Lenovo’s latest notebook turns into a tablet (not how you think)

Lenovo is introducing a rather intriguing new machine called the IdeaPad U1 which can function as both an 11.6 inch notebook and a tablet. But while most computers achieve this by allowing you to swivel the screen and fold it down over the keyboard, the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 has a detachable screen. What’s interesting is […]

Qualcomm shows off new Snapdragon smartbook prototypes

While we’re waiting for Lenovo to launch the first commercially available smartbook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm has been showing off a few other prototypes. SlashGear snagged some images and a bit o video of a new mini-laptop running Google Android as well as a non-working tablet concept that could serve double duty as […]

Qualcomm shows first Smartbook, announces AT&T as carrier

As expected, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs unveiled the first Snapdragon-powered smartbook that will hit the US market today. The mini-laptop will be produced by Lenovo and sold by AT&T. The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform bundles a low power ARM-based CPU with integrated wireless features and graphics with 720p HD video capabilities. The chipset will be available […]

Qualcomm to introduce first Snapdragon powered smartbook today

Chip maker Qualcomm has been showing off prototype netbooks or smartbooks using the company’s Snapdragon platform for about a year. But there’s not a single Snapdragon powered smartbook available on the market… yet. Forbes is reporting that Qualcomm plans to announce the first smartbook using its technology during an analyst meeting in New York tomorrow. […]

Rumor: HP working on a Qualcomm Snapdragon powered Smartbook

HP has been working with wireless carriers to sell subsidized 3G enabled netbooks for a while now, but so far all of those netbooks have been powered by Intel Atom processors. But The Street reports that the company may introduce its first ARM-based mini-laptop, or “smartbook” based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform soon. I had the […]