Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t First Impressions
We got a review unit of the tablet netbook from Lenovo. The IdeaPad S10-3t is the 3rd generation of Lenovo’s netbook line and is one of the most affordable tablet netbook today.
Among the dozen or so netbooks that have recently been released, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t is one of the most anticipated unit in my list, primarily because it’s in a tablet form factor. Now that I’d had time to play around with it, I’d like to share my first impressions about it.
The S10-3t has a nice form factor — slim, light and a bit wider, giving it somewhat a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio. Running the latest Intel Atom N450 and Windows 7 could be an ideal combination for an all-around tablet.
The unit is glossy all over which is a serious finger-print magnet but for a tablet which requires you to do multi-touch gestures, I guess that’s tolerable. The nicest part about it is that there’s a dedicated button on the side of the screen that rotates the orientation of the screen so you can set it horizontally or vertically.
One concern I have is the battery life since it only has a small 4-cell pack. I know a 6 or 8-cell battery could ruin the flat bottom surface but I hope there’s option for that. Will have to see how much time we can squeeze on this one.
So far, I’m impressed with the design and form factor as well as the price point (Php29,900). Watch out for the full review by the end of the week. You can see the entire unboxing photos here.