Lenovo is making a few additions to the 10″ IdeaPad S10. Nothing too major (especially given that CES 2009 starts this week), but they will be of interest to some.
The major update is that the S10 now ships with Lenovo Quick Start, another form of the “Instant On” features that other netbooks and laptops have:
With this functionality, users will have the ability to access a number of frequently used applications including a web browser, music player, photo viewer, instant messaging tools and Skype.
Basically, you’ll be able to jump right into those applications without going through a full boot-up process, into a regular OS (say Windows XP Home). Of course, you’ll be limited in what you can do, but there are times where it could come in handy.
They are also adding Veriface facial recognition to the S10 lineup (available in other Lenovo devices), which could appeal to security-minded types (i.e. corporations).
There is also a new website, Lenovo Social, which aims to bring together a lot of content about Lenovo’s lienups. As LAPTOP Magazine points out, it’s not limited to S10 (or S9 users), and there is quite a bit of information there.