date back indefinitely as they switch gears on the slate-side OS from a custom Linux build to Google’s Android. Here's hoping it does remain a concept for long.
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