CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo
CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo
jan 05, 2011

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo

LePad by lenovo, shown with u1 hybrid dock

lenovo‘s LePad, presented at CES 2011, is hybrid in terms of both hardware and software. usable as an android standalone tablet, the device can also function as a standard laptop running windows 7 when connected to the company’s u1 hybrid dock.

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo LePad can also be used as a standalone tablet or with other bases like the keyboard at left image courtesy of techtree

as a tablet, the 10.1-inch LePad uses a custom android operating system called LeOS. for hardware it features front and rear cameras, a headphone jack, and mini-USB port.

the device can be adapted for use as a more traditional laptop by connecting it to the dock of the idea pad hybrid tablet, (now called the u1 hybrid dock), which lenovo debuted at CES 2010.

the dock contains a keyboard, touchpad mouse, additional ports, and separate battery. when connected to the idea pad base, LePad boots into the windows 7 home premium operating system.

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo LePad can be used independently as an android tablet, or with the dock as a windows laptop

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo the new LePad image courtesy of netbook news

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo LePad in use with the u1 hybrid dock image courtesy of engadget

more images of LePad and detail photos of the hybrid dock

CES 2011: lenovo's LePad, a windows 7 android combo

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  • Love it!

    viole says:
  • love it too when will it be out have not seen it

    alan says:
  • hybrids are the best way to maximize utility.
    Good job lenovo.

    adoptme says:
  • this is original! great job!, but how about the specs? does it good enough to call it a laptop?

    nk says:

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