Lenovo updates netbook range for better useability

New version of Lenovo netbook includes bigger keyboard, longer battery life in smaller, lighter form

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Lenovo updates netbook range for better useability Lenovo has managed to slim down the S10-2, while increasing features and useability.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 23, 2009

Lenovo has launched a new version of its S10 netbook, that has been designed to offer an improved experience for users.

The S10-2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, but includes a larger touchpad, improved battery life and a larger keyboard, now 90% the size of a standard keyboard.

The new model is also includes 3G connectivity, and expanded connectivity with three USB ports and a 4-in-1 card reader.

Other features include Lenovo QuickStart, which allows applications to be launched before the operating system has fully started, and VeriFace facial recognition technology, which when combined with the onboard webcam, allow users to log in with facial recognition instead of a password. The S10-2 also include Dolby headphone technology, to give 5.1 channel sound from any headphones.

Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Idea Product Group, Lenovo commented: “With the netbook scene rapidly changing, consumers are telling us they want to merge the capabilities of their most commonly used sources of electronic entertainment, such as digital photographs, online TV, music and social networks all into one portable and affordable device. We’ve incorporated that feedback into our new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook, giving consumers around the world more ways to connect with options for wireless connectivity, a more portable and expressive design and entertainment-packed features.”

Prices for the S10-2 start from $399 (Dhs 1,465).

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