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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad S205

11.6" affordable & stylish on-the-go Web tool.

Average customer rating:
4.222 out of 5
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8 of 9(89%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad S205
Review 1 for IdeaPad S205
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Location:Berkeley, CA
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Memory:4 GB or more

Not for me, but good if it's what you need

Date:January 4, 2012
" I bought this to stream HD videos to my tv and have a small computer around the house. The AMD Fusion chipset is supposed to handle HD video and light gaming very well.
It managed HD youtube, a UFC fight and some other streams just fine. From what I know it also handles HD rips fine too.
The problem is that it cannot handle Silverlight streams, such as Netflix, Xfinity or Slingbox. I use Xfinity and Slingbox a lot and the picture was unwatchable.
Silverlight doesn't offload the graphics to the GPU and this little AMD chip can't keep up. I've decided to RMA because of this.
The laptop handled webbrowsing, google docs, and other daily tasks fine. The price, size, weight and battery are good as well. Just has an achilles heel with the Silverlight. If I did handle that I would have kept it. "
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Review 2 for IdeaPad S205
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Nice Machine

Date:March 19, 2012
" Installed Scientific Linux (aka Red Hat Enterprise LInux) mostly without any problems. Only real glitch was getting the rt3090sta wireless kernel module to compile and install o.k., which requires a small patch. (Function keys worked "out of the box").
CPU is comparable to an Intel SU9400 core2duo processor. Or, if you like, comparable to an older 1.8GHz Opteron 265, but with a smaller 512KB per CPU cache size. Graphics is excellent using Catalyst driver from AMD/ATI. A nice, portable travel machine; quality build and nice keyboard. "