I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to promote a new mini-laptop than by telling a good love story that happens to revolve around the use of a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and an IM client. Oh wait, sure I can. But apparently Lenovo decided to produce an odd little 6 minute video using those elements plus a teddy bear to promote the “always on” internet features of the S10 netbook in China.
The video’s in Chinese, but an Engadget reader was kind enough to provide a translation. You can check out the full video and my brief summary after the break. If the video doesn’t play, try visiting Youku.
If I understand this correctly, the basic story is boy breaks up with girl, she gets pissed off at him but later decides she misses him and starts IMing him because he said he’s always online. She seeks his advice on several occasions and after deciding it was good advice decides to go visit his apartment only to find that the furniture has all been mothballed.
She pulls out her Lenovo S10 and sends him a message asking where he is, and he says he’s right there. You then see a second S10 laptop with a teddy bear (a gift he had tried to give her) sitting in front of it. She then finds medical documents explaining that he has died of cancer. Spooky. But hey, just like his S10, he was always online. Fin.