Lenovo yesterday announced its new Skylight Smartbook, it is the company’s first ARM-based processor smartbook device based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset platform. For the development of the Skylight, Lenovo harnessed the best of Smartphones and netbooks to create a new mobile consumer device.
Other than the sleek and slim design, the Skylight features a 10-inch display which was designed for watching high definition videos or viewing photos. It is powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon chipset platform and featuring 20GB of standard flash and 2GB of cloud storage. There is built-in WiFi and 3G connectivity to give users a web connection nearly everywhere they go.
With the purchase of a qualified AT&T DataConnect plan, users get 3G data but also have access to AT&T’s nationwide Wi-Fi network, including more than 20,000 U.S. hot spots for fast and easy web access on the go. The Smartbook features a Web Optimized Interface which is a unique custom interface which has more than 18 preloaded web gadgets including Amazon MP3 to download digital music favorites and Roxio CinemaNow to buy and download digital movies.
Skylight is being introduced in two new vibrant colors, glossy lotus blue and earth red models. The Lenovo Skylight smartbook will be available starting in April in the U.S.It will be available in China and in Europe later this year. In the U.S. It is expected to start at $499 at full retail price.