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Lenovo 11.6" Ideapad in Silver @John Lewis including 2 year warranty £99.95

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Excellent price and good reviews plus the John Lewis 2 year warranty.
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I tried this out in JL - slow as hell even after rebooting. It can barely manage 3 open tabs in chrome without grinding to a halt. Not suited at all to Win10. Even at £100 I couldn't recommend it. The 14" in this Lenovo series however is a different proposition; very much better balance with a celeron class processor. Highly recommend the larger sibling. Still light and very portable, clean design and serviceable matte screen - and it works. It was £179 in store a few weeks ago, haven't checked back recently.

Edit: Here's the link, still holding at £179 but worth it if you need something as light as an ultrabook, reasonable battery life for not too demanding tasks, it's a keenly priced package. That said it was down to £129 over a month ago at Currys so worth looking around.










Edited By: Sols on Nov 25, 2016 03:46: link added
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Sols
I tried this out in JL - slow as hell even after rebooting. It can barely manage 3 open tabs in chrome without grinding to a halt. Not suited at all to Win10. Even at £100 I couldn't recommend it. The 14" in this Lenovo series however is a different proposition; very much better balance with a celeron class processor. Highly recommend the larger sibling. Still light and very portable, clean design and serviceable matte screen - and it works. It was £179 in store a few weeks ago, haven't checked back recently.
Edit: Here's the link, still holding at £179 but worth it if you need something as light as an ultrabook, reasonable battery life for not too demanding tasks, it's a keenly priced package. That said it was down to £129 over a month ago at Currys so worth looking around.
Thanks for the info, I've bought this for my daughter to do homework on. I will probably remove Windows 10 & replace it with Windows 7.
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djh1975
Sols
I tried this out in JL - slow as hell even after rebooting. It can barely manage 3 open tabs in chrome without grinding to a halt. Not suited at all to Win10. Even at £100 I couldn't recommend it. The 14" in this Lenovo series however is a different proposition; very much better balance with a celeron class processor. Highly recommend the larger sibling. Still light and very portable, clean design and serviceable matte screen - and it works. It was £179 in store a few weeks ago, haven't checked back recently.
Edit: Here's the link, still holding at £179 but worth it if you need something as light as an ultrabook, reasonable battery life for not too demanding tasks, it's a keenly priced package. That said it was down to £129 over a month ago at Currys so worth looking around.
Thanks for the info, I've bought this for my daughter to do homework on. I will probably remove Windows 10 & replace it with Windows 7.
you should definitely try Ubuntu with libreoffice. replace Harddisk with SSD and Ubuntu, this will be twice fast than normal laptops
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djh1975
Sols
I tried this out in JL - slow as hell even after rebooting. It can barely manage 3 open tabs in chrome without grinding to a halt. Not suited at all to Win10. Even at £100 I couldn't recommend it. The 14" in this Lenovo series however is a different proposition; very much better balance with a celeron class processor. Highly recommend the larger sibling. Still light and very portable, clean design and serviceable matte screen - and it works. It was £179 in store a few weeks ago, haven't checked back recently.
Edit: Here's the link, still holding at £179 but worth it if you need something as light as an ultrabook, reasonable battery life for not too demanding tasks, it's a keenly priced package. That said it was down to £129 over a month ago at Currys so worth looking around.
Thanks for the info, I've bought this for my daughter to do homework on. I will probably remove Windows 10 & replace it with Windows 7.

Windows 10 is faster than Windows 7 and you probably won't be able to boot 7 on a modern Atom-based machine. Not sure what the previous poster's point about it being 'slow as hell' but a Celeron being better, both this and a Celeron use the same Atom-class cores just in a different configuration.
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good luck with that.

These use eMMC memory, a single slow chip soldered to the main board. similar speed to an old mechanical drive. No space for a ssd.
also baytrail chips not fully supported in Linux yet. sound, track pad, camera etc reported not working unless you spend time finding an compiling for yourself. looked at a few of these £100 notepads last night and all seem to have Linux issues. the celeron based units fair a little better but still no ssd space.
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Good find :)
#8
can the memory be expanded , card slot ?
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rudey
can the memory be expanded , card slot ?


Micro SD card slot. I've got one and would highly rate it
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decto
good luck with that.
These use eMMC memory, a single slow chip soldered to the main board. similar speed to an old mechanical drive. No space for a ssd.
also baytrail chips not fully supported in Linux yet. sound, track pad, camera etc reported not working unless you spend time finding an compiling for yourself. looked at a few of these £100 notepads last night and all seem to have Linux issues. the celeron based units fair a little better but still no ssd space.
Thanks for info.

I use a standard 15.6 size laptop, but I would like a smaller sized laptop with more or less same spec' i.e. i3, 8gb ram, good graphics etc.
Not for games, or any hi-tec CaD type stuff, just MSoffice, typing, browsing, movies etc.
Important things here for me at least is; good clear screen, good for typing, not too heavy, and fast responsive machine.

Would appreciate any recommendations. :D

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