Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 cleverly jumps on two trends: our new found love of  tablet computing  and our abiding taste for netbooks. Detatch the screen and it becomes a tablet, switching processors and operating systems.

When both parts of the  Lenovo  IdeaPad U1 are combined, it runs Windows 7 with an Intel Core 2 Duo SU processor. Split the IdeaPad U1’s screen from its body and it becomes a tablet running a custom version of Linux.

The tablet section of the IdeaPad U1 has a Qualcomm ARM Snapdragon chip and 512MB of RAM in its own right.

When the IdeaPad U1 is still fully assembled it’s rocking 4GB of RAM, 2 USB ports, HDMI and a 4-in-1 memory reader. There’s also a 1.3MP webcam.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 will apparently cost around $1000 when it hits the shelves in June but details remain a little sketchy at the moment. Expect more news to emerge from the CES swirl this week.

Due June | $1000 |  Lenovo  (via  Gizmodo )

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