The other day we reported that Lenovo was preparing to launch a 12 inch laptop as part of the company’s IdeaPad Sxx line. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is a pretty standard netbook with a 10 inch display and an Intel Atom processor. But according to DigiTimes, a Chinese language newspaper is suggesting that the new machines from Lenovo could be some of the first to use NVIDIA’s Ion platform.
In other words, these notebooks would have an Intel Atom processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. This combination provides enhanced graphics performance while still consuming less power than most chipsets found in laptop or desktop computers.
Lenovo is reportedly working on 11.6 inch and 12.1 inch machines, and is considering a 13 inch model. The company may also be preparing a 12 inch computer using a VIA processor (most likely the new VIA Nano chip, rather than the VIA C7-M CPU that showed up in a number of first generation netbooks).