For just $369, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 will give you plenty of benefits which outwit other similar PCs. The glossy, plaid designed lid and a choice of either charcoal or red color will give you a personalized feel of this unit. It has an aluminum brushed finish that makes it attractive. It is considered as one of the thinner netbooks available. With a 10.6 inch screen and a weight of 2.8 pounds, the IdeaPad is a comfortable companion for your trips.
The 6 – cell battery is good for taking the unit along with you since it can last for as long as 5 hours. But if you want this for viewing movies or you are travelling for a longer period, you better bring an extra battery.
The 10.1 inch LED backlit display screen is framed in a silky black framework that makes it look a bit despicable and a fingerprint marks magnet. Its 1,024X600 screen resolution provides superb viewing qualities, although, the shiny screen takes too much lights and reflections. The stereo speakers produced satisfactory audio output even when set to a higher volume. At the heart of the top portion of the screen is a 1.3 megapixel Webcam which can also be used for the VeriFace application. You can use it as a password to log in to Windows.
The Chiclet – style keys of the keyboard are big enough for easy and comfortable computing jobs. The integrated mouse buttons on the undersized touch pad is quite a discomfort since there is a little confusion when navigating through it.
IdeaPad S10-3 is powered by Intel’s N450 processor. The integrated GMA 3150 graphics chip is not ideal for gaming and intensive video streaming.
For connectivity and expansions, Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 incorporated many ports and connectors for your every need.
Left side of the body: VGA out port, power jack, usable USB port, flash card reader.
Right side of the body: Ethernet port, 2 more USB ports, microphone and headphone connectors.
An 802.11b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR switches are also included.
Various applications come along with the PC like Windows 7 Starter 32 – bit version operating system, DirectShare, Lenovo Maplike and One Key Rescue System 7.0. For managing your security settings, the VeriFace, Guard ID plus a sample version of McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 version are already preinstalled in the system.
If you are looking for just the affordable PC with long battery life and quality speakers, IdeaPad S10-3 is one package that will meet your need.