Originally Posted by analogbox
I'm in the market for a netbook as well.
I've played with Lenovo s10, Asus Eee Pc and Acer Aspire One at circuit city the other day and I think I'm going to pickup an Aspire One.
Be aware of that Acer is about to launch a new version of "the one" in January/February, look at this
for more information.
I tested the Acer before I got the Lenovo, they are both good netbooks and stand above the rest in terms of build quality. These are my reasons for choosing the s10:
1. I've used several IBM/Lenovo's through the years and I've never encountered a HW failure. One of my Thinkpads was powered on 24/7 for two years without any hick up's
2. The s10 has a slightly bigger screen at 10" compared to the One's 8". I know it's not by much much, but everything counts. The overall size and weight of the two are almost the same.
3. Easy to upgrade. The s10 has a small access panel underneath, two screws to loosen is all it takes to upgrade the ram and hdd. Just about every other netbook requires a more or less total dis assembly for upgrades.
4. The s10 is the only netbook (that I'm aware of) that has a PC Express card slot. This makes it possible to add a sound card like the Echo Indigo IOX
for better music playback
Originally Posted by mark2410
am i the only who would love to know hoe the sound output from them compares? if i get one its going to end up piping music into my ears as it gets used
One of the reasons why I got myself the Lenovo S10 was that I wanted to use it as a mobile "music station". The sound card (ALC269) is quite good, it can drive my headphones without any problem ( I use Pioneer HDJ-1000 for the road), but I plan to add a small portable amp or the Echo Indigo IOX
so I can use some "proper" cans with it.
I installed a 500 gb hdd and copied all my flac's to it, Foobar2000 with asio output runs great on it!