The Lenovo S10 3T 0651 Netbook Tablet with Intel Atom Processor is a serious piece of hardware. According to www.bestbuy.com the specifications break down like this: Intel Atom N450 Processor, 1GB PC2-5300 DDR memory, 250 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, 1.3 MegaPixel webcam, 6 in 1 Media Card Reader, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Built in wireless Lan, Built in wired Lan, Windows 7 Starter, Adobe Reader 9, 8 cell battery, and the icing is the 10.1″ LED Backlit screen with multitouch display. All this is packed into a unit that weighs 3.3 pounds and is less than an inch thick. Packing that much power into a tablet netbook is an accomplishment unto itself, and the folks at Lenovo seem to know exactly what they are doing.
The first that jumps out is naturally the over ten-inch rotating widescreen display. The colors are vibrant and fresh, and the darks are crisp and clean. The Lenovo S10 3T 0651 netbook has impressive wireless speed due to the Intel Processor and 1 GB memory, and hooked into an Ethernet cable it performs even better. The 250GB hard drive allows ample space for pictures, movies, music, and much more. Where this Lenovo Tablet Netbook differs from the much-hyped iPad is the presence of the two USB ports. The ports allow the unit to be hooked up into pretty much any portable optical drive, allowing data back up and sharing without using the Internet. These ports are as much appreciated as the media card slot, which means going from camera to netbook to email is a streamlined and efficient process. The built in 1.3 MegaPixel webcam is a clever little addition, and makes video chatting an interesting capability.
While the Lenovo Netbook Tablet S10 3T 0651 is not necessarily an iPad knock off, it is a direct competitor of the famed product. While less expensive, this model retails for $449 at www.bestbuy.com, the lack of the 3G Internet everywhere capability is clearly a challenge. While completely serviceable for surfing the web wirelessly around the house or Wi-Fi hotspot, it lacks any real capabilities for content creation (just like the iPad). Basically, if you are looking for an easy way to share pictures, watch movies, or surf the web, this is a great unit that merits serious consideration.
The problem is with so many tablet PC’s & netbooks that are destined for the market this year, this particular Lenovo may or may not be a great investment. While the Lenovo Netbook Tablet model S10 3T 0651 offers great visuals and great speed, with nice functionality built in, a better model may be on the horizon. Still, this is a unit that will fit the needs of users across the country.