Lenovo IdeaPad S12

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IdeaPad  S12
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Developer Lenovo (2009–present)
Type Netbook
Release date 2009
Media 160, 250 or 320 GB 2.5" 5,400 rpm SATA HDD at 1.5 Gb/s[1]
Operating system Windows XP with Lenovo Quick Start
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit[1]
CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Atom; 1.6 GHz Via Nano[1]
Memory 2 GB of PC2-5300 667 (supports up to 3GB)[2]
Display 12.1" 1280×800 WXGA LED-backlit TFT LCD[1]
Input Keyboard
1.3 Megapixel Webcam[1]
Connectivity 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
802.11b/g wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports
4-in-1 Flash Memory card reader
Bluetooth (Windows 7 versions only)
Power 6-cell (5 hours)[3]
Weight 3.42 pounds (1.6 kg)[1]

The IdeaPad S12 is a line of consumer-oriented netbook computers designed by Lenovo. It is a model in the IdeaPad series and their first netbook to have a 12" screen. The computers were put on the market in 2009 and currently come in black and white.[3]


It contains either an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor or a Via Nano 1.3 GHz processor. They support 802.11 b/g wireless networking and come with three USB ports, an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot, a 4-in-1 media reader, VGA and HDMI outputs and an ethernet port.[4][5][6] The S12 is one of the first netbooks to support nVidia's ION platform for mobile HD video playback.[7]

Past revision[edit]

The IdeaPad S12 has a base price of (USD) $449 for the Intel Atom N270 model and (USD) $429 for the Via Nano ULV 2250.[8] It features a 12.1" 1280×800 WXGA display with a 160GB hard disk drive, which can be upgraded by removing the keyboard and 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, which is easily upgraded via a user access panel on the bottom of the netbook.

Current lineup[edit]

The S12 was revised on 22 October 2009[9] and is priced between (USD) $399 and $649. It comes with either Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 7 Home Premium, a 160–320 GB hard drive, and 1–3 GB of RAM.[1][2][4][10]


External links[edit]

  1. IdeaPad S Series Unofficial Forum
  2. IdeaPad S Series
  3. IdeaPad S12 page on Lenovo.com
  4. Technical specifications on Intel Atom IdeaPad S12
  5. Technical specifications on Via Nano IdeaPad S12