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07-16-2008

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ideaPad S10 (was Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students)

2008-07-16, 5:30 AM

Every other business laptop, but Lenovo, is creating a subnotebook and I think Lenovo has the best opportunity to own the market because since the Eee PC, there hasn't been a subnotebook that has wowed the consumer. Parents will choose a Lenovo laptop for their child because that's what they use and when they grow up they will choose a ThinkPad for business because they grew up with Lenovo as a laptop and computers are going to be integral part of life

 

Here's my idea of what it should be. v

 

It is named LaunchPad for launching student careers while keeping in tenet with the prefix of innovation. The design should be light and small, keeping the matte black business look it has going, but making it a boxy smooth design like the MacBook. Well known for its red TrackPoint, Lenovo doesn't have to waste precious space or material on a touch pad, but should instead focus on creating an eye catching keyboard that is as well designed as a MacBook with raised keys and a backlight.

 

To attract the student market it has to be widescreen (16:10) and have a webcam. To keep the price down and to just make a better design, ditch the VGA port since students don't use it anyways and make the optical drive an optional USB addon. A student distro of Linux means Lenovo doesn't have to pay royalties to Microsoft, keeping the subnotebook competitive.

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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-16, 9:55 AM

i guess Lenovo can do that, it is not difficult given the technology available, but i don't think Lenovo want to be the jack of all trade. Launching a new line of laptop really have to make business sense, which means it must generate the necessary cash flow over the product life cycle to cover the base cost and also make a respectable profit to make the shareholders happy. Eee PC has the bonus of it been a novel product, if Lenovo sells a similar product, it really has to compete on price, design, quality and feature set, which is difficult. Lenovo would have released something like this ages ago, if the business case for it is really good, but obviously it all didn't add up. Compaq/HP has a new subnotebook, but at twice the price of Eee PC, while the feature set is quite good, but sales volume is disappointing to say the least.

 

You should read up on the background on how the idea of ASUS Eee PC came about, it had a guaranteed market even before it went on sale to the market, which is something Lenovo don't have:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child,

 

Also check how the price of Eee PC goes up once the feature set goes up in the feature list of the wikipedia article on Eee PC.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eee_PC

 

 

Lenovo try to be Merc in the computer industry, so it is difficult to produce Hyundai cars at Hyundai prices, without doing detriment to its brand on the long run.

 

 

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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-17, 4:42 AM

Great timing,

 

Lenovo has answered your call.

 

Check this out.

 

http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20080715PD207.html

 

 

MacBook Pro, with an aluminum unibody enclosure **As of September 15, 2008, our company has completely switched to Apple. Having used ThinkPad products for over 10 years, we had desperately tried to find just one reason to continue using these products, to no avail. We are of the view that ThinkPads are no longer premium products. We wish you the best of luck with your ThinkPad! Happy computing…**
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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-17, 10:45 AM

Hi,

 

I recently bought a T61 and I'm now thinking of buying an EeePC just because they're so inexpensive. I really don't need a netbook but there's just something in the concept that makes me really want one. :)

 

I'd love to see Lenovo coming up with their line of cheap 9'' netbooks... Trackpoint would be unbeatable pointing device in a netbook! Besides how cool would it be to have an EeePC that looks and feels like a Thinkpad.

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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-17, 19:27 PM

Great idea, GotGold!

 

I would certainly buy one too.

 

Wjli2's statement makes a lot of sense on how Lenovo may be approaching the issue.

 

Maybe the G series Idea Pad will have the same price positioning.

 

 

MacBook Pro, with an aluminum unibody enclosure **As of September 15, 2008, our company has completely switched to Apple. Having used ThinkPad products for over 10 years, we had desperately tried to find just one reason to continue using these products, to no avail. We are of the view that ThinkPads are no longer premium products. We wish you the best of luck with your ThinkPad! Happy computing…**
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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-17, 21:27 PM

My 2 cents:

 

Asus EEEPc and OLPC is not a laptop, but a simple Gadget.

I try use OLPC and... My god, keyboard is very small (and I don´t have big hands).

 

Here in Brazil, each one cost US$600, wich is too much!

 

Lenovo can do better (as always did), and benchmark can be HP 2133 Mini-Note:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/321957-321957-64295-321838-306995-3687084.html

 

Best regards,

Renato S. Yamane

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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-18, 8:13 AM

yamane,

 

Have you ever tried the EeePC? Here in Finland it costs something like 300-400 euros (475 - 635 USD) depending on the model. Ok, the keyboard is kinda cramped but the machine performs well in what it is meant to do. They are built for light use and mobile web browsing... not as a desktop replacement or even to replace a regular lapotop.

 

I think that I'd use the EeePC as a coffee table computer that me and everyone else in the household could use for web surfing while watching TV for example. Then I could take the EeePC with me for flights and on the train to watch movies. The thing doesn't practically weigh anything!

 

I'm not a big fan of Asus (actually I hate their regular laptops) but the first time I saw an EeePC I just got the feeling that I really, really want one. :)

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Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students

2008-07-18, 8:34 AM
Eee PC is pretty good at the base spec, anything more it is tad expensive and losses the whole purpose of which.
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ideaPad S10 (was Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students)

2008-08-05, 2:44 AM

Check this out.

 

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4540

Message Edited by nonny on 08-04-2008 11:10 PM
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Re: ideaPad S10 (was Re: Lenovo should make a subnotebook for students)

2008-08-05, 3:12 AM

LukeD wrote:

Check this out.


 

And this:

 

Lenovo Dives into Sub-Notebook Computing with its First Consumer “Netbook”

 


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