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Lenovo Delays Launch of Ion Netbook

Lenovo was the first to announce an Nvidia Ion-based netbook with the Ideapad S12, but it turns out that the GeForce-gifted portable might not be the first one to market.

Gizmodo learned from Lenovo that the Ion-equipped S12 is being pushed back to October so that it may launch alongside Windows 7. Given the graphics accelerated prowess of the hardware, Windows 7 would take to it better than Windows XP, but that does mean waiting an extra two months.

Those desperate for an Ideapad S12 right now can opt for the currently available, Intel chipset-based model for $450, a couple of months wait plus another $50 will buy you better hardware and OS. Do you think it'll be a worthwhile wait?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.