updated 10:35 pm EST, Tue December 16, 2008
IdeaPad S9 US release
Several retailers are now offering the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 in the United States. The manufacturer had previously shipped the model only to other countries, while offering the slightly larger IdeaPad S10 in the domestic market. The netbook runs on the Linpus Linux Lite operating system and features a 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, GMA 950 graphics processor, 4GB solid-state drive and 512MB of DDR2 memory. The 8.9-inch display offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The device also provides built-in 802.11b/g support, an ExpressCard slot, media card reader and web camera.
The IdeaPad S9 is available from Geeks.com and Buy.com, with prices of $345 and $360, respectively. The basic S10 model offers a 10.2-inch screen, 512MB of memory, 80GB hard drive and Windows XP, and can now be purchased for $350 due to recent price cuts. [via Laptoping.com]