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Photos: Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is officially gorgeous

We promised you more information on the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 and S10, and we weren't lying. Here's a tonne of pictures!

We promised you more information on the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 and S10, and we weren't lying. Here are some excellent pictures courtesy of our pals over at CNET Taiwan. That's right, we're rollin' global, baby.

The following snaps are of the 10-inch S10, which is arguably the most interesting of the two devices. The specs, as you might already be aware, include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive and Windows XP Home Edition, all wrapped upside a diminutive 1kg chassis.

The machine will be released in early October this year and will cost £319. Have a look at the pictures and try not to dribble too much, yeah? Sweet. -Rory Reid

Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious? Less than one minute old.
Copyright Stevie Wonder, 1976.

The S10's chassis is the perfect mix of boxy and curvy. Some might say it's part fun, part serious. Like a mullet, only better.

CNET Taiwan show off the view from their offices. Oh, and there's a bit of S10 in the foreground there.

Here's the right side of the machine. There's a flap concealing an ExpressCard slot, two audio jacks, a USB port and an Ethernet port.

The left side of the laptop is home to a D-Sub video output, a memory card reader and another USB port. That makes only two USBs, which is a shame since the Eee and most of its rivals have three.

The front left edge of the laptop is host to a trio of LED lights which indicate the status of power, disk activity and wireless LAN.

The front right edge doesn't have much, but check out the detail on the wrist rest and the mesh grille. Stylish.

One bit we're not too keen on is the battery, which seemingly only comes in white. It's fine if you get the white version of the S10, but it looks rather out of place on machines with other colours.

You're loving the mottled aluminium-effect strip below the battery. And you like the look of the keyboard keys, too. But what's that weird red button next to the Wi-Fi switch, you ask? Why, that's Lenovo's OneKey Rescue System, which helps recover data at the touch of a button should a system error or virus occur.

We've found one problem: the Fn and Ctrl keys are the wrong way round. The Ctrl key should always always be at the bottom left of the keyboard. That's how it is on normal desktop keyboards and that's how it should be on laptops, dammit. Lenovo, please fix this before you start selling the S10.