S10 Upgrade Possibilities The last feature we looked at before sending the S10 over to our lab to be benchmarked was the upgrade panel on the bottom of the system. Like many other manufacturers, but unlike MSI, Lenovo has made it easy to access the netbook’s hard drive and RAM. Unscrewing the bottom panel reveals a standard 5,400rpm 2.5-inch hard drive and one DIMM slot, which in our case was filled with a 512MB DIMM.
Considering that our system came with 1GB of RAM total, we are sure that there must be a 512MB DIMM slot located somewhere else, perhaps underneath the keyboard. What we don’t know is whether we can upgrade this system beyond 1GB. In the days ahead, we will try replacing the 512MB DIMM with 1GB and 2GB DIMMs to see if the system recognizes them. Since that first 512MB DIMM is hidden somewhere, we have to wonder whether it can be removed and replaced. If, for example, the motherboard can only recognize 2GB of RAM and we can’t replace the first 512MB DIMM, we could only put a 1GB unit in the slot below the panel and end up with 1.5GB. We’ll have to see. [flq:972a521cb7d947a88517f82cb9a98816] First Impressions We haven’t spent much time with the S10, but so far we like what we see. We’ll be posting a full review, along with our benchmarks within the next day or so.