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 […]

Qualcomm launches 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor

Qualcomm is best known for making ARM-based chips that end up in smartphones. But the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor also powers smartbooks like the Compaq Airlife 100 and the possibly ill-fated Lenovo Skylight. It also powers the Dell Streak tablet. Today Qualcomm introduced two new chips that could make the Snapdragon platform a lot more attractive […]

Things to do with an iPad (that will certainly void your warranty)

It’s been almost 24 hours since the iPad went on sale. In that time, thousands of people have probably spent time surfing the web, watching videos, installing apps, and doing all those things the Apple iPad was designed for. Here’s a roundup of some other things people have done with the tablet in the first […]

The Qualcomm Snapdragon-based smartbooks of Mobile World Congress

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset is showing up in a growing number of smartphones including the Google Nexus One and HTC Desire. But this 1GHz ARM-based CPU with integrated wireless and HD video capabilities isn’t just for phones. It’s also capable of powering tablet and smartbook-style devices. And Sascha from Netbook News.de checked out a few of […]

Closer look at HP’s smartbook prototype – Video

HP hasn’t yet committed to bringing an ARM-based smartbook to market. But the company is showing off a prototype mini-laptop that’s been outfitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Google Android operating system, and some software and case design tweaks to make the whole system more usable. In terms of case design, at first glance […]

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 […]