Underpowered, cramped keyboard, not-so multimedia friendly tags bestowed on netbooks will be a thing of the past. Lenovo has announced its first 12-inch IdeaPad netbook, S12 that also happens to be the first netbook based on Nvidia’s ION platform. For the uninitiated, the ION platform is cooked up together with Intel’s Atom processor and Nvidia’s 9400M GPU.
The 12-incher promises to give a full 1080p playback, full sized keyboard, WXGA LED backlit screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB RAM, up to 320GB HDD, LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3 USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard slot, card reader, VGA or HDMI out (depending on model) and optional 6-cell battery.
Lenovo will start selling in US from next month with the price starting from $449.
PS: Laptop-Mag have published their hands-on but the unit was sans ION, powered by a Via Nano processor.