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First Look – Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Lenovo announced yesterday that it is entering the netbook PC market with the new IdeaPad S10 netbook PC.

The 10.2-inch screen IdeaPad S10 netbook comes in flavors of classic white and bold black as well as a glossy ruby red. For a comfortable, more natural computing experience, Lenovo designed the keyboard to be 85 percent of the size of a full-function notebook PCs keyboard, and an energy-efficient LED backlit display helps provide longer battery life than traditional displays.

For easy connection to the Internet, the IdeaPad S10 netbook includes WiFi and also has an Express Card slot so users can enable the IdeaPad S10 for optional high speed mobile broadband connectivity. To optimize the social networking experience, the IdeaPad S10 comes with tools such as a built-in web camera for video messaging, and its two USB ports and a 4-in-1 multicard reader make connecting other devices and transferring photos, music and videos simple. The IdeaPad S10 netbook comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP.

Using the Intel® Atom processor, the IdeaPad S10 netbook provides basic notebook functionality as a users secondary PC. Lenovo offers the IdeaPad S10 in two configurations, with one having 512 MB of memory and an 80 GB hard drive and the second configuration having 1 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard drive. The processing performance and storage make the IdeaPad S10 ideal for accommodating a variety of data, from a users digital music inventory to a students homework assignments and more. Lenovo engineered the IdeaPad S10 netbook to reduce the heat emitted on key contact areas such as the bottom of the PC, the palm rest and the keyboard. Additionally, Lenovos OneKey Rescue System helps users recover data at the touch of a button should a system error or virus occur.

Pricing and Availability

The IdeaPad S10 netbook PC will be available beginning in early October, and prices start at US$399. The IdeaPad S10 netbook will be available through leading retailers, Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com.

Source – Press Release from Lenovo via Business Wire

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Lenovo, Mobility, NetBook, Video | , | Leave a comment