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New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-27, 22:09 PM

Lenovo recently announced the new S10-2 netbook which seems to be an evolution from the present S10 models.

 

Here are some excerpts from our news release covering key facts...

 

Performance

The S10-2 netbooks provide quick performance with choices of processors up to the Intel Atom N280 CPU, have plenty of room for storage (can hold up to 2GB of memory, up to 320 GB HD), have multiple USB ports and a keyboard that is 89% the size of a full-size keyboard. The netbook comes with Lenovo’s Rescue and Recovery for recovery of information at the touch of a button. Now with optional 3g connectivity, the netbook offers a host of connectivity choices, such as WiFi, Ethernet and optional Bluetooth. The netbook provides up to 6 hours of battery life with a 6-cell battery, and the 10.1 inch LED display provides ample viewing space for social networking activities.

 

Design

The new design puts a new twist on ultraportability with a thinner and lighter design. This complements the new look and feel of pattern on the netbook’s top cover. Models are available in pink, grey, white or black.

 

 

Entertainment/Social Networking

The S10-2 is designed specifically for the social networker. Now it comes with Dolby Headphone technology to let users wear any set of headphones and get surround sound audio with 5.1 channel effects. It comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera for recording videos or making Skype calls. With Quick Start, users can quickly access the most popular applications, including the Internet, photo viewer, music player, online games, Instant Messaging, and Skype. With Lenovo’s VeriFace facial recognition technology, users can conveniently log into their PC with their face instead of having to remember difficult and lengthy passwords. A multi-touch trackpad lets the user more easily scroll through applications, and an optional external DVD player can be added. Additionally, a 4-in-1 card reader allows users to diversify their multimedia tools.  

 

 

Note the revised and enlarged keyboard design - I think this is going to be a nice feature of the system, along with  the slightly thinner form, sloped covers and revised hinges.  

 

What do you think are some of the best features of the updated design?

  

 

Message Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 05-27-2009 03:10 PM
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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-28, 0:41 AM

So far the only useful upgrade compared to the original S10 seems to be the option of the N280 CPU. *edit* - the keyboard does appear to be improved as well, but at what cost is the question, the entire netbook looks wider then the original S10 which is a big downer, the only change needed was to the lower right hand side of the kb.

 

Personally I think the finish on the original S10 is better, the screen in the original S10 is better. I prefer the original S10 hinges and corners. I am tired of companies feeling the need to make everything rounded and shiny!

 

Lenovo got it right with the original S10, they simply needed to offer the N280 CPU with an improved heatsink/fan design and a higher resolution 10.2 inch screen that is anti-glare.

That is what the S10-2 should have been...

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-28, 10:53 AM

The only real advantage the S10-2 has over the S10 is the new keyboard layout.

 

Lenovo got the initial design of the chassis right the first time, and I really don't understand why they would mess up a winner. It's no longer an S10. They could have swapped the S (S10) for Stylish with C (C10) for Crap - imho.

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-28, 16:22 PM
So is this what Lenovo are going to provide us with as a replacement for all the faulty S10e units that are floating about??
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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-29, 15:34 PM

Hi Mark, thanks for the informative posts.

 

Here are my questions on the S10-2:

 

1)  How do I get the n280 Atom processor?  The models listed on the Lenovo US site only have the n270.

 

2)  How is the memory configured?  Is it like the s10 where there's 512M on the motherboard and one DIMM slot?  Or what?

 

3)  How do I get a Bluetooth enabled model?  Again this is not listed on the Lenovo site.

 

4)  When will we see a higher resolution screen model?  That is the one thing that would incent me to buy a replacement for my S10. 

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-29, 22:25 PM

browncspence,

 

Great questions.  I put this up to spark discussion, and will try to fill in some details as I can.   We just got some models (white and black ones)  in the lab today, and I'll try to take some photos including memory sockets, etc to answer your questions.  I think some more side by side comparision photos will be helpful too.

 

It is just a bit wider than the S10, and it is thinner and I think the keyboard is a step forward and seems a lot more like what one would see on a regular notebook with the wide shift keys and the arrow keys dropped down.  The touch pad is significantly larger too.

 

More USB ports.  No 4n1 reader.  Space for the internal 3G option to come.

 

Some models will ship with N270, and looks like what are initially being offered on the US website are that  (N270) version.  I'll try to find out if this is a country / Geo level configuration point, or if they will phase in as an alternate / upgrade model.

 

I'll try to get the updates out here Monday / Tuesday next week.   I'm sure the web is buzzing and reviewers will likely beat me to a lot of it, but it's still fun for me to try to get my hands on some of the new stuff.

 

I think there are certaily some pros / cons.  The S10-2 has a gloss screen while the S10 was matte.  Depends what one prefers. 

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-30, 19:15 PM

If you could also find out the timing for the 3G models, that would be great. For me that's a critical upgrade to the S-10. Optimally I'd like a model with 3G, Bluetooth and an N280 so if you could also get an idea of when a version with all those options would be available, that would be great.

 

To me, the S10-2 is a much nicer looking netbook than the S10.

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-05-31, 12:08 PM
So, do all the S10/S10e users get a free upgrade to this new machine given all the problems with the FAN ???
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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-06-01, 0:51 AM

Not only the fan problems but the BIOS Update problems too.

 

Lenovo should recall all affected S10's and replace this model in their place.

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Re: New S10-2 models - Initial information and pics

2009-06-01, 15:14 PM

Hi Mark,

 

You mentioned an option for the S10-2 of larger harddrives than the standard 160G. Also I have read (on Lilliputing) of an option for a display greater than the standard. Neither of these are offered among the specs and options on the Lenovo site. Am I missing something or are these not yet officially offered?

 

dickshell

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