Cheap laptop for light use - Lenovo IdeaPad 110S Laptop, Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 11.6" and Office 365 1 Year Subscription Included, Silver £129 @ John lewis
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Cheap laptop for light use - Lenovo IdeaPad 110S Laptop, Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 11.6" and Office 365 1 Year Subscription Included, Silver £129 @ John lewis

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Found 10th Dec 2017
Just bought this laptop for my lad (8) for Christmas so he can do his homework, little bit surfing, youtube etc

I bought my daughter one very similar last year on the Tesco £99 deal but can't find anything near that so this is the next best price + John Lewis customer service / extra warranty!!



Product information -

A wise investment that won't break the bank, the Lenovo Ideapad 110S laptop has a hardened steel shell to withstand frequent travel and a number of USB ports to easily connect your smartphone, printer or mouse.

Power on the go
Intel Celeron processor gives you the speed you need to get things, like browsing, emailing and editing documents, done when you're on the go. The Celeron even includes a burst frequency of up to 2.48Ghz, which will inject some extra power to keep things running smoothly at difficult times.

Multiple connections
With 2 USB 2.0, 1 super-fast USB 3.0 and HDMI ports to give you the option to add external peripherals such as a mouse, printer and digital TV.

Windows 10
An expert at delivering the everyday with an individual touch - Windows 10 provides an instant start up, quick movement between applications, prompts for available updates and personalised experience. It's fitted with the Cortana, which learns what's important to you and retrieves relevant updates when needed. Windows 10 also comes with 5GB of free OneDrive storage, Continuum 3 to adjust your apps and content, and Xbox app to easily connect with your gaming community.

Software included:


  • 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription
  • Lenovo™ OneKey Recovery
  • Lenovo™ Companion 3.0
  • Lenovo™ Photo Master
  • Lenovo™ SHAREit
  • Lenovo™ REACHit
  • McAfee® LiveSafe™ (trial)
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These laptops are shockingly slow I bought my daughter one last year slow to load web pages avoid
Will only disappoint.
32GB storage, I believe Windows 10 takes 28GB doesn't it? It will need security software too which will take resources. With 32GB storage, only 2GB RAM and a processor that scores a terrible 989 points on CPU benchmark I would prepare for disappointment if you buy this.
"laptop" outperformed by most smartphones
Edited by: "Scottc123" 10th Dec 2017
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Heat!
These laptops are shockingly slow I bought my daughter one last year slow to load web pages avoid
Original Poster
My daughter has had a problem with hers I got last year, believe me I would know about it if she had a problem with it
Ideal for schoolwork. Good find!!
Got 1 last year for 99. Not too slow but c drive gets full fast, even without getting much on there and with memory card..
Was able to survive 1st year of uni. But will get my desktop pc for remaining months..
Will only disappoint.
Lasted 13 months then motherboard blew £165 for a new one so binned it
32GB storage, I believe Windows 10 takes 28GB doesn't it? It will need security software too which will take resources. With 32GB storage, only 2GB RAM and a processor that scores a terrible 989 points on CPU benchmark I would prepare for disappointment if you buy this.
Hope your son Dosent get his hopes up of a decent laptop, it is VERY slow. He won’t game on it as it won’t play many on that laptop!
"laptop" outperformed by most smartphones
Edited by: "Scottc123" 10th Dec 2017
Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?
Scottc1231 m ago

"laptop" outperformed by most smartphones



lol
f2raf9 m ago

Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it …Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?


Yes, don't do it.
Wipe the hard drive and recovery partitions and create one large drive.
Put windows 10 32-bit on it and you'll have a good laptop ideal for web browsing , Youtube and Netflix with about 16GB of free space for files.
I'm using one now and it's fine for my sitting in front of the telly internet needs.
f2raf14 m ago

Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it …Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?


You can't put a SSD in it, there's no slot for one everything is soldered to the main board.
f2raf17 m ago

Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it …Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?


No
f2raf6 h, 36 m ago

Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it …Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?


There is no 2.5” bay so you can’t. It’s as it is and only micro SD expansion or something by the USB port. EDIT - though as someone pointed out there is a secret M.2 slot that will take a proper SSD.
anfieldlee19827 h, 9 m ago

These laptops are shockingly slow I bought my daughter one last year slow …These laptops are shockingly slow I bought my daughter one last year slow to load web pages avoid


It’s a cheap netbook type thing. I had the 100s and used it when I needed something small and light on-the-go, it was literally perfect for what I wanted. People seem to be setting their expectations too high for a £129 machine... if that’s the maximum budget either save up or buy a Chromebook - performance is more than adequate for what this is.
Edited by: "plewis00" 11th Dec 2017
10 comments and no mention of lack of HD screen! People are slacking!
Frank30uk1 h, 52 m ago

Heat!



You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major update?? So apart from being slower than a plumber, it wont get security or productivity updates.

Forget landfill phones, welcome to landfill laptops.
Gentle_Giant12 m ago

You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major …You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major update?? So apart from being slower than a plumber, it wont get security or productivity updates.Forget landfill phones, welcome to landfill laptops.


You can update if you connect external storage
I'd consider a Chromebook at this price point
Gentle_Giant15 m ago

You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major …You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major update?? So apart from being slower than a plumber, it wont get security or productivity updates.Forget landfill phones, welcome to landfill laptops.


Well, the Lenovo 100s I have had about 10GB free after I loaded Office and synced Dropbox and didn't seem to mind Windows Update - it's on Creators now. Forget PC World, welcome to HUKD where everyone is a computer expert...


Jolleysaurus17 m ago

10 comments and no mention of lack of HD screen! People are slacking!


It is an HD screen (720p), but as it's only 11.6" and £129, this is pretty acceptable. Just a word of warning though, it's a poor screen, contrast is around 150:1 and it's not that bright but it's 'ok' for the price otherwise.
Xboxgamer3211 h, 43 m ago

Hope your son Dosent get his hopes up of a decent laptop, it is VERY slow. …Hope your son Dosent get his hopes up of a decent laptop, it is VERY slow. He won’t game on it as it won’t play many on that laptop!


Hence the reason the poster put:

Just bought this laptop for my lad (8) for Christmas so he can do his homework, little bit surfing, youtube etc

Do you read the posts? Or are you in too much of a hurry to put a totally pointless post
32GB emmc avoid...
Gentle_Giant30 m ago

You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major …You understand that the 32MB storage is not enough to do a Win10 major update?? So apart from being slower than a plumber, it wont get security or productivity updates.Forget landfill phones, welcome to landfill laptops.


I have to agree with this. 32GB is just too tight to run Windows 10 on without a lot of effort managing it.

I'd prefer a good used ex business laptop to one of these.
MarkShopper1 h, 54 m ago

32GB storage, I believe Windows 10 takes 28GB doesn't it? It will need …32GB storage, I believe Windows 10 takes 28GB doesn't it? It will need security software too which will take resources. With 32GB storage, only 2GB RAM and a processor that scores a terrible 989 points on CPU benchmark I would prepare for disappointment if you buy this.


Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB, I have the 100s (which is the older Bay Trail version of this), it also has 32GB eMMC, 28GB usable and 20.5GB free from clean reset. Windows Defender is adequate for light use combined with basic best practice, you'll be fine.

Synthetic benchmarks are a complete waste of time, real world use this is actually half-decent because it can handle light-threaded tasks much better than older Atoms, it lasts hours on a single charge and more importantly costs a fraction of anything else running Windows while also being brand new. Sure, you can look at ex-lease machines in this price bracket but that's literally entering another territory.

For a computer that I can shove into a small rucksuck, ride to/from work with and not be too worried about, this is ideal. Chromebooks are an option but occasionally you want x86 and Windows compatibility.
This feels really slow. I have the comparable chromebook as well and it is so much faster for the same specs. Guess which one I'm using now and which one hasn't been off the shelf for two months.
But it's new! And less than £150! And it's a laptop! Hurr durr
apjashley152 m ago

You can update if you connect external storage



Can you though? I know earlier Updates for Win10 wouldnt work if you tried this; however as I avoid the OS like the plague, I have not tried.
plewis0041 m ago

Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB, I …Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB, I have the 100s (which is the older Bay Trail version of this), it also has 32GB eMMC, 28GB usable and 20.5GB free from clean reset. Windows Defender is adequate for light use combined with basic best practice, you'll be fine.Synthetic benchmarks are a complete waste of time, real world use this is actually half-decent because it can handle light-threaded tasks much better than older Atoms, it lasts hours on a single charge and more importantly costs a fraction of anything else running Windows while also being brand new. Sure, you can look at ex-lease machines in this price bracket but that's literally entering another territory.For a computer that I can shove into a small rucksuck, ride to/from work with and not be too worried about, this is ideal. Chromebooks are an option but occasionally you want x86 and Windows compatibility.




I think it depends on what version of Win10 is installed; the version originally used for this type of device was a very "light" version that was very small in size; however it had severe limitations on it; later devices; especially those coming in from the Chinese makers, have the full fat install, which does eat up most of a 32GB drive.

If using an external drive now works, then great, but I know it never used to; and even if it does, you still have very limited space for programs, and will have to be extra vigilant at cleaning out temp files, hotfixes etc.

If this had 64GB, it would be viable, 32GB - forget it, my phone has just as much, is faster and smaller.
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 10th Dec 2017
plewis0056 m ago

Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB,


Sorry, I thought I read online somewhere that it took about that much. I just did another quick Google and read "Windows 10 is spec'd at 16GB's for 32 bit and 20GB's for 64 bit.". Maybe it does some compression to bring that down further, and perhaps a 32GB drive is fine, but seems a bit low to me especially as people start saving media to it and Windows does updates.
plewis001 h, 5 m ago

Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB, I …Sorry, but did you entirely make this up? Windows 10 takes about 7GB, I have the 100s (which is the older Bay Trail version of this), it also has 32GB eMMC, 28GB usable and 20.5GB free from clean reset. Windows Defender is adequate for light use combined with basic best practice, you'll be fine.Synthetic benchmarks are a complete waste of time, real world use this is actually half-decent because it can handle light-threaded tasks much better than older Atoms, it lasts hours on a single charge and more importantly costs a fraction of anything else running Windows while also being brand new. Sure, you can look at ex-lease machines in this price bracket but that's literally entering another territory.For a computer that I can shove into a small rucksuck, ride to/from work with and not be too worried about, this is ideal. Chromebooks are an option but occasionally you want x86 and Windows compatibility.


Agree with this , for this price it is idea for light use!
And if storage is a problem , then why not just add a bigger hard-drive ? Or even a hard drive with good old Windows 7 32 bit?
The last good Os and not so bulked up with rubbish!
MarkShopper33 m ago

Sorry, I thought I read online somewhere that it took about that much. I …Sorry, I thought I read online somewhere that it took about that much. I just did another quick Google and read "Windows 10 is spec'd at 16GB's for 32 bit and 20GB's for 64 bit.". Maybe it does some compression to bring that down further, and perhaps a 32GB drive is fine, but seems a bit low to me especially as people start saving media to it and Windows does updates.


Ok, fair point. Maybe I was a little harsh. Windows has requirements of more space but doesn't use it all. It doesn't need 16GB or 32GB but it does need 'breathing space' (virtual memory, updates, etc.). I genuinely have 20GB+ free and still over 10GB with the stuff I need loaded onto it. I use other machines as well but this one does what I need from it - I can't fault the value.

Gentle_Giant51 m ago

I think it depends on what version of Win10 is installed; the version …I think it depends on what version of Win10 is installed; the version originally used for this type of device was a very "light" version that was very small in size; however it had severe limitations on it; later devices; especially those coming in from the Chinese makers, have the full fat install, which does eat up most of a 32GB drive.If using an external drive now works, then great, but I know it never used to; and even if it does, you still have very limited space for programs, and will have to be extra vigilant at cleaning out temp files, hotfixes etc.If this had 64GB, it would be viable, 32GB - forget it, my phone has just as much, is faster and smaller.


There is no 'Windows 10 Lite' install or edition, it's the full Windows 10 install. There are tablets with just 16GB that run Windows 10 (Linx 10 Lite, etc.) and that is arguably too little. 32GB is fine. Comparing this to a phone is equally stupid - does your phone have a physical keyboard, does your phone run Windows or x86 apps? It's as though people just reach for the most absurd comparisons - a phone does not compare to a laptop. That's like saying your phone with a QHD AMOLED panel is better than a 50" TV without asking what someone wants to actually use it for.
Edited by: "plewis00" 10th Dec 2017
I got 100s for my daughter it is fine for doing homework, YouTube roadblocks and surfing. It's not built for speed but it works fine. I paid 100 from JL 2 years ago.
My Chinese one I posted the other day is full hd. Double the RAM and Storage with a bigger screen and cheaper. Not voting.

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plewis002 h, 13 m ago

Ok, fair point. Maybe I was a little harsh. Windows has requirements of …Ok, fair point. Maybe I was a little harsh. Windows has requirements of more space but doesn't use it all. It doesn't need 16GB or 32GB but it does need 'breathing space' (virtual memory, updates, etc.). I genuinely have 20GB+ free and still over 10GB with the stuff I need loaded onto it. I use other machines as well but this one does what I need from it - I can't fault the value.There is no 'Windows 10 Lite' install or edition, it's the full Windows 10 install. There are tablets with just 16GB that run Windows 10 (Linx 10 Lite, etc.) and that is arguably too little. 32GB is fine. Comparing this to a phone is equally stupid - does your phone have a physical keyboard, does your phone run Windows or x86 apps? It's as though people just reach for the most absurd comparisons - a phone does not compare to a laptop. That's like saying your phone with a QHD AMOLED panel is better than a 50" TV without asking what someone wants to actually use it for.



A "special" version of Win10 was originally given to OEMs for use on "Netbook/Notebook" and other "lightweight laptop type devices; it went down like a box of spanners.
It was never sold commercially, so perhaps that is why so few people know about it; the same way many people didnt realise the version of Windows on the original Surface was totally incompatible with any other Win OS, as it based running an ARM cpu - untill they bought a Surface, and found none of their software would work on it.

The "lite" version had an extremely small install, but also had an extremely limited number of apps it could run in the foreground or background; and like the end-of-life "free for OEM" XP license, there were strict limits on the hardware and cost of the devices M$ would allow it to be installed on - hence everyone trying to cram the full version of Win10 on the hardware, so they could charge a higher price for it.

A perfect storm of inadequate hardware and bloated OS.
f2raf5 h, 41 m ago

Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it …Hello, can I ask if I can put an SSD in this and surely that will speed it up. SSD cost £65 total cost £205..any thoughts?



I bought one very recently and opened it. There is an M.2 slot so you can upgrade with one of those however you can't upgrade the memory or anything else. It is exactly like this video:



Also I think there is about 8Gb free of the 32Gb (that's with Windows 10 + Office 365). Just be sure to keep removing things like "Windows update backup files"
I don't know this item, so don't think I'll vote; but I have had a Linx 10 and keyboard of similar spec for almost 3 years now. It came with Windows 8, but upgraded itself to 10 without difficulty, and has updated automatically ever since. I use it as my travelling machine, for email and surfing and the usual net stuff, and for backing up my camera. It's been all over Europe and the far East with me, it weighs next to nothing and shares my phone charger, and if it broke tomorrow I'd buy another without hesitation.
Edited by: "grandwazoo" 10th Dec 2017
Gentle_Giant36 m ago

A "special" version of Win10 was originally given to OEMs for use on …A "special" version of Win10 was originally given to OEMs for use on "Netbook/Notebook" and other "lightweight laptop type devices; it went down like a box of spanners.It was never sold commercially, so perhaps that is why so few people know about it; the same way many people didnt realise the version of Windows on the original Surface was totally incompatible with any other Win OS, as it based running an ARM cpu - untill they bought a Surface, and found none of their software would work on it.The "lite" version had an extremely small install, but also had an extremely limited number of apps it could run in the foreground or background; and like the end-of-life "free for OEM" XP license, there were strict limits on the hardware and cost of the devices M$ would allow it to be installed on - hence everyone trying to cram the full version of Win10 on the hardware, so they could charge a higher price for it.A perfect storm of inadequate hardware and bloated OS.


Ok, accepted. But this system runs full Windows 10 and I have never seen a 'lite' Windows 10 in the wild. I was well aware of the sham with Windows RT, though I actually quite liked RT as it saw so little use, no-one ever bothered to hack it or write viruses. The only other versions of 10 I've heard of are Windows 10 for IoT and Windows 10 S (which I'm going to avoid like the plague).

Anyway, this system has normal Windows 10 on it.
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