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This version of Lenovo's first 12-inch netbook, the IdeaPad S12, is one of the first netbooks with a VIA Nano processor and integrated graphics, which offer improved performance over Intel's Atom offerings at a cost of decreased battery life.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 06/2009


  • Alias: S12

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  • Laptop type: Netbook
  • Width: 11.5 inches
  • Depth: 8.5 inches
  • Thickness: 1.14 inches
  • Weight: 3.42 pounds
  • Color: Black, White


  • Operating system: Windows 7, Windows XP
  • Notable apps: Quick Start


  • Screen size (diagonal): 12.1 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Standard
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad


  • CPU brand: VIA
  • Model: Nano U2250
  • Cores: 1
  • Clockspeed: 1.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: VIA
  • Integrated GPU model: Chrome9 HC3

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 1 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 3 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Base RAM speed: 667 MHz
  • RAM slots: 1


  • Options: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 160 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 320 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, MMC


  • Speakers: 2


  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels


  • USB: 3
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100
  • VGA: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Card slot(s): ExpressCard/34

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1


  • Size: 3 cell, 6 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: Yes
  • Quoted time: 6 hr


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