Lenovo to Plunge into Netbook Market with IdeaPad S10 in September


Entry of major PC manufacturers into the netbook market has become a procession. Now, Lenovo has announced that its IdeaPad S10 netbook will become available in the U.S in September, 2008 . Powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, it will be available in two different configurations and three vibrant colors, red, white and black.

The specs common to both versions are Windows XP, 10.2” LCD screen, LED backlight 1024x600 WSVGA, Intel Integrated Graphics GMA 950, Integrated 1.3M Camera, Battery up to 3 hrs. w/ 3 cell Battery & Up to 6 hrs. w/ 6 cell, Multi-touch Pad & near full size Keyboard (85% full size), Integrated Wireless 802.11 b/g,10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth and 4in1 Multi-card Reader.

The base version will retail for $399 and will have a 80 GB HDD and 512MB memory, while the $499 version will come with a 160 GB HDD and 1GB memory. In some parts of the world there will also be 9” versions with Linux preloads.

The IdeaPad S10 will also feature Lenovo’s OneKey Rescue System for recovering precious data in the face of an out-of-the-blue corruption. Expect more netbook launches in the coming months.

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