The other day I mentioned that a Lenovo executive admitted in an interview with APC Magazine that the company is thinking about developing a business-class netbook as part of its ThinkPad lineup. Right now Lenovo’s only netbooks are 9 and 10 inch models in the consumer oriented IdeaPad line.
At the time, this looked like big news. But you know what? It’s also old news. It turns out that Lenovo published an article on the same topic on the company’s own blog two weeks ago.
The interesting thing is, Lenovo seems to be asking customers what they would like to see in a ThinkPad branded netbook. There are inherent tradeoffs in any netbook. They tend to be small, light weight, and cheap. And that means they’re not particularly powerful and may not be well suited for some business uses.
So what does that leave? Would a ThinkPad netbook basically be identical to an IdeaPad S10 but with a boxier, blacker case? Or would you want to see a faster CPU, more security features, a better display, a different pointing device, or other featuress? And how much would you be willing to pay for them. You can let the folks at Lenovo know by leaving comments on their blog, but I’m also curious so feel free to sound off in the comments of this blog as well.
via SF Examiner