Lenovo Ideapad S10e
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad S10e
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.
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: Inside HW
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%
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: Reg Hardware
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%
Source: Computerbild - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 75% features: 81% display: 89% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 90%
Source: Chip.de - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 94% features: 73% display: 69% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 64%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PC Praxis - 5/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
Source: Minitechnet 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.
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.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
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.