It makes something of a refreshing change to see any kind of device released with some sort of meaningful name and while the S10-2 might not initially seem to be a sensible name it is a pretty robust moniker when you consider that it’s the sequel to the popular and impressive netbook called the Ideapad S10 (you see, they just added a – and a 2 – a stroke of genius if you ask us). Sporting the same good looks as its predecessor, there’s really only a few minor tweaks but the S10-2 happily carries on doing everything well that it did last time out so that’s another plus point.
The original S10 was a well received piece of kit and did reasonably well in terms of sales and reviews despite being released along with seemingly countless numbers of other netbooks. The S10-2 takes the formula that worked well with the first and adds a few extras to create this latest incarnation.
An improved screen, larger trackpad, second shift key, and third USB port are the most notable changes – we did say there was nothing particularly ground-breaking but that’s pretty much the essence of a netbook. 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, N270 Intel Atom CPU, and facial recognition software are all included in this, the child of S10.
Again, there will be a choice of colour so you can buy one of each and match them to your mood or just take your pick from the same kind of colours offered by the original; that’s black, purple, grey, or white. No official news yet on when it will be released in the UK, but hopefully we should hear soon enough.
Source – CNET Crave