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Lenovo Ideapad S205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 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 screen and keyboard. The design and portability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the touchpad.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S205

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 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. Opinions about the keyboard and size are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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86% 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 Netbook - Black (AMD E450, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

Dec, 2017

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: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

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 (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

 

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Ludwig (computershopper.com)

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 (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

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):4 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Purple / Brown / Pink
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Netbook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310M / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network:3G
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.4 x 7.6 x 1.04
Display:LED / TFT
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics:Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6310
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6310
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Chipset:AMD A50M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor:C-50 / E-300 / E-350 / E-450
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Dual-Core / AMD E
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.6 / 1.65
Processor model:C-50 / E-300 / E-350 / E-450
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6
Height:1.04
Height (front):0.709
Height (rear):1.04
Weight:3.26
Width:11.4