The Lenovo S10 has finally landed …. well a couple of days ago. But I just saw it with my own eyes today.
Lets look at the confirmed spec for Singapore
Processor: Intelï¿½ Atomï¿½ N270 (1.6Ghz, 533Mhz FSB, 512Kb L2 Cache)
RAM: 1 GB DDR2 RAM
HDD: 160 GB HDD
GPU: Intelï¿½ GMA 950
Display: 10.2″ WSVGA Display (1024 x 600)
Keyboard: 85% Full Size
Wireless: Lenovo 802.11bg with wireless switch
LAN: Fast Ethernet 10/100
Sound: 2 Stereo Speakers
Expansion: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x external VGA, 4-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x ExpressCardï¿½ /34
Other Features: Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel integrated camera, Touch Pad with Multi-touch Technology
Dimension: 250.2mm x 183mm x 22-27.5mm
Battery: 3 Cell Lithium-lon (Up to 3 hrs usage)
Weight: 1.25kg including 3-Cell battery
OS: WinXP Home
There are some descripencies or unclear points between the official brochures and the specs that appear on local sales pamplets.
Firstly, the weight of the S10 is officially at 1.25kg with 3-cell battery but local shops are advertising it as “Only 1.1kg with 3-cell battery”.
Secondly, it is still unclear what is the max ram of the S10. One shop told me that it has only 1 ram slot and the S10 contains a 1Gb Ram which can be upgraded to a 2 Gb stick.
While another shop advertise the 1Gb ram as (2x512MB). So which is which? I am not sure but if you intent to get it, you better ask first.
It was said that “Lenovo engineered the netbooks to reduce the heat emitted on key contact areas such as the bottom of the PC, the palm rest and the keyboard.”
When I tested it out with my bare hands, the display set was uncomfortably warm (no, it won’t cook an egg as some websites has suggested but uncomfortable, yes).
Granted, the set was running a movie looping since they started business in the morning so it might be a little hot. So I went to check out another set on standby and I find that it is just slightly warmer then my MSI Wind.
Battery life is max 3 hours. Typical would be closer to 2 hours with wifi on. Currently only 3-cell battery is available but the sale people indicated that a larger capacity battery will be coming in soon.
Availability And Pricing
The Lenovo S10 is currently selling at SGD 799 with 1Gb ram.
Currently, only the white color set is available. More colors are said to be coming in sometime in October.
I spotted them in Funan The IT Mall at the level 1 atrium (Lenovo Road show), at various level 3 and level 4 shops. Some shops offer additional freebies such as netbook sleeves and additional warranty.
I’m not sure if stocks are in Sim Lim Square yet as I could not find a parking lot. So you will have to find it out yourself.
UPDATE: A few shops at Sim Lim Square are also selling the Lenovo S10 @ SGD 799. No other color other then white has been spotted. (21st Sept 08)
UPDATE 2: The Black Version has arrived here.