Thursday, March 11th, 2010...3:22 am

Another Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Tablet Review – Still Mediocre

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t tablet review

There’s been quite a bit of news on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t – we did a roundup of the stories here and had an unboxing video as well.  Now, Joanna over at Engadget, has put up another review of the  10.1” Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t tablet netvertible.  The model tested had an Atom N470 processor, 4-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium priced at $649 USD (~434 GBP).

Pros:
- Nice weight, comfortable to use in two hands.
- No potruding battery from the back.
- Capacitive touchscreen is responsive and flicking through web pages is enjoyable.
- 4-Cell battery lasted a solid 4.5 hours.

Cons:
-  Atom N470 felt sluggish, seems slower than the HP Mini 210 with the default Atom N450 processor.
- Built-in accelerometer worked poorly Joanna resorted to manually pressing the button on the screen bezel for rotation.
- Keyboard felt cramped and flexy, trackpad is too small.
- Poor viewing screen angles.

So, some definite plus points, but also some serious drawbacks for this netvertible that looked so impressive on paper.  Check ou the full Lenovo S10-3t review at Engadget if you’d like to read more.

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1 Comment

  • Jesse B Andersen
    March 11th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I agree with the accelerometer being sluggish, and the trackpad being a bit small. If you have owned netbooks you know the compromise with they keyboard keys, however the S10-3T does have a bigger keyboard than my Acer Aspire One. I’m typing this message and feel close to what I would type with a normal size keyboard.

    The default system is a bit slow because of several reasons, among them:
    Background processes kill the system (over 80 on mine, which take between 40% to 50% CPU at idle and close to 700MB memory usage)
    Windows 7 Starter (no extra touch features)

    What you can do to optimize this system:
    Upgrade to 2GB ram
    Fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate
    Install only needed drivers

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