Lenovo intros new 11.6-inch netbooks, IdeaPad S200 and S206

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.

Lenovo IdeaPad S200 and S206

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.

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  • Robin Lim

    I don’t know, once they become capable of 720p/1080p video playback I would just really call them laptops. The “netbook” monicker” was really meant to cover low cost, low powered machines that were really designed for web browsing and email hence the “net” part of the name.

    Maintaning the netbook will really get confusing. Is a laptop with an AMD C-60 processor and 11.6-inch screen a netbook? What about an E-450? There really is no distinction. They are just lower powered ultraportables.

    • well intel coined the term netbook… just like what they did with Ultrabooks. and their definition of a netbook is a laptop powered by their intel atom processor.

  • JmBalicano

    I use a slow-ass netbook when I’m on the go. Only way I’d justify getting this over a basic i3 laptop setup is if it doesn’t lag every time a YM notification pop-up appears while I’m writing. A laggy experience on even the most basic tasks can’t justify a bigger screen or higher resolution.

    • YM is very laggy especially when starting up or switching. even on a Core i3 core i5 laptop, it’s laggy. i hate YM. Meebo na lang. Hehehe.

    • JmBalicano

      I gotta give that one a try..

    • JmBalicano

      Awesome Meebo is Awesome!! How did I go so long without this?!

      • Griswold

        meebo ang ginagamit ng mga office employees na hindi makapag-install ng apps sa machine. hehehe

  • Griswold

    Parang medyo chunky sya compared to their S10-3 ah.

  • thejorlanb

    4 hours of juice? My cheap core i3 laptop lasts for 3.5 hour and these minilaptop / netbook lasts for only 4 hours?

    Anyway, i find it funny how intel gave their atom processors codenames…whats next, Narra Trail? Mangrove trail? 😀