If only it were faster. And lasted longer on a charge. And cheaper. We just posted our full review of the IdeaPad S10-3t, Lenovo’s first consumer tablet netbook. The good news is that this machine has a lot of the things we wish Apple’s upcoming iPad had, including Flash support (touch to watch Hulu), the ability to multitask, and a good keyboard that’s always attached. But the more we used this netvertible the more we wondered whether it was worth $649.
Granted, the S10-3t starts at $549, but that configuration comes with 1GB of RAM and a 1.66-GHz Atom N450 processor. Our model’s new 1.83-GHz Atom N470 CPU and 2GB of RAM had enough trouble keeping up with Windows 7 Home Premium and the nice looking but somewhat shallow touch software. And for a relatively light 2.8-pound tablet, just over 3 hours of battery life is pretty poor. So while the s10-3t looks like it has the right stuff to take on the iPad it falls flat. Check out the full review here.