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Qualcomm smartbooks incoming: thinner than Air, ultrabooks

Qualcomm promised devices slimmer than Intel's ultrabooks, and now it looks like it's going to make good on it.

By March 31, 2012


Report: Chrome OS smartbooks coming this month

Devices were expected to arrive this fall, and it looks like Google and its partners are on track with Chrome OS, according to a report.

By November 2, 2010


Will the 'smartbook' be a better Netbook?

At least two companies aim to make smartbooks different enough from laptops--and Netbooks--that consumers will take notice. Think of the device as a large smartphone.

By November 22, 2009


Did the tablet kill the smartbook?

Lenovo's Skylight has been delayed, and news on smartbooks in general has evaporated. What's become of last year's short-lived trend-word? Is the iPad the culprit?

By June 3, 2010


Lenovo tablets, smartbooks delayed for Android

A pair of the most-anticipated mobile computers from this year's CES show were Lenovo's U1 Hybrid and Skylight smartbook.

By May 28, 2010


Where is the Linux 'smartbook'?

Smartbook delays are due to a lack of momentum and product clarity, say analysts. A major impediment is the lack of a standard operating system.

By May 6, 2010


ARM: Smartbooks stalled by Flash issues

ARM's hope to get in on the expected smartbook trend has been thwarted by delays in Flash optimization, a lower-than-expected uptake of Linux on Netbooks, and the emergence of tablets.

By May 5, 2010


Compaq AirLife smartbook has Android, touch

With a Snapdragon processor, a touch-screen display, and Android OS, the Compaq AirLife announced at the Mobile World Congress is another in a new trend of ultracompact devices fusing laptops and smartphones.

By February 12, 2010


Photos: Freescale shows off 'smartbook' designs

The company aims to squeeze smartbook devices into the space between notebook and Netbook PCs on the larger side, and smartphones on the smaller side.

6 Images By June 2, 2009


Qualcomm, Freescale say 'smartbooks' to rival Netbooks

Where Netbooks use an Intel Atom processor and, typically, Windows XP, the forthcoming smartbooks will feature ARM chip designs and Linux.

By May 29, 2009