Review Lenovo S2030 - Quick View

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Some pics from my unboxing -

    Specs were as follows -

    - 11.6 inch Anti Glare screen
    - 2GB DDR3 Ram running at 1333 mhz.
    - 500 GB HDD
    - Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 Ghz (22 Nm)
    - Bay trail chipset.

    CPU-Z and GPU-Z did not give me a clear reading on the graphics chip, other than it's Intel HD.

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    Matt Lenovo logo here.

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    A very slim and light battery (2200 mAH).
    Under regular usage (browsing, installing softwares etc etc) and brightness at about 80% it dropped about 20% in about 1.5 hours of usage. Does seem promising for sure.

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    The underside has a lot of vents designed into it for efficient cooling. Guessing this is a passive cooler, no fans inside.

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    Close up of the spec label.

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    The left side houses another vent, Ethernet port, USB (3.0) and HDMI out. THere is a reset switch that I still need to figure out.

    The netbook is extremely slim for the form factor.

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    The HDD and charging indication lights are at the front of the frame.

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    The right side has the jack for integrated Headphone + mic port (which is a nice touch since you can use your mobile headset with it). A SD card reader and another USB 3.0 port along with the power jack is present.

    This has one less USB port than what I would've liked. 4 would've been asking for too much, but 3 is a bare minimum now.

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    The reflection of the flash is an indication of the Anti-Glare screen. Works. The brightness levels are adequate, not too bright. Though in a dark environment the low levels that the screen can drop to, are quite useful.

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    One of the biggest factors in a laptop/netbook for me. The keys are well spaced out and sized. Similar to the keyboard in a 15.6 inch laptop, minus the Numeric keypad on the side. Though typing is going to be limited, it is good to know that this machine is more than accommodating for my digits. Plus marks for that.

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    On-board Mic

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    The charging and HDD lights in operation.

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    The features being listed - Anti Glare Display - USB 3.0 - Accutype Keyboard - Slim Design

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    The charger is extremely slim. Though being spoilt by my Dell 910 of yore, I did have one gripe -

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    The cable is not long enough. Yes it is for regular use, but a slightly longer cable would've made this a comfortable deal for use when on a sofa or in your bed.

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    The bundled documentation.

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    More to follow once I test HD playback.

    As of now -

    Pros -

    - Keyboard - Well spaced out, easy to type
    - Mouse Pad is adequate and usable. Two-finger input functions smoothly.
    - Anti Glare screen is a plus, makes usability convenient at weird angles :D
    - 500 Gigs of storage space in this form factor (430 GB usable) is a highlight.
    - The device is really light, especially for the price.

    Cons -

    - Battery at 2200 mAH does feel puny, though does not seem to be the limiting factor here. Further usage under battery life would give a better idea.
    - 2 USB ports are not enough. At the minimum a 3rd port would be welcome (1 mouse, 1 external HDD and 1 for portable drive etc).


    Can someone recommend a Laptop benchmark software that I can use to give a better idea?
     
  2. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Pretty low spec stuff.
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Ideal for a D/L Rig + Light usage. Good for on the go typing.
     

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