Skylight could emerge as an alternative in the low-cost laptop space to netbooks, which are mostly powered by Intel’s Atom chips. Atom-based netbooks have a leg up because of support for both Microsoft’s popular Windows operating systems and Linux. Arm-based chips do not support a full Windows OS, so smartbooks usually come with the Linux OS.
Lenovo already offers netbooks with multiple screen sizes, and on Tuesday added new models with the Windows OS. The IdeaPad S10-3 and the IdeaPad S10-3T, which includes a touchscreen, will be powered by the latest Atom processors, w
hich should provide better battery life and performance than earlier chips.