Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 review: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2

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Lenovo S10-2 Average watts per hour
Off (60 percent) 0.47
Sleep (10 percent) 0.58
Idle (25 percent) 6.74
Load (5 percent) 15.64
Raw kWh 24.59
Annual energy cost $2.79

Compared to the IdeaPad S10's six-cell battery, which lasted 4 hours and 1 minute on our video playback test, the S10-2 gets 4 hours and 17 minutes on the same number of cells. While that's a very good battery life (actual battery life will be even longer with basic Netbook use), laptops like the Asus Eee PC 1005HA outperform it by a considerable margin (and only cost $40 more).

Lenovo includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor mail-in warranty with the system. A variety of extension options are available and upgrading to a second year of mail-in service costs an extra $49, while three total years of service is $129.

Multimedia multitasking test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Jalbum photo conversion test
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Apple iTunes encoding test
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HP Mini 110
792 
Acer Aspire One AOD250
793 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

System configurations:
Lenovo Ideapad S10-2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1005HA
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 224MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Hitachi 5400rpm

Acer Aspire One AOD250
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 224MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Seagate 5400rpm

HP Mini 110
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Seagate 5400rpm

Toshiba Mini NB205
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Toshiba 5400rpm

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    • Release date Jul 21, 2009
    • Weight 2.6 lbs
    • Installed Size 1 GB