Well we really don’t have another netbook to test the S10 against, but for comparison purposes we put it against the IdeaPad U110. The U110 has a Core 2 Duo, which will definitely out perform the S10’s Intel Atom processor. Also the U110 starts at $1699.99 whereas the S10 is only $399. Here are the specs for both systems.
1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom Processor
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
1GB PC2-5300 Memory
160GB 5400 RPM hard drive
Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 (1.6GHz)
Intel X3100 Graphics
2GB PC2-5300 Memory
120GB 4200RPM Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium
As you can see from the specs the U110 is a much more powerful system. I wish we had another netbook it to really compare to S10 to something in the same category but we don’t. Here are the results from our test.
The hard drive performance was actually quite good; here are the HD Tune results.