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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 Jun. 3, 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


Lenovo Skylight smartbook

At CES 2010, Brian Tong shows us the Lenovo Skylight smartbook.

By Jan. 9, 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 Nov. 22, 2009


Nvidia Tegra 2: The smartbook is a tablet

Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip to power a number of tablets in 2010, providing an alternative to Windows-based Netbooks.

By Jan. 7, 2010


Windows, Netbook. Android, smartbook? Hmm

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.

By Dec. 1, 2009


Lenovo about to launch smartbook with AT&T

The rise of the smartbooks is about to begin, but would you rather have one of these than a smartphone?

By Nov. 12, 2009


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 Feb. 12, 2010


What, exactly, is a smartbook? Highlights from the show floor

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.

By Jan. 10, 2010


Lenovo announces Skylight smartbook, smaller than a Netbook

With a thin frame and a nonstandard OS, Lenovo's entry into the world of smartbooks meshes smartphone with Netbook.

By Jan. 4, 2010