Lenovo Skylight Snapdragon Smartbook: Release Date and Price

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Back in November, we first learned about the Lenovo Skylight smartbook, which was to be powered by the Snapdragon processor. More details have now been made available, such as a rough release date and price of the first smartbook from Lenovo.

The smartbook is just another name for a netbook, but an Intel Atom, the staple CPU for any netbook, does not power this small computer device. Instead Lenovo chose a different option, the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which we know will power the Google Nexus One phone, this could be launched today.

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Other features include a 10.1-inch display, 20GB of flash storage as well as 2GB of Cloud storage. For those who love to chat to friends, the inclusions of a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam is a great treat. Add to this two USB ports and Wi-Fi and the Lenovo Skylight begins to look like any other netbook on the market.

The smartbook is due for release in April with a price of $499, for that price you will get 18 preloaded web gadgets. Engadget informs us that AT&T are to offer the device as well, although we are not certain if this will be subsidize.

Engadget has taken a few photos of the Lenovo Skylight Snapdragon Smartbook just to wet our appetite, but they will offer a full and extensive hands-on shortly. No doubt we will see this little netbook on show at CES 2010.