Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Lenovo Skylight to go dual-core, Toshiba tablets enroute

updated 07:55 am EDT, Tue June 29, 2010

Lenovo and Toshiba getting faster CPUs

Lenovo's smartbook has been pushed back again while Toshiba is now turning its attention to tablets, rumors asserted today. The former's already delayed Skylight is now believed to be delayed again, to the end of the year, but will get a major performance upgrade in the process. It had originally been scheduled to get a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor but should now leap to a dual-core 1.5GHz version in return for the delay.

Toshiba in the meantime is believed by DigiTimes to be shifting its attention to tablets and will have two by the end of the year. Contrary to its mixed platform expectations, though, both would use ARM processors and thus couldn't use Windows 7. Company statements suggest at least one of these will be Android-based, but the other if different isn't known. One option is Windows Embedded Compact 7, the same mobile-oriented UI that drives the Eee Pad EP101TC.

Toshiba has already embraced Android and ARM with its upcoming smartbook, the Dynabook AC100, which should ship to Japan in late August before reaching other countries.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News