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Lenovo's Ideapad S10e netbook ready for rollout

The PC manufacturer's low-cost subnotebook will go on sale in the UK at the end of November
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Lenovo is about to start selling a new netbook, the IdeaPad S10e.

The subnotebook will be available from the end of this month directly from Lenovo and through its business partners, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The S10e's storage specifications start at a 4GB solid-state disk, moving up to a 160GB hard-disk drive. The version with a solid-state disk weighs less than 1.2kg, with other models weighing more.

The S10e has a 10.1-inch, backlit LED display, a built-in webcam and Ethernet, Wi-Fi and optional Bluetooth connectivity.

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A choice of operating systems is available to buyers of the IdeaPad S10e: Windows XP Home, XP Professional or Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop.

Also included — but only for those choosing a version of the S10e that uses XP Home and a hard-disk drive — is an embedded instant-on feature. This allows the user to quickly boot up into a lightweight operating system that includes basic functionality, such as email, web-browsing, videoconferencing, photo-viewing or music playback.

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The internals of the S10e are much the same as those of most current netbooks. It uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and can take up to 1.5GB of memory. Mobile broadband can be installed via the netbook's ExpressCard expandability slot.

Recommended retail prices for the Ideapad S10e start at £299, Lenovo said.

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