• Crisp screen
  • Sleek design


  • Cheap mouse buttons
  • Pricey for a netbook

At A Glance

Larger than your average netbook, the S12 provides average performance at a fairly high netbook price.

Manufacturer’s Description

New to the whole notebook, netbook, laptop scene? Need a basic, super light and compact laptop for school? Or maybe you need a second computer for the family? The stylish and affordable IdeaPad S12 Netbook could be just what you're looking for. This netbook is ideal for web browsing, email, homework, listening to music, and more - all on the go.

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The Specs

Part Number 29595DU
Processor type Intel Atom N270
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 0.5 KB
Bus speed 533.0 MHz
Display size 12.1 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel 945 Express Chipset
Drive size 160.0 GB
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884942561047
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 6.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth No
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Memory max 2.0 GB
Width 11.5 inches
Depth 9.1 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 3.42 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.1 pounds
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Included Software
  • Adobe Reader 9
  • Lenovo Apps & Utilities
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty


Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 38.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery Life 7:41:27 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 835.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 599.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 589.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1312.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1152.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 923.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 617.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 537.0   seconds (lower is better)
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1502.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0