Lenovo Skylight to get a spec bump with dual core 1.5GHz CPU?

When Lenovo first showed off the Skylight smartbook earlier this year, the mini-laptop featured a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based processor and a custom Linux distribution called Skylight. After deciding to scrap the operating system and use Google Android instead, Lenovo put the Skylight on hold for a while — although it’s still due out before […]

Lenovo Skylight, IdeaPad U1 Hybrid on track to launch this year (with Android)

Two of the most interesting devices I’ve seen this year are the Lenovo Skylight smartbook and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook with a detachable display that works as a standalone tablet. And while both will miss their original shipping deadlines since Lenovo decided to scrap the custom Linux distribution powering the devices and replace it with […]

Is Lenovo developing a new ARM-based mini-laptop?

Lenovo may have killed (or at least postponed indefinitely) the innovative Skylight smartbook. But that doesn’t mean the company’s giving up on ARM-based mini-notebooks altogether. Freescale Semiconducter is showing off a new ultraportable laptop prototype built by Pegatron and apparently slapped with some Lenovo IdeaPad branding. The machine has a Freescale i.MX515 ARM-based chipset with […]

Goodbye Skylight OS: Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid to use Google Android

First the good news: Lenovo realized that nobody wants to use a custom Linux-based user interface with virtually no third party apps on the company’s upcoming Skylight smartbook and Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop device. So Lenovo is killing the Skylight OS project and will instead use Google Android on those two devices. Now the […]

Lenovo Skylight smartbook launch date pushed back to July

When Lenovo introduced the Skylight smartbook in January, the company said it would come to market in April. But Laptop Magazine is reporting today that it won’t be available in the US market until July. At first glance, the Skylight looks like an oddly shaped netbook with a large keyboard, enormous touchpad, and super-slim design. […]