SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation and Lenovo advanced mobile computing today by introducing a low-cost, small laptop that delivers up to 10 times faster graphics performance than today's small laptops.(1) Featuring the NVIDIA(R) ION(TM) graphics processor, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 offers improved application support while still providing long battery life thanks to its energy efficient design.
Lenovo used NVIDIA ION's revolutionary design to create a thin, lightweight, low-power laptop with a 12-inch screen and improved application compatibility. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 has the graphics horsepower to support high definition media and many PC games which will not run on most low-cost small PCs. NVIDIA ION enables these capabilities with the industry's best graphics performance for low-power CPUs.
"NVIDIA ION is one of the latest technologies available for the PC industry for small, low cost laptop PCs, and we're excited to be among the first to use it," said Stephen DiFranco, vice president and general manager of consumer and commercial channels, Americas Group, Lenovo. "With its 12-inch display, full-size keyboard and rich multimedia options powered by ION, the IdeaPad S12 balances an improved computing experience along with the size and affordability many consumers are looking for today."
"The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA ION graphics is a game changer for the industry," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. "It's a powerful testament to what a small PC can do if it's optimized with ION. The thin and affordable S12 does everything you expect a PC to do including watching movies, playing games, flipping through vacation pictures or editing family videos."
NVIDIA ION graphics support:
-- All versions of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 -- Outstanding HD video including 1080p and Blu-ray movies -- Stunning HD video through an external monitor via HDMI -- Popular games including Spore and Battlefield Heroes -- DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity -- Accelerated video enhancement and conversion using NVIDIA(R) CUDA(TM) technology
The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with the NVIDIA ION graphics processor is expected to be available later this summer. For more information, please go to: www.lenovo.com
(1) Based on 3D Mark '06 results on Atom 270 CPU with NVIDIA ION GPU, against Atom 270 CPU with Intel 945 graphics.
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