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Lenovo S10e selling for ?199 in Germany
Courtesy of Cyberport
German e-tailer Cyberport has slashed the price of Lenovo's S10e netbook and it's selling it for a measly €199, making it the cheapest 10-inch netbook on the German market, and beyond. The whole point of netbooks is that they should be cheap, and it's quite obvious many vendors have missed the point by a mile.
The venerable S10e is a rather nice netbook and even our nitpicking reviewers liked it a lot, mainly due to its excellent build quality and rather affordable price. The €199 model doesn't miss out on almost any of the goodies. You still get an Atom N270, 1GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and 4GB SSD. The tiny trackpad supports multitouch and its camera features Lenovo's clever facial recognition safety feature. Also, the 6-cell battery should deliver up to 5 hours of endurance, but bear in mind that it ships with Linux rather than XP. You can find it here.
Several other 10-inch netbooks are available for just over €200. Toshiba's NB200, Dell's Mini 10v. A tad more expensive are Acer's Aspire One D250 and Lenovo's S10-2 which can be yours for about €240 to €280, depending on your location and OS choice.