ThinkPad X1 Hybrid packs both x86 and ARM processors

2012-Jan-06 | Tags: intellaptopx86

Linux on ARMLenovo has announced a 13.3-inch notebook computer that has both Intel and ARM processors. The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid combines an Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon, allowing users to toggle between Windows 7 and a Linux-based "Instant Media Mode" operating system whenever they want.

Lenovo apparently wants to be the Toyota of the computing industry -- that is, known for hybrid devices. In 2010, it announced the IdeaPad U1 (pictured), a 3.8-pound notebook that ran Windows 7 on a dual-core Pentium processor, and Linux on a detachable, ARM-based touchscreen component. The product resurfaced last year with the tablet half running Android and carrying LePad branding, but it's still not on sale, according to Lenovo's website.

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