Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad S210 and S215 - Low cost 11.6-inch touchscreen laptops

Lenovo has updated its low cost S-series IdeaPad laptop with three new touchscreen models. The laptops are all small portable 11.6-inch models and Lenovo promises up to 6-hours of battery life. The least expensive model has an AMD E1-2100 APU, 2 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. The IdeaPad S215 is priced at Php17,990. As far as I know, this is the cheapest Windows 8 touchscreen laptop in the market. I would probably pass on this one though.

The Intel Celeron 1017u equipped IdeaPad S210 costs a fair bit more, at Php21,990. The Intel Celeron processor is almost three times as powerful as the AMD E1-2100. The IdeaPad S210's comes with 4 GB of RAM.

The IdeaPad S210 also comes in a Intel Pentium 987-equipped model at Php23,990. I am not sure if the Intel Pentium 987 will give better real world performance though. The Intel Celeron 1017u seems to perform just as fast, and the Intel Pentium 987 actually benches lower.


  1. The Pentium isn't better in anything other than the brand name.

    Pentium 987: Sandy Bridge-based (32 nm)
    Celeron 1017u: Ivy Bridge-based (22 nm)

    It's 2013 and there are still some folks who are like 'celeron? kadiri!' and instantly dismiss it so sadly we can expect the Pentium config to sell just as well.

    1. Thanks for that rather valuable piece of information.

  2. its not touchscreen

  3. Is the E1-2100 model that bad? Will it be able to efficiently handle web surfing and office applications at least?

  4. In the UK, the S210 has Intel i3 & touch screen and the S215 has AMD A4 5000 & non-touch screen. I think the S215 would be a nice machine when downgraded to Win7.


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