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Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Netbook Review

IT Posts
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 6

Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 (Ion

15 October 2010
  • Summary: Although the IdeaPad S12, with its Nvidia Ion graphics processor, provides some 3D muscle, it costs more than comparable Netbooks.
  • Pros: Excellent keyboard; bright, crisp screen; improved graphics performance for a Netbook.
  • Cons: Same old Atom N270 processor; high price.
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Overall 8
Performance 6
Battery performance 8
Display 7
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 6
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 8

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION Netbook

11 October 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

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

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

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

Expert Review

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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Overall 9

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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Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook

24 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The 12-inch netbook is a strange beast. It’s a netbook (at least in terms of its Atom processor and a sub-$600 price tag), but sized like an ultraportable notebook. We haven’t seen many of them and we’ve seen a lot of indecision from the companies that have released them. Case in point, the short-lived Dell Mini 12, which was the focus of much speculation throughout its life (and before it), but was unceremoniously replaced by an 11.6-inch model, the Inspiron 11z.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S12

17 September 2009
  • Summary: If you're looking for a netbook with decent battery life, a bigger screen, and the ability to recognize your face, then the Lenovo S12 is a solid choice. It packs a punch in a little netbook package. With its big hard drive, better-than-average battery life, and stylish exterior, it's great for your basic netbook user on the go. It's cheaper and lasts longer than HP's Pavilion dv2, another 12-incher. However, this S12 is a taste of things to come.
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