The Ideapad S10-3t is the first tablet-style netbook from Lenovo. The $549 laptop features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and runs Windows 7 Starter. Oh yeah, and it has a 10. 1 inch touchscreen display that you can fold over the keyboard for use in tablet mode.
The notebook recently began shipping, and the folks at NetbookNews.de have posted an unboxing photoshoot.
Lenovo Forums member bittenbythebug has also received one of the first S10-3t models, and seems very pleased, particularly with the keyboard. The touchscreen is a little less impressive according to this reviewer, since it doesn’t always register taps and sometimes requires a second or third click.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t looks a little chunky by netbook standards, but the wide bezel around the display gives you something to hold onto when using the notebook in tablet mode. I’d be happier if the touchpad included physical buttons instead of integrating the left and right and right-click functionality into the touchpad. But this is one of the ways Lenovo helped keep the laptop from getting too large.
You can find more photos at NetbookNews.de.