BenQ S6, Lenovo IdeaPad U8 MIDs now available for preorder in US/UK


What’s this? The BenQ S6 MID that was previously reserved for Italy and the Lenovo IdeaPad U8 that was thought to be exclusive to China both available for preorder in the US and UK? I can’t believe my eyes either, but there they are: the S6 and U8 in all of their unpriced and who-knows-when-they’ll-start-shipping glory on the eXpansys US and UK sites.

Whether or not you’re interested in either of these Intel MIDs, the simple fact that they might finally be available to a wider audience is cause for celebration. I say "might" instead of "will," however, because the LG XNote B831 UMPC went up for preorder in January . . . and it still isn’t shipping.

Whether the BenQ and Lenovo MIDs meet the same fate remains to be seen, but if you decide to preorder, it wouldn’t hurt to prepare yourself for a long wait.


[BenQ MID at eXpansys US|eXpansys UK]


[Lenovo IdeaPad U8 at eXpansys US|eXpansys UK]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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