Lenovo are preparing to release their second-generation netbook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2, which will include integrated 3G but lose the ExpressCard slot that helped differentiate its predecessor. According to the IdeaPad S10-2’s user manual, which was prematurely posted to the company’s support site, the netbook will still use Intel’s Atom processor.
Models offering 3G HSPA, EVDO and WiMAX all seem to be planned, all with DDR2 RAM (likely 1GB as standard) and a 10.1-inch WSVGA display. Storage ranges from 2.5-inch SATA 160, 250 or 360GB drives, to 8, 16 or 32GB of SSD. The webcam is either VGA or 1.3-megapixel resolution, and there’s a choice of two batteries: a 48Wh 6-cell pack, or a smaller 28Wh 3-cell pack.
Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, VGA output, audio in/out and ethernet. There’s also WiFi and optional Bluetooth, with a hardware switch to turn it on or off. No word on when we can expect to see the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2, nor pricing.