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Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-103834UProcessor: AMD E-Series E-350, AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310, AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.414kg
Price: 399, 400 euro
Average Score: 76.42% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
: - %, performance: 75%, features: 56%, display: 60%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632HGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632HGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632HGE
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310 384 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.414kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

82% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (Fusion) Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Netbook plus. Atom is out - Fusion makes the better mobile companion. The smallest IdeaPad now also benefits from that what gave the APU subnotebooks from Toshiba, HP and Sony good portability and HD suitability.
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review
Source: Techradar English
It may lack power, but this petite laptop is highly portable
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S205
Source: CNet English
Any opportunity to remind laptop shoppers of Lenovo's IdeaPad line is a welcome one. While the company is best-known for the vaunted ThinkPad brand of business laptops, the younger IdeaPad line of consumer-targeted systems may be one of the best-kept secrets in mobile computing. Combining AMD's excellent ultraportable Fusion platform with Lenovo's consumer-friendly IdeaPad designs, the S205 is a solid, if unexciting, 11-inch laptop ideal for on-the-go Web surfing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review
Source: PC Advisor English
But you can uninstall the unnecessary apps, and overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 shapes up as a very appealing, somewhat consumer-oriented netbook. While it may be a tad pricey for a netbook (depending on where you buy), its superb design features and decent performance (for a netbook) justify the premium. Go with the S205 if you need a large-as-possible hard drive and don't care about integrated mobile broadband.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S205: A More Stylish Netbook
Source: PC World English
But you can uninstall the unnecessary apps--and overall, the IdeaPad S205 shapes up as a very appealing, somewhat consumer-oriented alternative to the ThinkPad X120e. While both are admittedly a tad pricey for a netbook, their superb design features and decent performance (for a netbook) justify the premium. Go with the S205 if you need a large-as-possible hard drive and don't care about mobile broadband.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S205
Source: PC Mag English
Oversized netbooks like the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 require fewer compromises than traditional 10-inch netbooks. The S205's 11-inch screen, full-size keyboard, and HDMI port are some of its pluses; and its AMD parts and abundant memory can handle many of the more demanding computing tasks that an Intel Atom paired with 1GB of RAM can't. But because of the S205's few weaknesses, which include a puny touchpad and mediocre battery life, I would recommend the HP Pavilion dm1z.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Lenovo’s IdeaPad S205 delivers Fusion on a budget
Source: Fudzilla English
Let me put it this way: €259 will hardly buy you a decent phone, or a half-decent tablet, but it will buy you a cute ultraportable notebook that can easily meet the everyday needs of most users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Lenovo’s IdeaPad S205 delivers Fusion on a budget
Source: Fudzilla English
So, the S205 is a mixed bag to say the least. Clearly its biggest drawback is limited battery life and the fact that Lenovo was forced to ship a bulky 6-cell power pack, thus increasing weight and adding unnecessary thickness to an otherwise sleek design, only to deliver unimpressive results. The touchpad is a bit too small for my taste and upgradability is also an issue.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2011
68% Lenovo IdeaPad S205
Source: Computer Shopper English
Ever since AMD's Fusion processors debuted at the beginning of the year, we've been excited about the next generation of low-cost laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has a gorgeous display and strong 3D graphics performance, but it ultimately disappoints with an underwhelming keyboard and mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 68%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
In the low-cost ultraportable space, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a solid middle-of-the-road pick. For more than $400 less than the latest 11-inch MacBook Air, you get a handsome design, spacious keyboard, and cool-running temperatures. However, the S205's small touchpad and tiny and mushy touchpad buttons give us pause. This laptop performs pretty well, but we prefer the HP Pavilion dm1z, which offers better ergonomics and longer battery life for $100 less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad S205 reviewed- overall solid 11.6 notebook
Source: Netbooklive English
The S205 is a decent entry for the mainstream notebook market, as it packs AMD’s latest Fusion CPU and had HD graphics. The build, although from plastic, is pretty good and the keyboard feels much better than the ones on more expensive machines. But the S205 has a major negative aspect- the battery won’t hold for more than 3 hours on a single charge! For an ultra portable device, this is indeed a problem, but if you intend to use it mostly at home, the decently priced 11.6 notebook is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011
85% Ultra-Nett
Source: Computerbild - 4/12 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 76% features: 84% display: 89% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 94%
82% Test Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (Fusion) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 62% display: 66% mobility: 89% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 89%
Lenovo Ideapad S205 M632EGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Test ergibt ein gutes Ergebnis
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
good price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2011

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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

 

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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-103834U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S205-103834UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S205-103834U
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad S205-103834U (Model)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (M63D8GE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

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 %

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

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.

AMD Radeon HD 6320:

Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-450) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Thanks to TurboCore, it can automatically overclock to 600 MHz.

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


AMD E-Series:

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).

E-450:

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).


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


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.414 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76.42%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1225B-BLK033M
E-Series E-450, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4001er
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4131EF
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4135EF
E-Series E-450, 1.3 kg
» Samsung 305U1A-A04
E-Series E-450, 1.2 kg
» Samsung 305U1A-A01FR
E-Series E-450, 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4125ea
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4055eg
E-Series E-450, 1.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1225B
E-Series E-450, 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4000sg
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 305U1A-A01DE
E-Series E-450, 1.37 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S
E-Series E-450, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4027ea
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B
E-Series E-450, 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H
E-Series E-450, 1.425 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-4010us
E-Series E-450, 1.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus X401U-WX025V
E-Series E-450, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK098W
E-Series E-450, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus U32U-RX042V
E-Series E-450, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C670D-11K
E-Series E-450, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C670D-122
E-Series E-450, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EL2S1E
E-Series E-450, 15.5", 2.7 kg
» Asus U32U-RX019V
E-Series E-450, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus U32U
E-Series E-450, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EK25EC/W
E-Series E-450, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK227M
E-Series E-450, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Medion Akoya E2312 MD97974
E-Series E-450, 12.1", 1.428 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ57-303SG
E-Series E-450, 15.6", 2.55 kg
» Gigabyte Q1700
E-Series E-450, 17.3", 2.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)