The Lenovo Skylight is a smartbook with a 10 inch display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, integrated 3G and WiFi connectivity, and a custom Linux user interface designed by Lenovo. The company introduced the Skylight to the world at CES in January, but it’s not expected to start shipping until next month. But Singapore blogger Darryl Kang managed to spend a few days with a pr-production model.
Since we’re talking about a prototype, it’s important to take everything he says with a grain of salt since there’s still time to work out the kinks before unleashing the Skylight on the world. But here are some of the highlights of Darryl’s first look:
- The Skylight is very thin and light by netbook standards, weighing less than 2 pounds and measuring 10″ x 8″ x 7.5″.
- The keyboard is nearly full sized and comfortable.
- There are no physical touchpad buttons, but the touchpad is enormous.
- Kang says the netbook started to feel slow when 9 or more applications were running.
- While Flash is supported, Youtube video playback quality wasn’t that great.
I’m a bit disappointed to hear that the Skylight continues to struggle with Flash video playback. I noticed the same thing when I tested a Skylight back in January. I would have expected this issue to have been addressed by now.
Hit up Darryl Kang’s blog for more details and hands-on photos.
via Eee PC.net