The IdeaPad U1 is probably the coolest notebook I’ve seen at CS 2010 so far. I got to spend some time playing with one away from the crowds at all the events and really liked this simple, but very useful trick that I demo in the demo below.
Let’s say you’re connected to your home’s WiFi network and have the U1 on your browsing at your desk or kitchen table. If you’re like me, you probably have several browser tabs open at once. If you decide to go mobile, all you have to do is detach the slate portion of the U1 and go. The device can switch automatically to its internal 3G connection and open all of your tabs in the lightweight browser that runs on Snapdragon. When you get back home you can slap the slate back into place and your browser tabs are automatically re-synched back into Internet Explorer.