Lenovo announces IdeaPad S10 netbook

Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Lenovo is the latest company to throw its hat into the crowded netbook arena. Today, it announced the IdeaPad S10 netbook PC.

Lenovo designed the super-slim, super-small IdeaPad S10 to complement a customer’s primary PC or as a first-time, introductory PC purchase. The IdeaPad S10 allows users to perform simple activities such as dive the Internet, check and write emails, listen to music and run basic applications.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 will be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and Windows XP. It will also come with a 10.2-inch LED backlit WSVGA display (1024×600), a keyboard that is 85 percent of the size of a full-size keyboard and multi-touch pad, two USB ports, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an Express Card slot, a 4-in-1 multicard reader, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, and 2 stereo speakers. It will be available in white, black and red.

Two configurations will be offered. The first will come with 512MB RAM and an 80GB hard drive (selling for USD$399) and the second will bump that up to 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive (selling at USD$449). They are expected to be available in September in Asia and early October in the US.

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