was a minor update to the original S10
(to put things nicely), but that's not to say it's not worth a look for those in the market for a 10-inch netbook
. Boasting a slightly thinner, more beautified frame, the S10-2 also includes a tweaked keyboard, optional 3G, an extra USB port and none of the quirks
that plagued the first edition. The benchmarking fiends over at HotHardware
managed to sneak one of these things into their labs for testing, and while they largely found the S10-2 to be about the same as every other N270 + GMA 950 netbook out there, the 5.5 hour battery life was definitely impressive. All told, the S10-2 was found to be solid from top to bottom, but the $350 price tag did
feel a bit steep considering just how many alternatives are out there. Still, even with the positive vibes, it's hard to recommend buying a WinXP netbook now with Windows 7
(and thus, no hardware limitations) just around the bend. Tap the read link if you're jonesing for more.