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HP shows off smartbook prototype with Snapdragon, Android

It must be getting harder to claim historic firsts in the smartbook space, because while Lenovo introduced the first smartbook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor this week, HP is introducing the first Snapdragon based smartbook running Google Android. That’s the main difference between the unnamed HP netbook and the Lenovo Skylight. Well, that and the […]

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First look at the Lenovo Skylight user interface – Video

I got a chance to spend some time with the Lenovo Skylight today. It’s one of the first smartbooks based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Thanks the ARM-based processor, the Skylight is ultrathin, fanless, and designed to get more than 10 hours of battery life. It also has an HD display and can play 720p video […]

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Sony’s Dash is a supercharged photo frame, not a web tablet

For a brief second, I looked at this headline from Engadget and thought that Sony launched a new $199 web tablet to undercut the soon-to-be-(probably)-announced Apple Tablet. And then I looked closer and realized that Sony’s new Dash Internet Viewer is more of an HP DreamScreen competitor. The Dash can be propped up like a […]

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MSI introduces dual-screen netbook/eBook reader running Windows 7

MSI may be the first company to market with a mini-laptop that chucks a physical keyboard for a virtual keyboard and a dual touchscreen setup. MSI is calling the newfangled device an e-reader, but it runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has an Intel Atom Z-series processor, which makes it a laptop in my book. […]

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Sony Vaio W netbook receives an eco-friendly update

The Sony Vaio W has never been one of the cheapest netbooks. Initially launched with a $499 price tag and a 1366 x 768 pixel HD display, Sony was clearly trying to set the Vaio W apart from the crowd. Now the company has found a new way to do it, by introducing the Sony […]

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Notes from the Lenovo CES press conference

Lenovo is pushing its Mobile Internet strategy hard at CES. We already saw the company’s new line of mobile PCs including the Skylight smartbook, IdeaPad S10-3t tablet, S10-3 netbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid laptop/tablet. But the company is also launching its first smartphone, which it’s calling the LePhone. Now, I don’t tend to cover smartphones […]

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Marvell shows off ultrathin smartbook prototype with Armada 510 CPU

While Marvell is pushing its new Armada 610 chipset with 3D and HD graphics capabilities, the company is also showing off products this week based on its existing Armada 510 technology. Somehow I missed this one last night, but the folks at Engadget spotted an unnamed smartbook prototype with a 12.1 inch display, a full […]