Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632HGE
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632HGE
Netbook plus. Atom is out - Fusion makes the better mobile companion. The smallest IdeaPad now also benefits from that what gave the APU subnotebooks from Toshiba, HP and Sony good portability and HD suitability.
It may lack power, but this petite laptop is highly portable
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Any opportunity to remind laptop shoppers of Lenovo's IdeaPad line is a welcome one. While the company is best-known for the vaunted ThinkPad brand of business laptops, the younger IdeaPad line of consumer-targeted systems may be one of the best-kept secrets in mobile computing. Combining AMD's excellent ultraportable Fusion platform with Lenovo's consumer-friendly IdeaPad designs, the S205 is a solid, if unexciting, 11-inch laptop ideal for on-the-go Web surfing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
But you can uninstall the unnecessary apps, and overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 shapes up as a very appealing, somewhat consumer-oriented netbook. While it may be a tad pricey for a netbook (depending on where you buy), its superb design features and decent performance (for a netbook) justify the premium. Go with the S205 if you need a large-as-possible hard drive and don't care about integrated mobile broadband.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
But you can uninstall the unnecessary apps--and overall, the IdeaPad S205 shapes up as a very appealing, somewhat consumer-oriented alternative to the ThinkPad X120e. While both are admittedly a tad pricey for a netbook, their superb design features and decent performance (for a netbook) justify the premium. Go with the S205 if you need a large-as-possible hard drive and don't care about mobile broadband.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Oversized netbooks like the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 require fewer compromises than traditional 10-inch netbooks. The S205's 11-inch screen, full-size keyboard, and HDMI port are some of its pluses; and its AMD parts and abundant memory can handle many of the more demanding computing tasks that an Intel Atom paired with 1GB of RAM can't. But because of the S205's few weaknesses, which include a puny touchpad and mediocre battery life, I would recommend the HP Pavilion dm1z.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Let me put it this way: €259 will hardly buy you a decent phone, or a half-decent tablet, but it will buy you a cute ultraportable notebook that can easily meet the everyday needs of most users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
So, the S205 is a mixed bag to say the least. Clearly its biggest drawback is limited battery life and the fact that Lenovo was forced to ship a bulky 6-cell power pack, thus increasing weight and adding unnecessary thickness to an otherwise sleek design, only to deliver unimpressive results. The touchpad is a bit too small for my taste and upgradability is also an issue.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2011
Source: Computer Shopper
Ever since AMD's Fusion processors debuted at the beginning of the year, we've been excited about the next generation of low-cost laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has a gorgeous display and strong 3D graphics performance, but it ultimately disappoints with an underwhelming keyboard and mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Laptop Mag
In the low-cost ultraportable space, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a solid middle-of-the-road pick. For more than $400 less than the latest 11-inch MacBook Air, you get a handsome design, spacious keyboard, and cool-running temperatures. However, the S205's small touchpad and tiny and mushy touchpad buttons give us pause. This laptop performs pretty well, but we prefer the HP Pavilion dm1z, which offers better ergonomics and longer battery life for $100 less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
The S205 is a decent entry for the mainstream notebook market, as it packs AMD’s latest Fusion CPU and had HD graphics. The build, although from plastic, is pretty good and the keyboard feels much better than the ones on more expensive machines. But the S205 has a major negative aspect- the battery won’t hold for more than 3 hours on a single charge! For an ultra portable device, this is indeed a problem, but if you intend to use it mostly at home, the decently priced 11.6 notebook is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011
Source: Computerbild - 4/12
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 76% features: 84% display: 89% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 94%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 62% display: 66% mobility: 89% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 89%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Source: nDevil DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2011
CommentAMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.
76.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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