Computer maker Lenovo has announced an update to its IdeaPad S10 netbook, slimming down the chassis while at the same time adding in a larger, more comfortable keyboard and adding an option for 3G wireless connectivity. The S10-2 also features a “modern and sophisticated” ring pattern on the cover, and will be available in a variety of colors to complement users’ lifestyles.
“With the netbook scene rapidly changing, consumers are telling us they want to merge the capabilities of their most commonly used sources of electronic entertainment, such as digital photographs, online TV, music, and social networks all into one portable and affordable device,” said Lenovo Idea Product Group’s VP of business operations Dion Weisler, in a statement. “We’ve incorporated that feedback into our new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook, giving consumers around the world more ways to connect with options for wireless connectivity, a more portable and expressive design, and entertainment-packed features.”
Although Lenovo says the netbook scene is changing fast, the S10-2 bears a lot of resemblance to its predecessor, launched last August. The S10-2 features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processors, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB hard drive, a 10.1-inch display, three USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and an integrated 1.3 megapixel Webcam. The S10-2 also features Dolby headphone technology for simulated surround-sound, and the S10-2 features Lenovo’s one-key rescue system to help users recover their systems in just a few steps.
The IdeaPad S10-2 should be available at the end of May in pink, black, white, and grey for prices starting at $349. WLAN 3G connectivity options will require a separate agreement with a third-party wireless service provider, although the 3G option won’t be available on the S10-2 until summer.