Pros

  • Great keyboard and touchpad for an ultrabook
  • Velvety looks and feel

Cons

  • A little pricey for its performance level
  • No Etherent or SDHC card slot

At A Glance

The U300s ameliorates its high price and slightly slow performance with a classy and very usable design.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 notebook features AMD Fusion E300 dual core Processor, 11.6-inch 1366x768 widescreen panel, 4GB of DDR3, ATI Mobility Radeon 6310 graphics with HDMI out and up to 500GB hard drive.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 108026U
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 256.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886605353235
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.7 inches
Depth 8.5 inches
Height 0.7 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 114.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:34   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 327.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 462.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 456.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 272.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 45.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 35.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 34.31   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 25.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 15.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 14.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 31.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 9.5   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.1   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 308.0