updated 11:45 pm EST, Thu December 29, 2011
Lenovo IdeaPad S110 to carry new Atoms
Lenovo has quietly chosen to show a netbook without waiting for CES. Both an official teaser video (below) and a listing at ProVantage point to the 10-inch mini PC being Lenovo's first with Cedar Trail-based Atom chips that should give a big lift to graphics and 64-bit OS support. It would carry a 98 percent of full-size keyboard and get relatively advanced extras such as USB 3.0 and a two-megapixel webcam.
At least one trim level would be available with a 1.6GHz Atom N2600, just 1GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. Lenovo is making style a focus with black, blue, red, and white colors. At least one higher tier would carry 3G.
ProVantage puts the price at $321, although that's likely to change slightly by shipping time. Lenovo hasn't said when the new IdeaPad netbook will ship, although it's not expected to show at CES, at least not under the S110 name. [via New Technik]