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?
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.
At CES 2010, Brian Tong shows us the Lenovo Skylight smartbook.
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.
Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip to power a number of tablets in 2010, providing an alternative to Windows-based Netbooks.
The terms Netbook and smartbook have been the object of legal wrangling. Germany-based Smartbook, in defending its trademark, offers a lesson in gratuitous naming schemes.
The rise of the smartbooks is about to begin, but would you rather have one of these than a smartphone?
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.
Along with tablets, smartbooks are one of the surging new trends in portable computers. But is it any clearer what they can actually do? We check out a few at CES 2010.
With a thin frame and a nonstandard OS, Lenovo's entry into the world of smartbooks meshes smartphone with Netbook.