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Hey guys, Jon Rettinger here. I’ll do an unboxing for you of Lenovo S10 Netbook. For those of you that don’t know a netbook is a sub-class of laptops that’s ultra portable, a little bit underpowered but ideal for web browsing for blogging and for general needs like Word processing and such.
A netbook is a ideal perfect choice. I’m very excited to dig in and see what Lenovo has to offer here. Let’s go ahead and open the box up. The tape was already broken actually. Alright, here we’ve got the new Lenovo idea pad. You’ve got a lot of there’s some PR stuff in there. I’m going to throw the box off to the side.
Nothing exciting in the PR envelope, so here it is, Lenovo Idea Pad. Let’s see what else we have on the box here. Just tell you that it was packaged in Shanghai, see they give you some specs on the side here nope just some serial number, some cushions and stuff and that’s about it, so let’s go ahead and dig in. It looks like this was already open. It’s probably some sort of public relations insert in there or perhaps there’s already been a review unit.
Alright, so we open it up and we’re ready with the netbook itself and it looks like a box here with probably the accessories, so let’s take this out. That is the computer itself, it’s very light though it seem it has a battery in it, hold it off and we’ll put the netbook off to the side here for just a moment we’ll come right back to it.
Lenovo Idea Pad S9 and S10. This is the S10 like I said, set up, user guide and the regulatory notice and I should mention that this is running Windows XP and some specs on this. It got a single core Intel Atom Processor at 1.6 gigahertz. It got the GMA 950 integrated graphic accelerator. It actually the same integrated graphics that use to be in the old plastic netbooks. It got 1-gigabyte of RAM and a 10.2-inch WS VGA screen and 160-gigabyte hard drives spinning at 5400 rpms.
So, this little tiny laptop is actually—that is powerful as one of the high scale laptops maybe you would have a couple of years ago, so actually relatively capable, so we’ve got the books. Let’s see what we’ve got on the box here and then we’ll get to the fun stuff. We have power cord, power break which is relatively standard power break, the three prong plug it right in and in rounding out the box we have what appears to be Lenovo’s extended 6-cell battery.
This extended part right here is the extra 3-cells generally you just get this smaller portion right on the side. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the netbook itself. Put it off to the side here, so if you’re interested in the Lenovo netbook and I’ll put a link to Lenovo on the sidebar. It will run you about $400 with the extended battery.
So, here is the laptop itself. It’s a full of box off to the side. That can give a sense of how it looks here. I think we’ve got —there’s a little bit of plastic on top. I’ll peel that off, so perhaps this is actually a new unit. We just open to insert some things and it’s got a kind of nice red glossy look to it, very nice and doesn’t actually appear to be like a fingerprint magnet which is nice for a glossy laptop. I’m going to tell you this thing is very light, so let’s pop in the battery and I will walk you guys around the device.
Alright, you just put the battery in and you will see that the 6-cell battery does extend out a little bit on the side. If you can make it nice and easy to carry if you have the 3-cell it will just be flashing around on the back. It does have a very nice weight to it, so on the side we’ve got your bench for cooling. You’ve got actually a monitor for a VGA port it’s just quite nice, so if you want to connect this to a bigger monitor or use something larger than the 10.2-inch screen, the integrated graphics chip actually will be able to handle out, so it’s very nice. There is your simple power cord it looks it actually has a SD cards out for hard drive expansion. Here we have a USB port. On the front of the device you’ve got your speaker port there with some LED indicators for power battery.
I’m moving on the other side, it’s like you actually have an expansion port here on the side as well with the camera focus, there we go. You’ve got an expansion port on the side which is actually quite nice for a netbook. This does not have a built-in 3G cord in so we really could put one right there. You’ve got your audio in/audio pout. Your second USB port and then Ethernet port and this of course does have WiFi built-in A,B and G.
Let’s go ahead and open it up. Let’s take a look at the keyboard, and certainly it’s a small screen and a small keyboard but I guess it’s kind of what you will expect from a netbook. Although I’ll do a review on the keyboard and how it is to type and how it feels, but I have to some general impressions here.
Keyboard has a nice click to it. The shift key appears to be one row up is a little bit strange. It does have a very small track pad. I also believe this track pad will support some multi touch gestures but of course I’ll have to use it to see and we’ve got a left click and a right click button.
So, let’s do a first boot of this and let’s see what it looks like. This has an instant On OS in addition to Windows XP and I’ll demo that a little later, but I’ll just it turn on and boot it right up into XP and see if the battery has some charge unit and I should also mention that it does have a tiny integrated webcam as well for the video chat. Let’s go and power this on. Well, there’s no guarantee there’s a charge in the battery. It looks like there is. Get the Lenovo logo and here’s where you can choose to boot into this quick start OS part if my splash tab. We’ll do walk through that later but let’s exit it and boot right into Windows XP. Let’s see how long the boot time is.
And you can see this is the first time it’s booting up. It should boot it up. It should be relatively quick. This is my four range into netbooks certainly I views many laptops in the past, the netbooks are really growing craze. Someone say, let’s see what all of the fuzz is about. Lenovo streaming is one of the better offerings available.
Here Windows XP splash screen and there you are. It was a relatively fast mode especially for Windows, and rough, so I’ll go ahead and let that boot up and I’ll do a size comparison too with you guys with the computer you’ll probably familiar with 13-inch aluminum Unibody MacBook, so I’m going to close this up. So, here we have the 13-inch MacBook. I’ll move these both forward here so you guys can get a better sense of how they stock up size wise.
Now, obviously the netbook is much, much smaller. The 13-inch MacBook is actually small in its own right but it looks flat out gargantuan compared to the Lenovo. Let’s do a weight comparison of the two. I can’t see that there’s not that big weight difference and with the extra battery Lenovo has a little bit of added weight but that’s 6-cell battery really I think is a must have.
There you go guys, this is Job Rettinger with the real quick unboxing of Lenovo S10 netbook. Stay tune for all kinds of reviews and comparisons and some head to head things, so make sure you stick around and for exclusive content be sure to follow me on Twitter, Twitter.com/Jon4lakers. I’ll see you guys in the next video, bye.