Apple Tablet Killer?! New Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t + MultiTouch Capacitive Technology | Full Launch Review!
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Featuring a new Intel Atom processor, this IdeaPad Netbook Tablet will be the first to feature Lenovo NaturalTouch MultiTouch Capacitive Technology.
Quantity Over Quality - That's Our Opinion
At a starting price of $549, the IdeaPad S10-3t may seem a little overpriced to some; but for the consumer looking for a high-quality, Industry-Leading Netbook Tablet, with the design of the Lenovo IdeaPad brand, and the processing power of the Intel Atom N450, not to mention the MultiTouch Capacitive technology, it's perfect. Especially when you stop to consider the lofty price range, said to be around $1000, on the supposed 'Apple Tablet'.
The IdeaPad S10-3t is the Industry's First Multi-Touch Capacitive Netbook Tablet. Built with Lenovo NaturalTouch responsive fingertip touch screen technology versus the standard pressure touch technology, this netbook tablet will take the user experience from ordinary to outstanding. As our representative at CES 2010 told us, the NaturalTouch technology really does make a difference.
Built with a 180 degree swivel display, and designed with the consumer in mind, Lenovo has once again demonstrated their commitment to personal computing design and engineering.
Featuring an Intel Atom N450 processor, or optional N470, and up to 2GB of memory, the IdeaPad S10-3t is ideal for processing the wide variety of functions the average consumer throws at it. You can also opt for up to 250GB of hard drive space to store all of the video and music your heart desires, playable with the built-in stereo speakers and Dolby Headphone audio.
The Lenovo IdeaPad s10-3t Netbook Tablet features a stunning 10.1" HD LED Backlight Display with an integrated 1.3 mega-pixel camera in addition to the remarkable built-in Lenovo NaturalTouch technology. The display is powered with Intel GMA 3150 Integrated Graphics.
Take advantage of this amazing display, and the integrated camera, by using Microsoft's Auto Collage feature, which is standard with purchase, which allows you to create stunning keepsakes at the click of a button.
The IdeaPad S10-3t is available in 'Cosmic Wonder' or 'Cosmic Night'; definitely not lacking in great design, this is one of my favorite IdeaPad computers, aesthetically speaking. Not only does it look great, but its light as well, weighing in at just under 3 pounds; although some may find it a little awkard to carry consider the width of the MultiTouch display. If that is too much of a problem, which it shouldn't be at all, you may want to consider the sibling IdeaPad S10-3, even lighter and less awkward.
Connecting is as Easy as 1-2-3t
Get ready to connect with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Netbook Tablet. Start by utilizing the Quick Start 2.0 'Instant On' function for fast start-up when your on the go and would rather not boot the whole operating system. This will be handy when you need to quickly check your email, or see how well that video you just uploaded to YouTube is doing.
The S10-3t will also be equipped with ethernet 10/100/1000M capabilities, BroadCom BGN4313 for wireless connectivity, and the optional Bluetooth Version 2.1. The IdeaPad S10-3t will have WWAN options to take advantage of WiMAX connectivity.
And for all of those extra attachments that you may have, the S10-3t sports two USB ports, a 6-in-1 card reader, VGA output, plus the obvious connections for the Dolby audio we mentioned earlier: Headphone and Microphone outputs. The developers have also included Lenovo ReadyComm5.1, Lenovo DirectShare 1.0, and so you don't get lost when going to see your darling grandmother, Lenovo Maplife 1.0, location-based mapping software.
The battery life on the IdeaPad S10-3t MultiTouch is a phenomenal 10+ hours on the 8-cell Li-Ion battery! That should fulfill just about anyone's web-browsing needs. Although, if you choose to go with the standard 4-cell, you are still getting up to 4 hours of power, which isn't a number to complain about. To help aid in longer battery life for your laptop, Lenovo Energy Management Software 4.0 is included.
Lenovo has also added, standard with the IdeaPad S10-3t, many other great pieces of software you could use to take advantage of that great battery life. For your office needs, you will find Windows Live essential, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Personal, Adobe Reader 9.0, and Lenovo Passport Service 3.0.
To keep your information safe and secure, there is OneKey Rescue 7.0, McAfee Virus Scan Plus 2009, VeriFace 3.6, Lenovo NaturalTouch, VeriTouch 1.0, GuardID, and Bump Top 1.0. Lenovo has also included a built-in accelerometer, which in cahoots with the Active Protection System 1.0, will protect the netbook from any sudden bumps or falls.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Specifications
Processor: Up to an Intel Atom N470 processor
Memory: 1 GB (2GB Max)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Starter
Hard Drive: Up to 320 GB
Optical Drive: None
Display: 10.1" HD LED Backlight Display + Lenovo NaturalTouch MultiTouch
Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 Integrated Graphics
Battery: 4-Cell; 8-Cell
Ports: 2x USB, 6 in 1 card reader, Headphone, Microphone, VGA
Weight: 2.76 lbs (3.3 lbs)
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t MultiTouch - 'Apple Tablet Killer'?
When we first got word of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t, we were stunned. We had high hopes for it, and Lenovo fulfilled those. The IdeaPad S10-3t is an amazing Netbook combining power, performance, design, and efficiency. With the recent uproar over the supposed Apple Tablet, people are now calling the IdeaPad S10-3t the 'Apple Tablet Killer'. What can I say about that? Well, I can't say much for Apple, but I do know this...Lenovo delivered.