Lenovo has rebooted its hybrid tablet/docking station with a new name and specs. The standalone tablet, re-dubbed “LePad,” now runs either Google Android 2.1 or 2.2 (Froyo) instead of the custom Linux-based Skylight OS.
As expected, the LePad keyboard/docking station – which features a separate processor, battery and hard drive – still runs Windows 7 when the tablet is docked.
So, what else has changed?
Well, the LePad now boasts a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Meanwhile, the docking station is loaded with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 1.2GHz Intel Core i5-540UM CULV processor, a single USB port and HDMI output.
Although the LePad has yet to find its way to stores in the US (pending Honeycomb?), the device will available in China (Q1) for approximately $520, with its accompanying U1 Hybrid keyboard/docking station priced at a cool $1300.