The IdeaPad S10 is Lenovo’s first attempt at a Netbook (a small, low-powered ultra-portable laptop). With a starting price of $399, this 10.2-inch 1.6 MHz Atom-processor powered netbook has a 512 mb of RAM and an 80 GB Hard Drive. For $450, the Lenovo S10 comes with 1 GB of RAM and a 160 GB Hard Drive. Initially, the S10 will run Windows XP; however, later, the S10 will be also available in Linux. Both versions have a 1024 x 600 LED back-lit display, WiFi, Bluetooth, ExpressCard, 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 4-in-1 card reader. Additionally, the S10’s touchpad allows for multi-touch gestures. The S10 will drop in China on September 5th and will launch in the US in October. Read more here!
T-Mobile abandons the frills with their latest Sidekick, which is named simply “the Sidekick.” Even so, this Sidekick has progressed a ton since the original Sidekick in 2002. The Sidekick sports a 400×240 WQVGA screen, a 2 megapixel camera, video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD slot. The Sidekick is also the first Sidekick to come with customizable shells, which are available from SidekickShells for $14.99. With a 2 year T-Mobile contract, the Sidekick will only set you back $149. For a review of the new Sidekick, click here!
My hat’s off to this Vietnamese forum. One of their members managed to grab a hold of Fujitsu’s upcoming Lifebook U2010 and fully investigate it! We now know that the U2010 will sport an Atom CPU (either at 1.6 or 1.8 GHz), a 5.6″ 1024×768 display, 1 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, a 3G Radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Additionally, this lilliputian UMPC will weigh under 680 grams (1.5 pounds)! We don’t yet know where or when the U2010 Lifebook will be launched, but we do know that it will cost around $1300.
Although the Dell Inspiron 13 may be lacking in bells and whistles, it’s a perfect work laptop for those on a limited budget. While the base model boasts a 13″ screen, 8-in-1 media card reader, and a slot loading DVD player, you’ll have to cough up some more dough to get Wi-Fi, a webcam, and/or Bluetooth. A $699 version of Dell’s Inspiron 13 will retail at Walmart on August 3rd; later in August, you’ll be able to configure the Inspiron 13 for yourself at dell.com. Read more here!
The Q1UP-V Ultraportable Notebook boasts an Intel Centrino Processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a biometric fingerprint reader, and a 7″ 1024×600 touch screen. Amazingly, the laptop still manages to weigh under 2 pounds! Battery life is estimated to be up to 7 hours. The Samsung Q1UP-V starts at $1,339. Click here for the product page of this stylish UMPC!