Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Netbook, All-In-One C200 Coming in April
Lenovo introduced two new consumer PCs on April 7, the IdeaPad S10-3s
netbook and the C200 all-in-one desktop, designed with families in mind.
The 2.43-pound IdeaPad features a 10.1-inch display, a chiclet-style keyboard that's 98 percent of a full-size one, an Intel Atom N470 processor and a choice of Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems.
With the addition of the Intel Atom processor, Lenovo wrote in press materials, it has "not only redesigned the S10 series with a stylish new ID and chiclet keyboard, but packed in more technologies than any previous generation of netbook."
Connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n, WWAN, 3G and Bluetooth. And in addition to the enlarged keyboard, this third-generation model bests the second generation by offering Lenovo's Active Protection System feature, which protects the hard drive during drops and was previously only on ThinkPad and IdeaPad models. Also new are the addition of Direct Share, for wirelessly syncing with other devices, and Lenovo Maplife, which offers location-based mapping with highlights of nearby points of interest.
The S10-3s is available with up to 2GB of 533MHz DDR2 (double data rate 2) DRAM memory and a 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard drive or 16GB or 32GB solid-state drive. A 1.3-megabyte Webcam is included, along with Dolby speakers and a microphone, three USB ports, a 5-in-1 card reader, a OneKey system for data recover and VeriFace face-recognition technology.
With a three-cell battery option, 3.5 hours of battery life are promised, while a six-cell option doubles that to 7 hours.
While the S10-3s will likely be found on airplane tray tables and slipped into purses, the Lenovo C200 hopes to find a home in family living rooms. The all-in-one features an 18.5-inch HD 16:9 aspect widescreen display, with a 256MB Nvidia Ion graphics processor for high-definition video support.
Integrated stereo speakers are included, along with a High-Sense Webcam, which Lenovo describes as featuring a larger than usual lens and a high degree of color and shading sensitivity, enabling it to perform well in low-light environments.
"The Lenovo C200 with Nvidia ION is an ideal way to meet the -info-tainment' needs of today's digital family," said David Ragones, director of ION and GeForce product marketing for Nvidia, in statement. "Its snappy graphics and big screen are perfect for accessing the Internet, sharing family photos, playing casual games together or enjoying the latest online videos in high definition."
The C200 runs the Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and includes an Intel Atom dual-core D510 processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and up to 500GB of HDD storage.
Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity are included as well, along with a DVD reader/writer, USB 2.0 ports, a 6-in-1 card reader, an adjustable stand and a curvy, two-tone design in gray or black.
The C200 all-in-one will arrive in April, and pricing will begin at $399, while the IdeaPad S10-3s netbook will arrive midmonth, in a choice black, white or a crisp "spring flowers" pattern, beginning at $379.99.
At the 2010 CES show in January, Lenovo also introduced an IdeaPad S10-3t convertible touch-screen tablet notebook.