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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 review

The Full Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Review

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Keyboard Woes

Keyboard Woes

Nothing's really changed since our last look at the S10; our preview unit was pretty much exactly like the retail unit. This means it pretty much keeps the same sleek form factor that we've seen and liked. The only thing we wished that was changed is probably the layout of the keyboard, which while adequately sized, leaves much to be desired when it comes to typing.

For instance, the shift key is way too small and out of the way, so you'll find yourself hitting the up arrow instead most of the time. The tab and number keys are also oddly placed, so those used to a normal keyboard will get frustrated trying to hit either the tab key or the numerical 1 key. Given that we've seen a few decent keyboard layouts from Acer and MSI (though HP's keyboard still ranks up there as one of the best), we're puzzled why Lenovo didn't make the keyboard more usable, given the otherwise gorgeous design of the S10.