Hands-on: Lenovo Netbook (prototype)
We got a look at a prototype of Lenovo's new Netbook--and took photos.
Like a smaller, less-ornate version of the
What I saw was not quite the same as the laptops from Apple and Averatec. And the overall size and shape reminds me of the
In fact, I anticipate the primary drawbacks of the IdeaPad will be the same as the VAIO: The compact keyboard and screen are really too small for extended typing and viewing.
Then again, the IdeaPad's compact size--about that of a trade paperback--makes it ideal for basic computing while on the move.
When it's released in October, the IdeaPad S10 will include a 10.2-inch LED-backlit display, an Intel Atom processor, and Windows XP. A $399 model will include 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive, and $449 will bump those specifications up to 1GB of memory and a 160GB drive.