When Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPad S10-2 yesterday, some eagle-eyed readers noticed an update that had slipped my mind. Lenovo retooled the keyboard so that it features a nice big shift key on the right side of the keyboard that you won’t mix up with any of the arrow keys. Now the folks at Laptop Magazine have had a chance to spend some time with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2, and they say that the new keyboard, lighter weight, and lower price tag make the netbook a worthy successor to the original IdeaPad S10.
Lenovo did drop the ExpressCard slot that was included with the IdeaPad S10. But users can opt for an integrated 3G modem for an extra $50. The netbook starts at just $349.99 (without the 3G modem), and is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor.
You can find more hands-on photos and a first look video at Laptop Magazine’s web site.