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Lenovo Ideapad S Series

Lenovo Ideapad S10-3sProcessor: Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 8.9 inch, 10.1 inch, 10.2 inch, 12.0 inch
Weight: 0.9kg, 1.1kg, 1.182kg, 1.29kg, 1.3kg, 1.55kg, 2.2kg
Price: 300, 359, 369, 400 euro
Average Score: 73.11% - average
Average of 125 scores (from 161 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 62%, features: 67%, display: 72%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 72%

 

Lenovo Ideapad S10

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S10Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad S10
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 73.58% - average
Average of 36 scores (from 50 reviews)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: Netbookboards English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is a great netbook, there’s no doubt. But is it the best? Is it worth your money and time? It’s a budget netbook, so netbooks with better features are out there. However, it isn’t boring; Lenovo realized an ExpressCard is a great idea, and included Bluetooth, as every netbook maker should (but not all do, curiously). Considering Lenovo’s new updates, the S10 may be turning into a luxury netbook with a competitive cost – something we can’t help but love.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 50%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo has a sixth sense of what a terrific laptop entails, as evidenced by its celebrated ThinkPad brand and even its recent 12-inch netbook—the IdeaPad S12. While the S12 is nothing short of spectacular, Lenovo's 10-inch netbook line continues to underwhelm. The IdeaPad S10-2 ($349 direct) may be lighter than its predecessor—the S10—but it doesn't bring anything new to the table. In fact, it has taken away the ExpressCard slot—the one feature that made the S10 special. The S10-2 is a 10-inch netbook that does little to impress and is better off taking a pass on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (Red)
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo didn't waste any time launching its own netbook when ASUS, HP, and Acer first introduced theirs. That first version of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 possessed many desirable netbook traits, including an ExpressCard slot and a 10-inch widescreen, that kept the other three from running away with this category. But that was six months ago. Since then, netbooks have been evolving at a furious pace, with manufacturers improving aesthetics, slashing prices, and bridging the features gap between them and mainstream laptops. Although it's one of only two netbooks with an ExpressCard slot, and it now comes with several color options, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (Red) is already being outgrown and outclassed, in feature set and design, by its peers.
70, Preis 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: CNet English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 Netbook has been a popular entry in the minilaptop sweepstakes for several reasons. It was one of the first Netbooks to offer an ExpressCard slot (albeit the smaller 34mm variety), it was an early proponent of standard hard-disk drives instead of small solid-state drives (a position that is now the industry standard), and it was one of the only Netbook options for button-down business users, even though the system is technically part of Lenovo's IdeaPad "consumer" line. Lenovo fixes our main issue with the S10 Netbook by adding a larger six-cell battery.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10 High Capacity Battery Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Lenovo recently revamped their line of IdeaPad S10 netbooks. The most significant change was the inclusion of a 6 cell battery option, which allows the computer to run for up to 5 hours away from a power cord, according to Lenovo. So does the new extended battery actually last that long? Read on to find out. It seems like the extra cells have made a difference. The extended battery version of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 help it to significantly outlast its predecessor. All told, the addition of Quick Start combined with the higher capacity battery have made this S10 a worthy successor to the original one.
Leistung 20, Display 70, Mobilität 90, Verarbeitung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: performance: 20% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312DU (Red)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
You can find netbooks from other manufacturers with similar specs for just $399. In fact, several $399 netbooks offer three USB ports, Bluetooth, and better battery life. However, Lenovo was smart enough to realize an ExpressCard slot is important if you want to make a netbook useful. The ExpressCard slot gives you the option of adding more USB ports, FireWire, eSATA, or any number of other ports to the S10. More importantly, the ExpressCard slot makes it easy to add a broadband modem to the S10 so that you can stay connected to the internet anywhere with cell phone reception. The Quick Start OS and VeriFace software are cool, but not overwhelmingly useful for average consumers. At the end of the day the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is still a great ultra-portable laptop priced below $500, but the competition in the netbook market is getting pretty serious.
90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Ideapad S10 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I must say this is one of the best purchases I've ever made. At $400 this netbook was a steal. It has actually become my main computer and I rarely use anything else. If you are considering a netbook this is one of the best machines you'll find. I plan on peforming some upgrades soon. I've decided on getting a 2gb memory stick, an internal bluetooth module, a 500gb notebook drive, an external slim dvd burner, and a 6-cell battery. I've also been considering a second partition for linux as I've heard that Gentoo (I think my friend's brother said gentoo) and I'm sure a few other distros can better take advantage of the Intel Atom CPU.
90, Leistung 90
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90%
65% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e review
Source: CNet English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e is difficult to recommend, as it has few features to distinguish it from the rest of the netbook masses, while also suffering from below-par battery life. It does have an unusually compact and lightweight design for a 10-inch netbook, but compromises have been made elsewhere to achieve this. If you don't mind spending slightly more, the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is a better option.
65, Ausstattung 50, Mobilität 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 65% features: 50% mobility: 50%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e review
Source: Techradar English
A fantastic business Netbook with a stunning screen, but low battery life. Lenovo is renowned for its high-quality business laptops. The lightweight IdeaPad S10e (£299 inc. VAT) is its first Netbook and provides fantastic usability and a stunning screen, making it by far one of the best Netbooks you can buy. The tiny 1.1kg chassis is not only slim and light, but also incredibly strong. Even the thin screen panel is reassuringly sturdy, making it well suited to regular travel use. The 138-minute battery life is less pleasing, however, and falls below the three-hour minimum we expect. Usability is truly outstanding. Its limited battery life and screen movement may deter more frequent travellers, but the stunning screen and great usability easily put it up there with the best Netbooks we've seen so far.
80, Display 60, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 60% mobility: 40%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo’s popular netbook, repackaged for the education market, offers an instant-on OS and nearly five hours of battery life. Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10e isn’t just the S10 rebranded for the education market; it offers some features its successful predecessor doesn’t, including a Quick Start OS and a long-lasting six-cell battery. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e (starting at $379) is a good netbook that combines an attractive design and relatively fast hard drive with a compelling instant-on OS. We could do with less noise and a higher screen resolution, but otherwise we were happy with its performance. Parents and education buyers should still consider the CTL 2Go Convertible Classmate PC ($499) for younger students, but for students on the latter end of the K–12 spectrum, the $70 cheaper S10e is the way to go.
70, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo's S10e Linux Ideapad
Source: Small Business Computing English
With all these manufacturers vying for a chunk of the market that ASUS created, it should prove to be a very interesting year from a buyer's perspective. Newer models with faster processors, more memory and other twists like the mini Tablet-PC convertible model from ASUS will only make the buying decision more difficult. From the consumer's side of the table it all looks good.
Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2009
performance: 80%
80% Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Source: vnunet.com English
The IdeaPad S10e stands out from the netbook crowd thanks to its build quality, and some useful extras such as Quick Start and Rescue and Recovery to help users get their system up and running again if problems should occur. However, the standard three-cell battery pack will typically provide only a couple of hours' use so, although the IdeaPad is capable of running Office applications, buyers will probably need to add a larger battery pack to make it a serious mobile tool.

4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Most netbooks have very little to say for themselves aside from "I'm a netbook" and "so am I". Yet, despite sharing most of the elements that comprise all netbooks - an Intel Atom processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 10.1in screen and a 160GB hard drive - Lenovo's IdeaPad S10e does at least have one unique feature; as well as Windows XP, it has an "instant-on" Linux operating system. Unfortunately for Lenovo, the IdeaPad S10e's most interesting feature, the instant-on operating system, isn't as compelling as it could be. Beyond this, it's a fairly run-of-the-mill netbook that offers mediocre battery life and poor keyboard ergonomics.
von 10: 6, Preis 6, Leistung 6, Ausstattung 7
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e is a good netbook, but not a great one. The screen is much better than average, but there are few other stand-out features. We were impressed by the quality of the chassis, but the keyboard didn’t live up to our expectations. Overall, it’s difficult to ignore the fact the keyboard isn’t up to the same standard as Lenovo’s other laptops, and the S10e feels like a missed opportunity.
7 von 10, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo - IdeaPad S10e review
Source: IT Reviews English
The IdeaPad S10e shows that Lenovo was watching what all its major competitors were up to before entering the netbook fray. The addition of an ExpressCard slot makes it a more flexible solution than many of its competitors, but if it had a 6-cell battery in as standard then it would really push to challenge Asus's Eee PC range. Even so it's a winner.
Gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: PC Authority English
Conveniently, there’s a trackpad on/off switch above the trackpad in deference to the fact that most people will prefer a mouse – a nice touch we’ve seen on only two netbooks to date. Overall, though, the battery life results mean that it’s just not as competitive as it needs to be against the range of current netbooks.
Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2009
Rating: mobility: 40%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Source: PC Pro English
The flow of new netbooks may have slowed from a torrent to more of a trickle, but while there aren't many of the major manufacturers who are yet to make the plunge, there are some notable absentees. One name sorely missing from the lineup, at least until now, is Lenovo. If any manufacturer has the laptop-building pedigree to nail the netbook formula first time it's the manufacturer of the nigh-on-legendary ThinkPad range. The surprising thing is that it hasn't, and not by a long stretch. Rip open the endearingly tiny Lenovo box and the first moments with the IdeaPad S10e are promising. Lenovo's debut on the netbook scene isn't quite what we'd been hoping for.
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
Netbook Round-up: Lenovo Ideapad S10, Asus Eee 904HA, Acer Aspire One and Smoothbook Slice
Source: Techspot English

There is little doubt that netbooks are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. A recent news article reported that netbooks are now more popular than Apple’s iPhone, which recently overtook the Motorola Razr as the most popular cell phone based on sales. The current generation of netbooks are not notebook/laptop killers, but once equipped with Intel’s Dual Core Atom processor in the coming months, they will be one step closer. Doubling the processing power will no doubt have an impact on performance and things like HD video playback should become a reality.


Preis gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2008
50% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 takes on Aspire One and Eee PC
Source: PC Authority English
If the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 had come along 6 months ago, we probably would have crowned it the best little netbook around. But after having seen the likes of the Eee PC 1000H and the HP Mini 1001TU, the Lenovo comes off looking a little second-best. Take, for example, the connections -- the latest Eee models come with 3 USB ports, while the S10 has just two. Although it includes an expresscard slot, it has no Bluetooth. Overall, though, it's a product that's just not as competitive as it needs to be against the range of current netbook.
Mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%
58% Lenovo S10 Review
Source: Laptop Logic English

I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. It has a lot of nice features at this price point and the connectivity isn't the worst, and carrying a nice LED 10.2” LCD is also great. However, I feel that there could be some improvements on some aspects and the touchpad could be slightly quieter. If you're looking for a fashion friendly netbook that doens't leave you stranded for some great function, I'd highly recommend it. However, being that the 6-cell version has been spotted but no sign of official release on our side of the pond, I'd have to say that the modest battery power might not be for some users, along with that kinda funky keyboard.


(von 5): 2.9, Ausstattung 3, Mobilität 4, Leistung 1, Dispaly gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 20% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad S10 Netbook Full Evaluation
Source: Hot Hardware English

Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 is unique enough to turn some heads for those looking to purchase a netbook in an increasingly saturated market. It's definitely a sharp little system, design wise, and we think that in some of the more unique Lenovo color offerings, it will stand out more compared to the unit we have looked at today. However, to be frank, Lenovo hasn't brought anything truly outstanding to the table here, and there are also are some bits which we still think need some work. On the upside, Lenovo's very slim and stylish external bezel design is one of the better looking designs when the unit is closed for transportation. The front bezel is quite sharp, with its open-airflow design with integrated speakers.


Leistung mäßig, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Netbook
Source: Geek.com English
Overall, Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10 is one of the best netbooks we have seen hit the market so far. It is not a huge upgrade from the likes of the 1000H and the Wind, but you get a solid keyboard, light system, and nicer form-factor then you might expect. Each of these tweaks on their own are rather minor, but they all add up to a netbook that is more refined than what we saw coming out a few months ago. What really impresses me day after day is how thin the system is, just like an ultraportable device should be. Of course, you really need that 6-cell battery, which will add to the size and weight, but you are still getting a very nice system. Readers should note that the configuration tested here is not exactly what is available from Lenovo.com right now, so read carefully before you pull out your credit card.
gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
Big idea, mini package
Source: Star Techcentral English
Well, while the Lenovo Ideapad S10 may not be particularly good-­looking enough to stand out from the crowd, on the ­performance side there’s little to fault here. For one thing, the S10 actually feels quite solid, and yet light and small enough that it’ll easily fit in a knapsack. If I could single out the feature that makes this notebook worthy of consideration, it’s the keyboard — tactile feedback was actually ­surprisingly better than most ­notebooks I’ve tried and the size was just large enough for easy touch typing. As far as the ExpressCard slot goes, I’m not sure it’s really all that useful but Lenovo has managed to add one in without really — impacting the small size of the notebook so I guess if you need it, it’s there.
Verarbeitung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% The Full Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review
Source: Hardware Zone English
Although more manufacturers are jumping into the netbook area due to the increase in consumer demand, the hardware found in netbooks has remained generally similar due to what's current and available out there (for instance, Intel's Atom is the present unanimous choice). Therefore, the focus has started shifting to the overall build and design aspects of the netbook. The size of the keyboard, number of ports, LED panels are but some of the features that manufacturers are touting in their products in order to differentiate from the competition. Of course, some vendors have opted to retain a vaguely similar look and feel to the ASUS Eee PC series that started it all, but Lenovo's S10 is definitely not one of these.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're looking for a big, beefy hard drive and surprisingly sprightly performance from a mini-notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is a solid pick. If the S10's slightly cramped keyboard and loose mouse buttons are deal breakers for you, Asus's Eee 1000H would suit you much better. Though the Eee 1000H has a little more girth, it will definitely get you through your next business trip.
(von 5): 3.5, Verarbeitung 3, Ausstattung 4, Preis 3.5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Netbook Subnotebook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo is a bit late with their IdeaPad S10 netbook laptop computer but they did a good overall job of making it a bit different from what others have to offer. It make look like just about another other 10-inch sized netbook but it has the advantage of being more flexible for expansion thanks to the inclusion of the ExpressCard slot. Of course, if this isn't something you might need, then there are less expensive or more flexible netbook options.
4 von 5, Emsisionen schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: PC Mag English
The rapid emergence of netbooks, or UMPCs (ultramobile PCs), over the past year has changed the landscape of affordable mobile computing. Although these little ultraportables are meant to satisfy your most basic computing needs, an imaginative user can take them well beyond their intended roles. Only a few netbooks have gotten it right so far, and the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 ($469 direct) is one of them. Its right stuff includes a 10-inch screen, Intel Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, ExpressCard slot, and a price as sweet as the MSI Wind's. With Lenovo's crafty engineering team, it's surprising that the design is basically the same as those of the competition—the MSI Wind, the Acer Aspire One, and the ASUS EeePC 900. The S10 is clad in white (a red version is also available), and its dimensions of 7.3 by 9.8 by 0.9 inches (HWD) are similar to those of the Wind.
4 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 40%
73% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 review
Source: CNet English
All in all, we were pleased with the thin design and ExpressCard/34 slot despite the netbook's small size. The S10 performed well, though it didn't blow us out of the water -- it's a good little netbook, but really just another one to add to the ever-growing pile. Our biggest disappointment was the battery life, which was merely average when we expected it to excel. But that isn't a deal-breaker, since other 3-cell notebooks gave similar results.
7.3 von 10, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% mobility: 40%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: Computer Shopper English
Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10 hews closely to the basic netbook formula established by the Acer Aspire One, Asus Eee PC, and MSI Wind. The lightweight netbook has a couple of unique features, but nothing that makes it stand out like the HP 2133 Mini-Note’s hi-res screen or the Dell Inspiron Mini 9’s distinctive case design. The Lenovo S10’s ExpressCard slot is the one element that makes this otherwise average netbook stand out.
8.3 von 10, Mobilität gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% mobility: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Is the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 the best netbook currently on the market and the best value for your dollar? Well, the answer isn't simple, particularly considering the way that new netbooks seem to arrive every week. The S10 does several things right that we wish more manufacturers did with their netbooks. First, Lenovo was smart enough to realize and ExpressCard slot is important if you want to make a netbook useful. The ExpressCard slot gives you the option of adding more USB ports, Firewire, eSATA, or any number of other ports to the S10. More importantly, the ExpressCard slot makes it easy to add a broadband modem to the S10 so that you can stay connected to the internet anywhere with cell phone reception.
Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
73% Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312DU (Red)
Source: CNet English
Those who follow the ever-growing Netbook market have been waiting for one conspicuous straggler to arrive. Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 Netbook was announced way back on August 4, but only started shipping in late September. Lenovo's "me, too!" entry in the Netbook sweepstakes, the IdeaPad S10, gets the price and features right, but falls behind on battery life.
(von 10): 7.3, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 7, Mobilität 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 50%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: Laptop Mag English
More than half a dozen mini-notebooks are currently available with identical 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processors and Windows XP Home operating systems. With so few differences between competing models, any innovation—a stylish look, a better keyboard, a bundled piece of software, or even an extra port—becomes paramount. Lenovo’s first foray into the netbook space has some nice touches: a stylish and compact chassis, full-featured back-up software, a speedy hard drive, and a screen with great viewing angles. Unfortunately, it also has a smaller keyboard and touchpad than its 10-inch rivals. At $449, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is within $30 of the street price for the three-cell MSI Wind ($479 street) and comparable to the six-cell ASUS Eee PC 1000H.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Emissionen schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
75% Netbook-Nachwuchs
Source: Connect - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 65% features: 72% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 81%
80% Netbooks in freier Wildbahn
Source: e-media - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Vier im Netz: Netbooks bis 10 Zoll im Vergleich
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
86% Test Lenovo Ideapad S10e Mini-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 51% display: 77% mobility: 95% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 93%
Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
Netbook von Lenovo: Ideapad S10e im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 40%
71% Test: Lenovo Ideapad S10e
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 57% performance: 99% features: 82% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 54%
80% Netbook für flüssiges Arbeiten
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80%
86% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e (Mini-Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 82% display: 86% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 84%
Testbericht S10e – Hard-/Software unter Windows XP
Source: Thinkpad-Forum.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2008
80% LENOVO IDEAPAD S10e schwarz 40684WG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
82% Lenovo Ideapad S10
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90%
60% Netbooks im ultimativen Praxis-Check
Source: e-media - 20/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Lenovo S10-2
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
70% Lenovo Ideapad S10e
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 62% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 70%
70% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Részletekben az ördög
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 - sněhově bílý
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo Ideapad S9

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S9Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad S9
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% LENOVO IDEAPAD S9e
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Netbooks im ultimativen Praxis-Check
Source: e-media - 20/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

 

Lenovo Ideapad S10e

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S10eNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S10e
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 bis zu 128 MB
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x576 pixels
Weight: 1.29kg
Price: 369 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 81.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

82% Review Lenovo Ideapad S10e Netbook | Notebookcheck
Ambivalent Newcomer. Alike nearly all big and small manufacturers also Lenovo has various netbook models, which have to assert themselves in the highly competitive market, in its product range. The competition pressure is high, the margins are small and the commonly used Atom platform gives only little leeway to get ahead in performance. Launched rather late, the Lenovo Ideapad S10e tries to attract potential buyers by a stylish look and some smart ideas.
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo's netbook goes from business to personal. Lenovo isn't a household name when it comes to computers, but in business circles the company is well respected for its robust line of ThinkPad laptops (previously produced for IBM). Consequently, you won't find Ubuntu or Mandriva on its IdeaPad netbooks – the only option is SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
Overall, the Lenovo is a good machine, but there are a few usability niggles which could get on your wick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e review
Source: PC Advisor English
Splashtop is an integrated Linux-based operating system that wasn't available in the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 when we tested it. It resides in a chip on the motherboard and lets you use the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e within 20sec of pressing the power button. By comparison, Windows XP takes about 45sec to load before you can use it. Despite its reduced size and resolution, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e is one of the best netbooks on the market. It's very well built, it has an expansion slot and its battery lasts a long time. Its keyboard is hard to get used to, but some of the people we showed it to loved it
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10e
Source: Inside HW English
Netbook fever is at its peak and new models are presented, almost, on weekly basis. This time we present you Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook. Although IdeaPad should be more vanguard series than ThinkPad series, Lenovo design of S10e cannot be described as excitable. Price for this netbook is set to a reasonable level so it will be interesting choice for a lot of potential users, especially if we count in a interesting SSD/HDD combination. Lenovo IdeaPad S10e isn’t in same quality range as ThinkPad series but then again its price isn’t either to. It looks like Lenovo has made almost a perfect balance with IdeaPad S10e.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2009
Rating: price: 70% workmanship: 70%
90% Lenovo S10e offers stunning build quality
Source: Fudzilla English
In spite of its small footprint and low weight, it's one of the most rugged netbooks out there. The materials feel good, and build quality is truly exceptional at this price point, with an emphasis on the rock solid keyboard. The screen hinges feel like you could use them on doors, and the chassis feels like a brick. The design is pretty good too, and compared to most cheerful netbooks out there, it looks pretty serious. It is very easy to upgrade, which isn't the case with most netbooks. Overall, the pros heavily outweigh the cons, and our verdict is a positive one, a very positive one. Lenovo proves you can build an amazingly robust and durable netbook for under €300, and it doesn't compromise on looks either. If only it weren't for the 1,024x576 glare screen, it would get our Recommended award in a heartbeat.
90, Display 50, Verarbeitung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 50% workmanship: 90%
Lenovo S10e review
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite some inexcusable shortcomings such as tortuous mouse buttons and a reflective screen, we couldn’t help admiring the Lenovo S10e for its overall build quality which inspires confidence as you handle it. It also has a curiously workable keyboard, despite its size, which counts for plenty given that using many similar netbooks are an exercise in frustration. Also of note is the most affordable price, the cheapest for a 10in screen here.
Preis 90, Display 50, Verarbeitung 90
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2009
Rating: price: 90% display: 50% workmanship: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Ah, netbooks... everybody is making them - cue Psion lawyers - and everyone wants one. Yet despite the stiff competition, Acer and Asus combined own around 70 per cent of the market. So what are the rest of them doing so wrong? Not distinguishing themselves well enough, if the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e is anything to go by. The Lenovo S10e is a great netbook. The Quick Start feature is lacking and the battery life could be better. At £249, it's competitively priced and worthy of consideration. If you need extra battery life, consider the similarly specced Samsung NC10, with double the battery life, for only £50 more.
80, Preis 80, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% mobility: 40%
82% Vergleichstest
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 75% features: 81% display: 89% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 90%
76% Nette Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 94% features: 73% display: 69% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 64%
74% Lenovo Ideapad S10e
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
92% IdeaPad S10e
Source: PC Praxis - 5/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10e Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.9kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 71.6% - average
Average of 20 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Netbook
Source: Techtree.com 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: Notebookreview.com 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.
60
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%
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: Chip.de - 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: Chip.de 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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S12Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 12.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.55kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 74.74% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 32 reviews)

 

82% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION Netbook | Notebookcheck
The small, white one. Stylishness is a must for all netbooks, because those who buy these mini PCs are not always computer experts who need a secondary computer. Most of the buyers are normal, everyday people without much experience with computers who simply wish to surf on the internet, and stylish netbooks would definitely catch the eye of these people. Lenovo realised this and designed the IdeaPad S12 so as to accomodate the buyers' need. The netbook is a trendy white and has a few other clever features, which we will describe in detail in our in-depth review.
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (NVIDIA ION) review
Source: Liliputing English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA ION graphics costs about $170 more than the version with integrated graphics. Is it worth the extra price? That depends on how important the extra graphics capabilities are to you. In terms of everyday performance, you probably won’t notice a difference between the two machines. But if you want a model that can reliably handle HD video, Flash video, and some 3D gaming, as well as pump out video to an HDTV via an HDMI port, the NVIDIA ION model is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2010
performance: 80%
69% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (2959-5GU)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Fish or fowl, vegetable or mineral, netbook or ultraportable? That's a good question. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (or S12-2959-5GU, to be exact), the $649 top-shelf model in the S12 line, features a 12.1-inch display and integrated Nvidia Ion graphics. Lenovo's top-of-the-line S12 model displays high-def content handily and features some ultraportable-grade hardware, but its performance parks it in the netbook camp.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 69%
65% Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 (Ion, Atom N270 1.6GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7)
Source: CNet English
Long, long ago in the year 2009, we first heard news about the forthcoming Nvidia Ion GPU for Netbooks and got excited. At long last, Netbooks would be more capable of graphics processing and handling HD video. Although the IdeaPad S12, with its Nvidia Ion graphics processor, provides some 3D muscle, it costs more than comparable Netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion)
Source: PC Mag English
When Nvidia decided to launch its own chipset (called Ion) that worked in tandem with the Intel Atom processor and brought more graphics horsepower to the netbook category, Lenovo wasted little time announcing a netbook that ran it. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion), Lenovo's Ion netbook, finally ships with full support for 1080p, though battery life and speed take a hit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with Ion
Source: Laptop Mag English
There’s certainly a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaPad S12-29595GU, including Ion graphics, a relatively large keyboard, ample RAM, OneKey backup, and lots of storage. However, the $649 asking price for this netbook on steroids is considerably higher than the similarly configured $574 HP Mini 311, which offers an hour of additional battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION 12.1-inch Netbook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S12 is one of the few netbooks that has gone beyond the standard 10 and 11-inch screens. The extra screen size and resolution are a definite plus with the NVIDIA ION graphics capable of HD and 3D video. The full Windows 7 OS license also provides Lenovo the option of high memory and hard drive sizes. The downside to all of this is the extra bulk of the 12-inch screen and and the higher price make the system less attractive compared to less expensive netbooks with less graphics capabilities or higher performing but only slightly more expensive CULV ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Source: Maximum PC English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is not the fastest netbook we’ve ever tested, nor the smallest—but that isn’t the point. It’s a competent netbook in a much more usable formfactor. The higher screen resolution makes everything better—from browsing the web to editing photos and watching movies. And at a three pound, 6.5 ounce lap weight, it’s only a few ounces heavier than the Asus Eee 1000HE or MSI Wind U123—still light enough to throw in a bag and bring to the coffee shop. Some might argue that a netbook with a 12-inch screen isn’t even a netbook anymore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Lenovo Ideapad S12 review
Source: Techradar English

An impressive large-screen machine, offering lots of features and good usability. Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad business laptops, but its IdeaPad range provides entry-level systems for both corporate and consumer use. The IdeaPad S12 is its 12.1-inch offering and strikes a balance between a netbook and a full-sized ultraportable. Although the size of the IdeaPad S12 makes its netbook status questionable, it is nevertheless a very usable and wellmade machine and provides an affordable alternative to business ultraportables, without scrimping on features.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Source: Toptenreviews English
As far as netbooks go, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 reaches where few have trod prior – to a 12.1” screen and full-sized keyboard – all in a relatively compact, lightweight and aesthetically pleasing design. Battery life is moderate and should be enough to keep you up and running the better part of a work day so the likelihood of this being used as a desktop replacement isn’t out of the question. Students who don’t require the power of a full-sized notebook would also be smart to consider the ultraportable S12 at its $499 price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook
Source: Geek.com English
Lenovo’s S12 12-inch netbook is a good system, but not a great one. It has some advantages over 10-inch products so if you are picky about your keyboard or don’t like to strain your eyes with 10-inch displays then it could be worth considering. It seems like a good netbooks for a more casual user, who isn’t particularly concerned about its ho-hum design, extended battery, or increased size. Despite what’s good about it, I’d like to see more polish from a $450 computer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're looking for a netbook with decent battery life, a bigger screen, and the ability to recognise your face, then the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is a solid choice. It packs a punch in a little netbook package. With its big hard drive, better-than-average battery life, and stylish exterior, it's great for your basic netbook user on the go. It's cheaper and lasts longer than HP's Pavilion dv2 - another 12 incher. However, this S12 is a taste of things to come. If you wait a little longer, an Ion-powered model with an nVidia GPU on board will come out, selling for a little more. That's where the smart money's at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
68% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 review
Source: CNet English
When we first heard that Lenovo had an IdeaPad S12 netbook on the way, we were expecting the long-anticipated Nvidia Ion-packing version, including graphics power decent enough to handle high-definition video and even some demanding gaming. Unfortunately, Lenovo contacted us to say that this model won't be coming to <st1:place w:st="on">Europe</st1:place>. Instead, we got a configuration that includes an Intel Atom N270 processor and GMA 950 graphics -- essentially the same configuration as many current netbooks. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 feels and looks like a laptop, but, due to its Atom N270 CPU, it performs like a netbook. Although it's comfortable to use, we can't help but wish it had a more powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 68%
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 review
Source: Liliputing English
If you judge the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 by netbook standards, the computer has an excellent screen and keyboard. While the laptop is still small by conventional notebook standards, it should be large enough to placate some folks who find the typical netbook to be too small to make for a comfortable typing or reading experience. And weighing in at just 3.4 pounds, the notebook is barely heavier than the Asus Eee PC 1000HE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The IdeaPad S12 is excellence in a small form factor at a low price. The overall design is very pleasing to the eyes and it has the best netbook keyboard I have used to date. Build quality is solid and the screen is beautiful. There is little complain about on the S12 – sure, the touchpad could be a bit larger and the screen could tilt back further, but other than that, if you are in the market for a netbook with a larger screen, it is difficult to go wrong with the Lenovo IdeaPad S12.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Source: PC Mag English
For netbook makers, the first instinct is to vie for the lowest prices, but they are bound by what's considered the norm for netbooks—a 10-inch screen, an undersized keyboard, and minimal features. There are only a handful of netbooks that push beyond these boundaries in an effort to draw in the sophisticated netbook users—if there's such a group. The Lenovo Ideapad S12 ($500 direct) is arguably the best 12-inch netbook available, besting the Dell Inspiron Mini 12, Samsung NC20 (21GBK), and HP Pavilion dv2-1030us. With the IdeaPad S12, Lenovo produces its best 12-inch netbook yet, but there's a price premium above your average netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad S12
Source: Netbookchoice English
The Lenovo Ideapad S12 is the company’s 12-inch entry into its Ideapad range of netbooks. Whilst much of the hype surrounds the ION-based S12, due later this year, the model also comes with versions powered with the Intel Atom and VIA Nano processor. Laptop Mag has the review of the Intel Atom version and overall seemed to like what they saw. Putting it head-to-head against the current 12-inch netbook, the Samsung NC20, they found that the Samsung felt a bit sturdier and had a better design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Source: Laptop Mag English

As 12-inch netbooks go, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 and the Samsung NC20 are fairly evenly matched in terms of ergonomics, performance, and endurance. While the NC20’s list price is $549, it can be found online for $499, the same as the S12. We slightly prefer the design of the NC20—it does a better job at concealing its battery and feels a more sturdy—but the S12 is better in other ways. The Lenovo has much better audio quality, and the fact that it comes with the Quick Start OS is a nice perk. If you’d like a little more graphics oomph and can hold out for a couple of months, it might be worth waiting for the Nvidia Ion version of the S12. But, if you just want to get online and prefer the more comfortable computing experience that comes with a 12-inch netbook, today’s IdeaPad S12 is a great choice.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
77% Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Source: Computer Shopper English
This is a netbook? That could well be your first impression upon seeing the Lenovo IdeaPad S12. With its 12.1-inch screen and full-size keyboard, this is no cramped compact. Those looking for an affordable in-between model who have no desire to tap away on a Chiclet-style keyboard should take a look. But demanding users should take note: Under the hood, we found mixed performance. This unit did well on tests that emphasized rendering, but not as well with 3D-graphics-focused benchmark measures. If you're looking for a netbook that feels like a notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12, with its 12.1-inch screen, just might be it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 77%
82% Test Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION-Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 62% display: 70% mobility: 87% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 85%
82% Die besseren Netbooks
Source: PC Praxis - 3/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70%
TEST: Sechs neue Netbooks zwischen 329 und 450 Euro im Check
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2010
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Lenovo S12-ION Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40%
79% Das Netbook wird erwachsen
Source: PC Go - 12/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80%
82% Schneewittchen und die 7-Zwerge
Source: Computerbild - 26/2009 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 73% features: 81% display: 91% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 100%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 im Test: Erwachsenes Netbook
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
55% Netbook Lenovo Ideapad S12 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 55% price: 80% performance: 89% features: 47% mobility: 52% ergonomy: 17%
Netbook, Subnotebook, oder was?
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Lenovo Ideapad S12 weiß M19B3GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
Supernett-Books
Source: c't - 16/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 40% display: 50% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion)
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S12 – minek nevezzelek?
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 60% emissions: 50%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.182kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

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: Tech2.in.com 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%
75% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 (M33D3GE)
Source: Chip.de - 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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3tNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.55kg
Price: 359 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

Average Score: 62.69% - poor
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Convertible | Notebookcheck
Up to the challenge? The IdeaPad S10-3t Convertible from Lenovo is a combination of netbook and tablet which could be described stylishly as a "netvertible”. The older Intel Atom N450 single core processor and a flood of tablet novelties didn’t make things easy for our tester.
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Convertible Tablet Netbook Review
Source: Futurelooks English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t leaves a lot to be desired and I don’t think this kind of form factor is going to be relevant moving forward. The performance just isn’t up to snuff and I’d be more inclined to buy a 15-inch notebook with a “real” processor than a netbook like this given the price point. On the tablet front, again, you’re better off with a real tablet with a more tablet-appropriate operating system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10: A Miniature Tablet
Source: Inside HW English
You may end up with the impression that we’ve had many remarks to this small Lenovo Ideapad. That may be true, but Ideapad S10-3t proved to be one of those devices that you like despite its flaws. Once you learn to appreciate its advantages, such as display rotation, as well as finger-controlling your computer’s screen, you’ll be quick to realise why.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: performance: 60% emissions: 50%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: PC World English
This half-netbook, half-tablet would have probably been better if it had just stuck with one genre or the other.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: performance: 64% features: 78%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-3T is the a netbook with a swivelling touchscreen. Although this is certainly a different design and works as expected, the heavy chassis – due to the large battery -is a major letdown.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t convertible tablet review
Source: Liliputing English
If the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t were simply a netbook, it would be a decent offering. It offers middle-of -the-road performance, a decent keyboard, and a compact, light weight case. I’d be happier with a larger touchpad and a more powerful battery, but I’d also be happier with world peace and a million bucks in my pocket. We can’t always have everything.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
We were very excited about the ThinkPad X100e we evaluated a couple of weeks back, but we're somewhat underwhelmed with the IdeaPad S10-3t. We expected this machine to be so much more, particularly considering its price, which is far higher than most other netbooks and/ or entry-level tablets. Using the touch screen on this netbook doesn't have enough utility. We're not really sure it's worth the extra investment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 60% emissions: 40%
60% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t Tablet Netbook
Source: Techtree.com English
The Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t sells for Rs. 30,740. That's a few thousand rupees more than a competitive Eee PC T91. The Ideapad S10-3t comparatively offers a lot more than the T91 -- a slightly larger screen, a traditional 250GB hard drive (as opposed to the paltry 32GB SSD storage), a newer-generation Atom processor and a better battery life. But not providing a stylus means Lenovo wants people to use the touchscreen mainly for media. That's where the argument begins, what are you really looking for? If you want to use a media consumption device, then an iPad will offer a UI experience like no other. If you are looking for a PC, then a regular netbook, which is much cheaper than this one, would suffice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t seems more of a proof of concept than anything else. As a tablet, it’s not fun to use and it will have a negative impact on your productivity. Things could be better if Windows 7 Home Premium was installed, but the hardware also needs some tweaking. A screen with edge-to-edge glass would make scrolling a lot more comfortable and responsive; a trimmed-down hinge design would probably allow for a deeper palm rest and larger touchpad; and a webcam at the centre of the screen would make it possible to use the netbook for video conferencing. It’s clear that netbooks with touchscreens aren’t prime-time material yet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
30% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t tablet-convertible netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t is a tablet-convertible netbook with a touchscreen. However, a poor software implementation, slow CPU and a unfriendly design make it a frustrating product to use. An on-screen keyboard is not supplied, the screen gestures place a lot of strain on the CPU and aren't always recognised, and the design of screen itself is not good enough for touch input. On the plus side, it has a great keyboard and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 30%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Review
Source: Slashgear English
It’s unfortunate, but the fact that the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t promises so much – multitouch, usability both while desk-bound and while mobile – makes it all the more disappointing when it falls short. The occasional periods of sluggishness that all netbooks encounter are somehow exponentially more frustrating when you’re trying to interact via the touchscreen, and the choice of either battery life or holding-comfort is a disappointing one to have to make.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 40%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: PC Mag English
Netbooks come in many variations, but few have had success as convertible tablets. Part of the problem is cost, since a rotating hinge and touch display are drive up the cost. Demand for tablets hasn't exactly been surging either, well, aside from the Apple iPad. If you can past the single-piece touchpad and lackluster speeds, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t is one of the few netbooks that have a rotating touch display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: Laptop Mag English
The S10-3t does some things right. It's fairly light for a convertible, offers accurate touch input, and it has a comfortable keyboard. And, provided you get the 8-cell battery, you’ll see 7 hours of unplugged computing time. However, this machines’ sluggish performance and weak wireless range hold it back. If you want a netbook with touch capability, the S10-3t is worth considering, but this netvertible didn't quite live up to our expectations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: Computer Shopper English
For those turned off by the Apple iPad’s lack of certain features (no keyboard or Flash support, for instance), it’s nice to know that other tablet options are available. One of them, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t convertible tablet, delivers a bunch of ports and features that the iPad won't have. Good-looking and sturdy, this netbook/tablet combo improves on previous tablet designs, but its performance lags behind that of the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Test Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Convertible
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 38% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 66% emissions: 91%
Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
70% Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 20% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%
50% Обзор трансформера Lenovo S10-3t
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 16% display: 40% mobility: 48% emissions: 51%
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
battery runtime deficient
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2011

 

Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S10-3sNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad S (Series)

 

Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s reviewed – inferior to the S10-3
Source: Netbooked English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s is a very nice netbook with an excellent keyboard, high quality audio, bright display and good performance but it falls short in every regard compared to the previous IdeaPad S10-3, except that the S10-3 is not available with a HD 1280 x 720 display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50% emissions: 30%

 

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

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).

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).

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

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

» 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).

N270:

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.

N450:

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.


8.9: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny 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 very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

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.

10.2: 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.

2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


73.11%: 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.

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» Toshiba NB520-10U
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» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
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» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
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» Samsung NC110-A03
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» Gateway LT2085u
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» HP Mini 210-3022sf
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» Gigabyte S1080
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» Samsung NC210-A01PL
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» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
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» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
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» Samsung NC210-A02FR
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» Advent Zuni
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)