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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2: Hands On Video



I got a chance to take a close look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 today. It shares a lot of components with the original IdeaPad S10, but there are some nice upgrades. It is thinner, lighter and has a more stylish appearance. Both the keyboard and touchpad are bigger on the new model, making it much easier to type and control the cursor. An integrated 3G modem is a $50 option.

The IdeaPad S10-2 I looked at had a three-cell battery, but units sold in the US will come with a six-cell battery that will last for up to six hours on a single charge. The S10-2 will come with a 5400RPM hard drives in the U.S., while the 8GB and 16GB SSD models will be available in overseas.

I think a lot of consumers will be attracted to the S10-2’s designs, but I wish it had a matte display like the S10.



  1. Gavin Miller

    05/14/2009 at 7:31 am

    Shame about the expresscard as that was a real differentiator in the netbook market.

  2. Gary

    05/14/2009 at 11:56 am

    Great review Xavier. It looks sweet. Gavin’s right…even though I have a Compass 597, deleting the Expresscard slot is an unpopular decision for anyone with that type of aircard. The design looks awesome. As much as I’ve gone Mac, and thought i’d never look back…a part of me wants a Netbook bad!

  3. Mark

    05/15/2009 at 10:37 am

    It reminds me of my mother’s MSI Wind. Ports are in the same place, display hinge is similar, etc. The subtle differences are easy customizations for an OEM – relocate power port, use slightly different keyboard, add some access panels.

    Seriously, it’s now more like many of the the other netbooks, except the Lenovo name.

  4. Oscar

    05/15/2009 at 4:02 pm

    Xavier, on you knowledge in, I’m trying to decide on Mininote 2140 o Lenovo S10, which your recomendation?

    I like very much the HP Line and keyboard, but I thing Lenovo have better Screen and S10-2 It seems very nice… I’m confused.

    Thanks from Barcelona!


  5. m32

    06/12/2009 at 12:39 pm

    Can you upgrade the RAM to 2GB?

  6. vicky

    06/30/2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hi guys…this is the masterpiece from lenovo… me this goona rock the market

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