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Lenovo IdeaPad S205 11.6 inch Laptop (AMD E350 1.6GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black
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- Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges
- OneKey Rescue System makes data backup and recovery simple
- Lenovo ReadyComm - advanced networking and internet connection management
- Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity for internet anywhere
- Ultra-slim design for easy mobility
Whether its your everyday laptop or another addition to your growing PC arsenal, the S205 was designed for easy mobility, weighing only 1.4kg and measuring from just 18mm thin. Your internet companion is also chic with its stylistic, cityscape finish. Flip open the smooth, one-hand hinge cover and you'll find a contemporary, breathable AccuType keyboard, multitouch touchpad and integrated webcam
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It has double memory (4GB) and 500GB HD - which very few netbooks have. No need to upgrade, as this is quite tricky on Lenovo netbooks (you need to remove keaboard etc). Processor is absolutele adequate for all day-to-day tasks. This is one of the first notebooks to come with long-anticipated AMD Fusion chips. I was waiting for them for quite some time, as I could not make myself buy an Atom netbook, even as they were becoming dirt-cheap. This particular model has a dual-core 1.6Ghz E350 CPU/GPU with AMD Radeon HD 6310M video card (integrated with CPU). Overall this CPU/GPU combination is amazingly powerful, most games are absolutely playable, HD Video running smoothly, and normal tasks like Web browsing, emails, office documents editing performed very fast. In fact Word starts almost instantly, in less than 1 second. Overall PC startup time is less than a minute inc login which is pretty impresive for Windows netbook.
Considering it's still the size/price of a typical (good) netbook we are talking here it's just amazing. In fact the specs of this machine are better than of my desktop (which is not new I admit).
The build quality is exceptional, with sleek design, quality almost full-size keyboard (I think letter keys are full-size, they only fiddled with arrows and enter buttons). Keyboard is the best around - I tried dozens of note/netbooks at PC World and other shops to compare (as I am going to use it for a lot of typing). Even more expensive models like Sony VAIO have inferior keyboards. Trackpad could be larger but it's OK. Glossy cover is a finger-print magnet (it is very hard to find matte cover on a netbook) but thanks to patterned design it's not so visible. Go off easily as well.
I was a bit conserned about glossy display but in fact it's not so bad as I mostly use it at the evening in a dimmed room so it's brighter than matte display and not so much reflective. Colours and contrast are very punchy, good for video/tv watching. Now having used it for some time I am not sure I would swap it for a matte screen.
It comes with Windows 7 Premium 64bit installed, which is much better than Starter edition, and you can upgrade memory up to 8GB, which will boost performance even further (if you really want to). Not too many extra software installed which is good, as most got deleted right away.
I think it is a perfect on-the-road netebook, light, stylish, with great battery life, and exceptionally fast. Very happy with it so far. I can only see myself replacing it with another netbook with even better processor (maybe ARM when they will run Windows 8) but that won't happen for good 2 years I think.
Strongly recommend, and these 5 stars come from a very demanding user.
I am so impressed I am buying another one for my son. 10/10 to Lenovo. Lots of machine for your money.
Review by Kendo.
UPDATE,, add some RAM via the SD card reader (at least 4GB)Goes even faster....
The copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 which ships with the computer worried me at first, because, on first boot, I got the impression that I was going to be dealing with a considerable amount of bloatware. However, after completing first-time setup, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was almost no bloatware. I uninstalled McAfee and some of the Lenovo utilities (Capslock app, Veriface, games centre and so on), but I kept the power utility, as it seems to work very well for managing how much power the machine uses.
All in all, this is an absolutely fantastic machine, both with great hardware that'll run most things you can throw at it, and with excellent build quality and a superb keyboard. If you're considering getting a netbook, get this one. I can honestly say you won't regret it.
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