Lenovo S10-2 Preview

Lenovo S10-2 Preview

Lenovo S10-2 Preview

Lenovo has been very kind to send us an engineering prototype of their latest IdeaPad S10-2 for a quick preview of the updates made to the unit. Our view? Surprisingly, it's a whole host of changes in both form and design that almost makes it a whole new unit while the hardware mostly remains the same (except for a slight bump of the Intel Atom processor to the N280 from the original N270).

For the design changes, well, you'll have to actually view it and compare it against the original S10 to figure out what has been changed. Luckily, we had on hand a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 for this purpose. You'll note that the S10-2 is slightly wider but thinner compared to the older S10, though it loses the angular shape that defined the original S10 and made it unique. The S10-2 is also lighter by about 100g, and checks in at around 1.06kg. Below are our pictorial comparisons of the old S10 and the upcoming S10-2.

Original Lenovo S10 on the left and the newer S10-2 on the right. Gone are the angular edges; instead the S10-2 goes for a more curved look and feel that reminds us of the HP Mini 1000.

As you can see, the S10-2 is a tad thinner than the original S10.

It's also a tad wider to acommodate the slightly bigger and better laid out keyboard.

The S10-2 also comes with a Quick Start boot program that's made by SplashTop. We can't comment on its functionality as there were some problems encountered due to the unit's prototype nature.

A final shot of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 that gives you a glimpse of its interior. Stay tuned for a more complete review once we get a proper review unit!

Well, that's it from us for now. Stay tuned to www.hardwarezone.com for the full article in the near future.