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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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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26 Responses

  1. rabby says:

    This is more feasible [more value for your money] than the iPad (if you will compare the price)

  2. WOW. Really good looking netbook. Sana may pictures kua ng keyboard. Anyways nagoogle q na and I think its one of my target this summer. Really love the design and features.

  3. yuga says:

    @symbiandreamsdotcom – click on the unboxing photos link to go to the Gallery.

  4. roma says:

    Hopefully I will be able to test out a demo unit for this tomorrow. *excited* It looks really good. But between this one and Acer Aspire’s convertible tablet (Acer Aspire 1820PTZ), what would you recommend?

  5. Wow! Looks very neat and nice. I would love to have that if I had extra money. Can be considered an alternative for iPad – thicker, but has more features. :)

  6. Caloy says:

    i’ll buy one if there will be no Microsoft Courier available here in RP.
    Cool Stuff!

  7. yuga says:

    @roma – haven’t seen the Acer tablet so I can’t really compare much. However, the 1820PTZ is way larger and heavier.

  8. kevinn says:

    It’s chunky looking.

  9. Thanks so much sir abe.
    Really like the design from outside to the keyboard

  10. lolipown says:

    Interesting netbook. How heavy is it?

  11. laptoper says:

    can’t wait for the review

  12. Jon says:

    How heavy is this one sir? I like how it looks, but I just think they wasted a little bit of screen real estate. It may be difficult to click those buttons at the corners as well.

  13. StrayArrow says:

    This is a much better option than the iPad or the other product I forgot the name…anyway for the price of one you can get two gadget….hmmmm the list gets getting longer.

  14. pj says:

    can you use flash 8 on this? i’m really wondering…

  15. josengSISIW says:

    The good: Great design, easy-to-rotate screen, better-than-average Netbook specs.

    The bad: Poor battery life, touch screen is laggy at times.

    The bottom line: The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t convertible Netbook tablet is priced to compete with the iPad, but underwhelming battery life and unpredictable touch response mar an otherwise sharp-looking portable.


  16. roma says:

    I just tested a demo unit sent to us earlier. It’s quite laggy and touch response wasn’t that good to me. I had better response using Acer’s tablet last week. But design-wise the S10-3T is surely eyecandy.

  17. You Won says:

    @pj – can you use flash 8 on this? i’m really wondering…

    Yes you can, even the latest one. It runs on Windows 7.

  18. Joe says:

    Regarding the touch response, is it because of the screen (hardware) or Win7 performance?

  19. fr0stbyte says:

    Ganda sana nang concept.. Parang ULV+Tablet. Problems include yung sluggish touchscreen, shorter battery life compare to your average ULV, unable to play high-def videos without stuttering, accelerometer wasn’t responsive, and terrible viewing angles, which was the worse, since the LCD felt flimsy and cheap. And considering that this is a hand-held device, it’s gotta be one of the major deal-breakers here.

  20. pj says:

    @you won

    hmmmmm… okay thanks… makes it more appealing…

  21. mspink19 says:

    hi! :-) i’m really thinking of buying this but i’ve heard reviews about it running pretty slow.

    anyway, i’m choosing between SONY VAIO W or this one, LENOVO S10-3T.

    HELP, please?

  22. allan says:

    @mspink19 – i suggest you choose the s10-3t over sony vaio. i got one sporting an 8 cell battery pack and its amazing. i can browse and run some apps for almost 10hrs in a single charge and honestly i find this baby faster than my toshiba satellite. the lagging is very tolerable and you wouldnt even notice it. go for it is really cool.

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