IdeaPad S Series

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The first netbook in Lenovo’s IdeaPad S Series was launched in October 2008.[1] The IdeaPad S10 was scheduled for launch in September but was delayed, with an estimated release date indicated as November 2008.[2] Ultimately, the netbook was released in September in China, but in October in the United States.[3]


The IdeaPad S Series netbook released in 2011 was the S205.


The S205 was released in April 2011,[4] by Lenovo. The netbook had an AMD Fusion E350 dual core processor, and 11.6 inch widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and ATI Mobility Radeon 6310M graphics.[5] The specifications of the S205 are as follows:

  • Processor: Up to 1.60 GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350[6]
  • RAM: Up to 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz[6]
  • Graphics: Up to AMD Radeon HD 6310M (512 MB graphic memory]])[6]
  • Dimensions (mm): 290 x 18~26.3 x 193[6]
  • Weight: starting at 1.35 kg[6]

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The IdeaPad netbooks released in 2010 were the S10-3, S10-3t, and S10-3s.


Released in 2010, the IdeaPad S10-3 netbook was praised for its full-size keyboard, design, light chassis despite the 6-cell battery, and low price.[7] The negative points listed were the navigation experience, the finicky touchpad, the low capacity hard drive, and the lack of options for customization.[7] LAPTOP Magazine indicated in its review that Lenovo had addressed some of the issues raised about the S10-2 netbook.[8] The reviewer praised the keyboard and the design.[8] The reviewer also indicated that the storage capacity was not on par with competitor offerings and that the touchpad could have been improved.[8]


Also released in 2010, the IdeaPad S10-3t was a netbook that was also a convertible tablet.[9] The S10-3t netbook was among the first to use the 1.83 GHz Intel Atom N470 processor.[9] The software BumpTop was preloaded, offering a desk-like view of the desktop in 3D for ease of use.[9] LAPTOP Magazine appreciated the touch experience and the Chiclet-style keyboard, while indicating that the processing speed could have been better.[10]


Released early in 2010, the IdeaPad S10-3s was a roughly an inch narrower than the S10-2, with a form factor of 10.6 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches.[11] The netbook was also a little lighter than similar netbooks, weighing 2.6 lbs.[11] The netbook offered the following specifications:


The IdeaPad S Series netbooks released by Lenovo in 2009 were the S10e, S10-2, and the S12.


The IdeaPad S10e was a re-launch of the IdeaPad S10, with features updated for the education market.[13] Launched in 2009, the netbook included a quick start operating system and 5 hours of battery life with a low starting price.[13] The netbook weighed 2.8 lbs, with a form factor of 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.9–1.4-inches.[13] The netbook offered a wide keyboard occupying almost the entire width of the chassis, and LAPTOP Magazine reported that it was easy for even adults to type on.[13]


The IdeaPad S10-2 was a 10-inch netbook with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, a 6-cell battery, and Intel GMA Integrated Graphics.[14] The design of the netbook was reported by Notebook Review to offer “a cleaner and smoother appearance all around”.[14] The specifications of the netbook are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz[14]
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2 (PC2-5300 SDRAM, 667 MHz)[14]
  • Operating system: Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)[14]
  • Display: 10.1-inch (WSVGA, Glossy, LED-backlit, 1024x600)[14]
  • Storage: 160GB 5400rpm[14]
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics[14]
  • Wi-Fi: Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless[14]
  • Card reader: 4-in-1[14]
  • Dimensions (inches): 10.2 x 7.6 x 0.7-1.8[14]


Released in 2009, the IdeaPad S12 received a fairly positive review from PCMagazine.[15] The features of the netbook that were well-received included the 12 inch widescreen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, keyboard, express card slot, and battery life.[15] However, the netbook’s price and weight were indicated as negative points by the reviewers.[15] For the ergonomic design, battery life, instant-start operating system, and speakers the S12 netbook was LAPTOP Magazine Editor’s Choice.[16] Detailed specifications of the netbook are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz[17]
  • Operating System: MS Windows XP Home[17]
  • RAM: 1GB[17]
  • Storage: 160GB 5,400rpm SATA[17]
  • Display: 12.1 (1280x800)[17]
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950[17]
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g[17]
  • Dimensions (inches): 11.5 x 9.0 x 1.4[17]
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs[17]


The first laptop in the IdeaPad S Series of netbook was released in 2008. This was the IdeaPad S10.


The IdeaPad S10 was Lenovo’s first netbook, offering a 10.2 inch screen and powered by Intel Atom processors.[18] While Engadget found the design unremarkable, the low starting price found favor.[18]


  1. ^ Jerry Jackson (1 October 2008). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "IdeaPad S10 Release Delayed". 11 September 2008. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "LENOVO IDEAPAD S10 PRICE AND RELEASE DATE". 19 August 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Review". 30 April 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Netbook Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Specifications". 1 May 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Datasheet" (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Cheng, Cisco (3 March 2010). "Lenovo Ideapad S10-3". PC Magazine. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Michael A. Prospero (19 February 2011). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Joanna Stern (10 March 2010). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Mark Spoonauer (1 March 2010). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Michael A. Prospero (19 February 2010). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Specs". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d Dana Wollman (4 February 2009). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10e Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kevin o'Brien (13 July 2009). "Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c Cheng, Cisco (15 July 2009). "Lenovo IdeaPad S12". PC Magazine. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  16. ^ Michael A. Prospero (14 July 2009). "Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Specs". 14 July 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  18. ^ a b Paul Miller (4 August 2008). "Lenovo goes netbook with IdeaPad S10". Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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