Lenovo went with an extended battery that significantly improves runtime over the smaller flush-mount one. This test disables power management, enables the wireless radio and loops an Xvid-encoded video while the screen brightness is maximised. Evolutionary rather than revolutionary innovations quietly make it one of the better inch-screened models for users looking for a value-priced netbook. The system comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Now, another revision is available which effectively replaces the S10 — the IdeaPad S Thus, we are shifting toward HD movie tests for netbooks, which are more in the realm of what a netbook can handle on the high end in terms of performance.

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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. Lenovo – S review Source: We were able to connect to the Internet in a matter of seconds, although the interface for connecting to a Wi-Fi network could be more intuitive the options for wireless encryption are hidden by default.

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Would ldeapad buy this? I would personally like one that just sticks straight out the back, making aftermarket carrying cases much easier to choose.

Review Lenovo’s IdeaPad S is a thinner, lighter, longer-lasting update to its inch S10 netbook. Lenovo S Refine Results. Mobile Computer Lenovo has already updated the IdeaPad Idepaad to the IdeaPad S since we first saw it at the beginning of this year, but this new model has slightly tweaked for the release of Windows 7.


So, if you think you can live with these anomalies, then the Ideapad S is quite a decent buy.

Horizontal viewing angles just showed a slight hint of color shift, but nothing that would really bother you if you were sharing the screen with someone sitting next to you. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Think Computers I think that that S has some great improvements over the original S The touchpad on the HP Mini NR s120, for example, reaches degrees, and its underside gets as hot as degrees. If you can live with the s1002 connectivity, it’s a decent netbook overall.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S Review

One possibly limiting factor of the screen design which might affect a few people is the limited hinge range, which prevents the screen from tilting completely flat. Lenovo includes a handful of utilities including facial recognition software, backup and restore software, and QuickBoot which may be appealing to some users.

Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Physically, the Lenovo IdeaPad S is a run-of-the-mill netbook without anything to make it stand out from other mini-notebooks on the Australian market.

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However, it includes a fine implementation of Splashtop, which allows you to use the netbook for Web browsing and idealad basic tasks without booting into Windows. As with the original S10, the pad supports multi-touch gestures. Adapter Battery Keyboard Screen. It could stand to be a little more vibrant when displaying photos and videos, and its vertical viewing angles are a little too narrow.


Great laptop for its time. Two points make up for this: We’d love to see that battery folded into the lfnovo, somehow, in future versions–it’s just plain unsightly and also gets in the way of packing the Netbook flat into sleeves or cases.

Used Lenovo ideapad St, does not come with charger. Smart surge short circuit protection. However, when compared to those of leading inch netbooks such as the Samsung N or Toshiba NB, the S keyboard feels cramped and uncomfortable. Udeapad S completed our video transcoding test, in which we convert a 5-minute-andsecond MP4 to AVI using HandBrake, in a 28 minutes and 55 seconds.

This laptop was tested to boot to bios and is in working order. Offer is available for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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