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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 Mar. 31, 2012


Smartbooks at CES (photos)

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.

7 Images By Jan. 10, 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


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


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 Nov. 2, 2010


Snapdragon: Empowering smartbooks and robot overlords

Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips promise a world of ultra-quick, low-power devices that are permanently connected via 3G -- and it has the gadgets and robot doctors to prove it

4 Images By Jun. 10, 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


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


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


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