Depending on power profile, display brightness, and state of the wireless modules, power consumption while idle reached a maximum of These characteristics will be most evident when several pairs of eyes attempt to view content on the IdeaPad S Considering this, we avoided opening the base unit. This involves editing a rather important system file, and is therefore not recommended for the squeamish or clumsy. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. The only processor slower than that of our test system was the AMD C which scored 0. The reason for this is that other manufacturers use larger battery capacities.

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boot – No touchpad with acpi=off; can’t reboot/turnoff/logout with acpi – Ask Ubuntu

That key is visible to Linux via udev — I just haven’t decided what to do with it. Customers can send the netbook to a maintenance site in the event of a defect. As well, the measured black value of 1. Warranty The IdeaPad S includes a month carry-in warranty. While the APU is in fact economical, the poor battery capacity limits the netbook to a meager performance.

Ubuntu Linux on the Lenovo IdeaPad S206

Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. We found the acoi quality to be mid-ranged and there was no bass at all.


When the netbook was subjected to our stress testpower consumption rose to 31 Watts. Acer proves this is possible with its Aspire One models The “OneKey Rescue system” button, located on the right side of the chassis, may be of little use to Linux users as-is, but it can be re-mapped to acli other effects. While the built-in Bluetooth module allows communications with portable devices such as smartphones, it only supports acpii 3.

Short battery life, mirror TFT, bendable chassis – this Depending on power profile, display brightness, and state of the wireless acppi, power consumption while idle reached a maximum of We found these surfaces as well as the touchpad tended to clearly show both dust and smudges. But man, once I got wireless working, and put the thing in my shoulder bag and headed to the cafe on my bike, I was sold.

The pressure point also felt imprecise and the lack of concave key caps reduced the likelihood of proper key presses. By default, the whole s2206 moves the mouse, but unfortunately, the mouse buttons are part of the lower portion of the touchpad, so clicking the buttons invariably moves the mouse. While hardly convincingthe screen is adequate for the price and there are no alternative options.

The IdeaPad S is ill-equipped to transfer large amounts of data quickly due to its lack of Gigabit Ethernet. The AMD E scored 25 percent more at 0. This involves editing a rather important system file, and is therefore not recommended for the squeamish or clumsy.


See our Sustainability Report. A useful detail is the surrounding rubber spacer around the display frame which prevents the glossy display from rubbing against the glossy keyboard. As well, the maximum volume level accpi the speaker assembly to rattle.

In this test, the E scored 26 percent better than our E with scores of 0. Message 1 of 2. Without it, the discharge rate is more like 10W. The touchpad supports the typical multi-touch gestures and the integrated mouse buttons are found in the lower portion of the touch surface.

Please, switch off ad blockers. There is no maintenance cover and the homogenous base cover does not feature a single screw that could be loosened. On the other hand, the power adapter is small and light. Instead of turning on and off, the fan merely adjusts its rotational speed resulting in noise levels between Max screen brightness costs about 3W while at min brightness it is 1W.

Not complainin’ — just sayin’…. The Intel Pentium from the Acer Aspire One was clearly ahead with a performance increase of approximately percent.