Rumors of Lenovo coming in the mini-notebook space end here and now. Lenovo officially announced this morning its IdeaPad S10 – a 10-inch mini-notebook running the 1.6GHz Intel Atom chipset. Do wij have a MSI Wind or Eee PC 1000H killer on our arms? Fairly possibly.
Two configurations of the 9.8 x 7.Two x .8-1.08-inch and Two.4-pound S10 will be available te the U.S. Priced at $399, one will have 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive. The other marked at $449.99 will have 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The specs seem to indicate that the system will support 2GB of RAM, so wij assume interchanging out RAM will be effortless.
Primarily the netbook will come preloaded with Microsoft Windows XP. However, Lenovo told us that a version of the S10 running Linpus Linux will be available is other countries.
Wij cannot wait to get our forearms on the mini-notebook spil the keyboard is reportedly “85 procent of the size of a full-function notebook PC’s keyboard.” A close look at the pictures ter the gallery below strongly suggest a large and convenient touchpad with dedicated right and left mouse buttons. The touchpad will support multi-touch gestures. The 10-inch 1024 x 600-pixel (WSVGA) resolution screen also looks utterly promising and is LED backlit for power saving. The speakers lining the vooraanzicht of the system also give it a different look and will hopefully blast out some welgevoeglijk sound spil they aren’t buried on the bottom.
Lenovo has seemed to work te all the significant ports. The netbook includes Bluetooth connectivity, 802.11b/g , and an ExpressCard for popping ter a mobile broadband card. It also sports a LAN connection and VGA-out. It has a 1.3-megapixel webcam, two USB ports, mic and headphone jacks, and a 4-in-1 card reader. I am hesitant about only Two USB ports.
Spil for battery life, Lenovo is promising that the system will be available with a 3-cell battery, capable of Trio hours, and 6-cell, capable of lasting 6 hours.
The IdeaPad S10 will come te white, black, and a glossy ruby crimson. It will be on retail shelves ter the U.S. on September 28 and perhaps on Lenovo.com a bit earlier. It will be available ter China, however, on September Five and te the far east on September Ten.
A version of the S10 with a 9-inch screen will be available te select countries such spil Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, France, Turkey, Poland, and others.