Lenovo Ideapad S10e


Lenovo Ideapad S10eNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S10e (Ideapad S Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 bis zu 128 MB
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x576 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.29kg
Price: 369 euro
Average Score: 81.6% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 69%, features: 78%, display: 64% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad S10e

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%

Foreign Reviews

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: - 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%


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1.29 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.

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

Lenovo reviews

81.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)