The folks at Netbook News got a chance to go hands-on with the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 at CEBIT 2011. They compared it to last years IdeaPad U160 or U165 but for a lower price point. The 11.6 inch computer runs on an AMD Fusion processor. This should bring decent power and good battery life. The AccuType chiclet style keyboard is nearly full-size at 98%.
They don’t have a price yet nor do they know when it will be available. March or April are a possibility according to a Lenovo press release seen earlier this year. Unfortunately the article does say that it is very possible this model will never see the light of day in the US.
The specs for the IdeaPad S205 include the following:
- 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 display
- AMD Zacate dual-core e-350 APU
- Radeon HD 6310 graphics
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- Up to 750GB hard drive
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- A webcam
- Optional 3G modem
- HDMI, VGA, 3 USB 2.0, RJ-45 Ethernet ports
- SDHC flash card reader
As our own Josh Smith said earlier in our announcement of this model, “… The S205 looks like it could really be a mini laptop, rather than a large netbook.”
Below is their hands-on video in which they share that it looks like this model is trying to get a lower price point because of the lower quality materials used to make the chassis.