Must have new… touchscreen netbook?
As both a netbook and a tablet the S10-3t leaves a bit more to be desired. Sure, we’re disappointed that the N470 processor doesn’t provide improved performance, but what’s even more aggravating is that $649 buys you a tiny trackpad, sluggish touchscreen software and terrible viewing angles. Maybe you can live with those shortcomings, but we’re personally holding out for a better netbook / tablet combo to come along.
Youch! Of course, they’re looking at the highest end model. The thing that’s really interesting is that you can get the lower end model (still with touch screen) for the low, low price of $399, but only if you hurry. For details, see this page, with a coupon code, blah, blah, blah. I did try loading up the Lenovo with the model and the coupon code and it seem to work. I didn’t pull the trigger and purchase it, so YMMV.
At $400, it would only be $50 more than my wife’s MSI netbook, which she has really enjoyed having, and it would have the tablet form factor.
Here are the specs (from Lenovo’s site):
- Intel ATOM Processor N450 ( 1.66GHz 667MHz 512KB )
- Genuine Windows 7 Starter
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
- 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
- 10.1″ SD LED Glare and Multi-touch 1024×600
- Industry Standard Touchpad
- 160GB 5400
- 4 Cell Lithium-Ion
- One year parts and labor (system battery: one year)