Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Netbook Arrives with Windows 7

October 28, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

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Ending a long wait, Lenovo has finally introduced its new IdeaPad S12 Ion in the United States. Arriving in two versions, Lenovo’s brand new netbooks boast of NVIDIA Ion graphics chipset and Windows 7.

The announcement comes as a culmination of a wait that had been on for months together, ever since the devices were first announced in May last. Now with the new Windows  7 OS having debuted, Lenovo’s new IdeaPads have hit the stores.

Unveiled in two versions weighing 3 pounds, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 29595FU and the IdeaPad S12 295954U are both 12-inch devices with 1280 x 800 display and are powered by Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processors. Talking of the price tags, the IdeaPad 29595FU S12 will sell for a cool $599, while the 295954U S12 rates start at $649.

While the IdeaPad S12 29595FU comes with a 250GB hard-drive, the IdeaPad S12 295954U boasts of 3GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive. Compared with HP’s Ion-powered Mini 311, the new Lenovo IdeaPads are much more luring thanks to the added display space.

Among the laudable features is the ability to play back Full HD 1080p video. Besides, the two IdeaPads pack a full-size keyboard, a 1.3MP webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, 3 x USB ports, HDMI-out, a 6-cell battery and Windows 7 (Home Premium) OS.

Other aspects which could make you go for the new devices are the WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, HDMI port, the USB 2.0, audio in/out and multiformat memory card reader.

(Via Slashgear)

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