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Lenovo Ideapad S205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S205. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and portability also get good views. The connectivity and touchpad get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad S205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the keyboard and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the connectivity.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 11.6 inch Netbook - Black (AMD E450, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)Lenovo IdeaPad S205 11.6 inch Netbook - Black (AMD E450, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (Fusion) Subnotebook


Netbook plus. Atom is out - Fusion makes the better mobile companion. The smallest IdeaPad now also benefits from that what gave the APU subnotebooks from Toshiba, HP and Sony good portability and HD suitability.

Slim case, Pleasant stable keyboard, Quiet operation, The perfect HD player with an HDMI port for the TV. The inputs are suitable for prolific typists. Stable, slim case

Reflective 12.5 inch screen, Low office performance, Poor screen rates, Increased temperatures during load, Poor stereo speakers, The matt screen of an Edge 11 and the brightness of a Samsung 900X3A

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205


The Lenovo Ideapad S205 is an 11-inch netbook that packs in enough oomph and features to serve as your primary laptop, but you'll have to contend with a small touchpad and mediocre battery life.

Good performance. Excellent display, keyboard. Plentiful storage space, RAM for a netbook. HDMI port onboard.

Small touchpad. Unimpressive battery life. Pricey configuration.

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Review


In the low-cost ultraportable space, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a solid middle-of-the-road pick. For more than $400 less than the latest 11-inch MacBook Air, you get a handsome design, spacious keyboard, and cool-running temperatures. However, the...

Elegant, understated design, Stays cool, Good performance, Spacious, comfy keyboard

Small touchpad, Mushy mouse buttons, Below-average battery life, A little pricey

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Irwin Allen Rivera (

Lenovo Ideapad S205 Review


To Lenovo, there is hope yet for the netbook form factor. Among its recent releases is the Lenovo Ideapad S205, a netbook in skin and size only. At heart, it's a notebook. Photos by Brian Chua.Specs: AMD Dual Core E-450 (1.65GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 1066MHz)...

Fits in almost any bag: you can bring this anywhere. Very light, despite the seeming bulky thickness ; Good keyboard, despite the size ; Suprisingly good sound, for a small thing ; Dedicated switch to turn off WiFi, to save on battery and shorten boot...

Small screen, you may have to bump up the fonts or the resolution. But that might limit the number of rows and colums you’ll see on a spreadsheet, or prevent a whole-page view on a document from being useful ; Keyboard not backlit, so either you get a...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Fudzilla (

Lenovo’s IdeaPad S205 delivers Fusion on a budget


Table of contents « Prev All Pages Next » Lenovo's IdeaPad S205 delivers Fusion on a budget Input Devices and Ergonomics Benchmarks and Conclusion

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Ludwig (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Review and Ratings


The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has a gorgeous display and strong 3D graphics performance, but it ultimately disappoints with an underwhelming keyboard and mediocre battery life.

Solid build ; Nice display ; Decent graphics performance for price ; 3G connectivity option

Poor keyboard ; Mediocre battery life ; Battery juts out from the bottom ; Cramped touch pad

The S205 comes with a one-year standard parts-and-labor warranty with depot (not on-site) service. Technical support is available via phone, e-mail, or 24/7 online chat. For this price, that all seems reasonable.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mark (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 reviewed- overall solid 11.6 notebook


The 11.6 inch standard is one of those form factors that blur the boundaries between netbook and notebook and many users go for this standard because the respective machines usually pack much better hardware th...

The S205 is a decent entry for the mainstream notebook market, as it packs AMD’s latest Fusion CPU and had HD graphics. The build, although from plastic, is pretty good and the keyboard feels much better than the ones on more expensive machines. But...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review


It may lack power, but this petite laptop is highly portable

Light and portable ; Good battery life ; 500GB hard drive

Limited performance ; Compact design means usability suffers

Sep, 2011


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Lenovo Ideapad S205 review


On first inspection, you could be forgiven for mistaking Lenovo's tiny IdeaPad S205 for a netbook. It has the same small footprint and 11in screen that we're used to seeing, but look a little deeper and it's clear this is an evolution of the...

The next evolution of the netbook - it might lack the visual flair of its rivals, but the IdeaPad S205 gets everything else right

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review


The next evolution of the netbook - it might lack the visual flair of its rivals, but the IdeaPad S205 gets everything else right

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000


4G: No


Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No