Pros Bright screen. Fast enough. Good WiFi sensitivity.
Got a red one: it's an attractive ruby-red, not a tacky-red.
Solid feel. Does not feel like a cheap toy.
Cons Power brick requires 3-prong outlet (which my sofa-side extension cord isn't).
Power options grayed out, so I can't tell it to just stay on when on AC power. Shuts down after 20 minutes unless I do something. (Anybody know a workaround?)
Summary Installed 2GB of DDR2 667 RAM. Installation was a snap. With built-in 512MB, now has 2.5 GB installed, with 2GB recognized after reboot (just as expected).
So far, it's exactly what I hoped it would be... EXCEPT for inability to change Power scheme. With Google Desktop running, it soon shut down (so it did not finish the long initial indexing), but somehow stilled drained the battery overnight. Other than the power-settings issue, I'm happy. But I really, really hope there's some way to adjust the power settings, particularly for AC power.
Pros Build quality is high. Keyboard is usable, with the usual cramp of a netbook. Windows performs very well. Bright screen. Great styling in the red option.
Cons Battery recharges slowly.
Summary Very pleased with this netbook, espeically its better performance than the Latitude X1 that it replaces. I've found the battery life far better than CNET rates, especially if you're reasonable on screen brightness and mostly using the internet. The build quality seems very good, with a "great red paint job" (though other colors are available). The only downside I find is that the battery seems to take an exceptionally long time to charge.
Pros Easy to replace the HD and install an additional 1 or 2GB of RAM. Vista HP loaded easily on the D partition, after installing mobile 945GME drivers, video memory went from 64MB to 256MB. 'Veriface' from Lenovo, face recognition log on, it's sweet
Cons Bluetooth doesn't work on XP but does fine with Vista. If you dual boot and find problems with Synaptic errors on Vista, install the Synaptic drivers for the Y430. 4 way scroll function is stable again. 'Easy Capture' on Vista records great video
Summary I almost couldn't wait for one of these toys and almost commited to an ASUS 1000 series - the wait was well worth it. My S10 fits in my leather folder, the slim external DVD writer from LG has Lightscribe, and is about the size of 3 CD jewel cases... the face log on is great, I just trained the internal mic for Vista's voice command program. ... a 6 cell battery is available from Lenovo online ... Office 2007, Photoshop CS2, Flash CS3 and FL Studio 8 all run without any problems or lags. I have to admit, there really isn't anything I can find to fault the S10 with - it's ultra portable and perfect for any student's desk, first time 'surf-n-email' users (your grandparents) and the very discriminating urban technocrat .... big thanks to ASUS for initiating the net-book wild fire - super thanks to Lenovo for keeping it so cool and tight - like Hancock said, Good job guys, Good-Job
Pros Small and compact. Great for business travel and TSA security.
Cons Computer locks up and runs slow. Same problem with my colleagues IdeaPad S-10.
Summary I wouldn't recommend buying a netbook from Lenovo. Poor customer service and poor performance. The only real advantage is for business travel. Better to buy a smaller 13-14" laptop.
Pros Did a lot of research before making this purchase. Thought Lenovo was offering the most machine for the price. Large hard drive option. Good connectivity.
Cons Be careful when cleaning the video screen. Moisture easily enters the screen and damages it. Replacement cost is $180, might as well buy a new notebook!! Runs hot. Battery life not great, only about 2 hours.
Summary Handle with care!!