Lenovo joins MeeGo fray with IdeaPad S10-3
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While the IdeaPad S10-3 has been available for some time, numerous reports indicate that a MeeGOo powered version was spotted at Intel’s booth at the MWC this week. Apparently, the netbook will feature Intel’s Meego OS, while sticking to the same specs as its Windows 7 predecessor.
The IdeaPad S10-3 features an Intel Atom 1.66 GHz N450 Processor, 1 or 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB 5400 RPM HDD, Intel GMA 3150 Graphics, and a 6-cell battery. The netbook features 10.1” display with a 1024x600 pixel display and the usual array of ports.
Unfortunately for Lenovo and MeeGo fans out there, the new OS has been having a hard time pleasing the critics. According to pcmag.com’s Sascha Segan, Intel’s MeeGo OS running on a netbook was “the worst product I've seen so far at Mobile World Congress”. Add that to a lackluster set of specs, and there’s not much to draw consumers towards the IdeaPad S10-3. The only thing that might help out is the $50 price difference when choosing MeeGo over Windows 7; but even that might not be enough to overcome the laptop’s deficits.