A few days ago, Xavier at Notebooks.com got his hands on the upcoming 8.9-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S9.
The S9 and S10 are Lenovo’s first foray into the netbook / sub-notebook market, and Notebooks.com is one of the first sites to have a video preview (maybe even the first).
The S9 is based on the S10’s chassis (just a smaller display) and starts out at $399. Unfortunately it will not be available in the United States, at least not this year – it’s just the 10.2″ S10 for us right now (that seems to be happening with quite a few netbooks).
The video gives a good preview of the S9 / S10 – it looks really solid and really well made as far as the chassis and display, with a nice design. Unfortunately it was not fully functioning, so no benchmarks or anything of that nature.