Qualcomm promised devices slimmer than Intel's ultrabooks, and now it looks like it's going to make good on it.
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.
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?
A pair of the most-anticipated mobile computers from this year's CES show were Lenovo's U1 Hybrid and Skylight 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.
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.
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.
What exactly is a smartbook, and how is it different from a Netbook or tablet? It's not always clear, but these newcomers give us an idea.
At CES 2010, Brian Tong shows us the Lenovo Skylight smartbook.