Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Lenovo Ideapad S10 - Upclose!

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad S10. It's one of those new netbooks which is running on the Intel Atom processor. It's really small and portable - the LCD is only 10.2" but running a resolution of 1024x600. It came with a 6-cell battery which last over 4 hours. Here's some close up shots of this amazing device.

Lenovo Ideapad S10 in the free Pink/Gray sleeve

The Lenovo Ideapad S10 - White

Left side

Right View - a lot more ports

The right side also contains the Kensington Lock slot

The "elusive" 6-cell Lenovo Ideapad battery

The 6-cell battery pack adds an extra 2 rubber feet

Its angled and lifts the back portion of the S10. This leaves a gap for more airflow but does change the side profile of the netbook.

The OneKey Recovery button is unique to the Lenovo Ideapad S10 netbook. A powerful and also dangerous feature. Be sure to set a password to prevent accidental reset to factory setting - thereby deleting all your data.

The uhm... Power Button...

Integrated Webcam

I took these pictures with my old Canon Powershot G3 digital camera that was lying semi-retired in my drawer. The pictures were then transferred to the Lenovo Ideapad S10 via a USB compact flash card reader (the onboard card reader only reads SD sizes or smaller). These pictures were then edited in my Photoshop Elements 5.0 on the Lenovo Ideapad S10 itself. Finally, this blog entry was also written on the Lenovo Ideapad S10. I did this to try out how useful a small device like a netbook would be for simple photo editing and text typing. It worked surprisingly well.

The keyboard layout is a little small for extended typing but that is to be expected. The screen is also kinda small for editing large pictures.

My Lenovo Ideapad S10:
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 160GB Harddisk
  • 6-cell battery
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3