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Old 01-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default The ARM/Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Smartbook: Lenovo Skylight

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's the industry's first ARM-based, Qualcomm smartbook, and it's powered by a 1GHz processor. Other specs include a 10.1-inch display (1,280 x 720), a customized version of Linux, 20GB (total) of flash storage, 2GB of cloud storage, an 8GB miniSD card, twin USB ports, 1.3 megapixel camera, WiFi and a battery capable of humming along for ten hours on a full charge."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>That's the Lenovo Skylight, a "smartbook" with an interesting design, has been announced today - but it's not going to ship until April of this year. As far as Linux-based netbooks go, this thing looks really interesting - the UI looks excellent, and the 10 hour battery life is a boon. But with a price tag of $499 USD, will it fly? Consumers have voted overwhelmingly that they want Windows on their netbooks - does the Skylight have a chance? Video after the break. <MORE /></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data=";ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value=";ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p>
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:39 AM
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Depending on whether the 10 hour battery life is accurate, this could be useful, however, I have to agree, most consumers tend to want a Windows (or even OSX) based computer. While this could probably do a lot with many things having a web interface, I would question its Flash performance, and at $499, there are a lot of competitors in that space that would probably do just as well.
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