Lenovo offers netbooks with added 'e'
Euro-centric IdeaPads debut
Lenovo is finally bringing its S9 and S10 Small, Cheap Computers to Europe.
Lenovo's S9e and S10e IdeaPad netbooks: out this month
You can spot the Euro-centric versions of the IdeaPad netbooks by looking for the 'e' on the model number. The 10.2in S10e and the 8.9in S9e – announced in the US last month - come with a choice of 160GB hard drive or 4GB SSD. Buyers can also selecte either Windows - XP or, interestingly, Pro - or Novell's SuSE Linux.
Choose between an HDD or SSD...
Even the Windows models have Linux on board, courtesy of a handy feature called Instant On which enables you to “check email, browse the Internet, conduct video conferencing, view photos or listen to music” without booting the full OS.
...and Linux or Windows
Every machine will come with an unspecified Intel Atom processor - almost certainly the 1.6GHz N270 - and up to 1.5GB of on-board memory. In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, each IdeaPad will have an Ethernet port and optional Bluetooth. An ExpressCard 34 slot’s also built-in.
Aside from connecting you to the internet, Lenovo said that both IdeaPad machines will cope with word processing and “light” multimedia, so don’t hope to run iTunes, Windows Media Player and Photoshop simultaneously.
Both models will be available in the UK in the next few days, with prices expected to start at around £300 ($458/€354).
I got one from dabs the other day, and i am VERY happy with it.
truly tiny compared to the other 10" netbooks, in fact it is smaller than some 8.9" ones too!
update from Suze won't break ?
I hope that the hardware fits fine with Suze Linux, otherwise the next update will break the machine as it happens with the HPmini.
What about the other ideapads?
When are they going to release the other bigger Ideapads in the UK? They came out in the US ages ago.
These things are available in Germany since yesterday and many users are very surprised to find a glossy display with a 1024x576 resolution in the S10e (instead of the non-glossy one with 1024x600 they expected).
Better than the Acer?
Its at least better looking..