Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Lenovo readies 8.9-inch IdeaPad S9 netbook

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Wed August 6, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad S9 in Works

Lenovo is preparing a lower-cost version of its IdeaPad S10 netbook for at least some regions, the company said today. The S9 will have the same chassis as the 10-inch model but shrink the screen to 8.9 inches. It will also replace the 80GB hard drive with 8GB of flash storage and ship both with the S10's Windows XP and a special Linux variant. The 1.6GHz Atom processor and 1GB of memory carry over from the larger-screened model.

Which areas will receive Lenovo's less expensive netbook are still unknown, though a Chinese announcement is scheduled for September with shipping in October. The cost of the S9 is set at the equivalent of $419 US in Taiwan versus $582 for the existing S10 and suggests that any US-oriented S9 would ship for well below the $399 price for the S10 in North America.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News