Prices of the Lenovo Ideapad S10 netbook are still high in the Philippines. After shopping for some netbooks recently, I found out that Lenovo Ideapad S10 tag prices have remained relatively intact. Features and specs are given in the linked article. As to the prices, in November 2008 (when I first saw Lenovo Ideapad S10 netbooks in computer stores), the suggested retail price range was between PhP25,000-30,000. Some stores even sold Lenovo Ideapad S10 netbooks at much higher prices (SM Baguio stores tagged the Ideapad S10 as high as PhP32,000).
After 3 months (as of January 2009), the Lenovo Ideapad S10’s prices did not vary much despite the launch of competing brands like HP Mini 1000, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and other netbooks. Personally, I like the features and specs of Lenovo Ideapad S10. It is one of the many products I’d like to purchase this year. I am just having second thoughts because of the introduction of HP Mini 2140 (which is anticipated by many netbook lovers in the Philippines). I will study the factors involved in choosing the right netbooks in the near future so I can decide if it’s more feasible to invest in the Lenovo Ideapad S10 or HP Mini 2140 netbook. Many old-time shoppers know that prices of gadgets like cell phones and netbooks depreciate by as much as 10% almost every month. Perhaps, I’ll stick with my old Acer Aspire One 8Gb SSD netbook for now and my two laptops – ECS 400 and Lenovo G410.