Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 PM
"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."
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.