Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Black Cover £219 Plus Possibly 5% Quidco
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Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Black Cover £219 Plus Possibly 5% Quidco

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Found 19th Oct 2010Made hot 19th Oct 2010
I have had my eyes on these from when they where over £400.


System components

Intel ATOM Processor N270 Single Core ( 1.60GHz 533MHz 512KB )
Genuine Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
12.1" WXGA TFT 1280x800
Industry Standard Touchpad
160GB 5400
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
One year parts and labour (system battery: one year)

61 Comments

are these actually any good?

I wouldnt mine a netbook or a notbook as they quite compact and easy to carry around.

Original Poster

The build quality will be a lot better than most of the popular cheap netbooks (it is made by Lenovo, company that make the thinkpad). And it has a 12" WXGA screen, just right for me. I like my laptops portable so I can carry them around. I had the acer aspire one that stopped working after a year! So thought I'd invest more next time. Had my eyes on these but thought £450 was a bit much for it then discovered the price drop today.

Still retails for over £400 on Ebuyer. I know it is Windows XP but will upgrade to "genuine" Windows 7 once it gets delivered!

Hot from me, worth a punt.

I'd be tempted by the "White Cover" version.
£100 extra for better graphics with more RAM and disk space.

Because it's 12" the screen will be a lot better than most netbooks, but you also have to compromise on size and weight. The Atom N270 is really slow and if you want to install Win 7 you would need extra RAM.

pet2000

Because it's 12" the screen will be a lot better than most netbooks, but … Because it's 12" the screen will be a lot better than most netbooks, but you also have to compromise on size and weight. The Atom N270 is really slow and if you want to install Win 7 you would need extra RAM.



+1 - But it will still be a good runner for working off of; myself I have a Samsung N140 (Intel Atom N270 CPU) and it does pretty much everything I throw at via Linux, Windows XP and 7.

I'm surprised this isn't any hotter than it is just now - hell even I'm considering purchasing one but it's more for the screen size and also the bigger keyboard!

BTW this model can also be Hackintoshed as well to run Mac OS X on it - it's not going to be a speed demon but the screen resolution will help greatly towards a better user experience.

YouTube - OS X Snow Leopard on Lenovo IdeaPad S12
youtube.com/wat…qC4

Here's a few online reviews for this model but note they also link into the NVIDA ION based model as well (they share the same hardware except for the graphics card component), so please bear that in mind when looking at them along with the testing results.

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review - InsanelyMac Forum
insanelymac.com/for…221

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 - Review of the Lenovo S12
laptopmag.com/rev…spx

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 (NVIDIA ION) Review
liliputing.com/201…tml

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review - PC Advisor
pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…436

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review
notebookreview.com/def…s12

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review | Laptops | CNET UK
reviews.cnet.co.uk/lap…71/

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION Netbook - Notebookcheck.net Reviews
notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Review (Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, black) - Laptops - CNET Reviews
reviews.cnet.com/lap…tml

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 | Linux User
linuxuser.co.uk/rev…12/

There's a user community forum as well in place - covers the whole gambit from general support, through to hardware upgrades, hardware hacking and dual/multiple OS booting.

Lenovo IdeaPad S Series Forum • Index page
s10lenovo.com/

great quality, ive got the ideapad s10-3t, multi touch Tablet/Laptop not seen anything else like it specs and build wise for its price.

Android2g

The build quality will be a lot better than most of the popular cheap … The build quality will be a lot better than most of the popular cheap netbooks (it is made by Lenovo, company that make the thinkpad). And it has a 12" WXGA screen, just right for me. I like my laptops portable so I can carry them around. I had the acer aspire one that stopped working after a year! So thought I'd invest more next time. Had my eyes on these but thought £450 was a bit much for it then discovered the price drop today. Still retails for over £400 on Ebuyer. I know it is Windows XP but will upgrade to "genuine" Windows 7 once it gets delivered!



Sorry, but what does the upgrade to Genuine windows 7 refer to?

They don't even mention the weight. What is it?

Original Poster

Thanks Scotty Boy for all the info

@ mOObs I already have a Windows 7 USB prepared to overwrite the windows XP when I get it. Like I said I had an aspire one which packed up and had it running windows 7 smoothly. Build quality on the aspire one is pants and did not stand the test of time.

Android2g

Thanks Scotty Boy for all the [email protected] mOObs I already have a Windows 7 USB … Thanks Scotty Boy for all the [email protected] mOObs I already have a Windows 7 USB prepared to overwrite the windows XP when I get it. Like I said I had an aspire one which packed up and had it running windows 7 smoothly. Build quality on the aspire one is pants and did not stand the test of time.



Oh, so your genuine widows 7 upgrade comes from the dead aspire? Or is it not genuine and not an upgrade then?

Android2g

Thanks Scotty Boy for all the info



No probs mate - hope it helps you and the fellow members out.

m00bs

Oh, so your genuine widows 7 upgrade comes from the dead aspire? Or is it … Oh, so your genuine widows 7 upgrade comes from the dead aspire? Or is it not genuine and not an upgrade then?



Does it really matter at the end of the day?

Anyone know how many RAM slots these have?

Original Poster

@ m00bs its windows 7 and genuine* to me

neoboy

Anyone know how many RAM slots these have?



It should be a single DIMM slot, which will be accessible via a removable cover on the bottom but you can only install a 2GB DIMM to replace the 1GB DIMM already in place.

Computer memory upgrades for Lenovo IdeaPad S12 Netbook from Crucial.com
crucial.com/uk/…S12

Just ordered this for a christmas present. Thanks

God, this nearly gave me a heart attack! I am currently selling my Lenovo S12 with the ION Graphics and I thought id priced my netbook to high, tho ive realised now this is the non-ion version with less Ram and windows XP so I think the extra £30 ive listed mine for is worth it!

I think this has the same chassis as the Ion one, and it is a very solid netbook so I voted hot


Edited by: "Stelph" 19th Oct 2010

Nice price. Shame the white one isn't just £50 more.

Free delivery on these?

How does it compare to the NC10? The same except bigger screen? Anyone tried or had both?
Thanks.

Stelph

God, this nearly gave me a heart attack! I am currently selling my Lenovo … God, this nearly gave me a heart attack! I am currently selling my Lenovo S12 with the ION Graphics and I thought id priced my netbook to high, tho ive realised now this is the non-ion version with less Ram and windows XP so I think the extra £30 ive listed mine for is worth it!I think this has the same chassis as the Ion one, and it is a very solid netbook so I voted hot



your selling one of these? what condition/price/amount of warranty does it have on it? mail me MOD EDIT: email address removed if your still selling

Cheers

Colin

(3) All trading MUST take place and be completed fully on the HUKD FS/FT … (3) All trading MUST take place and be completed fully on the HUKD FS/FT or FO.LK forums. All negotiations must be done within the thread until a sale is agreed by both parties. Contact details must NOT be added to FS/FT or FO.LK forum threads. NO eBay, auction, classified or external links to an item listed elsewhere. You must NOT list your items for sale or trade here if they're listed elsewhere, this also applies where you have more than one of the same item being offered and includes 'Request' or 'Wanted' threads.



Furthermore - this is a deal thread and any purchases/trades MUST be carried out in the FS forum only
Edited by moderator: "email address removed" 19th Oct 2010

Is Quidco not just for Thinkpad ?

Before anyone gets carried away I suggest that a visit to the forum on the lenovo site is worth a look. There seems to be a great deal of discussion re: shipping problems

mega bargain! all website will look great on this, for example yahoo mail doesnt run properly on 10 inch netbooks, but will on this. wish i could get rid of my msi wind for this!

I was browsing the site and found this -

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=FD6DB49790C7411D933567FC361231FB&current-category-id=0A2D5975D5CF4595842A873CCCB60267&action=init

I've got the white cover version, fantastic machine with no problems so far. Almost had a heart attack as well when I thought they'd knocked off £150 from when I bought mine :P

vinesh

I was browsing the site and found this - … I was browsing the site and found this - http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=FD6DB49790C7411D933567FC361231FB¤t-category-id=0A2D5975D5CF4595842A873CCCB60267&action=init



Good find - there are alternatives out there but the bulk of them will be at least another £30.00p plus and that doesn't include delivery costs to be added on.

Hmm, I'm tempted to upgrade from my NC10 to one of these because I'm after something with a slightly bigger screen.

But I'll probably wait till after Christmas, see what the sales bring.

hot from me

anyone know how much it weighs?

Excellent price but not exactly a 'netbook' with a 12" screen and 1.6kg, more like just a small laptop but without a cd/dvd drive.

Steve

Wotan

Hmm, I'm tempted to upgrade from my NC10 to one of these because I'm … Hmm, I'm tempted to upgrade from my NC10 to one of these because I'm after something with a slightly bigger screen.But I'll probably wait till after Christmas, see what the sales bring.hot from me



2.5% VAT increase is what the sales will bring lol

Hum..

My order has changed to "Order cancelled by System" without any kind of email..

razord

Hum..My order has changed to "Order cancelled by System" without any kind … Hum..My order has changed to "Order cancelled by System" without any kind of email..



Security check issues on your credit/debit card?

Scotty Boy

Security check issues on your credit/debit card?


Possibly, but its showing as a pending transaction on the card, so they obviously approved it.. maybe stock? I emailed them to find out (not that i should have to contact them...)

Is this a tablet PC as in one where you have a pen to write on the screen?

ibuprofenman

Is this a tablet PC as in one where you have a pen to write on the screen?

Answering my own question, no. That is the S10 not S12.

Quite like the look of this,but its OS is XP,so is it worth it as it would cost me £80 for Win 7 plus extra memory. XP seems quite dated now,and i have heard Microsoft are about to stop supporting it. I mainly want a laptop for surfing,some word processing,downloading music and films oh and watching occasional film,via TV connection. My main PC is Vista but unfortunatley it has no back up dvd,its all on seperate partition on HD,otherwise i would put Vista on the Lenovo,ok ok i know some don't like Vista but its been ok for me.
Edited by: "denwyn" 20th Oct 2010
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