Looking for some advice from Lenovo users

I am looking into acquiring a Lenovo S10-2 Netbook. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Lenovo as a company I am unfamiliar with this particular model. I could potentially purchase one that is “like new” what that means is subjective I suppose. The specs I’ve been given are: 1.6 Ghz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM (I want to upgrade to atleast 2Gb will that be an issue?), 160GB HD, 10.1" Screen, builtin webcam, 7 hour battery (says the previous owner)

Currently the seller is asking $300 is that a good deal or is that overpriced?

It comes with Windows 7 I intend to put openSUSE on it. Any known issues with compatibility with SUSE?

Any helpful or attempted helpful comments are greatly appreciated. :slight_smile:

Hi there !! –

I actually have one Lenovo x200 with openSuSe 11.2 and works great for me !. Im my opinion, its a good brand specially for bussiness laptops. I’m pretty sure that your are not going to have any problem installing openSuSe 11.2.

About the notebook specifications, pls, checkout this reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 4231 Laptop reviews - CNET Reviews

and regarding the price, pls, checkout the lenovo outlet website and look for S10 Model under “new” and “redistributed” condition just to have a reference price.

Lenovo Outlet - Laptops & netbooks

I’ll looking forward for your feedback !


Currently the seller is asking $300 is that a good deal or is that overpriced?

Depends on which currency you’re referring to. :slight_smile:

I have a ThinkPad Z60m which has performed flawlessly with openSUSE 10 - 11.0, having no problems with the ATI graphics or network chipsets. Those are the components you want to research first.

This review suggests you should have no problems with any of the hardware. However, be aware that Intel GMA 950 graphics is at the conservative end of performance as far as Linux graphics go.

Depends on which currency you’re referring to.

I’m referring to American dollars… Hence the ‘$’ preceding the 300. Granted other currencies use the same symbol I guess I just assumed everyone would know I meant American… Looks like that’s what I get for assuming. :wink:

Thank you both for your responses. I’ve not had a chance to look at the links I don’t want to immerse myself in researching yet I’ve got to get this program to compile for a class then I should have some time later this evening to read over those sites and I’ll gladly let you know what I think.

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