NVIDIA's ION chipset has been having a lot of success lately after Zotac announced their ION based motherboard and Acer decided the Revo Nettop would use it. Now Lenovo has announced the IdeaPad S12, a compact 12" laptop which also features the NVIDIA ION chipset.
Accompanying the ION chipset will be the Intel Atom N270 processor packed in a small and lightweight package featuring a 12" screen and a full size keyboard. For those concerned about aesthetics, The S12 will be offered in both black and white. The IdeaPad S12 isn't expected until much later this summer and should hit the market under $600.
Lenovo used NVIDIA ION's revolutionary design to create a thin, lightweight, low-power laptop with a 12-inch screen and improved application compatibility. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 has the graphics horsepower to support high definition media and many PC games which will not run on most low-cost small PCs. NVIDIA ION enables these capabilities with the industry's best graphics performance for low-power CPUs.
"NVIDIA ION is one of the latest technologies available for the PC industry for small, low cost laptop PCs, and we're excited to be among the first to use it," said Stephen DiFranco, vice president and general manager of consumer and commercial channels, Americas Group, Lenovo. "With its 12-inch display, full-size keyboard and rich multimedia options powered by ION, the IdeaPad S12 balances an improved computing experience along with the size and affordability many consumers are looking for today."