Announced not very long ago, the Lenovo S12 was the first netbook to sport the new Nvidia Ion platform. Not only did this mean Lenovo could offer a netbook that was capable of much higher demand performance than others (such as 3D gaming) but also it would be brilliant for those looking to process smoothly 1080p HD video encoding at their leisure on a small portable PC.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is the  first netbook with NVIDIA’s ion technology, which mean it will be capable to run the whole HD-playing and 3D game. For example, according to Nvidia, Spore, Call of Duty 4, Portal, and World of Warcraft will all be playable.

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Just to refresh, Nvidia’s Ion platform is essentially Intel’s Atom processor combined with the decent Nvidia 9400m graphics unit. It aims to provide smooth 1080p video decoding, including accelerated h.264 playblack, Blu-ray playback and moderate gaming capabilities. It is the same technology that launched with the Acer’s Aspire Revo nettop and Zotac main board.

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Since most of the existing netbooks can’t handle multimedia at 720p or higher and cannot run any of the latest 3D gaming titles, Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is truly a revolution. Check out all the specs and the gallery after the break…

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