Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3


Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 (Ideapad S Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.182kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 73.47% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 61%, features: 75%, display: 80% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

88% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Stylish Appearance. How does Lenovo's Pine Trail netbook distinguish itself from its competitors? How can the higher price for the same hardware be justified? Once again, the answer has been left up to looks and workmanship. Find out if this strategy has been successful in our review.
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
Source: Reg Hardware English
Reasonable battery life and the added bonus of built-in mobile broadband make the S10-3 an enticing netbook, but it's also pretty expensive and the touchpad is one of the worst I've ever used.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-3 may offer a newer processor and DDR3 memory but that doesn't really garner much additional performance out of a meager netbook platform. What users will really enjoy is the excellent keyboard, Bluetooth connectivity and a QuickStart OS for doing minor tasks on the go. The new integrated button touchpad design leads to problems though especially when clicking the buttons.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 Netbook
Source: PC World India English
A slick 10-inch netbook from Lenovo, the Ideapad S10-3 does three things right. It has a fantastic keyboard - the best we've seen on a netbook, comes with a slew of useful proprietary software, and sells at an attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
83% Lenovo S10-3, we review the third generation of S10 netbooks
Source: PC Authority English
Lenovo's original S10 was a bit of a late arrival on the netbook scene. It was plain, functional, and did most things adequately, but it lacked pizzazz or anything to set it apart from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 83% mobility: 67%
70% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 Netbook
Source: English
We have covered, and will cover practically the whole spectrum of netbooks, for the sole reason that we think they are the future for mobile computing, at least for work purposes. Lenovo is one of the leading elements of that spectrum, and today we have their much coveted IdeaPad series with us, with the new IdeaPAd S10-3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The third-generation, 10.1-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 is a 1.5kg business-oriented netbook that's a bit pricier per spec than the competition. Most other 10.1-inch, 1024-by-600-resolution netbooks sell for marginally less with the same 1GB Intel N450/3150 CPU/GPU combination, although you do get a capacious 250GB hard drive. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 10in netbook is much more than the sum of its parts. Type and point with one before you grab something else.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
Source: PC World English
Everything Lenovo sells, including the third-gen, 10.1-inch IdeaPad S10-3 netbook ($369, as of 3/29/10) appears to be intended for the board or meeting room--in this case, perhaps the meeting room imagined in Terry Gilliam's movie Brazil (the top or cover of the unit has a slightly psychedelic red checkerboard pattern)--but a meeting room nonetheless. Superior input ergonomics will sell this comparatively overpriced netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 64% features: 74%
72% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 (black)
Source: CNet English
Despite an across-the-board upgrade of the Intel Atom processor line just a few short months ago, the Netbook landscape since has quickly settled down into sameness and predictability once again. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 is a marked improvement from its predecessor, the S10-2, and is one of the most compact yet comfortable Netbooks we've seen. However, it costs more than Netbooks with similar features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 review
Source: Liliputing English
There’s a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3. It’s attractive, small, and light. And it offers decent performance and battery life (while falling far short of the 10+ hours of run time offered by some of its competitors). But there’s one major problem with the S10-3, and that’s the awful touchpad. If you’re a USB mouse kind of person, or if you don’t have a problem with integrated mouse buttons, then the Lenovo ideaPad S10-3 is definitely worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t 0651
Source: CNet English
Back at CES 2010, we marveled at Lenovo's seemingly unending lineup of inventive, eye-catching laptop designs. Though the U1 Hybrid took the spotlight, the less revolutionary but still eye-catching IdeaPad S10-3t also caught our attention. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t convertible Netbook tablet is priced to compete with the iPad, but underwhelming battery life and unpredictable touch response mar an otherwise sharp-looking portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo has built a reputation for constructing quality laptop keyboards, as evidenced by those found in its ThinkPad and IdeaPad lines. But a good keyboard has somehow eluded its 10-inch netbook line until now. The Lenovo ThinkPad S10-3 is one of the few 10-inch netbooks that can pull-off a full size keyboard, but it sacrificed the touchpad in the process.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
Source: Computer Shopper English
Netbooks have come a long way since that first Asus Eee PC, and Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10-3 is a shining example of that. A spacious-feeling design, powerful speakers, and a top-notch keyboard make this Pine Trail netbook stand out in an increasingly crowded market. Good looks, a standout keyboard, and a competitive price make this netbook worth a look, despite its troublesome touch pad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo did a lot of things right with the S10-3. Its design and keyboard are much improved over the previous generation, the speakers are positively booming (for a netbook), and its instant-on environment is easily the most attractive among netbooks. However, like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10, we’re not enamored with the touchpad and integrated buttons. So far, the only company that has gotten this right is Apple, although they have a lot more real estate to work with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 (M33D3GE)
Source: - 11/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 56% features: 71% display: 76% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 75%
82% Das kleine Schwarze
Source: Computerbild - 19/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% features: 83% display: 85% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 95%
85% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 76% display: 77% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 99%
88% Test Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 94%
70% Produkttest: Lenovo Idepad S10-3T Tablet Netbook
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

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).


Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» 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.

1.182 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

73.47%: 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

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)