Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 slate was an interesting presence at CES 2011 and now it has reached the FCC, ahead of its supposed launch. This is not the average tablet, but rather a combo between a tablet and netbook. Once the main unit is docked, you get a regular laptop, as shown below.
The keyboard adopts the chicklet styling and it’s surrounded by a rubberized palm rest with touchpad included. Once taken out of the dock, the device starts using the Lenovo Skylight UI in a pretty fluid way. On the slate we find Android with a customized interface and under the hood there’s a 1.3GHz Snapdragon CPU.
This is a 10.1 inch capacitive screen tablet, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and 2GB of RAM, that’s certainly impressive. Also impressive is the storage space, 32GB and this unit is supposed to support both USB and microSD. A battery with 6 hours of functioning time is also present. There’s also a possible launch date in the official document, mentioning November 22nd.