Lenovo is introducing the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook, which is thinner and ligher than the IdeaPad S10. The IdeaPad S10-2 have a much more stylish look and will be available in four color choices.
The IdeaPad S10-2 will ship with Windows XP, 1.6GHz Intel Atom procesor (N270), 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. The standard six-cell battery will keep the S10-2 powered for up to six hours.
The IdeaPad S10-2 has a larger touchpad than the previous model and an additional USB port. 3G is optional.
The IdeaPad S10-2 will cost $349 in its standard configuration. The IdeaPad S10-2 with 3G will cost $399 and be available this summer.
Lenovo’s new netbook will be available in black, white, grey and pink. All will feature a new textured pattern.
Here’s the official press release from Lenovo:
New Lenovo Netbook Steps Ups Design for Extra Portability and Style
Built thinner and lighter, packed with latest entertainment and wireless connectivity technologies
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC May 12, 2009: Lenovo today announced the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook to give online enthusiasts, social networkers and mobile consumers the latest in connectivity, entertainment and performance features to keep them better connected and enjoying their computing experience anytime, anywhere. The new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook gives consumers even cooler netbook features models with 3G connectivity1 and 2, the rich sound of Dolby headphone technology for music and movies and long battery life. Lenovo also made the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook thinner and lighter than the previous IdeaPad S10 netbook, and packaged the netbook in an expressive, colorful new ring pattern design.
With the netbook scene rapidly changing, consumers are telling us they want to merge the capabilities of their most commonly used sources of electronic entertainment, such as digital photographs, online TV, music and social networks all into one portable and affordable device,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. We’ve incorporated that feedback into our new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook, giving consumers around the world more ways to connect with options for wireless connectivity, a more portable and expressive design and entertainment-packed features.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Slimming Down on Size and Pumping Up Performance
With consumers becoming more mobile today, thin and light laptop design matters, and saving space counts. Starting at just over two pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, the new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook is setting the bar higher in portability and affordability. Lenovo also revamped the S10-2 netbook with a modern and sophisticated ring pattern on the top cover for a distinct look personalized in grey, pink, white or black.
While slimming down the netbook’s size for increased portability, Lenovo outfitted the netbook for usability by giving it a larger keyboard over previous models. Lenovo made the netbook’s keyboard nearly 90 percent the size of a standard keyboard to give users an improved typing experience closer to that of a familiar, full-function laptop. The netbook also has identically sized and balanced shift keys on both sides of the keyboard. Lenovo made the netbook’s touchpad larger and more comfortable to use, and the netbook now comes with three USB ports for greater expandability, a 4-in-1 card reader for flexibility in using different multimedia tools and up to six hours of battery life3 to keep up with consumers’ mobile lifestyles. The IdeaPad S10-2 netbook’s battery saving software helps it achieve up to 30 percent more battery life than before.
Making Internet and Entertainment On DemandÃ¢â‚¬Â
Consumers can now go online on demandÃ¢â‚¬Â with their netbook anywhere1Â with a host of wireless connectivity options to surf the Internet, email or chat at home or on the go. A great online experience and a great entertainment experience go hand-in-hand. Lenovo equipped the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook with Dolby Headphone technology to amplify customers’ audio experience. Users can wear any set of headphones to hear surround sound audio from 5.1 channels of sound. For individuals who demand on demandÃ¢â‚¬Â functionality, the netbook lets them use their favorite applications quickly with Lenovo QuickStart. From this application, users can listen to music, view photos, send instant messages or even make Skype calls without waiting for their operating system to boot. Users are also only one click away from Lenovo Social, a website designed to help get them up to speed on social networking.
On demandÃ¢â‚¬Â users will also enjoy VeriFace facial recognition technology, letting them log into the PC with their face instead of having to remember lengthy passwords. A built-in web camera can be used to record video messages or conduct web calls, making the netbook the one device for connectivity, entertainment and extreme PC portability.
Extreme portability means taking extra steps to help protect data. With Lenovo’s OneKeyÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Rescue System consumers can recover their data if it becomes corrupted in just a few simple steps. The tool can also be configured to run virus scanning before entering the main operating system to restore damaged files and allow users to back up and recover their data. Additionally, the netbooks offer added performance with the latest Intel Atom processor technology, a 10.1inch LED screen and plenty of hard drive storage.
Pricing and Availability4
The IdeaPad S10-2 netbook will be available beginning at the end of May on www.lenovo.com and through business partners beginning at the end of June. Models start at $349.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
1WWAN Service Providers: Requires separate agreement with select third party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. Special credit and tenure restrictions and additional charges may apply to international roaming. A network connection, third-party software, additional hardware, and/or subscription to a third-party service may be required for certain solutions/applications. Additional restrictions apply. Models to be available in summer 2009.
2This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization has been obtained.
3With a 6-cell battery.
4Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10.1 LED
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Atom-N270
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1GB-DDR2
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 160GB HDD
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3 x USB 2.0 ports
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4-in-1 Card reader
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â VGA
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â XP Home
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Built-in 1.3megapixel camera
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 6Cell Battery
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Black, White, Grey and Pink
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Compliance: EnergyStar 5.0; RoHS