We have seen one before from Dell (Inspiron Duo hybrid), but the one from Lenovo is a little bit different from Dell version. Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid which has been showed off at CES 2011 is a new hybrid system that work different when docked/un-docked.
It’s pretty similar like an iPad with Laptop/keyboard case, but when unattached from the keyboard base, Lenovo IdeaPad U1 is basically a LePad tablet or regular android tablet. However, when attached to the keyboard (which cost a lot!), Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid will work as a monitor for a Windows 7 laptop. Pretty cool, eh?
Specification wise, Lenovo Ideapad U1 hybrid tablet/netbook is powered by 1.3GHz Snapdragon CPU, which is the latest fastest mobile CPU for tablet or smartphone. Lenovo has stated that IdeaPad U1 hybrid will be running HoneyComb OS when it’s been globally launch.
Expect to pay $500 for the tablet, and extra $1,300 for the laptop base. Kind of an expensive investment that you should think carefully, especially the laptop base that is expensive enough like purchasing a laptop without screen.