One thing that is so great about blogging is that you can do it from pretty much anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. WordPress makes things even easier, and the WordPress App for the iPhone means you don’t even need a computer to publish blog posts on your website. Although something like that app is not really that realistic for someone who wants to add images and other media in their posts. A blogging laptop does not need to be that powerful, just needs to have a capability to do some word processing and be able to surf the web and possibly resize images. The most important thing is that you want it to be portable.
I recently had the chance to check out the Lenovo Ideapad S10 10.2-inch laptop. You can check out the full review over at ThinkComputers. It is a perfect little laptop for blogging. First let’s talk about the size, it is only 9.8″ x 7.2″ x 1.2″ and only weighs 2.64lbs. This means you can easily carry it around with you it and it could fit in a backpack or medium to large size purse without a problem. During my testing I took the S10 everywhere I went and it was not like carrying a regular laptop around at all.
So it’s small, but what about performance? The S10 has a 1.6Ghz N270 Intel Atom processor and has 1GB of memory. So of course you will be able to do word processing and web surfing but also you will be able to use programs like Paint.net to resize and edit images. Also unlike most small laptops like this the S10 has a regular hard drive not an SSD. This means you actually have a lot of space, not 4-8GB that you get with an SSD, the S10 has a 120GB hard drive. Lenovo tries really hard to give you as much screen size as possible with a 1024 x 600 resolution LCD.
The thing that really sets the S10 apart from other small laptops that are around the same price is the ExpressCard slot. Having an ExpressCard slot gives you a lot of expansion options. One of the most important things would be an EVDO card so you can have internet anywhere. My Sprint EVDO card is an ExpressCard and its awesome that I can use it with the S10. If you want more information on the S10 check out my review over at ThinkComputers.