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Lenovo Ideapad S10

Lenovo Ideapad S10
alaScore 85

558 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 558 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S10. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good opinions, but many are negative about the battery and keyboard.

portability, price, size

keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad S10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S10 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad S10e Netbook 1GB 160GB Windows XP (Black)Lenovo IdeaPad S10e Netbook 1GB 160GB Windows XP (Black)

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad S10 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) BlackLenovo Ideapad S10 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) Black

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: (

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Netbook


Stable case, High-end looks, Long battery life, Quiet and cool, Awesome! A glossy lid completely without greasy, ugly fingerprints. Lenovo has earned the gratitude of many agonized netbook users

Yielding keyboard, Not AR coated, Low application performance, An AR-coated display would have made the mini to an almost perfect companion. But this way, many will likely cross out the S10-3 from the shopping list

The IdeaPad S10-3 is so new that the manufacturer didn't even have the time to put it on their German product homepage. The S10-3 M33D6GE black is already listed in online shops, though. The price of 329 euro shows that Lenovo doesn't regard the price...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Lenovo Ideapad S10e Netbook


Ambivalent Newcomer. Alike nearly all big and small manufacturers ...

Mostly quiet ; WLAN, LAN, Bluetooth ; Low temperatures ; Good expandability via ExpressCard/34 ; Warranty extension up to 36 month possible

Reflecting display, not appropriate for outdoor operation ; Keyboard layout needs time to get used to. ; Location of interfaces partly inconvenient ; Test sample had minimal defects in terms of workmanship ; Depending on the applications the fan is...

You will get very much for little money with this small mini-notebook

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (

Lenovo IdeaPad S10


For the most part, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is your standard netbook. It's small, lightweight, and sturdy and runs on Intel's Atom platform. We like that our review unit shipped with a 160GB 5,400rpm hard drive—as opposed to the small budget SSDs found...

Nice bright matte screen, roomy hard drive, decent looks

Only two USB ports, and they’re on opposite sides of the machine

The S10 shows a lot of promise, and its style and performance are nothing to sneeze at. At $470, it’s a serious challenger to the $500 Wind and even boasts twice the hard disk space. But two USB ports are one too few. And we still maintain that the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Laptop Review


Great software suite for a netbook ; Some smart nips and tucks

If only it had a bigger touchpad

This retake on the S10 is still a finely-tuned netbook, but this update really could've used a bigger touchpad.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (Red)


The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (Red) is one of only two netbooks with an ExpressCard slot, but is that enough to make it outshine its peers?

ExpressCard slot. Different color options. Extended 52-Wh battery is included. Featherlight. Very good battery life. Decent performer. Linux preload is nice.

89 percent keyboard doesn't make the cut. Noisy mouse buttons. Tiny touchpad.

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May, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review (Update)


What might look like a giant beefy hinge for the 10-inch display is actually the new 6-cell battery with a small hinge on either side of the tiny laptop. The larger battery doesn't add much bulk to the netbook, but the two-tone appearance makes this...

Small and light but well built and durable ; VeriFace provides simple security ; Easy to upgrade RAM and hard drive ; 6-cell battery is great ; ExpressCard slot offers extra expansion options

Gets a little hot ; Only two USB ports ; Quick Start OS is nice, but not entirely practical ; What happened to Bluetooth

The headphone jack on the S10 works well with the three different brands of earphones I used during the test. No static or other noise was noticed through the jack besides imperfections in the audio source itself

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Lenovo IdeaPad S10e


Lenovo's popular netbook, repackaged for the education market, offers an instant-on OS and nearly five hours of battery life.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e (starting at $379) is a good netbook that combines an attractive design and relatively fast hard drive with a compelling instant-on OS. We could do with less noise and a higher screen resolution, but otherwise we were happy with...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Lenovo Ideapad S10


Lenovo's "me, too!" entry in the netbook sweepstakes, the IdeaPad S10, gets the price and features right, but falls behind on battery life.

Includes ExpressCard slot, Decent keyboard

No SSD hard drive options, Unimpressive battery life

Nov, 2008

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Mini-Notebook


Faster than its mini-notebook brethren, the Lenovo S10 offers enough perks to make it a top pick for serious mobility.

Huge hard drive ; Great backup utility software

Slightly loose mouse buttons

If you're looking for a big, beefy hard drive and surprisingly sprightly performance from a mini-notebook, the IdeaPad S10 is a solid pick. If the S10's slightly cramped keyboard and loose mouse buttons are deal breakers for you, Asus's Eee 1000H would...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S10


Never one to let a trend pass it by – even a year or so after it's hit prime time – Lenovo is finally getting...

Amazing combination of price and performance. Sophisticated, decidedly non-toy-like styling. Touch-typing is as easy as it gets in this category

White laptop, white power brick, black power cable: Epic design fail! Some trouble getting USB hard drives recognized. Sub-two-hour battery life and slightly dim screen are letdowns on an otherwise near-perfect device

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC272 / Realtek HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3


Battery life (max):3 / 5 / 6 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 8.9
Display Resolution:1024 x 576 / 1024 x 600
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1333 / 533 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM5906 / Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / Realtek ALC272
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 7.2 x 0.709 / 9.84 x 7.2 x 0.866
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/g / 802.11b/g / Broadcom b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / WLAN 802.11b/g


GPS (satellite):N / No

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 47
Processing die size:26 / 66
Processor:N270 / N280 / N455
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville / Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270 / N280 / N455
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559 / Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:A0 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 41411 / 49491
Processor code:SLB73 / SLBX9 / SLGL9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:OneKey Recovery 6.0, Lenovo Energy Management 3.1, Lenovo InstantOn, Lenovo Application Launcher, Microsoft Windows Live portal, NIS 2008 / OneKey Rescue System, Lenovo Energy Management Software 3.0, Adobe\nReader 8.1, NIS 2009, Windows Live Toolbar, VeriFace, Instant On,\nMicrosoft Office 2007 Trail a Multi-touch TouchPad, Norton Internet Security\nsoftware, Easy Canture
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.61 / 7.2 / 7.64 / 7.72
Height:0.709 / 0.866 / 1.42 / 1.76
Height (front):0.63
Height (rear):1.48
Weight:2.43 / 2.65 / 2.76 / 2.87
Width:10.2 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 9.84