Lenovo LePad is an Android tablet that docks into a Windows 7 station

Lenovo LePad is an Android tablet that docks into a Windows 7 station
Lenovo was expected to enter the tablet foray since last CES, when it showed a hybrid Linux tablet with a Windows dock, and it does so now with a bang. The company that bought IBM's PC business unveiled an Android 2.2 tablet called Lenovo LePad. The slate has a 10" screen with 800x1280 pixels of resolution, 1GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

The chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon, so you might not see Honeycomb soon on this device, but there will be WCDMA and EVDO 3G connectivity, as well as a front-facing cam for video chats. Android 2.2 will have Lenovo's interface overlay, called... LeOS, what else.

What is most interesting about the Lenovo LePad, though, are not even the different color variations - scarlet, white and brown or black leather textures - but the docking station it can be attached to. The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid dock immediately turns it into a Windows 7 notebook, as it has its own Intel Core i5 CPU, clocked at 1.2GHz, and adds 1GB RAM more for a total of 2GB, when in Windows mode. There is also another accessory, which is simply a keyboard dock for the Android tablet

Pretty svelte idea, and we hope to get some facetime with the Lenovo LePad at CES. The tablet will cost around $520 by itself, and $1300 together with its Windows sidekick. We never thought that the best of both worlds will come cheap, besides, this dynamic duo is available in China only for now.

via Gottabemobile


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