This little dynamo offers up ten solid hours of battery life, along with a host of sweet tech specs including a 1 GHz ARM CPU, a graphics processor, integrated GPS, Bluetooth connectivity and, not surprisingly, wi-fi and mobile broadband.
Skylights will be available starting at $499, which already makes me look at it askance. I can buy a pretty sweet laptop for that kind of money–do they really think extended battery life is going to make that big a difference? And as for the “custom interface”, my current laptop connects to the internet pretty smoothly, and it’s just a old Dell Latitude. Sure, we’re all sort of looking to the streaming media concept to be the new form of movie delivery, too, but I don’t see any provision to play your old DVDs on the Skylight.
Excuse me if I find myself unconvinced that this smartbook is going to be the next big thing when it lacks the versatility of other options. All it looks like from here is a neutered laptop.