Lenovo IdeaPad S12: Netbook with 12-inch LCD and More Power


Ion Lenovo‘s IdeaPad S12 is the first netbook to make use of NVIDIA’s Ion graphics processor. With Ion you get DirectX 10 graphics (the latest games) and 1080p HD playback. I don’t know how NVIDIA did it but Ion has considerably more power yet uses a lot less of  your CPU’s power. There are a couple of videos and a bunch of Ion information at NVIDIA’s website. The IdeaPad S12 makes use of the regular Intel Atom N270 CPU running at 1.6GHz.

Mainstream One of the main concerns that I have with netbooks is the size of the LCD: almost always too small at around 10-inches. That also means the keyboards are also too small. The IdeaPad S12 makes use of a much more usable 12.1-inch LED-backlit LCD with a 1280 x 800 pixel format. The keyboard should be significantly more comfortable to type on compared to the smaller netbooks. Pricing starts at US$449.

Souce: Engadget

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