The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 has a larger keyboard, wider touchpad, and longer lasting battery than Lenovo’s first netbook, the IdeaPad S10. But Laptop Magazine still doesn’t like the new netbook as much as its predecessor. And while you can read a the complete detailed review for more information, here are the two main reasons:
- Similar netbooks with 6-cell batteries get longer battery life.
- It’s ugly.
That second point is the actual killer though, according to the review. Because to be perfectly honest, the S10-2 scores pretty high on most of Laptop Magazine’s tests. And while the 5 hours, 52 minutes of recorded battery life doesn’t hold a candle to the 8 or more hours you can get from a Toshiba NB205 or Asus Eee PC 1005HA, it’s still not bad for a $399 laptop.
So I guess you have to ask yourself… do you think the IdeaPad S10-2 is ugly? You can also find more photos at the Netbook Philippines forums, where a member posted a series of unboxing images.