Cnet blog Crave got hands on with the latest Lenovo internation 8.9" S9 Netbook. This was a prototype that still needs some work. Here are some of their thoughts:
Like a smaller, less-ornate version of the IdeaPad U110
In fact, I anticipate the primary drawbacks of the IdeaPad will be the same as the VAIO: The compact keyboard and screen are really too small for extended typing and viewing.
Then again, the IdeaPad's compact size--about that of a trade paperback--makes it ideal for basic computing while on the move.
Release date for the S9 is September in China while the S10 is slated for October in the states.