It looks like Lenovo could be preparing to launch a new budget portable notebook called the IdeaPad S210. The folks at Tech2.hu got their hands on some promotional materials for the upcoming notebook.

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The IdeaPad S210 is expected to feature an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, measure about 0.82 inches thick, and weigh about 2.6 pounds.

Under the hood it will pack an Intel Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge processor. Sure, a newer Haswell chip would be more impressive, but it sounds like Lenovo is going for a low starting price here, rather than the highest-powered hardware available.

That said, storage is cheap these days, and Lenovo will reportedly offer the S210 with up to 1TB of hard disk space as well as up to 8GB of storage.

According to Tech2.hu, the Lenovo IdeaPad S210 sports USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an SD card reader.

While Tech2.hu says the notebook will be available with Celeron or Pentium chips, the promotional graphic says it has an Intel Core i5 processor.

We won’t know how much the laptop costs or when it will be available until Lenovo actually acknowledges its existence. But with the Computex trade show coming up in early June, we might not have to wait much longer.

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4 replies on “Lenovo IdeaPad S210 11.6 inch notebook on the way?”

  1. 1366 x 768 screen NO thanks. i’ll buy the first ultra/notebook that has 13,3″ or smaller FULLHD screen and costs under 700€, someone please take my money.

    1366 x 768 is retarded.

    1. No, it’s the notion that a resolution by itself is the only factor to consider that’s silly. Since screen quality isn’t determined by resolution alone by any means, especially when you’re not factoring size!

      HD resolution on a small 11.6″ screen is equivalent to Full HD on a 16″ screen!

      Really, at 11.6″ the 1366×768 resolution produces a PPI of 135… which is about the same as 1920×1080 on a 16″ screen, and you’re not going to notice a difference of much less than a 100 PPI difference unless you have screens side by side for comparisons.

      Never mind the resolution tells us nothing about the other aspects of screen quality, like color accuracy, color saturation, brightness, glossy or matte, durability, contrast ratios, viewing angles, etc.

      Really, there are e-inks with plenty of resolution but you wouldn’t want to watch a movie on them!

      Also, we still have to worry about whether a laptop gets a low quality TN screen or a IPS display, for much of those other qualities I mentioned like viewing angles, etc.

      Not to mention lower power displays are starting to come into usage, the difference in wattage can be only around a single watt but considering the screens consume power continuously and never really idle unless aside from lowering brightness or turning them off then that can add up to the effect on battery life as another consideration that people looking for max battery life would want to consider as well!

      Besides, a 11.6″ screen is a small screen and you’re not going to notice a difference between it and a 13.3″ with full HD unless there are other quality differences involved to make it stand out…

    2. Go pick up a used Vaio Z, then. It came with a 13.1″ 1080p screen.

      As the other responder notes, having an HD display isn’t everything. When the LCD broke on my XPS 15z, I replaced the glossy 1080p with a matte 1366×768 and It’s given me a better user experience. Even on a 15.6″ screen, 1080p throws off the size of everything too much. 1366×768 is my preferred resolution for any 13-to-16″ widescreen display.

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