Qualcomm promised devices slimmer than Intel's ultrabooks, and now it looks like it's going to make good on it.
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.
A pair of the most-anticipated mobile computers from this year's CES show were Lenovo's U1 Hybrid and Skylight smartbook.
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.
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.
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
Where Netbooks use an Intel Atom processor and, typically, Windows XP, the forthcoming smartbooks will feature ARM chip designs and Linux.
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?
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.
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.