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Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038
Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038 (IdeaPad S205 Series)
Processor
AMD E-350 1.6 GHz
Graphics adapter
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038

80% Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Bridging the gap between netbook and laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038 comes in at a very competitive price even if it does lack the raw power of some of the competition. If you’re after something highly portable but need to do more than send a few emails and surf the web the Lenovo is ideal, and the sharp definition offered by the screen outweighs the drawback of having a glossy finish.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

 

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Samsung 305U1A-A02DE
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-450, 1.2 kg
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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X130e
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-300, 1.8 kg
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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.2 kg
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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.54 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X121e, AMD E-350
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-3101eg
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-YB15JC
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion dm1-3100sa
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg

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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 13.3", 1.74 kg
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Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 12.1", 1.5 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)