Lenovo Skylight

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Lenovo Skylight[1]
Manufacturer Lenovo
Type Smartbook
Media micro SDHC and SDHC card reader
Operating system Linux-based custom
Power 10 hours battery life
CPU ARM (Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon)
Memory 512 MB
Storage 8 GB mini SD card, 8 GB flash, 4 GB USB stick
Display 10.1 in (260 mm) diagonal WXGA (1280 × 720) LCD
Input Keyboard
Touchpad
Camera 1.3 Mp
Connectivity WLAN 802.11
3G Quadband WCDMA + SIM card slot
USB 2.0
mini HDMI connector
3.5 mm stereo out
Online services 2 GB online storage
Weight 1.95 lb

Lenovo Skylight was a small portable computer with mobile telephone (sometimes called a smartbook) designed by Lenovo.[2] The project was announced in January 2010, but was cancelled less than six months later.

History[edit]

Qualcomm was rumored to announce a smartbook at an analyst meeting on November 12, 2009.[3] A Lenovo device concept was shown, and reported that it would be announced officially at the Consumer Electronics Show of January 2010.[4][5][6][7] The Lenovo device was expected to be sold through AT&T carrier in the US.[8] A Lenovo device was submitted to the FCC earlier in October, rumored to be the smartbook in question.[9][10] In early January 2010, it was announced that the Lenovo smartbook's name would be "Skylight" and more detailed specifications were made public.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Some of the design differences from a traditional notebook included a semicircular shape, relatively larger touchpad, and Universal Serial Bus connector which extends out from the keyboard surface.[17] The Skylight used the Snapdragon technology from Qualcomm with a custom Linux operating system.[18]

In May 2010 the product was cancelled.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lenovo Skylight: its first ARM / Snapdragon-based smartbook, coming in April for $499". Engadget. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lenovo Newsroom | Lenovo Skylight Lights Up the Web with Industry's First ARM-Based Smartbook". News.lenovo.com. January 5, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Woyke (November 10, 2009). "Qualcomm To Announce First Smartbook". Forbes. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Hachman, Mark (November 12, 2009). "Lenovo to Announce 'Smartbook' at CES | News & Opinion". PCMag.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lenovo Skylight smartbook lands in April for $499 with AT&T". Netbook Choice. January 3, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Qualcomm Shows Smartbook – Hardware – Handhelds/PDAs". Informationweek. November 13, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ Brad Linder (November 12, 2009). "Qualcomm shows first Smartbook, announces AT&T as carrier". Liliputing blog. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ "New 10.1” laptop coming from Lenovo? |". Wirelessgoodness.com. October 30, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ ThinkPads (November 3, 2009). "Lenovo prototype laptop submitted to FCC". ThinkPads.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ James Wray and Ulf Stabe (January 5, 2010). "Lenovo's Skylight 'smartbook' to bust Netbook appeal? – Hardware". Thetechherald.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Lenovo Unveils New Hybrid Tablet/Laptop and Smartbook". PCWorld. January 4, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ Stein, Scott (January 4, 2010). "Lenovo announces Skylight smartbook, smaller than a Netbook | Crave – CNET". News.cnet.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  14. ^ Madway, Gabriel (January 5, 2010). "Lenovo, Qualcomm team up on Skylight smartbook". Reuters. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ Cheng, Cisco (January 5, 2010). "Hands On: the SkyLight, Lenovo's Qualcomm-Based SmartBook". PC Magazine. 
  16. ^ "Lenovo Skylight: Always-connected smartbook with all-day battery". Liliputing. January 5, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "How the Lenovo Skylight smartbook was Designed – Details : Smartbook News & Reviews – Smartbook User Community Forum". Smartbooktalk.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ Scott Stein (January 10, 2010). "CES: What, exactly, is a smartbook? Highlights from the show floor". CNET Networks. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lenovo – Skylight – Light up your web". official web site. Lenovo Group. May 28, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 

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Videos from CES 2010[edit]