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Lenovo IdeaPad S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the touchpad and screen are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

battery, performance, design, screen, touchpad

energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad S9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

design, battery, durability, reliability

price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sleeve Case for Ideapad S9E/S10E SeriesLenovo Ideapad S9 9" Laptop (Intel Atom 1.6Ghz, 80GB Hard Drive, 1024Mb RAM, , XP Home)Lenovo IdeaPad S9e 4187 - Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HDD 80 GB - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11b/g - Win XP Home - 8.9" Widescreen TFT 1024 x 600 (

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Lenovo IdeaPad S9 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S9 is nearly the exact same machine as the Lenovo IdeaPad S10; however, it has a bezel around the screen to accommodate the smaller monitor. The case is the exact same size as the IdeaPad S10, so it's not worth buying this model if...

More affordable than Lenovo S10

Only 512 MB RAM, Limited Availability (I can't find one to buy anywhere)

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understanding inconvenience

 

Look, if the unit just worked I'd give it 4-5 stars, but I now respect others who remove stars for broken products. As a customer you are not in the market to sit and look at dead hardware so yeah, even though this is a nice netbook, it does not...

I love this netbook. Some don't like smallish screens with larger bezels, yet this one, while being such a product, has a very pretty and visually pleasing lcd/led screen. I love it's strong contrasty lines. The atom proc is also pleasing. It tackles...

My s9 charged the battery while operating through one cycle and then stopped charging. The battery let me work a bit longer... then ded. I checked everything I could think to, and re-seated all connections. I came to believe it was a bad a/c adapter...

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Better Than I expected

 

Booted right up and has been working great since, I was a little on the worried side from reading previous reviews but for the price I had to take the chance. Only a couple slight signs of use, screen is flawless

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Not good

 

I would not recommend this netbook to anyone but luckily it functions fine and for the price I paid I'm not too unhappy with the condition it was in.

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DOA

 

It will cost another $13 to ship this peace of junk back to get the replacement.

None

DOA, no juice, no power, no post

Product Specifications

Lenovo's S Series netbook is finally here. And it's designed to keep pace with your busy lifestyle - possibly even simplify it. At a mere 2.65 lbs and about one inch thin, it's so light and portable. You can take it wherever your day takes you. Plus it's loaded with thoughtful standard features to make your life a little easier. A winning combination of mobile technology and exceptional engineering at a fantastic price. All at your fingertips.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Capacity:2600mAh/4800mAh
Installed Qty:1
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in/7.2in
Height:1.1in/1.9in
Weight:11.5oz/2.6lbs/6.2oz
Width:8in/9.8in/9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):22.6cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

General

Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4187
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo/Lenovo IdeaPad/Lenovo IdeaPad S9e

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N270
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:4GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950