Lenovo has started shipping its IdeaPad S205, an 11.6-inch ultraportable built around AMD's Fusion platform. The heart and soul of this system consists of AMD's E-350 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), which combines a dual-core 1.6GHz CPU and Radeon HD 6310 graphics. The S205 is the first of Lenovo's S Series announced back at CES and starts out at $499.
The base model includes 3GB of DDR3-1066 memory, 320GB hard drive spinning at 5400RPM, 1.3MP webcam, multi-format card reader, HDMI, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 6-cell battery.
For $579, Lenovo upgrades the RAM to 4GB and throws in a 500GB hard drive, or for $20 more you get a 750GB hard drive and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
Protip: Poke around the Internet and you can find coupon codes bringing the entry-level model down to $429 with free shipping.