Lenovo plans smaller display sibling to S10: the 8.9-inch S9

Ideapad_s10Lenovo recently outed their S10 netbook (shown), an Intel Atom-based unit with a 10.2-inch screen, but as Asus proves time and again, there’s always room for Jello more models. DigiTimes confirms that the S9 is Lenovo’s 8.9-inch entry and will offer 8 GB of SSD storage to complement the 1 GB of memory inside.

This model will also be available with either Windows XP and a Linux distro to be named. Based on the expected prices, the S9 should be around 30% less expensive than the S10, at least in Asia. We won’t know for sure how that pans out elsewhere until we get some official pricing details on the S9 from Lenovo. If the S10 starts at $399, I’m hoping we’ll see the S9 come in around $299 to $349 which would make it very attractive to the masses.

Update: I’ve modified the title of the post as apparently it’s only the display that will be smaller. Looks like the same sized chassis of the S10, but with more bezel around the 8.9-inch display according to Crave.