When some people get a new computer, the first thing they do is install their favorite applications, tweak the operating system, or even replace Windows with Linux or OS X. Others? They rip it apart to see what’s on the insides. And that’s what Liliputing reader (and co-designer of our logo) Tommy Yoo did with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10.
Lenovo’s first Netbook began shipping this week, and customers are just starting to receive their orders. Tommy ordered two, and took one apart to see what it looks like on the inside. But not after taking the time to make some brief comparisons with his MSI Wind.
Tommy says the build quality on the IdeaPad S10 s excellent, and in fact makes the Wind feel like a toy. While both netbooks have plastic cases, the S10 just feels more professinial, while the Wind feels “Fisher Price.”
He says the MSI Wind was faster out of the box, which isn’t surprising since it had 1GB of RAM while the IdeaPad S10 ships with just 512MB. The S10 has a smaller keyboard than the Wind, and not only is the right shift key inconveniently placed, but Tommy syas the 1 key is just over the Q so that he’s accidentally hit “2” several times when reaching for “1.”
We’ve posted a series of pictures showing the disassembled S10 after the break.