No Lenovo S10-2 Netbook Announcement Yet, But S10 Prices Dropped

I don’t see any mention of the new Lenovo S10-2 netbooks that CNET speculated would be announced Monday evening (last night)…

Lenovo updates Netbook line: meet the IdeaPad S10-2

However, I first generation S10 models look like they’ve had a nice price drop. The model with the 3-cell battery starts at $349 while models with 6-cell batteries start at $399. All models have 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive. All also use the older Atom N270 processor. The U.S. Lenovo site notes that you can get an additional 10% discout by using the eCoupon code USPTS10SAVE.

I was disappointed to learn from CNET’s article that the S10-2 will use the same old N270 processor instead of the newer N280 or the more powerful Z530. The only real differene between the S10 and S10-2 appears to be weight (2.2 vs. 2.4 lbs.) and thickness (0.71 vs. 1 inch).