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Lenovo Ideapad S205

Lenovo Ideapad S205
alaScore 86

402 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S205. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The usability and portability also get good views, but comments about the touchpad and energy efficiency are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, keyboard, design

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 402 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S205

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S205 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and durability. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, durability, keyboard

connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Notebook (AMD E350 1.6GHz, RAM 2GB, HDD 320GB, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackLenovo Ideapad S205 11.6 inch Laptop (AMD E350, RAM 2GB, HDD 250GB, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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: CNET (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S205

 

Combining AMD's excellent ultraportable Fusion platform with Lenovo's consumer-friendly IdeaPad designs, the S205 is a solid, if unexciting, 11-inch laptop ideal for on-the-go Web surfing.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has a typically excellent Lenovo keyboard and a sharp design that belies its budget origins

The touch pad is on the small side, and the same components can be found for a little less if you shop around. The system also includes a surprising amount of adware

Jan, 2012
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Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S205

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a speedy, oversized netbook that can serve as primary laptop, but this configuration is a bit pricey compared to others in its class.

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

Small touchpad. Unimpressive battery life. Pricey configuration

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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 (technoodling.net)

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 (fudzilla.com)

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: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mark (netbooklive.net)

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 (techradar.com)

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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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD 6310 / Radeon HD6310 / Radeon HD6310M / RADEON HD6320

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:AMD Hudson M1 (A50M) / Unknown
Processor:E-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / AMD®
Processor Number:E-300 / E-350 / E-450
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