Lenovo busts out new Atom-powered nettop

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The world of nettops is a strange one, my friends. What are they for? Where do they go? Where do they come from? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but the fact is there are computers out there that are just as at home in the kitchen as in the office. And now one of them is from Lenovo. Obviously they’re loving that Intel sauce, because this IdeaCentre C300 is filled with Atom-y goodness — and so is the S12 12-inch laptop, which sports an Ion setup inside.

Here’s what you get for the low, low price of $450:

  • 20″ 16:9 display
  • Atom 230 processor
  • Intel 945GC chipset
  • Integrated graphics (boo)
  • 1-2 GB DDR2 667
  • 1 2.5″ HDD slot
  • “Tray in RAMBO (1 slot)” – not sure what to make of that
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Memory card reader
  • Built-in speakers

Not a bad deal for five bills. It’s even pretty nice-looking. Although for a kitchen PC, a touchscreen might be nice. Or of course, you could put together your own barebones PC for under $150

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