A convertible netbook tablet that sports a capacitive multitouch screen has been a long time coming. Now it's here, and at a surprisingly competitive price.
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-3t still has netbook guts, which means a wimpy Atom N450 or N470 processor and only 2GB of DDR2 RAM. But it's the first convertible netbook tablet to have a screen that supports capacitive multitouch instead of the firm press a resistive screen requires. And its starting retail price of $499 when it goes on sale this month is well within range of the Asus EEE T91, a resistive screen convertible netbook tablet that debuted last year with Windows XP and a 16GB SSD, compared with the S10-3t's Windows 7 configuration with up to 320GB HDD storage.