Lenovo IdeaPad S205
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Lenovo IdeaPad S205

Laptops
-I'm Dan Ackerman and we here taking a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S205. Now, when you think of Lenovo, you probably think of those iconic think pad laptops that's business line. They actually also have a consumer line the products called IdeaPad and what's actually I like about it, they do have some really inventive clever stuff. This S205 is probably not one of the idea pad tent poles, but still a perfectly workman like ultra portable. It's got AMDs, E-350 CPU, which we have seen in a bunch of other systems like HP's dm1z, which we like a lot and that let you get a smaller 11 inch maybe sometimes a 12-inch laptop that's a little bit more powerful and a little bit more expensive and let's say a Netbook, but you actually end with something that you can really use for everyday computing if you're just surfing the web, sending e-mail, doing some life productivity stuff like that. In this Lenovo version, I though the least expensive combination of these components that you can get, but you do get that Lenovo attention to detail. The construction is really solid. The design is pretty descent. The hinge is nice and stiff. There's no flex in the keyboard, and speaking of keyboard. Lenovo does some of the best keyboards in the business in this case. It looks at first glance like a flat key island style keyboard, but what they do is they extend the bottom o each key out. They bow it up just a little bit and that actually helps you not miss the edge of the keys if you're doing fast typing in a small keyboard like this. You know, it's easy to sort of overshoot and miss they key you're going for. I think the only things are not perfect about this keyboard are the ten keys are little short and they set the function key over here in the corners, so if you stating control something to with keyboard short cut, you may hit the function key instead. The touch pad, it's a little bit small even for small laptop like this, but at least the buttons below it, the left and right mouse buttons, those are a decent size. Performance-wise, this S205 matches up favorably with other ultra portables with the same AMD CPU. Actually, it does a little bit better in some tests because that's 4 gigs of ram. Some of the other ultra portables are only tat 2 gigs. One thing that drove me a little crazy however was the amount of adware and bloatware that comes pre-installed on the desktop. One particularly a greatest offender is this software dock up here looks like the software dock like or Dell or another brand of Laptop, but pretty much all these buttons up here are adjust adware buttons let you to buy software and services. I'm really not sure what purpose this Lenovo Smile Dock sort. I would just believe it as quickly as humanly possible. This particular S2O5 with 4 gigs of RAM and a 500 gig hard drive is about $579 and pretty close to maybe the $600 point where you wanna start looking for more full size, full power, full featured laptop. You can however knockdown some of the specs or look at some other brands and get about hundred list. In fact, Lenovo right now has a limited time, you know, on an even better configuration of this for 499. If you're interested in the S205 that's definitely the one I would look at. You can find it on Lenovo's website. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is the Lenovo IdeaPad S205.

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