The IdeaPad S10 is Lenovo's answer to the netbook phenomena. Featuring a 10" LED backlit screen, and coming in at just over two pounds, the S10 presents the golden mean between usability and mobility. Priced around the $400 mark, the S10 will target those interested in a mobile machine less cumbersome and delicate than a laptop. Not meant to replace a user's primary computer or laptop, the S9 comes with a single core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB DDR2 ram, and a 80gb HDD (a 160GB model is also available - see details for further information). While not the latest in cutting edge technology, this allows Lenovo to provide a small and light machine at a low end-user cost.
A large capacity update in early December 2008 features double the memory and disk drive space (now 1GB and 160GB). This has pushed prices down $50-$80 depending on the model. The cheaper basic black and white models now sell for $349, while the more colourful versions are now $359.
A January 2009 update has given the S10 the Lenovo QuickStart (a quick-boot operating system that gives users nearly instantaneous access to a browser and a number of rudimentary tools), an upgraded multi-touch trackpad, Lenovo's one key rescue system, as well as VeriFace (a facial verification tool used to unlock windows/specific files the user chooses to encrypt). In the same update, Lenovo has also included access to Lenovo Social - a web portal that gives users easy access to a variety of popular social resources such as Flickr, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc...
- Platform: Intel 45nm Atom
- Multi-touch touchpad
- Graphics: 10.2" LED Widescreen (1024x600)
- Network connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) 1Gb Ethernet Card
- I/O & Expansion: VGA, 2 x USB2, Power jack, Ethernet, headphone/microphone ports, 85% keyboard, SD card reader
- Battery: 3-cell, 6-cell options, up to 6 hours battery life