CES: Lenovo’s Hot New Portables

Lenovo has taken the ultra-portable netbook category by storm with the latest releases announced here at CES. I’ve owned more than a couple ThinkPad’s in the past and was disappointed to see that Lenovo had very little to offer when shopping for a new more portable laptop. While the designs looked nice, the price point was all wrong. Thankfully, that’s all changed now.

First up is the new x100e – weighing in at 3lbs, the new x100e has a 11.6” display and a full sized keyboard with TrackPoint and a multitouch touchpad. Available today starting at $449 with 1GB RAM and  a 160GB 5400RPM hard drive or $549 with 2GB RAM and a 250GB 5400RPM hard drive. Both versions run Windows 7 on the AMD Athlon Neo Single Core 1.6GHz processor.

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Next up is the new Skylight Smartbook – Available in early Q2, this ultra-lightweight machine tips the scale at just 1lb. It’s runs a customized version of Linux and is aimed at users who keep all their data in the cloud. There is a removable memory stick that allows you to quickly remove your data and settings. The Skylight is very slim and has a very attractive flashy red paint job. The expected price is $500 with the option for a subsidized version available from your local carrier.

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Last up is the IdeaPad S10-3T – This convertible netbook will offer up to 2GB of RAM with a 320GB hard drive, powered by the Intel Atom N470 or N450 processor. The best part of the S10 is the capacitive multitouch screen. While I haven’t been able to get any solid time when this will be available, it is expected to start at $500 and go up from their based on the options. I was unable to grab any pictures of this unit, but I’m hoping to catch some as CES kicks into high gear later this week.

UPDATE: It looks like the s10-3t is available right now.  In the same fashion as the X100e, Lenovo is announcing and making it available to purchase at the same time. You can also see a nice little demo of the unit over at GottaBeMobile.com

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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