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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


Best of CES 2012: Where are they now?

Come with us on a trip back to January 2012 as we track down last year's award winners and find out...what happened?

By December 14, 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


Apple rumoured to release cheaper MacBook Air this summer

A cut-price MacBook Air is on the way this summer, according to whispers up the supply chain.

By May 7, 2012


A quad-core Windows 8 laptop more ultra than an ultrabook?

Imagine a quad-core Windows 8 laptop as light as a tablet. Enticing -- but first let's see if commercial designs actually appear from top-tier device makers.

By March 31, 2012


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