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Jim Louderback

Jim Louderback

Posted: January 6, 2010 04:48 AM

CES 2010: Apple Gets Trumped By Amazing Lenovo Table

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Sure, it's fun to speculate about what Steve Jobs and Apple might be cooking up with their "Jesus Reader."

But while Cupertino cogitates, the rest of the tech world is decidedly not standing still.

CES 2010 is poised to introduce all manner of tablets, eBooks and hybrids designed to appeal to the hyper-connected savant on the go. But none so far seems as slam dunk as Lenovo's U1 Hybrid.

At first glance, the sleek but pricey $1,000 slate shows off as an amazingly well-designed media tablet. The intuitive interface displays ebooks, photos, music, videos and movies inside an intuitive interface seemingly wrest full-bore from Apple's Infinity Loop design studios.

But wait, there's more: Snap the tablet into its clamshell base, and almost instantly end up with a full featured Windows 7 notebook PC that shares networking, screen, battery and more with the tablet.

Could this be the holy grail? Sure, we have to wait until Apple releases its "Jesus Reader," and Lenovo ships the U1 hybrid later this year.

Apple may still be mum. But if you want a sneak peek of the future, check out the video of the U1. I haven't a clue what Apple's iTablet will end up tasting like. But I think Lenovo, today, has it baked just right.

 

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