Lenovo has announced a new netbook, the Ideapad S10 which will run Windows XP and launch in early October for $399. Gizmodo reports, the S10 is a fairly standard Netbook. It runs Intel Atom processors on a 945GSE chipset with GMA950 graphics, and has a 10″ 1024×600 LED-backlit screen.
Wireless options include WiFi and Bluetooth, but a 3G or WiMAX option is notably lacking. An ExpressCard slot is available to provide it, though. Lenovo claims battery life of three hours with a 3-cell battery or six hours with an expanded 6-cell battery, in league with the X10s subnotebook rivals. Card reader and webcam are standard. The S10 weighs only 2.4 pounds, but will use standard DDR2 and 2.5″ hard disks; purchasers will have the choice of 512MB and 80GB for $400 or 1GB and 160GB for $450.