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Cheapest laptop? Lenovo Ideapad 130s 11.6 Inch Celeron 4GB 32GB Laptop - Grey £119.99 @ Argos / Argos eBay
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Cheapest laptop? Lenovo Ideapad 130s 11.6 Inch Celeron 4GB 32GB Laptop - Grey £119.99 @ Argos / Argos eBay

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Posted 16th Nov 2018
Is the cheapest brand new laptop.Xmas is around the corner & if you have little ones wanting their first laptop, then this could be ideal. Just £119.99 from Argos/Argos ebay.

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Buying a laptop is an opportunity to grow. That's why we designed the IdeaPad S130 with a special protective finish to guard against wear and tear, as well as rubber detailing on the bottom to keep things calm, cool and carrying on longer. With up to 8 hours of battery life, you can count on it when you're on the go.

Whether you're watching a video or writing that paper due in the morning, it will all look sharp on the IdeaPad S130. Its 11 inch LCD display features to HD resolution.

At just 1.15 kg, the ultraslim IdeaPad S130 is great for use on the go. Just slip it in your bag and hit the road: you'll barely notice you're carrying it.

Model number: 81J1001HUK.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Celeron N4000 processor.
Dual core processor.
1.1GHz processor speed.
4GB RAM DDR4.
32GB eMMC storage.
Microsoft Windows 10 S.
Display features:

11.6 inch screen.
High definition display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
DVD optical drives:

Disc drive not included.
Graphics:

Integrated graphics GDDR4.
Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

Micro SD media card reader.
2 USB 3.0 ports.
1 USB Type-C port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

Built-in webcam.
Built-in mic.
Microsoft Office trial.
McAfee LiveSafe trial.
General features:

Up to 8 hours battery
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Don’t get it. 32gb is unusable on w10 with its updates
Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have a nice little machine for browsing and docs. Most home laptop users don't really need much more.
WalkableBuffalo17/11/2018 00:22

Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files …Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?



It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY LAPTOPS WITH THIS LIMITED STORAGE. They simply aren't worth it as Windows machines. You will perpetually regret the decision and be checking the free disk space every day.

On the other hand, slap Elementary OS Juno on it and it'll be a far more comfortable experience. Better still to go with a 64GB eMMC model though.
WalkableBuffalo17/11/2018 00:22

Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files …Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?


Yup. Less than a GB left with a few browsers and few small programs, like minimal - it’s for large screen only, iPhone does most things. 32GB is nothing really the way Windows is heading back to almost bloatware sizes via OS updates given 32GB and cloud services - and how many clouds keep leaking personal data? Too many!



You can Compress Windows 10 files, OS binaries squashed somewhat...
This might help others on 32GB:

Type CMD into the search windows field, right-click on CMD and run as administrator.

Once you have a command line, type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always —> Enter

To undo type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:never —> Enter
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Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have a nice little machine for browsing and docs. Most home laptop users don't really need much more.
Sounds good
Don’t get it. 32gb is unusable on w10 with its updates
Meluk916/11/2018 23:47

Don’t get it. 32gb is unusable on w10 with its updates


Not true. windows updates just fine
Argos guys answers to questions on Argos Website:
Q1: "You would not be able to play Fortnite on this laptop. "
Q2: "No games would come pre-loaded on this laptop. You would struggle to run either Fortnite or Minecraft on this as well."
No Argos reviews. Surprise
This is a joke laptop.
Laptop is fine for what it is.
It might struggle with updating Windows the first time. But just make sure to run the system cleaner after that to remove the temporary files and it should be fine.
But I would probably install Linux on here. You wouldn't notice any slowdown at all that way and much lower storage footprint.
WalkableBuffalo17/11/2018 00:13

Laptop is fine for what it is.It might struggle with updating Windows the …Laptop is fine for what it is.It might struggle with updating Windows the first time. But just make sure to run the system cleaner after that to remove the temporary files and it should be fine.But I would probably install Linux on here. You wouldn't notice any slowdown at all that way and much lower storage footprint.


32GB isn’t enough with all Windows updates... I’m struggling
seaniboy17/11/2018 00:19

32GB isn’t enough with all Windows updates... I’m struggling


Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?
WalkableBuffalo17/11/2018 00:22

Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files …Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?



It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY LAPTOPS WITH THIS LIMITED STORAGE. They simply aren't worth it as Windows machines. You will perpetually regret the decision and be checking the free disk space every day.

On the other hand, slap Elementary OS Juno on it and it'll be a far more comfortable experience. Better still to go with a 64GB eMMC model though.
WalkableBuffalo17/11/2018 00:22

Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files …Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?


Yup. Less than a GB left with a few browsers and few small programs, like minimal - it’s for large screen only, iPhone does most things. 32GB is nothing really the way Windows is heading back to almost bloatware sizes via OS updates given 32GB and cloud services - and how many clouds keep leaking personal data? Too many!



You can Compress Windows 10 files, OS binaries squashed somewhat...
This might help others on 32GB:

Type CMD into the search windows field, right-click on CMD and run as administrator.

Once you have a command line, type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always —> Enter

To undo type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:never —> Enter
chischis4 m ago

It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY …It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY LAPTOPS WITH THIS LIMITED STORAGE. They simply aren't worth it as Windows machines. You will perpetually regret the decision and be checking the free disk space every day.On the other hand, slap Elementary OS Juno on it and it'll be a far more comfortable experience. Better still to go with a 64GB eMMC model though.


Acer Spin 1 32GB here, touchscreen for Amazon Video etc which is fine but that limited space notification is never far away when browsing the net lol some nights HUKD is just better full screen - space notifications come
I’m not bagging the deal I gave it heat! Just be aware 32GB isn’t great for Windows 10 for space
seaniboy17/11/2018 00:41

Yup. Less than a GB left with a few browsers and few small programs, like …Yup. Less than a GB left with a few browsers and few small programs, like minimal - it’s for large screen only, iPhone does most things. 32GB is nothing really the way Windows is heading back to almost bloatware sizes via OS updates given 32GB and cloud services - and how many clouds keep leaking personal data? Too many! You can Compress Windows 10 files, OS binaries squashed somewhat...This might help others on 32GB: Type CMD into the search windows field, right-click on CMD and run as administrator. Once you have a command line, type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always —> Enter To undo type in COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:never —> Enter


probably slow the machine down more? already pretty slow.
oceanic20 s ago

probably slow the machine down more? already pretty slow.


Sped mine up
davidian842 h, 46 m ago

Not true. windows updates just fine


It really doesnt
chischis17/11/2018 00:39

It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY …It's ridiculous to have to do this on any Windows pc in 2018. DON'T BUY LAPTOPS WITH THIS LIMITED STORAGE. They simply aren't worth it as Windows machines. You will perpetually regret the decision and be checking the free disk space every day.On the other hand, slap Elementary OS Juno on it and it'll be a far more comfortable experience. Better still to go with a 64GB eMMC model though.



Elementary looks interesting. Can you install Chromium, Firefox or Plex on it? I can't see them in their app store.
32gb storage. When you have problems or you want to sell because it's Celeron and driving you up the wall you won't have enough storage to even reset the damn thing. So you have to manually start deleting and uninstalling things before you can factory reset. You'd want at least 120gb on a laptop.
Cheap for a laptop! Expensive for a doorstop though which is what it is.

32gb too small for win10 updates. Will be gathering dust in 2 months unless some is technically very capable, very determined and / or flips it to Linux.
sminky16/11/2018 23:43

Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have …Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have a nice little machine for browsing and docs. Most home laptop users don't really need much more.


Do you have a link for that and I might try t, cheers.
davidian847 h, 33 m ago

Not true. windows updates just fine


Well not on both the 32 GB machines I have, it's a nightmare, also if you Google Windows updates and 32gb there is a massive problem with this. There are work around a but if you have an easy fix let me know because it a huge pain in my behind.

Based on the above I'd never get a 32 GB Windows machine.

Also if buying this, just Google Windows updates and 32gb, read for 15 minutes then make your mind up.
WalkableBuffalo7 h, 8 m ago

Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files …Have you run the disk clean up with system files to remove temporary files and installation files?


I've done this, and regularly run ccleaner which I think is decent and still have some bother with the upgrades. Also hardly have anything on it so if other chuck some media on it, they'd be worse off than me.
32GB eMMC was fine in 2015 but it is tight in 2017/8. I have a 100s which is 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC for keeping in the car or taking when I need something small and light to work from but now it’s demanding 8GB space for the latest update and I only have 5GB. I can uninstall Dropbox sync but I’d rather not though don’t have much choice. It’s good they’ve finally given 4GB DDR4 RAM but the fixed storage is a let down, even at £120. And as most of you know, some amazing ex-lease machines available at around this price which will leave this in the dust on all levels.
Publix8 h, 5 m ago

Argos guys answers to questions on Argos Website:Q1: "You would not be …Argos guys answers to questions on Argos Website:Q1: "You would not be able to play Fortnite on this laptop. "Q2: "No games would come pre-loaded on this laptop. You would struggle to run either Fortnite or Minecraft on this as well." No Argos reviews. Surprise This is a joke laptop.


Forget about Fortnite and Minecraft, what about Minesweeper and Solitaire?
Anyone looking for something similar keep an eye on Argos ebay. Found one of these albeit a refurb for £87.99. With this model I'm pretty sure it has a bay for an additional storage device..

ASUS Eeebook E402 14.1 Inch Celeron 1.1GHz 4GB 32GB Windows Laptop - WhiteRefurbished With a 12 Month Argos GuaranteeThe latest ASUS EeeBook is an affordable 14-inch compact and lightweight notebook. It gives you a larger display, more than adequate storage, and is packed with technologies designed to enhance your computing experience, making it the best choice for daily productivity tasks and entertainment.

  • Exclusive technology used in the production of smartphone touchscreens has been incorporated into the touchpad, giving you a highly sensitive surface for almost instantaneous response and incredible accuracy.
  • Asus eeebook e402 is designed to give you a more intuitive touchpad experience.
CPU, Memory and Operating System:

  • Intel Celeron intel dual-core celeron n3350 processor dual core processor.
  • 2.4GHz processor speed.
  • 4GB RAM.
  • 32GB eMMC hard drive.
  • Microsoft Windows 10.
Display features:

  • 14 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Graphics:

  • Intel HD Graphicsintel hd graphics 500 graphics card.
  • Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

  • SD media card reader.
  • Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
  • 1 USB 2.0 port.
  • 1 USB 3.0 port.
  • 1 Ethernet port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

  • VGA webcam.
  • Built-in mic.
  • Built-in audio sound system.
General features:

  • Up to 11 hours battery life.
  • Size H2.19, W33.9, D23.5cm.
  • Weight 1.65kg.
  • EAN: 4712900600988.

Catalogue Number 684/6079
A lot of hardware for the money. Tempting though it is, buy this you wil be entering a world of pain. The 4gb ram will help a little to move things along but the bloated win 10 OS plus similarly large updates that come along at regular intervals will become a major inconvenience. Yes there are workarounds etc but Win 10 is not designed to live on 32gb drives. Years ago I was tempted by something similar and quickly learned my lesson. In a low spec device the OS should run in the background, silent and unobtrusive, helping to make the user experience a pleasurable one. You won't get this with a 32gb drive. My advice is to either save your money and put it towards a decent refurb laptop with a spec more suited to cope with the demands of win 10 or, if your computing needs are basic, consider a much less resource hungry Chrome device. Not voted because price wise it is a good deal, just not one I'd recommend.
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seaniboy17/11/2018 00:19

32GB isn’t enough with all Windows updates... I’m struggling


Windows 10 install is about 15gb, if you remove any backup partitions that leaves about 17gig, plus you can tell windows to use external usb drives , i.e. set windows download folder to usb drive. you can also disable auto windows updates, and do fresh updates manually using a usb stick using the latest window image from the Microsoft web site.
4GB RAM is fine but 32GB for Win10 updates is annoying. There was a USB option I swear a few updates ago but the last 2 32GB machines I've tried to update I had to give up - took far too long and got nowhere.

Fine for what it is if you know what you're doing.
It depends if these new models have the M.2 slot like the 110s.
I've used these on long travel trips, when I require a keyboard. I also connect to hotels large screen TV's via hdmi and use as a media centre. Thin, light, cheap, these have a place in the world.
I'm typing this on a HP Stream 11" with only 2/32gb, running Peppermint OS and it's absolutely fine. Apart from Ubuntu this was just about the only distro that worked straight away without drivers missing for wifi or touchpad. It's now a great little laptop for browsing with plenty of space for google docs files (which I need).
However when Win 10 was installed it was a pain in the backside......down to a few gigs of space and just so s-l-o-o-o-w!
I used to install Ubuntu distro over Win 10 every 6 months to erase the windows partitions then re install Win 10 OS from a usb stick. It returned the laptop to it's 'new state' so to speak but again it would slowly re install some of the old updates and of course any new updates......repeat.....rinse.....repeat......got sick of that eventually!
Try Peppermint OS distro it runs brilliant for Linux first timers and uses full versions of Chrome (not chromium) and firefox browsers. You tube is your friend here.
dwl9917/11/2018 05:43

Elementary looks interesting. Can you install Chromium, Firefox or Plex on …Elementary looks interesting. Can you install Chromium, Firefox or Plex on it? I can't see them in their app store.


Yes, Yes and not sure. If Plex is available for Ubuntu or other Debian-based Linux distros, then probably yes. Firefox IS in the Elementary App Store
toiletseatlicker1 h, 23 m ago

I'm typing this on a HP Stream 11" with only 2/32gb, running Peppermint OS …I'm typing this on a HP Stream 11" with only 2/32gb, running Peppermint OS and it's absolutely fine. Apart from Ubuntu this was just about the only distro that worked straight away without drivers missing for wifi or touchpad. It's now a great little laptop for browsing with plenty of space for google docs files (which I need).However when Win 10 was installed it was a pain in the backside......down to a few gigs of space and just so s-l-o-o-o-w!I used to install Ubuntu distro over Win 10 every 6 months to erase the windows partitions then re install Win 10 OS from a usb stick. It returned the laptop to it's 'new state' so to speak but again it would slowly re install some of the old updates and of course any new updates......repeat.....rinse.....repeat......got sick of that eventually!Try Peppermint OS distro it runs brilliant for Linux first timers and uses full versions of Chrome (not chromium) and firefox browsers. You tube is your friend here.


This sounds the way forward although I just can't be bothered with learning to do it, will give it a go in 2019/20
chischis17/11/2018 12:48

Yes, Yes and not sure. If Plex is available for Ubuntu or other …Yes, Yes and not sure. If Plex is available for Ubuntu or other Debian-based Linux distros, then probably yes. Firefox IS in the Elementary App Store


So I could just add the Plex repo in Terminal and install it that way?
32GB is pointless on windows 10 unfortunately.

Check eBay for some refurb laptops. I managed to get one for £140 which came with a brand new 120GB SSD. 1080p 2 in 1 touchscreen , 4GB RAM and a M-5Y10 CPU. Full version of windows 10 too.
toiletseatlicker5 h, 23 m ago

I'm typing this on a HP Stream 11" with only 2/32gb, running Peppermint OS …I'm typing this on a HP Stream 11" with only 2/32gb, running Peppermint OS and it's absolutely fine. Apart from Ubuntu this was just about the only distro that worked straight away without drivers missing for wifi or touchpad. It's now a great little laptop for browsing with plenty of space for google docs files (which I need).However when Win 10 was installed it was a pain in the backside......down to a few gigs of space and just so s-l-o-o-o-w!I used to install Ubuntu distro over Win 10 every 6 months to erase the windows partitions then re install Win 10 OS from a usb stick. It returned the laptop to it's 'new state' so to speak but again it would slowly re install some of the old updates and of course any new updates......repeat.....rinse.....repeat......got sick of that eventually!Try Peppermint OS distro it runs brilliant for Linux first timers and uses full versions of Chrome (not chromium) and firefox browsers. You tube is your friend here.


I'm doing exactly the same. Have an old Asus that CEX have sent back as it was missing 2 screws! I've put some in and am trying again. If still no good then Peppermint it is. Windows runs like a dog on it.
sminky16/11/2018 23:43

Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have …Yes, the spec is fairly basic, but slap Linux Mint on this and you'd have a nice little machine for browsing and docs. Most home laptop users don't really need much more.


i've got a 100s model. it is impossible to run linux on it! secondly linux may shorten battery life because linux doesn't have the special drivers etc that are developed by lenovo for MS Win.

Don't be under the illusion that linux automatically transforms a laptop, often it doesn't and me being a computer nerd found it quite difficult to use. I tried lubuntu/bodhi linux on a low spec laptop and they wouldn't work or performed extremely badly compared to win xp believe it or not.
Edited by: "zaheer2003" 17th Nov 2018
lumsdot17/11/2018 09:51

windows 1 Windows 10 install is about 15gb, if you remove any backup …windows 1 Windows 10 install is about 15gb, if you remove any backup partitions that leaves about 17gig, plus you can tell windows to use external usb drives , i.e. set windows download folder to usb drive. you can also disable auto windows updates, and do fresh updates manually using a usb stick using the latest window image from the Microsoft web site.


You CAN'T disable updates and even when I set internet connection as METERED Windows STILL downloads updates and unMETERED the internet connection after a while.
dwl9917/11/2018 13:14

So I could just add the Plex repo in Terminal and install it that way?



I personally have never used Plex. If like so many Debian programs that is the installation method in "plain" Debian or Ubuntu, it's highly likely the same steps will work in Elementary.
chischis10 m ago

I personally have never used Plex. If like so many Debian programs that is …I personally have never used Plex. If like so many Debian programs that is the installation method in "plain" Debian or Ubuntu, it's highly likely the same steps will work in Elementary.



Well, that's the way I do it for Raspbian which is basically Debian!
32GB are you joking. Dont hang yourself this will hang and freeze . This is for browsing only
120gb is minimum for windows 10, if you get less than that you are going to be in for a world of pain in a few months, if the 32gb can’t be upgraded then I’m not even sure what the purpose of this laptop would be, certainly not designed for windows 10
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