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Lenovo S10 Netbook Revealed


Lenovo S10 Netbook Revealed

As if we couldn't see this coming eventually, Lenovo's entry into the netbook market has been snapped and specced. Unsurprisingly there's little differentiating the S10 from its rivals aside from the chassis and the software configuration, but that's the nature of the netbook beast.

Still, the S10 definitely looks the part with a sleek all-white, black and white or red and white chassis and it houses a decent hardware configuration.

  • 10.2in, 1,024 x 600 LED-backlit screen

  • 250.2mm x 183mm x 22-27.5mm chassis weighing from 1.1Kg

  • Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz) CPU

  • Up to 2GB RAM

  • Up to 160GB 2.5in hard drive

  • 3-hour 3-cell battery, 6-hour 6-cell battery

  • Express card expansion slot

  • Wireless G (no draft-N)

  • Integrated 1.3MP webcam

Windows XP will be pre-installed along with Lenovo's rather good system management interface. Apparently in some countries there will be 9in versions and some systems with Linux installs available too, although which regions these will be coming to we can't say.

Price wise the US S10 will cost from $399 (~£200) for 512MB RAM and an 80GB hard drive, while $450 (~£225) will net you a 160GB drive and 1GB RAM. Hopefully a UK release is imminent!


August 4, 2008, 9:51 pm

Designed by Nokia?

Given the fairly low price of this system hopefully we'll see a &#163350-400 proper thinkpad netbook as well.


August 5, 2008, 6:50 pm

Shame - I thought Lenovo might have been working on an Acer One sized unit with a large keyboard and trackpoint + 3 mouse buttons (with the scroll button in the middle), but just looks like another trackpad item instead :-(

Mike Etherington

January 19, 2009, 4:43 pm

I see Lenovo are doing &#16320-&#163200 discounts off the latest version of this product starting today for 2 weeks. It's on their site today - www.lenovo.com/s10promo/uk - it's UK only to launch their online store.

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