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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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Lenovo Skylight: Always-connected smartbook with all-day battery

Qualcomm teased us with a brief glimpse of the Lenovo’s first smartbook using the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor a few months ago. Now Lenovo has pulled back the veil on the device it’s calling the Lenovo Skylight. At first glance, the Skylight looks like a typical netbook. It has a 10 inch display and a nearly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Asus to launch a $180 smartbook in early 2010

Asus CEO Jerry Shen says that the company will launch a smartbook during the first quarter of 2010. There aren’t any further details, but smartbooks are typically defined as low power, 3G-enabled ultraportable laptops with ARM-based processors. There’s no word on whether the Asus smartbook would run Windows CE, Linux, or Google Android, but the […]

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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 […]

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Compal demos Google Android netbook with Snapdragon CPU – Video

Computer maker Compal is showing off one of those Google Android netbooks we first heard the company would be developing back in April. The netbook on display at Computex has a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and what looks like a 9 or 10 inch display and a nearly full sized keyboard. Compal is being shy with […]