Here comes the next-generation of netbooks, the 11.6-inchers. Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad S200 and S206 at the CES 2012 calling it mini laptops instead of netbooks.
We would still categorize it as a netbook because it’s a notebook running on Intel Atom, for the IdeaPad S200 that is. The IdeaPad S206 runs on AMD’s on low-power dual-core APU which is the C60 while the IdeaPad S200 runs on the next-generation Intel Atom N2800 dual-core chips codenamed Cedar Trail.
These netbooks feature a thin and light profile measuring only 0.81-inches thick and weighs at 2.8 lbs. Aside from the bigger display and better processor, the internals all seems to be “œnetbooky” to me. You would get 2GB RAM, USB 2.0 and 3.0, 0.3mp HD webcam, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, and up to 500GB HDD although the S200 can also be configured with a 32GB SSD (for the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 perhaps?).
What’s underwhelming here is the two-cell battery that Lenovo claims can give you 4-hours out of these babies. I’m all for that if Lenovo can come up with a charger that’s as small and light as a mobile phone’s.
What’s nice is that these new IdeaPad netbooks will have a starting price of $349 and comes in a lot of colors: Cotton-candy Pink, Crimson Red, Electric Blue, Graphite Grey and Pearl White..
We’ll keep you posted once we hear of local availability and pricing from Lenovo Philippines.[Engadget]