Two weeks of the Lenovo Ideapad S10

I have had plenty of opportunity to use the new Netbook that I bought a couple weeks ago. So far, there are more things to be happy about than to complain about. My biggest issue is with the placement of some of the keys on the keyboard. While the keys themselves are okay in size, the compromise in terms of placement of some of them makes one be a little slower in typing because of the extra care that needs to be taken.

Others have mentioned the battery life limitation – it runs somewhat over 2 hours. For me, that’s more than enough. I am not that big a laptop person – I also like to use paper and pen in my real Notebook!

Overall, I am quite happy with the Ideapad S10 – it is small and compact, and packs quite a punch. The display is sharp and not too small for making presentations or writing documents. The true test will come when I use it for a week on the US visit that I make in early November. From the looks of it, I think it will do just fine.

I will still not recommend it for heavy duty laptop users, but for others looking for an inexpensive, desktop-alternate that is small and light enough, I think the Lenovo computer will work just fine.

6 thoughts on “Two weeks of the Lenovo Ideapad S10

  1. Rajesh, I recently got the ASUS EEE PC 1000H. Similar size and specs. I bumped the RAM to 2GB….available at for about 30$. I would definitely recommend that upgrade if you havent done it already. Will make a world of difference. Other than that I completely concur with you on the usefulness of this genre. I am addicted 🙂

    BTW….when in US are you going to be in NYC ?

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  3. I tend to agree. I have taken one some time before. I am not a heavy user.

    But a couple of cautions:

    1. The keys tend to come out after some months! Yes, I had a key which came out of the board. Made in China have some more way to go, perhaps.
    2. Cleaning: I still could not figure out which clearner will suit the most for cleaning. In India, dust is very normal. Please let me know if any of the users/readers find it out.

  4. Hi Rajesh,

    Good to hear your recommendation on ideapad as i was waiting to ask you the same after i got to know about your purchase, i am also quite tempted by this new SST (Sasta-Sunder-Tikau) genre of laptops.

    i wanted ASUS EEE PC 1000 but bad luck, they have’nt launched it in india yet and specs for eee pc 900 doesnt sound good, another choice was HP Mini Note…let me know if anyone is using it??

  5. i have the same notebook.. does yours make a beep in times you plug in your power cord while its on. because i dont know if its normal. then one time i had it plugged for straight 48hours, it blacked out and had this annoying beeps, i had to remove the battery. also i have problem looking for a cleaner, the white matte finish of the keyboard is very dustprone…