Is Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 Competition for Apple’s iPad?

The accelerating category of tablet computers — targeted directly at the always-0n, always-connected mobile masses involved in cloud computing, social media and seeking devices to make life easier and more efficient — isn’t limited to the Apple iPad. Though I knew a bit about the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 from CES coverage, poking around this morning I uncovered this video by Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3, from the CES show that gives the best overview of this device that I’ve seen yet (and no, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s boooooring tablet/slate presentation at CES didn’t do much more than one could see by looking at pretty pictures).

This lack of my awareness (since I pay close attention to this stuff) is perhaps as telling as any other marketing analysis I’ve read recently, about the impact Steve Jobs made on introducing the iPad. I am surprised I didn’t see this video earlier since I’m a huge Revision3 fanboi and watch a lot of their shows and coverage. In any event, this is worth the couple of minutes to watch:


  1. lynn fellman on February 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

    After Steve explained to me last week what the Apple iPad is all about, and after re watching the iPad video and then thinking all weekend… what I really want is the iPad AND a stripped down laptop… Zowie! Here it is. But all of my key work applications are Mac based. Well, the transformation of computing mobility is fascinating to watch and understand at the very least. Thank you Steve, for keeping me informed and for translating what it all means.

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