Author: Bob Buskirk
I have been using the S10 for about 2 weeks now and I have taken it with me pretty much everywhere so here are my impressions so far.
First let’s talk about the 1024 x 600 screen size. It is adequate for viewing web sites and YouTube, but it is still small. It does take some getting used to, especially if you are using the S10 to edit photos. The photos we use on ThinkComputers are 800 x 533 so that takes up most of the screen when editing.
As far as watching videos and movies on the S10 the screen is good for that. It has very vibrant colors and the horizontal viewing angles are good. So you could watch a moving on the screen with a friend. The vertical viewing angles cause the display to look darker, but are acceptable. Also as I said earlier the speakers are not bad at all, which makes watching movies more enjoyable.
The IdeaPad is nice and small so taking it places with you really does not require much work. It would easily fit in a backpack or larger purse. I used it with my Booq Mamba sling bag and it easily fit inside without any problems. I could barely tell I was even carrying a laptop around with me. Since the S10 is small it is the perfect laptop to travel with, I normally take my Dell XPS M1210 with me but even then it still takes up most of my tray table on flights. It would be nice to have a smaller laptop to use while in the air.
When using the S10 with the brightness at 100 and WiFi on while surfing the web we were able to get a little over an hour of battery life out of the S10. This is not much to complain about really considering the S10 uses a 3-cell battery. I wish Lenovo would have an option to buy a 6-cell battery with the S10.