March 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Lenovo’s Ideapad S10-3t 10-inch convertible netbook has seen its first review courtesy of Laptop Mag. For those hoping this may be some dream machine with a multi-touch display coupled with Intel’s recently announced 1.83GHz N470 Atom processor, you’re in for a disappointment. Two of the biggest criticisms the S10-3t faced related to poor battery life and sluggish performance.
The 4-cell battery lasted just three hours and 12 minutes in its custom battery test, around half of the netbook average. An 8-cell battery is quoted to last 7 hours and should be available soon, although pricing is unknown right now. Whilst they found the display to be bright and responsive, performance was sluggish. The processor had trouble keeping up with the (poor) bundled touch apps. The tiny touchpad was also another negative.
On the positive side, the unit is reasonably lightweight for a convertible netbook, it comes with a useful instant-on OS and the keyboard is comfortable to use for long periods. Click here for the full review.