10in screen, Atom... you know the drill.
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!