Fusion-powered Ideapad S205 now on sale

Lenovo’s latest Brazos laptop can now be purchased starting at $499
Omar Qudsi,

Lenovo already has an 11.6” AMD Fusion netbook known as the X120e, and now the IdeaPad S205 adds some more Fusion power to the Lenovo collection. The netbook features a Zacate APU and is now available online for less than half a grand.

Lenovo is offering the IdeaPad in a couple different configurations; all powered by an AMD Zacate E-350 processor (1.60GHz). The E-350 comes with an onboard AMD Radeon 6310 and all versions of the S250 will be equipped with an 11.6” screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, HDMI, a 6-cell battery and a 1.3MP Webcam. The base configuration of the S205 comes with 3GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB HDD but lacks Bluetooth capabilities. On the other hand, the netbook can be customized with an extra GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 750GB HDD for a $100 more.

While a previous FCC listing for the IdeaPad S205 hinted towards Lenovo including a 4G data modem, that option is nowhere to be seen on the IdeaPad’s product page. The base configuration for the S205 starts at $499 while the upgrades bump it up to $599.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)