2010 brought all sorts of advancements in the field of technology. Laptops have become thinner, lighter, more powerful and less expensive in the last few years. Also, you have many types to choose from depending on your needs. Netbooks are for those who need mobility and less power, their exact opposites are desktop replacement machines, large, powerful and expensive PCs, and of course there is something in the middle, midsized mainstream laptops. Their prices, sizes and performance is between that of the previously mentioned two laptops.
A laptop that stands out of the crowd is the Lenovo’s Skylight, a small smartbook that combines great looks with a light package at a relatively cheap price, ths is, of $500.
What the manufacturer put an emphasis on in the Lenovo Skylight is its design. It is probably one of the thinnest laptops, it measures only 0.7 inches in thickness and it weighs only a total of 2 pounds. The screen is of 10.1 inches in diagonal, this is something regular for a netbook. Also, it comes with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution display. The edges are rounded so you can easily fit it anywhere. Typing and browsing should not constitute a problem because the track pad is quite large and the keyboard is of a normal size.
Now, on the inside it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that has a 1.00 GHz speed. The hard drive offers only 20 GB or storage space, granted it is a solid state drive, meaning that it’s faster than your average hard drive, but storing music and movies on it is out of the question. All in all, this is quite a regular netbook on the inside, except for the fact that is has a Linux Operational System.
Networking is provided by Wi Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, so connecting wireless to the internet will not be a problem. An integrated 1.3 MP web camera is available for video and audio conferences, which is needed in the case of such a machine. Naturally an optical drive is not included but it does have a mini SD card reader and two 2.0 USB ports. The battery will last up to ten hours according to Lenovo.
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