CES 2010: First capacitive multitouch netbook tablet, Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t, arrives

CES 2010: Lenovo on Tuesday introduced the industry's first capacitive multitouch netbook tablet PC, the IdeaPad S10-3t.

Lenovo on Tuesday introduced the industry's first capacitive multitouch netbook tablet PC, the IdeaPad S10-3t.

The new IdeaPad S10-3t -- which is accompanied by the new, non-swiveling, non-touch S10-3 netbook, pictured below -- slaps a capacitive 10.1-inch LED backlit touchscreen on a 180-degree swiveling tablet netbook PC. (It can also fold over to transform into a touch tablet.)

Inside, you'll find an Intel Atom N470 processor and 320GB of storage, as well as Dolby Headphone audio and DirectShare, which allows users to synchronize files with another laptop without Internet connectivity.

The system also has a Quick Start 2.0 "instant on" function -- a good idea for a tablet PC.

The S10-3t comes with Maplife location-based mapping software, VeriFace face recognition and an Active Protection System to protect the hard drive against jostling.

More specs:

  • Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics
  • Up to 2GB DDR2 DRAM 667MHz
  • Up to 320GB (5400 rpm) 9.5mm 2.5" SATA
  • Ethernet 10, 100, 1000M, 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WWAN WCDMA, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX
  • 2 x USB2.0 ports
  • 6 x1 card reader(SD/MMC/MS/MS pro)
  • RJ 45, VGA, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Battery life: 4 hours with the four-cell battery; 10 hours with the eight-cell
  • 2.76 lbs. with four-cell battery, 3.31 lbs. with eight-cell battery

The IdeaPad S10-3t will be available this month for $499.99 (the IdeaPad S10-3 will be available for $349.99).