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October 31, 2008

Lenovo Debuts "e" IdeaPad S10e Netbook

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Lenovo has expanded its IdeaPad notebook line with the introduction of the “e” IdeaPad S10e netbook.
 
According to the company, the new model is designed to bring the netbook PC to classrooms and is personalized to the needs of students, teachers and customers.
 
The notebook offers students a PC-like experience along with Internet and multimedia functionalities. It is reasonably priced and is an introductory mobile PC for students in grades K-12 and a secondary device for students pursuing higher education.



 
“With technology choices including solid state drive storage, Windows or Linux operating systems and flexible warranties, we’re enabling our customers to use Lenovo (News - Alert) netbooks in a variety of settings, from instruction in the classroom to wherever they study, collaborate and learn,” said Scott DiValerio, senior vice president, Lenovo.
 
Lenovo hopes that students will find the new offering to be an ideal product for sharing their ideas and communicating via email and other apps including social media networks. The netbook can also be used for online research and provides basic functionality for word processing as well as light multimedia capabilities.
 
The S10e is an upgraded and a more customized version of the S10 notebook and includes the same Intel (News - Alert) Atom processor as the S10. It also has a storage option of 160GB HDD or 4GB Solid State Device along with several choices of memory sizes and a variety of ports for expansion. Other conventional features include a Webcam, LAN, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, USB ports, card reader and an ExpressCard slot.
 
The S10e also has a SplashTop powered Quick Start functionality enabling the user to quickly check e-mail, surf the Internet or playback multimedia content without the need to boot the computer.
 
 
Earlier this year, TMCnet reported  a strategic partnership with Lenovo Mobile and Red Bend was formed to integrate Red Bend’s vCurrent Mobile software for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and to integrate vDirect Mobile software for device management in Lenovo Mobile's i399 feature phone for China Mobile (News - Alert) Communications.
 
 
 

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi







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