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Lenovo-ideapad-s205.33154632
7.4 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad S205

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Overall 4
4.0

Price is great but you are getting what you pay for

Variant Zero, Newegg
26 April 2014
  • Summary: All in All, I would not buy this computer again, I would spend more money for something better.
  • Pros: The biggest pro of this machine is that it is dirt cheap. It's fairly quiet as well. Other than that I don't have many good things to say.
  • Cons: Where to begin... Ok, I understand that this is a bare bones laptop, something that is not designed to blow any minds, but it is possibly the slowest computer I have dealt with since the 90s. It can't handle having more than 2 windows open at once, hell, it can barely handle having 1 open. Now I am by no means an expert on computers, but I checked the Task Manager one day when things were going particularly bad. I had two windows open at this time and the thing almost...
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Overall 8
8.0

nice compromise between a netbook and a notebook

N/A, Newegg
4 April 2014
  • Summary: I am moving up from an Intel Atom netbook, and this Lenovo slots in perfectly in size between a netbook and a traditional laptop. I love the "catch weight" size of it.
  • Pros: size/weight, keyboard, HDMI, fit and finish
  • Cons: maybe a tad slow but as a general purpose computer, it's adequate.
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Overall 10
10

can upgrade to above 4GB RAM

George, Newegg
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Even without my suggested upgrades this is a nice netbook.
  • Pros: Sturdy well built netbook, if your reading this you've probably decided on getting this. Where else are you gonna get a ideapad at this price. I got lucky and got the correct AC adapter.
  • Cons: As others have said it is a minor pain to take apart but not as bad as Apple laptops and MAC minis.
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Overall 10
10

Great little laptop

bmw, Newegg
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Bought
  • Pros: Sturdy, reasonably fast, bright screen, nice keyboard and touchpad
  • Cons: Hard drive was a pain to upgrade to SSD
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Overall 10
10

What a great little machine.

N/A, Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Summary: Put on a fresh version of windows 8.1. It immediate ran much quicker and had zero cpu usage issues.
  • Pros: It came in great physical condition, unlike a couple others I got the correct charger. Everything worked right out of the box. Comes with a windows 7 Key.
  • Cons: Bloatware/drivers. Ran poorly upon start up and internal fans ran non-stop. Intel software was causing very high cpu usage and high temps. Initial sweep was to remove all the bloat.
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Overall 10
10

Nice little laptop

Frank, Newegg
7 January 2014
  • Pros: I like it. Nice little laptop, I have had no problems, great price.
  • Cons: None I can see.
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Overall 4
4.0

wrong power cord

DisappointedDude, Newegg
3 December 2013
  • Summary: I should have read previous customer reviews since I'm not the first in this situation. First and last time i buy a refurb laptop.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Laptop was shipped with the wrong power cord. Plastic cover shows several scratches.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wrong cord

Samara, Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Looks adorable, feels adorable. If only they'd sent the correct cord. Thank goodness the prices of chargers have gone down- at least for this little guy.
  • Pros: Cute little thing! Light, small, and the feet on the bottom are positioned in such a way that it has good ventilation. Good for traveling, I'd imagine. Even though it's refurbed, it's in pretty dang good condition. Only a few scratches on the outside, and they're barely noticeable.
  • Cons: Got this refurbed, the price was right- the charging cord they sent was not. Too big for it. I'm moving at the end of the month, I don't have time for a lengthy RMA process so I just ordered what I hope is the correct cord on A Certain Other Online Retailer for $20.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bought it. Own it. Love it.

N/A, Newegg
21 November 2013
  • Summary: We went from netbooks, to tablets, now we are at surface. Seems like we have gone full circle. Not a speed demon, but adequate. I write a lot of papers and do a lot of research - working great for me. Out of the box, it was slow, took off the bloat ware, messed with the memory manager, cleaned the registry, defragged the disk, Bingo! it is working well. Will probably upgrade the memory to 4 GB.
  • Pros: Portable, Windows 7 Home Premium - 64, Price Point, Lots of external ports, excellent keyboard.
  • Cons: Memory - 2 Gb.
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Overall 10
10

Better late than never

Peter Penning, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: Seeing as I haven't written a review yet I decided to write one now. I own this netbook for about a year now and it is a great purchase. To my amazement it can even play League of Legends, which is a nice bonus for when I'm away on the weekends.
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