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Don’t call it a Netbook! Atom-powered 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S200 is ‘mini notebook’

The AMD-powered IdeaPad S206


LAS VEGAS–The netbook’s not quite dead yet. The Lenovo IdeaPad S200 features a next-gen Intel Atom processor, and it should offer a significantly better experience than previous-generation 10-inch Atom netbooks.

Lenovo IdeaPad S200 series (photos)

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The rise of low-cost 11-inch ultraportable laptops began last year with a wave of affordable computers powered by AMD E-350 APUs. The colorful IdeaPad S200 series does include an AMD-powered version (the S206), but it’s the Atom version that bears the most interest for us.

We haven’t seen any laptops using the Atom in quite some time, but we imagine that the next-gen Atom N2800 processor should offer an experience more akin to our pleasant experience with the E-350. At least, we hope so: our expectations for quick startup … [Read more]

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