"This is a good design and has a good feel to it, however it is slow starting up and shutting down. It is also sluggish with simple task like typing in a web address. I will be typing a search in google and it just stops typing and then trys to catch up with me and i am no fast typist I peck. I don't know if its just the processor or what but it pains me with slooow! It would also be nice to have a HDMI connection."
"I now have three Lenovo products, two of which are new. I love Lenovo's keyboard - one of the main reasons for the purchase. The other reason is the reliability of the product...never had any problem with my first laptop. In fact, my husband was thrilled to have it when I ordered my new 15'6" one. Great battery life! Only problem I had with the S10-3 was my failure to read the instruction book and learn there was a switch for internet access on the side."
"First of all i should tell you that i have done a research since i need the best solution for my portable laptop / netbook since i need a reliable and most friendly one for my day to day needs. Im a Systems Engineer who supports very much for linux based servers. Therefore i checked Dell / HP / Acer / Toshiba.
Dell mini - looking great..! but heavy and not comfortable for traveling purpose. Keyboard also not much easy to use...!
HP mini - Display is not much wider... very small display comparing to other Netbooks in the market. Quality is not their at all as they maintain in there DV6 series. Keyboard and the touch also not friendly.
Acer - This is like a toy. No genuine or a professional look. Display seems to be good but not very convenient for traveling. Keyboard looks cool, but easily get damaged. Overall cant recommend
Toshiba - bit expensive. not worth for the money we spend for netbook. Quality is not much there.
Lenovo Netbook - looking very handy...it was pretty much suites for my needs.. excellent keyboard.. touch pad also better than others... Display comparing to others very much improved. Looking very much professional in the industry. Performance wise really mark able. looking very hardy and much portable and easy to use. in the feature wise im pretty much happy to see the facility like veriface since it gives and additional value to the netbook. Software and the recovery and specification is really worth and can appreciate. Ultimately this is a very good product for the money we spend for this and specific needs who are looking for a portability. five stars .... thanks lenovo....!"
"This is a great piece of tool that you can bring with you everywhere. It is incredibly light, small and easy to use. Very functional for those who are not heavy data processing users but just need to log on for basic computer needs."
Pros: Battery, Weight, Durability, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, quality appearance, could fit in large purse
Cons: Included Software, awful touchpad
"My husband bought me this little computer in red for Christmas and so far it's 95% great. I wanted a tiny computer for sitting around in bed and to have a portable device for reading the many sewing and crocheting tutorials online. I used to print out a gazillion sheets of paper since I only had a desktop, the phone is to small and my old laptop literally sparks when you plug it in.
My husband chose this because his favorite laptop was the IBM Thinkpad and he felt this would be good quality. I agree. After he gave it to me I went around making sure it was "the one" and the rest felt cheap in comparison. The cover doesn't get to fingerprinty and looks fancy. The screen looks nice and bright. The battery life so far had been outstanding. It doesn't get to hot. I've had it plugged in and running for about 4 hours right now and I'm typing this while it's sitting on my bare legs very comfortably. He will be upgrading the memory and installed a fresh new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which seemed to speed things up after removing the bloat and it's running great. I installed an old copy of Paint Shop Pro 8 so I can do simple photo editing too.
Now for the bad...
The touchpad is almost a dealbreaker. I'm a small lady with small hands and it feels cramped to me. The mouse has a tendency to jump all over and if you are like me and like to click instead of tap you may become very frustrated. I did, which is why I went out at least 5 different times to compare and almost traded her in for a netbook that had a better pad. I'm getting used to it, but it's a serious flaw to think about. If I was a student with a lot writing to do I may have rejected this laptop even though keyboard is outstanding.
Also the power button location on the screen is a bit annoying. I have put the computer to sleep numerous times on accident. In the end I felt both of these flaws could improve over time with "practice".
I would easily recommend this to a variety of people who are interested in light computing. I foresee using my desktop less and less over the next few months as this netbook serves most of my needs. When new Lenovo netbooks are released I would definitely trade my new baby in for one if the touchpad is better."
"This is a great product for the price. The only thing I really don't care for is the lack of the numbers on the right side. It's also a little heavy to tote around all the time, but that's ok since I mainly use it around home."
Cons: Included Software, Build Quality, Durability
"It is a rather slow machine compared to the laptop I have - the starter edition needs to be upgraded. It is good for what you get. I use it with a fast eathernet and sometimes with the wireless - both pretty good. I love the size and the ease of using it otherwise.The McAffee comes free. It is a good buy"
"The power button is located so you will always bump it accidentally (Causing a shut down) also with the functions *F1 - F12* they are annoying and confusing. The keyboard isn't exactly great either as the delete button or the ctrl button is smaller then a penny. Touch pad is so bad i have to use a ext mouse. Programs that come with the "ideapad" is laggy and useless. NO ONE SHOULD BUY THIS LAPTOP. *Atom Processor is slower then my window 98 comp.
These "ideapads" are the worst idea lenovo has ever come up with. EVER."
"I bought this for my wife who said that she didn't think that she would use a laptop very much. After receiving the Ideapad she has used the laptop almost every day since. That was last Christmas and she still uses it everyday. The performance is great and the Ideapad is always reliable. She has not had any problems at all. My wife has gotten more use of this laptop than any other gift I have ever given her. The price is great and you can't beat the reliability of a Lenovo product."
Cons: Memory, Display performance, Included Software, Durability, Build Quality, touchpad
"I have run recent releases of Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora including x86_64 versions. All peripherals, particularly networking, seem to work fine under these OS releases. For free this gives me the features I want without needing to run the crippled versions of SW that are bundled in.
QuickStart (SplashTop) seems pathetic for anything other than web surfing. I require lots of other applications and access to a command line. (This is another reason to run Linux.)
The single memory socket limits expansion; this is poor since 64-bit software is supported. Build quality / durability is disappointing: the LED indicating WiFi enabled stopped working after two days, and rubber bumpers alongside the screen fell out when I was cleaning the screen.
Atom processor and no GFX co-processor is a little slow, but that gives it great battery life (4 to 6 hours) in real use. Fullsize keyboard is also very comfortable. I just wish the [Ctrl] and [Fn] keys were switched; every other keyboard I own has [Ctrl] in lower leftmost position.
Touch pad seems to always be in the way. I usually use a USB mouse and whenever I type, inadvertent taps move the cursor to the wrong place. Separate mouse buttons would help usability since it is very difficult to hold a corner of the touchpad down and then drag with another finger.
Disk space of 160GB is generous. This allows enough space for triple boot : Win-7, 32-bit Linux and 64-bit Linux!
Lenovo does not supply restore media. You'll need to burn a Win-7 recovery CD and perform a Windows backup to have a capability to restore the OS provided with the system."
"I have two of these and a full size Lenovo laptop and would not own any other brand. These have been the most dependable computers I have ever owned (previously have owned 8 other brand laptops). I highly recommend Lenovo computers!"
"I have a Lenovo S-10, which I have used at home and work for almost a year now. It is a wonderfully compact machine, but with it's Atom porcessor and 1 GB of memory, it is snappy enough to take care of all my everyday task. I use it for my music, my calendar, my ebook collection and my photos It is great to use the included Lenovo Toolbox to keep the little gem humming along with all needed updates and any messages about operation. I have never had to use the recovery feature, but I like knowing it is there if I have some catastrophe. Even thought it is "netbook size" it seem to be a very rugged and well laid out computer. I carry daily to my office to take notes in meetings, and can easily transfer content to my work computer via email or wi-fi. I take it with me on the road and it keeps up with all the "newest" machines and is really a marvel for it size and weight. I was at a conference today and saw many folks having real difficulty keeping up with typing on their "new" flat screen tablets, but I just buzzed along with no problems and have all my notes which I reviewed this evening. I also check all my email accounts and communicated with friends and family. I could not be happier with my Lenovo S10. I have my eye on a larger laptop for my son who is in college, and will choose a Lenovo without any questions. For state of the art technology, ease of use, small form factor and versatility for all my tasks....Lenovo can't be beat...and my little S10 workhouse proves this fact to me everyday. I have also called technical support for a couple small issues, and found them quick, concise, and very helpful... Thanks Lenovo for making my everyday life simpler with your amazing computers. This is what every computer company should strive for!!!"