Lenovo joins the netbook party | IT PRO

Lenovo has announced the launch of two new netbooks, the IdeaPad S9 and the S10. The models will sport 8.9-inch and 10.2-inch screens, respectively, offering a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The machines will be powered by Intel Atom and will come with 512MB or 1GB of RAM and an 80 or 160GB hard drive. Alternatively, a 4GB SSD will also be available.

The netbooks will have an optional Wi-Fi connection with Bluetooth and will be equipped with a webcam, an Expresscard slot, a 4-in-1 card reader and two USB ports. Users can specify Windows XP or Linux.

Lenovo says it designed netbooks to reduce heat emitted on key contact areas such as the bottom of the PC, palm rest, and keyboard. It also says it has added one-button data recovery, via its OneKey Rescue System, bringing some of the highest functionality to its laptops such as the ThinkPad X300.

To appeal to consumers, as it will be available in a range of colors from blue, pink, and red – although business users may prefer the black or white options.

The Lenovo IdeaPads will be available in early October at 279 TTC for the S9 and 319 TTC for the S10. However, that compares poorly to the US price, which is only $ 399 for the S10, which equates to only 204 in the current price.

With the announcement joins Asus and MSI in the field of netbooks and joins leading manufacturers such as HP and Acer.

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