This summer Lenovo plans to launch two new mini-laptops as part of its IdeaPad S series. The IdeaPad S200 will feature an Intel Atom dual core CPU, while the S206 will have a dual core AMD chip.
Both models will be available with solid state storage and full-sized, island-style keyboards. Prices are expected to start at around $349.
While neither laptop is expected to hit the streets before June, Lenovo posted a video tour of the IdeaPad S206 on YouTube recently.
The video is light on specific details, so I don’t know exactly which AMD processor the laptop has or what the screen resolution will be, although I’d be surprised if it was anything but 1366 x 768 pixels. What do you think this is, 2013?
What we do know is that the laptop will measure 20.7mm, or about 0.81 inches thick, making it a hair thicker than a typical ultrabook, but I’m willing to forgive that for a laptop that’s less than half the price of an ultrabook.
Unfortunately Lenovo has also confirmed that the S206 is only expected to get about 4 hours of battery life — which somehow the video tries to describe as a feature rather than a disappointing fact.
The laptop will have 3 USB ports, a flash card reader, a combined mic/headphone jack, and a metallic exterior with a glossy interior.