Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Review + Latest Offer – Updated for 2010
Smartly redesigned and ready for instant out-of-the-box use, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2, a recently released update to the IdeaPad S10, is pleasing to the eye, offers great performance and is gentle on the pocketbook.
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Starting at around $340, the Lenovo S10-2 has four skin color choices – gray, black, pink, white – so there’s plenty of opportunity to express your own personal style.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is powered by the Intel Atom N270(1.63 GHz) processor and 1GB of memory, making the IdeaPad S10-2 a small machine with sufficient processing power to make use of a wide variety of functions. Also great is the addition of a 160GB hard drive, which allows you to store all of your favorite movies and songs. Tying everything together is the S10-2’s operating system - Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).
The Keyboard - Redesigned
The Lenovo S10-2 has redesigned the keyboard and it now offers a larger typing area combined with larger “shift” and “enter” keys. The keyboard is very stable and solid when typing in any position. Noticeably absent from the IdeaPad S10-2 is the center-mounted TrackPoint for which Lenovo is famous. Don’t worry, though, the TouchPad is large and very responsive to touch, as are the two selection buttons.
The 10.1-inch display offers a native resolution of 1024 x 600 and provides great viewing for all but the highest definition videos, which may bog down the Intel Atom processor. There’s even a 1.3 megapixel camera mounted in above the display for easy face-to-face contact with friends and family. The camera not only keeps you in contact with others, but can also be utilized as a face recognition tool for easy login.
Since the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is designed to be a portable communication machine, you can be sure that there is a powerful wireless card. Outfitted with a Broadcom BCM4312, the IdeaPad S10-2 will keep you in touch no matter where you are. For desktop use or for use without a wireless signal, there’s a RealTek 10/100 Ethernet card.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 comes standard with a six-cell Lithium Ion battery, which even with heavy use should provide you with around four hours of life, meaning that you’ll never have to be far from the rest of the world. If you want an ultra-light machine, however, you can opt for the less expensive – and lighter - three-cell battery.
Size Shows No Mercy
Just because the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is small, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have plenty of connectivity for all of your peripherals. There are three USB ports, headphone output and microphone output, VGA port, Ethernet jack, a 4-in-1 card reader and a lock slot.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is very appealing to the eye, with graceful glossy curves on the outer surfaces that slowly meld into the matte interior surface of the keyboard and touchpad. Beneath the attractive and durable outer shell - in keeping with Lenovo tradition - lays a strong metal frame to provide long life and safe travel under nearly any circumstance.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Specifications
Processor: Intel Atom N270(1.6GHz)
Memory: 1GB RAM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Hard Drive: 160GB Hard Drive
Optical Drive(s): None
Display: 10.1” 1024x600 WXGA
Graphics: Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics
Ports: 3 USB; Ethernet; Headphone Output; Microphone Input; VGA; 4-in-1 Card Reader; Lock Slot
Battery: 3-Cell; 6-Cell
Size: 10.2” x 7.6” x 0.4-1.8”
Weight: 2.1 LBS
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Our Say on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 is a great machine for anyone looking for an extremely portable entertainment and communication center. The ultra-light package, combined with slim but effective programming allows for easy transportation and convenient use anytime you need it. Plus, the price is very nice when compared to other similar products.