Lenovo Ideapad S205 11.6" Notebook (AMD E350, 2GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, Win 7 Home) (Pre-order) - £299.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Lenovo Ideapad S205 11.6" Notebook (AMD E350, 2GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, Win 7 Home) (Pre-order) - £299.99 @ Amazon

£299.99 @ Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad S205 Specs: AMD Fusion E350 Dual Core 1.6GHz Radeon HD 6310 Graphics 11.6" Glossy Screen 1366x768 Screen Resolution 2GB DDR3 (1066mhz) 250GB HDD (5400rpm) 3x USB…
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Lenovo IdeaPad S205

Specs:

AMD Fusion E350
Dual Core 1.6GHz
Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
11.6" Glossy Screen
1366x768 Screen Resolution
2GB DDR3 (1066mhz)
250GB HDD (5400rpm)
3x USB 2.0
VGA
HDMI
Bluetooth
WiFi N
Ethernet 10/100
Card Reader
Webcam
Kensington Lock
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
6 Cell Battery
1.35KG

This item will be released on April 29, 2011
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#1
Seems like a good specd portable laptop for a decent price. Lenovo quality aswell along with the new Fusion APU.

I've placed my pre-order. Hope to have it by this time next week :)

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Apr 23, 2011 01:31
banned 1 Like #2
What about DVDRW drive? Amazon : Optical Drive: DVDRW. No other website mentions Optical Drive. Confused and need an answer. Thanks.
#3
QATAGHAN1
What about DVDRW drive? Amazon : Optical Drive: DVDRW. No other website mentions Optical Drive. Confused and need an answer. Thanks.


I think that's a typo on Amazon's site. Take a look at this link and you'll see there's absolutely no sign of any optical drive. Look's pretty cool though and it's nice to see it's shipping with Windows 7 Home Premium rather than Basic

Edited By: ladily on Apr 23, 2011 09:11
#4
QATAGHAN1
What about DVDRW drive? Amazon : Optical Drive: DVDRW. No other website mentions Optical Drive. Confused and need an answer. Thanks.

the answer is no.
anyway looks good,not a fantastic deal as saveonlaptops are doing it for the same price and dabs a little more at £306.
agree about the lenovo build quality, thought the battery might last a bit longer as its a portable but maybe those are real world figures instead of the usual add 2 hours on !
my Q330 claims upto 7 hours and in the real world its nearer 5 hours.
#5
This looks very good to me too. I've had three lenovos and have been very satisfied.
I'll probably buy this but am holding off a few more days to see if it'll come on offer or anything better will come up over what's left of Easter.
On this bit of kit I think the price is pretty good from most vendors for what you get.Hot from me anyway :).
#6
Yes, the Amazon specs are not 100% correct.
This notebook doesn't have an optical drive or Gigabit ethernet.

I believe battery life will be around 5hrs with general use on this notebook.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Apr 23, 2011 11:03: Added Info
#7
What about the description on play.com?
Processor: AMD Dual-Core E350 1.60 GHz
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Display: 11.6 inch WXGA high-definition LED backlight, 16:9 widescreen (1366 x 768)
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6310M
Memory: 2 GB DDR3 DRAM 1066 MHz (8 GB max.)
Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical Drive: DVDRW
Sound: Stereo speakers with sound enhancement
Integrated Communications: 3 x USB 2.0, 6-in-1 card reader (SD/SD pro/MMC/MS/MS-pro/xD), headphones, mic, VGA, HDMI, Bluetooth, Kensington lock
Camera: 0.3 MP integrated web camera
Weight: 1.48 Kg
Dimensions (WxDxH): 290 x 193 x 18-26.3 mm
Battery: 6 cell
Included Software: VeriFace3.6, Cyberlink YouCam 3.0, Energy Management Software 5.0, McAfee, Adobe Reader, OneKey Rescue System 7.0, Windows Live Essentials, Lenovo ReadyComm 5.1.1, Microsoft Office (trial)
#8
Amazon & Play have obviously got their incorrect specs from the same source.

There is no optical drive or gigabit ethernet. I can guarantee it.

Here is a 'first look' video of the notebook: Click Me
1 Like #9
sadid999
What about the description on play.com?
Processor: AMD Dual-Core E350 1.60 GHz
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Display: 11.6 inch WXGA high-definition LED backlight, 16:9 widescreen (1366 x 768)
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6310M
Memory: 2 GB DDR3 DRAM 1066 MHz (8 GB max.)
Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical Drive: DVDRW
Sound: Stereo speakers with sound enhancement
Integrated Communications: 3 x USB 2.0, 6-in-1 card reader (SD/SD pro/MMC/MS/MS-pro/xD), headphones, mic, VGA, HDMI, Bluetooth, Kensington lock
Camera: 0.3 MP integrated web camera
Weight: 1.48 Kg
Dimensions (WxDxH): 290 x 193 x 18-26.3 mm
Battery: 6 cell
Included Software: VeriFace3.6, Cyberlink YouCam 3.0, Energy Management Software 5.0, McAfee, Adobe Reader, OneKey Rescue System 7.0, Windows Live Essentials, Lenovo ReadyComm 5.1.1, Microsoft Office (trial)

what about checking the pictures of it where u can clearly see there is no optical drive............*yawn*
#10
does an HDMI port on a laptop do the same as a VGA port,
or do you still need to use the VGA aswell.
#11
With or without a dvd drive I still think this kit is worth it. In my view lenovo build quality and reliability count a lot and the spec is well balanced and I like the dedicated graphics.

zebandit

does an HDMI port on a laptop do the same as a VGA port,
or do you still need to use the VGA aswell.


HDMI ? depends whether it's in or out. Probably out. In this case you can connect to an HD TV and watch HD media on a big screen.
You don't need the VGA as well.
#12
zebandit
does an HDMI port on a laptop do the same as a VGA port,
or do you still need to use the VGA aswell.


HDMI will do the same thing as VGA - display the laptop on a HDMI input device such as a TV or monitor.
HDMI is digital & also carries audio.
VGA is analogue & only carries a video signal.
#13
Does this have a keyboard with the CTRL and the ESC in the right place or the usual Lenovo?
#14
MarvinHC
Does this have a keyboard with the CTRL and the ESC in the right place or the usual Lenovo?


The Esc button seems to be in the correct place, however, Lenovo have doen their usual & switched the Ctrl & FN key placements.
Maybe it can be changed in the BIOS?
Will hopefully post an update on 29th when, fingers crossed my order should be delivered :)
#15
hmmm very tempted, if only it was a different brand that I have more confidence in..
#16
MarvinHC
hmmm very tempted, if only it was a different brand that I have more confidence in..


Lenovo are a good brand. They're not too well known, but their machines are always solidly built.
I'd expect this to be no different.
#17
K1LLER HORNET
MarvinHC
hmmm very tempted, if only it was a different brand that I have more confidence in..

Lenovo are a good brand. They're not too well known, but their machines are always solidly built.
I'd expect this to be no different.

Maybe I am unlucky but I have now had the 'pleasure' of working with a T61 as work PC for almost 3 years and I am counting th days when I finally get rid of it. Worst working horse I have had in my life. The only thing I have to give credit for is that it is unbreakable (unfortunately), despite all the flex and the noise from the plastics etc... I'll better not start.
(to put this into perspective: I am typing these words on a cheapo Dell Vostro 1000 which I would prefer any day over the T61 which is about 3 times the price)

Edited By: MarvinHC on Apr 23, 2011 22:58
#18
MarvinHC
Maybe I am unlucky but I have now had the 'pleasure' of working with a T61 as work PC for almost 3 years and I am counting th days when I finally get rid of it. Worst working horse I have had in my life. The only thing I have to give credit for is that it is unbreakable (unfortunately), despite all the flex and the noise from the plastics etc... I'll better not start.


Hopefully they've improved since then...
Their machines seem to get good reviews.
This one & it's American cousin have got a lot of positive responses.
#20
K1LLER HORNET
MarvinHC
Maybe I am unlucky but I have now had the 'pleasure' of working with a T61 as work PC for almost 3 years and I am counting th days when I finally get rid of it. Worst working horse I have had in my life. The only thing I have to give credit for is that it is unbreakable (unfortunately), despite all the flex and the noise from the plastics etc... I'll better not start.



Hopefully they've improved since then...
Their machines seem to get good reviews.
This one & it's American cousin have got a lot of positive responses.


Yes I agree, the reviews are very positive. I remember when I got my T61 and got really annoyed after a few weeks, I checked the reviews on the net and was wondering if I got a different machine... and from talking with my colleagues I am not the only one hating this machine. Makes you wonder who writes these reviews......



Edited By: MarvinHC on Apr 23, 2011 23:23
#21
MarvinHC
Yes I agree, the reviews are very positive. I remember when I got my T61 and got really annoyed after a few weeks, I checked the reviews on the net and was wondering if I got a different machine... and from talking with my colleagues I am not the only one hating this machine. Makes you wonder who writes these reviews......


Guess I'll have to write my own review & post it on Amazon :)
#22
Lenovo are great (they ised to be IBM and are the biggest laptop company in the world) . I have the S205. The Screen is awesome. Very clear as same resolution as larger laptops. I am very happy . I have increased the Ram to 8GB and it flies!
#23
rogersrichard
Lenovo are great (they ised to be IBM and are the biggest laptop company in the world) . I have the S205. The Screen is awesome. Very clear as same resolution as larger laptops. I am very happy . I have increased the Ram to 8GB and it flies!


Glad to hear your pleased with your purchase.

Could you please clear up a couple of points for me?

1) Does the laptop have an eSATA port?
2) Does the laptop have Gigabit Ethernet?

The Amazon picture shows an eSATA port, but the manual says otherwise.
Amazon also list the specs as having Gigabit Ethernet. I am doubtful of this.

Thanks.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on May 03, 2011 16:11
#24
the pictures on amazon show a usb/esata hybrid port, but everywhere else including this Lenovo spec sheet would suggest otherwise
#25
tom6195
the pictures on amazon show a usb/esata hybrid port, but everywhere else including this Lenovo spec sheet would suggest otherwise


Yes. That's exactly why it would be great if someone who owns this laptop could clarify the actual specs.

I was gonna buy this laptop, but with no easy & quick way to transfer large files between this & my desktop, it wouldn't suite my needs.
I would ideally need Gigabit Ethernet.

I guess I will just wait until something else comes along...
banned#26
This seems to be out of stock for a while.

Anybody know why it is taking AMD or the manufactures so long to get the fusion based netbooks released in the UK? The MSI wind U270 looks like the mutts nuts!
#27
Are you a salesperson for Lenovo, Killer Hornet? o.O
#28
hmm damn ive been looking to upgrade from my medion akoya E1311. Can someone fill me in on these new fusion chips? whats the GPU like onit?

would it be much of an upgrade from my current netbook
#29
what about this one: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_UL30A-QX328V_1068303.html ,

Im looking for an ultraportable laptop in general, which one is better?

Thanks
#30
These Fusion netbooks will play 1080p with no problems. Closest comparisson to this is the HP DM1z netbook which has got nearly the same specs and has been very positive in many reviews.

HOT!
#31
Theres the Ideapad U350 for the same price (incl free delivery) here

Its the SU4100 dual core ULV paired with the 4500 graphics and it does have wifi n/gigabit/8 hrs battery - dunno how it compares to this but I have a dual core ULV SU9400 which is similar with switchable graphics and even on the 4500 it plays 1080p video fine and is very responsive!



Edited By: jacksonliam on May 07, 2011 20:03: stuff
#32
so these 4500 graphic cards should be fine for HD? Im tempted by the U450 for that price tbh!

however i cud get this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_UL30A-QX328V_1068303.html

for £280.. big difference in performance for £20?

cheers
#33
so these 4500 graphic cards should be fine for HD? Im tempted by the U450 for that price tbh!

however i cud get this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_UL30A-QX328V_1068303.html

for £280.. big difference in performance for £20?

cheers
#34
Think I may be getting one of these as I've had several note/netbooks in the past and this one looks spot on so hot from me :)

Could do with better battery life but can live with that
#35
Looks very nice, good trade off for size and power over the 10" ones.
#36
full specs here http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/ww/wci/us/ww/pdf/s205_datasheet.pdf for those who are interested.
#37
chikosiko
however i cud get this one http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_UL30A-QX328V_1068303.html

for £280.. big difference in performance for £20?


the link says £349?
#38
yh but its being sold for £280 "as new" on a website... Can someone help with this? thanks
#39
if it's "as new" I'd go for the Lenovo purely for having something new rather than refurb/2nd hand.

But... the Lenovo isn't in stock anywhere at the moment, so if you need it now go for the other.
#40
Bonk
Are you a salesperson for Lenovo, Killer Hornet? o.O


lol no. I wish.

Why do u think that?

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