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Lenovo IdeaPad S12

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Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Netbook Review

itposts.net
8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Prisbillig og Bærbare Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook computer er den største netbook, at Lenovo tilbyder ligner en 12,1''widescreen skærm. Den S12 leveres med alle de netbook væsentlige med en Intel Atom processor og et udgangspunkt prisseddel på under 450 dollars. Lenovo Batteri Recall Faq  Q1. Hvilken ThinkPad notebook pc-modeller er berørt af tilbagekaldelsen?
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Overall 8
7.8
Performance 6
6.1
Battery performance 8
8.4
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
9.0
Noise 9
9.2
Gaming performance 6
6.2
Connectivity 7
7.4
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 8
7.8

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION Netbook

Notebookcheck
27 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The IdeaPad S12 is a relatively big and well-designed netbook which lies at the borderline between subnotebook and netbook . Due to the Ion-platform the netbook has some graphics power and the user can play older games on the netbook, but despite Nvidias promise that the system could handle HD videos we are disappointed to report that the netbook has many problems with them. Just like the other members of the IdeaPad family, the S12 has its own weaknesses.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Big keyboard, High 3D performance compared to other netbooks, Extensive connectivity, The rather simple design which still has many unique features.
  • Cons: Display hinges are loud and only offer a few angles for the monitor, Small touchpad, Expensive, Case warms up when the CPU is under heavy usage, The graphics power is there, now one just has to install a better processor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

PC Magazine
2 June 2010
  • Conclusion: With the IdeaPad S12, Lenovo produces its best 12-inch netbook yet, but there's a price premium above your average netbook.
  • Pros: Great looking 12-inch widescreen. 1,280-by-800 resolution. Best keyboard on a netbook. ExpressCard slot is present. Very good battery life.
  • Cons: Pricey compared with other netbooks. A bit heavier than its peers.
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Overall 7
7.0

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion)

PC Magazine
2 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion), Lenovo's Ion netbook, finally ships with full support for 1080p, though battery life and speed take a hit.
  • Pros: Played back all types of 1080p videos flawlessly. HDMI-Out port included. Large screen for a netbook. 3GB of memory. Big hard drive. Benefits in 3G gaming. Best netbook keyboard.
  • Cons: Priced out of netbook range. Performance hit in both speed and battery life. Sacrificed the ExpressCard slot. Heavy for a netbook.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (NVIDIA ION) review

Liliputing
13 March 2010
  • Summary: The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA ION graphics costs about $170 more than the version with integrated graphics. Is it worth the extra price? That depends on how important the extra graphics capabilities are to you. In terms of everyday performance, you probably won’t notice a difference between the two machines.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
4 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Lenovo's top-of-the-line S12 model displays high-def content handily and features some ultraportable-grade hardware, but its performance parks it in the netbook camp.
  • Pros: Robust components, Better-than-average graphics, Powerful speakers, Gorgeous display
  • Cons: Expensive, Subpar CPU performance, Cramped touch pad, Short battery life, Streaming video lags
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Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 – Good For Light Gaming But A Bit Expensive

etechreviews.net
25 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Great keyboard, graphics are improved and HD videos look great. Low performance Atom N270 processor. Power cables and software. The processor of the S12-2959 is Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz, which has data bus speed of 533 MHz. Chipset type is NVIDIA ION has L2 cache of 512 KB, RAM 3 GB (not expandable) DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz, hard drive is 320 GB SATA of 5400 rpm.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 – Good For Light Gaming But A Bit Expensive

etechreviews.net
25 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Nvidia announced that it would be making GPU for netbooks and we have been since waiting eagerly to see them. They are finally here and Lenovo is the first netbook to carry them. Nvidia is known to make graphic cards (great graphic cards, infact) so we expected this netbook to be good on graphics. This machine has a 3 GB of RAM, 320 GB hard drive and 256 MB discrete graphics card. On the software front, the bundled OS is Windows 7 Home Premium and Bluetooth.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with Ion

LAPTOP Magazine
7 December 2009
  • Summary: There’s certainly a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaPad S12-29595GU, including Ion graphics, a relatively large keyboard, ample RAM, OneKey backup, and lots of storage. However, the $649 asking price for this netbook on steroids is considerably higher than the similarly configured $574 HP Mini 311, which offers an hour of additional battery life.
  • Pros: Good graphics performance, Crisp colorful display, Spacious keyboard, Instant-on functionality, Loud speakers,
  • Cons: Short battery life, Expensive for a netbook, Dark webcam visuals,
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Overall 9
9.0

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

maximum pc
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The guts of the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 are virtually identical to the IdeaPad S10 that we reviewed back in 2008 —1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB HDD, and integrated Intel GMA950 graphics. The difference is the body. At 11.4 inches wide, this is one of the largest “netbooks” we’ve ever tested. The S12 has a 12.1-inch WXGA screen with a 1280x800 native resolution—far superior to the netbook-standard 1024x600, and much more usable.
  • Pros: Nice 1280x800 screen; excellent keyboard; good battery life; mostly solid construction.
  • Cons: Battery connector is a bit wobbly; midrange netbook performance; fingerprint-magnet lid.
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