There is no latch that holds the LCD in place so you can just lift it up. The S10 has a 10.2 WSVGA AntiGlare TFT that gives you a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600. Also there is an integrated webcam, which is nice.
One thing about most low priced notebooks is that they have very poorly built keyboards that have a lot of flex in them. You don’t see this on netbooks because they are so compact that there really is not much room for flex in the keyboard. The keyboard on the S10 is a little cramped but does offer a little more room than most netbooks. There is no flex in it at all. The keyboard will take some time to get used to if you plan on using the S10 as your main computer. Towards the top of the keyboard you have the power button, OneKey recovery button and wireless button. Also you have 3 more LED indicators: caps lock, num lock, and hard drive activity.
The S10’s touchpad is quite small but you really cannot expect a large touchpad on such a small laptop. The touchpad does work quite well and even supports multi-touch. So you can zoom in and out by collapsing your fingers, much like you do on an iPhone. There are 2 touchpad buttons below the touchpad and they are really tough, not sure if I like that so much. I would expect most people to at least use a mouse with the S10.
The overall build quality of the S10 is good; it is very compact and sturdy. Unlike most netbooks it does offer a wide variety of expandability. No I did mention that it only had 2 USB ports, but it does have an ExpressCard slot, 3-in-1 card reader and built in Bluetooth. If you think of what you might be using the USB ports for most likely it would be a card reader and a Bluetooth adapter.
Jan 30, 2015 0