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!
Targus has developped a TSA-approved “Zip-Thru” 15.4″ Corporate Traveler Laptop Case. Measuring 16.93 x 6.50 x 13.98 inches and weighing 3.74 pounds, the Zip-Thru Laptop Case allows you to zip right through Airport Security Checkpoints. Indeed, this bag, constructed from hefty black ballistic 1680 denier nylon, can be scanned with your laptop still inside . When the Zip-Thru laptop bag launches in October, you can pick one up for $99. Click here for the press release!
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.
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!
The Dell E and the Dell E Slim look set to take on the Eee PC and the Macbook Air. The 8.9″ Dell E has subcategories: the Dell E Classic, a low end computer, and the Video E or Video+, which come with more RAM, more flash storage, webcams, and even Bluetooth for the Video+. The 12.1″ Dell E Slim is 0.8″ thick and looks to compete with the Macbook Air. Although it is less endowed, the Dell E Slim is also cheaper. The Dell E is set to launch in August, while the Dell E Slim will launch in either late August or early September. Both the Dell E and the Dell E Slim run Windows XP and Linux. Amazingly, the starting price for the Dell E is $299- almost as little as the OLPC computer! Read more here from Engadget.