Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook Review

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook ReviewLenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success. But as netbooks become more and more popular, the risk of creating another "also-ran" increases. Lenovo is hoping to set its newest netbook apart from the crowd by doing a couple of things: dressing it up, and providing a multi-touch, swivel screen that few others will include.

The S10-3t ("t" is for touch) is the latest iteration of the S10 netbook, and it's also one of the first IdeaPad machines to incorporate Intel's newest Atom processor. The 1.83GHz Atom N470 should improve performance somewhat, and the inclusion of Windows 7 Home Premium also gives a fresh face to a line that was previously saddled with Windows XP. The design here has also been stepped way up, with gorgeous (and funky) overlays splattered about and a swivel display that can pivot 180-degrees in either direction or be flipped entirely to "iPad mode." We made that last bit up, but it can definitely become a full-on tablet with just a swing and a click...

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Multi-Touch Tablet/Netbook Review

 

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Inspector replied on Wed, Apr 21 2010 6:06 PM

well seems like someone needs to work harder :D. So basically they have better hardware but the performance did not really improve? The battery life on this thing is low and that's not a good point to be buying this thing... Lets see them do better!

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The performance seem to be on par with everything else out right now. The flimsiness might play a major factor since this is designed mainly to be taken on the go. If the outer shell is that flimsy, the hinge will prove to be very short lived. As a tablet owner who takes extra care of that, It still fails after repeated use.
 
As far a s a tablet goes, Not having a stylus could be a real big annoyance. Since it is designed for on the go type computing people will start to realize that it is not easy to take continuous notes with your finger.
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Under this page the Thinkpad x100e with AMD Neo is said to come with Intel x3150, which churns out an unprecedented 1059 3DMark06 score.

Amazing. Simply amazing. How did you tweak that chip to run at 7X speed like that? The boys at Intel should be so stoked.

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