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Lenovo Ideapad S12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S12. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and software.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

software, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad S12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and screen. The portability and size also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the performance. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

price, size, portability, screen, connectivity

keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S12 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the software.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

software

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Lenovo Ideapad S12 review

 

An impressive large-screen machine, offering lots of features and good usability

Battery life ; Decent sized screen ; Full sized keyboard

Glossy lid prone to scratches ; Virtual surround not brilliant ; Build quality

A good crack of the netbook whip but it can't rival some of the more feature rich netbooks currently on the market

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 review

 

Its 12.1in screen makes the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 big enough for those who lament the tininess of a 9- or 10in screen, yet it still retains its netbook status.

If you're looking for a netbook with decent battery life, a bigger screen, and the ability to recognise your face, then the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is a solid choice. It packs a punch in a little netbook package. With its big hard drive, better-than-average...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

 

If you're looking for a netbook with decent battery life, a bigger screen, and the ability to recognize your face, then the Lenovo S12 is a solid choice. It packs a punch in a little netbook package. With its big hard drive, better-than-average battery...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 (Ion review: Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 (Ion

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S12-2959 (Ion

Excellent keyboard; bright, crisp screen; improved graphics performance for a Netbook.

Same old Atom N270 processor; high price.

Although the IdeaPad S12, with its Nvidia Ion graphics processor, provides some 3D muscle, it costs more than comparable Netbooks.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion)

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (Ion), Lenovo's Ion netbook, comes with smooth HD playback, but not without some sacrifices.

Played back all types of 1080p videos flawlessly. HDMI-Out port included. Large screen for a netbook. 3GB of memory. Big hard drive. Benefits in 3G gaming. Best netbook keyboard.

Priced out of netbook range. Performance hit in both speed and battery life. Sacrificed the ExpressCard slot. Heavy for a netbook.

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

 

Crisp screen ; Sleek design

Cheap mouse buttons ; Pricey for a netbook

Larger than your average netbook, the S12 provides average performance at a fairly high netbook price.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 review: Lenovo IdeaPad S12

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

Excellent keyboard; bright, crisp screen; ExpressCard slot.

Same old Atom N270 processor.

If you're looking for a comfortable Netbook with a 12-inch screen, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 feels comfortable and light--but at this size, we wish it had an Intel CULV processor.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is the best 12-inch netbook yet, complete with a 1,280-by-800 resolution, full size keyboard, and ExpressCard slot. But it'll cost you.

Great looking 12-inch widescreen. 1,280-by-800 resolution. Best keyboard on a netbook. ExpressCard slot is present. Very good battery life.

Pricey compared with other netbooks. A bit heavier than its peers.

More Netbook Reviews: • Asus Transformer Book T100TA (64GB)• Lenovo ThinkPad X130e• HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Verizon)• Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX• Acer Aspire One AO722-0828• more

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION Netbook

 

The small, white one. Stylishness is a must for all netbooks, bec

Attractive design; Big keyboard; High 3D performance compared to other netbooks; Extensive connectivity

Display hinges are loud and only offer a few angles for the monitor; Small touchpad; Expensive; Case warms up when the CPU is under heavy usage

There are many netbooks. However, there are very few with the Ion chipset: the Samsung N510 offers a similar connectivity, and so does the Asus EeePC 1202N, which, unfortunately, has a rickety keyboard. Those users who wish for a bigger laptop can take...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review

 

As configured, our S12 is currently priced at $499. The base model starts at $449 with a VIA Nano 1.3GHz processor

Pleasing design ; Solid build quality ; Excellent keyboard and screen ; Five hours of battery life

Touchpad could be a bit larger ; Screen could tilt back further ; Back of the lid could use a bit more protection

The surface of the S12 does not get warm at all – there are no noticeable hotspots on the bottom or top of the machine. The S12 is a very good choice for those wanting a quiet and cool machine

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 notebook features a 12.1-inch WVGA glossy display for sharp contrast, crisp images, enhanced color depth, and wide viewing angles.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23cm
Height:3.6cm
Weight:1.6kg
Width:29.2cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:2959
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad S12

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/White
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows XP Home Edition
Family:Windows 7/Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N270
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/3GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA ION

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