Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2


Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 (Ideapad S Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.9kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 71.6% - average
Average of 20 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 64%, features: 59%, display: 82% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2

70% Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Netbook
Source: English
The Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 is priced at Rs. 18,260, which seems quite fair. However, Rs. 17-18,000 is the benchmark price that netbooks bearing such specs should be selling at, and so anything above it is criminal. If only the keyboard and touch-pad usability was better, this could have been one heck of a netbook. So, if you think you can live with these anomalies, then the Ideapad S10-2 is quite a decent buy. 
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo - S10-2 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Lenovo has updated its ten-inch Atom netbook with a handful of minor changes to the hardware and a major change to the software in the shape of Windows 7 Starter Edition. Although we can see why Lenovo has made the switch to Microsoft's latest OS, we're not the least bit convinced that it is suitable for Intel graphics and a 10.1-inch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2009
performance: 50%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: Reg Hardware English
Lenovo’s new IdeaPad S10-2 is an update of the S10e. The hardware is conventional netbook fare with a dual-core Atom processor and a 10.1in screen all dressed up in a smart chassis that makes it look like a baby ThinkPad. Performance is just as you would expect from an Atom netbook: ie. feeble but adequate, and we managed 3hrs 14mins of movie playback before the battery gave up the ghost. While Lenovo has succeeded in delivering one of the first Atom netbook that comes loaded with Windows 7, it's a backwards step as far as we are concerned.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: Mobile Computer English
Lenovo has already updated the IdeaPad S10 to the IdeaPad S10-2 since we first saw it at the beginning of this year, but this new model has slightly tweaked for the release of Windows 7. We didn’t review the previous IdeaPad S10-2, so we’ll highlight the main differences with the original model as we go. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 isn’t a bad netbook by any means, but the low price is really all it has going for it and better models are available for only a little bit more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: ITP English
The netbook market is packed with products with Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-2 standing as one of the newest. Lenovo has a comprehensive selection of netbooks and the S10-S stands as the firm's newest offering. Is it any good? An aggressively priced netbook that offers strong features and performance an attractive body.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Physically, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is a run-of-the-mill netbook without anything to make it stand out from other mini-notebooks on the Australian market. However, it includes a fine implementation of Splashtop, which allows you to use the netbook for Web browsing and other basic tasks without booting into Windows.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 review
Source: Liliputing English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is a compact 10 inch netbook that gets reasonably good battery life and offers decent performance. Lenovo includes a handful of utilities including facial recognition software, backup and restore software, and QuickBoot which may be appealing to some users. Personally, I really like the OneKey Recovery software but don’t have much use for the other two applications. Your results (and opinions) may vary.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 review
Source: Techradar English

Lenovo's netbook can't fail to attract the eye - for better or worse. An upgrade of the S10e, rather than a complete overhaul, the IdeaPad S10-2 builds on its predecessor's success by adding some new features. Overall, the IdeaPad S10-2 is a decent netbook and, while its slightly fiddly user interface does detract from the overall experience, there should be enough here to attract most buyers.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Review
Source: Hardware Central English
If there's one thing you can tell about Lenovo, it's that the company doesn't like having idle hands around the place: Even as its netbook engineers were working on the company's new 12-inch model, the IdeaPad S12, Lenovo called for a makeover of its existing 10.1-inch netbook. So say goodbye to the IdeaPad S10 and hello to the S10-2, which enters the hottest segment of the netbook market with new features at a new price point: $349 with your choice of a black, white or gray polka-dot-patterned lid, or $359 if you'd rather be pretty in pink. Quick Start and VeriFace are pluses, as is the IdeaPad's relatively low weight; its slightly cramped keyboard and touchpad are minuses; and its $349 price leaves us straddling the fence, as it's obviously a better deal than many $399 netbooks, but not so hot when models like Dell's Mini 10v sell for $299. A price cut would be the quickest way to earn our enthusiastic thumbs-up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Netbook
Source: Think Computers English
I think that that S10-2 has some great improvements over the original S10. First they made it look much better with the curved lid, which has a pretty neat pattern on it. Also it is 0.44lbs. lighter and 4mm thinner, so if you are traveling with the S10-2 it should be no problem at all. The keyboard was made a bit bigger and the right shift key was enlarged, no one wants to type on a cramped keyboard. While the S10-2's keyboard is smaller than normal it is not that cramped. Lenovo also added QuickStart, which is something that I think every netbook should have, an instant OS that allows you to jump on the internet in seconds.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
66% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 review
Source: CNet English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 was one of the most popular netbooks for a variety of reasons. Its business-friendly tools, ExpressCard slot and reasonable price all made it a great option for consumers or corporate users. We previously complained about the S10's battery life, but Lenovo recently added a six-cell battery, which fixes the problem. Now, another revision is available which effectively replaces the S10 -- the IdeaPad S10-2. This new model sports some physical changes -- most good; a couple bad -- but keeps the same general components at a reduced price of about £260. With the IdeaPad S10-2, Lenovo has done a good job of slimming the S10 down, but it's at the expense of an ExpressCard slot. If you can live with the reduced connectivity, it's a decent netbook overall.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 66%
66% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 (Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, pink)
Source: CNet English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 Netbook was one of the most popular budget mininotebooks for good reasons: its business-friendly tools, ExpressCard slot, and reasonable price all made it a great option for consumers or corporate users. Lenovo's popular IdeaPad S10 Netbook has been slimmed down and its price reduced, making it a better Netbook--as long as you can live without ExpressCard.
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
To be frank, the excitement in Lenovo’s netbook range is being saved for the S12, particularly the NVIDIA Ion versions which promise lengthy battery life and 1080p Full HD. That’s not to say the S10-2 is an unlikeable machine, only that it’s offering up another helping of something we’ve seen many times before. Battery life is good, but not the best, and performance from the Intel Atom processor is just as you’d find from every other Atom netbook out there. If you simply have to buy a 10.1-inch generic Atom N270 netbook, and you have $349.99 to spend, the Lenovo S10-2 should be on your shortlist; anybody wanting something more unusual, satisfying or competent should wait until either more NVIDIA Ion machines arrive on the scene, or Windows 7 makes its appearance in October.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: Digital Versus English
Lenovo has made the same mistake of including a glossy screen on this netbook. Worse still, with a three cell battery it can only last 2 hours 18 minutes. Two points make up for this: the quality of the sound and its lightweight frame. When it goes on sale, the S10-2 should have a bigger battery, and we'll update this test once we've tested it.

Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 100% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Review
Source: English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 performed quite well in our tests, showing consistently better results that the previous model. The design looks much cleaner than before, and with the black color scheme, at least, the netbook is visually excellent. Overall, the IdeaPad's price is very attractive, with a $439 MSRP - lower than previous models, and sale prices put it as low as $349. Our only big complaint is the rather cramped keyboard, but if you don't mind typing on the smaller keys the keyboard feels very well built and easy to type on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Netbook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Still, don't expect this to do things that other netbooks cannot--aside from accept three USB 2.0 devices at once, which it most certainly can handle. Even light duty gaming is a no-go here, and you can pretty much bank on 720p+ content not playing back smoothly. Also, you're really buying aged parts here--this exact same configuration has been available on other netbooks for months, literally. The biggest gripe we have with this machine is the $349.99 MSRP (+$50 for integrated 3G). With these specs, the price tag shouldn't be a dime over $300, if that. Windows 7 is right around the bend, and if you can hold off, we'd recommend it. If not, the S10-2 deserves high consideration alongside Asus' Eee PC 1005HA and 1000HE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: Laptop Mag English
  While this netbook has a unique design and good performance, other machines in its class have better keyboards and longer endurance. The $399 Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is light, highly portable, and gets decent endurance. Its screen is bright and its Quick Start instant-on operating system is convenient and attractive. All of these things make it the S10-2 a solid choice, but not the best choice when compared to other netbooks such as the Toshiba mini NB205 or ASUS Eee PC 1005 HA. For the same price or less, you can get much longer endurance, a better keyboard, and a more attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: Computer Shopper English
By definition, evolution is hard to notice. At first glance, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 doesn’t seem much different than the gaggle of other glossy-shelled netbooks being hatched by umpteen manufacturers these days. But a closer look reveals subtle improvements that make the IdeaPad S10-2 easy to use and pleasant to live with as a second PC or mobile companion. This netbook delivers solid features for the price. Evolutionary rather than revolutionary innovations quietly make it one of the better 10-inch-screened models for users looking for a value-priced netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Schicker Dauerläufer
Source: Mobile News - 1/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
720p-Display im Netbook
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% emissions: 80%
78% Netbooks: Die neue Generation
Source: - 01/2010 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% performance: 53% features: 72% display: 97% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 86%
72% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 92% performance: 49% features: 73% display: 90% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 71%
80% Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 weiß M21B4GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 10% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Nincs átverés: kicsi netbook olcsón, itthon is
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Liten og lett minibærbar med innebygd 3G.
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Ydelse og pris spiller godt op mod hinanden, så vi kan godt leve med, at computeren er kedelig at se på.
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.9 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

71.6%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)