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Lenovo Skylight Snapdragon Smartbook: Release Date and Price

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.

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.



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