Lenovo has just announced the US availability of the IdeaPad S9 netbook. However it does not seem like it will attract the same attention as the slightly larger S10 has found. As for features, the S9 has an 8.9-inch display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 512MB RAM and a 4GB SSD. In addition it is running Linpus Linux Lite and weighs in at 2.4-pounds.
Another important item to point out is the overall measurements, (more on this to follow) which come in at 9.8 x 7.2 x 1-inches. The IdeaPad S9 also features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Ethernet, Bluetooth, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, stereo speakers, two USB ports, built in card reader, ExpressCard slot and a VGA output.
Now getting back to the importance of the dimensions, the IdeaPad S10 is measuring in at the same overall size and it also shares many of the features of the S9. The S10 comes with a 10-inch display and still has the same processor and RAM. The main difference between the two netbooks is in terms of storage and operating system, as opposed to the 4GB SSD and Linpus found in the S9, the S10 has an 80GB hard drive and is running Windows XP.
Another potential fault of the IdeaPad S9 comes in relation to the pricing, it is retailing for $344.99, which is a decent price, until you see the IdeaPad S10 is now as low as $349. For just a few dollars more you can get an operating system that more people are familiar with, more storage and a slightly larger display — all in a casing that is the same overall size.