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Lenovo IdeaPad S205
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Lenovo IdeaPad S205

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Lenovo Ideapad S205 Review

5 December 2012
  • Conclusion: It’s really the small form factor plus the chance to work on MS Office and the 18k price that are the allures of the Lenovo Ideapad S205. But these come with a caveat: you need to get used to the small keyboard, tiny screen, and short battery life.
  • Pros: Fits in almost any bag: you can bring this anywhere. Very light, despite the seeming bulky thickness., Good keyboard, despite the size., Suprisingly good sound, for a small thing., Dedicated switch to turn off WiFi, to save on battery and shorten boot up time., Fast-enough boot and resume-from-sl...
  • Cons: Small screen, you may have to bump up the fonts or the resolution. But that might limit the number of rows and colums you’ll see on a spreadsheet, or prevent a whole-page view on a document from being useful., Keyboard not backlit, so either you get a USB-powered lamp, or get used to pulling down...
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Lenovo IdeaPad S205 reviewed- overall solid 11.6 notebook

19 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The S205 is a decent entry for the mainstream notebook market, as it packs AMD’s latest Fusion CPU and had HD graphics. The build, although from plastic, is pretty good and the keyboard feels much better than the ones on more expensive machines.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S205

16 October 2011
  • Summary: Review conclusion is simple. Should you want to get a new netbook, we recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad S205; you won’t regret buying it.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

17 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has a gorgeous display and strong 3D graphics performance, but it ultimately disappoints with an underwhelming keyboard and mediocre battery life.
  • Pros: Solid build, Nice display, Decent graphics performance for price, 3G connectivity option
  • Cons: Poor keyboard, Mediocre battery life, Battery juts out from the bottom, Cramped touch pad
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Overall 8
Performance 7
Battery performance 9
Display 7
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 6
Connectivity 6
Keyboard 8
Temperature 9

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S205 (Fusion) Subnotebook

12 August 2011
  • Summary: Netbook plus. Atom is out - Fusion makes the better mobile companion. The smallest IdeaPad now also benefits from that what gave the APU subnotebooks from Toshiba, HP and Sony good portability and HD suitability.
  • Pros: Slim case, Pleasant stable keyboard, Quiet operation, The perfect HD player with an HDMI port for the TV. The inputs are suitable for prolific typists. Stable, slim case.
  • Cons: Reflective 12.5 inch screen, Low office performance, Poor screen rates, Increased temperatures during load, Poor stereo speakers, The matt screen of an Edge 11 and the brightness of a Samsung 900X3A.
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Overall 7

Lenovo IdeaPad S205

PC Magazine
5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a speedy, oversized netbook that can serve as primary laptop, but this configuration is a bit pricey compared to others in its class.
  • Pros: Good performance. Excellent display, keyboard. Plentiful storage space, RAM for a netbook. HDMI port onboard.
  • Cons: Small touchpad. Unimpressive battery life. Pricey configuration.
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Overall 6

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
25 July 2011
  • Summary: In the low-cost ultraportable space, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a solid middle-of-the-road pick. For more than $400 less than the latest 11-inch MacBook Air, you get a handsome design, spacious keyboard, and cool-running temperatures.
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Expert Review

14 August 2012
  • Summary: • AMD Dual Core E-530 Processor • Genuine Windows 7 • 11.6” inch Widescreen Display Screen • AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics • Expandable up to 8GB DDR3 Memory • Hard Disk of 500GB • Bluetooth & Wi-Fi 802.11n • HDMI, USB 2.0 • Integrated Webcam • 6-in-1 Memory Card Reader • Optional 3G • Small touchpad...
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Overall 10

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review

24 September 2011
  • Excerpt: On first inspection, you could be forgiven for mistaking Lenovo’s tiny IdeaPad S205 for a netbook. It has the same small footprint and 11in screen that we’re used to seeing, but look a little deeper and it’s clear this is an evolution of the traditional netbook form factor.
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Overall 6

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 review

TechRadar UK
14 September 2011
  • Summary: It may lack power, but this petite laptop is highly portable
  • Pros: Light and portable, Good battery life, 500GB hard drive
  • Cons: Limited performance, Compact design means usability suffers
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