It feels like we’ve been waiting for Lenovo’s IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA Ion graphics for months, probably because it has been months. Announced back in May, demonstrated to us in June, then officially delayed in August until Windows 7’s launch, the arrival of the new Microsoft OS means Lenovo can finally push the IdeaPad S12 Ion out of the door.
Two versions of the netbook are on offer. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 29595FU has 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive, while the IdeaPad S12 295954U gets 3GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive. Both models have a 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor and of course NVIDIA’s Ion graphics chipset and Windows 7.
Connectivity includes WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an HDMI port, along with the usual USB 2.0, audio in/out and multiformat memory card reader. The 29595FU S12 starts at $599, while the 295954U S12 starts at $649.
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA Ion demo: