Looks like the 8.9″ Atom-powered Lenovo IdeaPad S9 netbook will be available in the US after all.
It is currently listed as being sold at Buy.com (SSD, 512MB RAM, Linux) and other online retailers, starting at $349.99 (USD).
$349.99 gets you:
– Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU
– 512MB RAM
– 4GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
– Linpux Linux Lite
One major problem is that Lenovo S10 is currently selling for around that price. Outside of the display size and RAM or storage items, they are otherwise identical. Whether the S9 drops or the S10 goes up remains to be seen.
Liliputing also mentions that the IdeaPad S9e is being sold through T-Mobile stores in Germany.
For around $450 USD (330 Euros):
– Windows XP
– 80GB HDD
– 1GB RAM