Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Phoronix: Lenovo IdeaPad S10
While there are many different netbooks on the market, one of the models that has been selling quite well and is popular with many enthusiasts is the IdeaPad S10 from Lenovo. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 can be customized, but is equipped with an Intel Atom N270 processor, a 10.2" anti-glare display, and Broadcom 802.11b/g WiFi. In this latest Phoronix article we are looking at the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 along with providing some Linux-based benchmarks.
Whats the price of this netbook? And again only available with windows?
Seems to have a similar awful keyboard layout the Eee PCs have. Samsung has got it right, with the number keys starting where they should and the right shift placed correctly. I am also wondering the need to always include the Windows key and the "list" key. How many people really use them?
Originally Posted by bugmenot
Here in germany they are sold as s10e (e for education), with SuSe Enterprise Linux. Unfortunately these models come with a reflecting screen. But they've got a 160 GB HD, 1,5 GB ram and a 6-cell-battery to make up for it, and for a realy great price: 329€ with Linux and 369€ with Windows (which has only 1 GB of ram) (that's 433$/485$).
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
If I'd buy myself a netbook this would definitly be the one. But I'm looking forward to the AMD-powered 12-inch subnotebooks (or for when I can afford a Thinkpad x200... hey, a guy's allowed to dream :P).
Last edited by Zhick; 01-26-2009 at 12:43 PM.
Even if microsoft gets only 1 dollar for this netbook with windows, I am not ready to pay this. I can't accept what MS does the whole day and in the world in general and so I won't buy this stuff. It is more a kind of principle.
Now that I know that this is also available with linux (even cheaper + more ram) I read a few reviews and the most annoying point is probably the loud fan. Could I have another statement here? And is the fan controllable with fancontol (pwmconfig)? Thanks!
Has anyone ever had any luck getting a refund for windows on a netbook? I'm contemplating buying an NC10 and putting in an SSD, but I'm not really interested in paying for a windows license I'll never use.
I just wrote to samsung and they answered that really many people also wanted a windows free netbook. I think if you don't want a forced windows, just write to the manufacturer and if that do enough people they really see that there is interest and maybe they change! Just write and hope! (Even if it's for the next generation)
By the way: the nvidia petition has now 10.000+ Signs!
(...with some messages of spam bots included. Maybe there should be one more maths quiz or similar included, to hold them off.)
Linux + 160gb hdd + 1,5gb ram + 6 cell battery --> That's more like it!
Originally Posted by Zhick
If that model is available here in Portugal, I might just get it. I have to ask around then...
Another netbook with windows... Wake me up when they are sold with linux again...
You can expect that Win is sold for less than 10$ for those systems, you would not gain much - besides the 1 GB RAM/160 GB HD restriction to get Win that cheap.