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The folks at Lenovo have kicked off the Memorial Day holiday with the release of some new notebooks and a new netbook. We had the opportunity to talk with them about these products, and they will certainly round out Lenovo’s consumer offerings. The new netbook pushes […]

The folks at Lenovo have kicked off the Memorial Day holiday with the release of some new notebooks and a new netbook. We had the opportunity to talk with them about these products, and they will certainly round out Lenovo’s consumer offerings.

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Lenovo S12 "netbook"

The new netbook pushes the limits of the netbook definition with the 12-inch screen. Lenovo will continue to offer the S10 netbook, but it’s adding the larger S12 to appeal to those who want a netbook but who don’t like the smaller screens found on most models. The S12 has typical netbook components with an Atom processor, but there is a $50 option to add NVIDIA ION graphics that will provide full HD video playback. It also has an ExpressCard slot for those who need one for a 3G modem. The S12 starts at $449 and will be available in June.

The two notebooks announced today are the IdeaPad U350 and the G550, which have 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screens, respectively. The U350 has a number of processor options to allow consumers to tailor the configuration to meet their specific needs. There are options for the Core2Solo and Pentium ULV processors that can be installed. The G550 with the larger screen is aimed at entertainment aficionados looking for a multimedia notebook at a low price point. The U350 starts at $649 in July, and the G550 is $599 in June.

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 13.3-inch notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 13.3-inch notebook

Lenovo G550 15.6-inch notebook

Lenovo G550 15.6-inch notebook

Lenovo is also announcing the budget-priced IdeaCentre C300 all-in-one desktop system, which brings a 20-inch screen and full entertainment components for a $449 starting price.

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300 desktop

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300 desktop

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  1. GoodThings2Life Monday, May 25, 2009

    Wow, the IdeaCentre looks sharp… except for the decor at the front-bottom bezel.

  2. Nvidia ion? I just jimp’d.

  3. rugged mobile computer Monday, May 25, 2009

    The new netbook looks pretty good, would definitely upgrade the video card for just $50! Maybe they should think about including a 3g modem as an option in the next release…

  4. Eric C Rusch Jr Monday, May 25, 2009

    Ok, once it hits 12 inches, with dedicated graphics can we really call it a netbook? really? I’m typing this on a 12 inch device. I didn’t know I owned a netbook.

  5. Weird way of celebrating Memorial Day.

  6. everquest account Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    Yep, definitely a weird way to celebrate Memorial Day. I wonder if can play any games on that Netbook? Some World of Warcraft maybe? Age of Conan? Or maybe that would be pushing it a bit too hard.

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