jkOnTheRun video- Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook

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I just received the hot new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook yesterday but due to high demand I just had to get a video of it so here you go.  The Lenovo S10 is a 10-inch netbook and the unit I have is running a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, has 1 GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth, a 160 GB HDD and sports a multi-touch trackpad.  In the video you’ll see the S10 in all its glory and watch it performing common tasks like running Firefox and using the Explorer.  You’ll also see me demonstrate how well the multi-touch trackpad works in Firefox and for manipulating images.  Take a look at the video and let us know what you think in the comments.

UPDATE: the button on top of the keyboard that I indicated in the video I didn’t know what it was for actually runs the OneKey recovery system from Lenovo.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JGWATJpy0ic

23 Comments

JS

Thanks for making the effort to make this video review.

Still, I feel like this entire review could have been finished in 8 minutes with preparation and some effort to remain concise without losing any information. 20 minutes is really just too long.

It’s seriously nice to see such a thorough review, but time can definitely be saved without sacrificing content.

Good luck, and still thanks for the review.

J

I feel like this entire review could have been finished in 8 minutes with preparation and some effort to remain concise without losing any information. 20 minutes is really just too long.

It’s seriously nice to see such a thorough review, but time can definitely be saved without sacrificing content.

Paul

What is going on? Can’t get this in the UK. Unclear about 6-cell battery availability. Could jkontherun do a feature update on the Lenovo S10

jerry

can you tell me best way to upgrade or get xp professional on the s10 which comes with xp home? could it be done from a flash usb drive with xp pro/sp3 files from cd on it? or must use external cd drive?

Dennis

FYI, if you want to buy 6-cell battery for Lenovo, you need to buy it OUTSIDE the USA because Lenovo are based in China, and they are NOT going to stock any of 6-Cell battery in USA. You can buy it in HK, China, or other Country. They don’t care about US market as much as other country (USA people NO $$??). I have disable the beep sound in sound manager in XP professional.

Link below are the 6 cell battery to purchase in China. (They do not ship international, don’t give a shit about USA customer I guess) 2nd link below are google translate.

http://appserver.lenovo.com.cn/shop/shop_detail.aspx?gdsId=A1100007352

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fappserver.lenovo.com.cn%2Fshop%2Fshop_detail.aspx%3FgdsId%3DA1100007352&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=zh-CN&tl=en

Chris P

I just talked to Lenovo customer service via their online chat. I asked about the 6 cell battery and this is what I heard;

Please wait while we find an agent to assist you…
You have been connected to Hanvy Li.
Hanvy Li: Thank you for choosing Lenovo Chat service, this is Hanvy, sales ID ZN3. How may I be of assistance today?
Customer: Hello
Hanvy Li: Hi.
Customer: Are you ever going to release a 6 cell battery for the s10
Hanvy Li: Good evening.
Hanvy Li: No sorry there will be no 6 cell battery for S10.
Hanvy Li: Only 3 cell battery.
Customer: ever?
Hanvy Li: No.

This crossed the s10 of my list for sure. My core duo thinkpad gets better battery life than that!! I swear this is legit too check her id number!

pmv

Any word on the 6-cell battery? This one factor is a make-or-break for me. I am choosing between this and the eeepc 1000, and the S10 is definitely the more attractive choice.

James Kendrick

I intend to do one soon Jim. I’m getting as much hands-on time that I can first so I sound like I know what I’m talking about. :)

Jim

How about an update on the S10 – keyboard, battery life, likes, dislikes? An inquiring mind wants to know pre purchase.

James Kendrick

Royce, my unit had no crapware but then it’s an evaluation unit, not a retail one. I do believe the beep can be disabled in the BIOS, I’ll check that.

I don’t find the S10 getting hot at all and I use it in my lap wearing shorts a lot.

Royce Mathew

Luis, I don’t have one but that noise is standard across all IBM/Lenovo laptops – my friend had it on his T61p, and my old IBM from 2002 has it too.

As I recall, it could be turned off either from BIOS or from the power app on the device.

I’ve got two questions – first did Lenovo put the whole load of IBM apps on this device? Also, how warm does it get – some reviews were complaining about the heat from the S10.

Luis

Is it possible to disable the audible sound when plugging in/unplugging the ac power?

It sounds awful loud in the youtube video.

Dan

Any chance you can get someone at lenovo to tell you when we’ll actually be able to buy the config they sent you? Also, it would be great to get the date when they’ll release a six cell battery…

Luscious

Agree with the guy who recommends the mininote – better build quality, higher res screen, comes with 6-cell battery, 2.5″ hard drive, card slot, runs XP fine and is still available for $629.

I got mine coming real soon…

Steve

JK

Can you comment on the ultra high temps on keyboard and bottom that I’ve read about?

Gordon Cahill

That “beep” every time you plugged the thing in or out would drive me nuts.

Just order a Mini-Note. You know you want to.

Gordon

Scotty

Its killing him to even say how many cells the S10’s battery has. :-)

He wants the S10’s Expresscard slot but knows he’ll be getting the six cell minus the slot. Because let’s face it: loaded expresscard slot + 3 cell battery equals too short runtime. Six cell + USB modem equals long run time.

david

well dont you think the 6cell of the wind, puts it over the edge??

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