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iOTA Slim 14" FHD Metal Laptop (Intel Quad Core Pentium N4200, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB, Windows 10 - £149.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 26th Aug 2018Edited by:"SuperFlyBlues"

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I bought an as-new one of these recently and have been really pleased with it (despite not being able to get my M.2 SSD to play nice with it)

Here's the review I left on this thread about the as new one I bought:

I'm really impressed with the performance, the quad core 4200 CPU does a good job (I wouldn't have gone for the cheaper cpu option). 4gb is plenty for this sort of machine. Boot up is fast enough. Software opens quicklly. Browser page load is very fast. The full HD screen is great. Build quaity is impressive. Light enough. Micro SD card slot. Micro HDMI out. x2 USB3. Option to install an msata drive (moving the OS to the msata drive would imporve performance still further).

Very few negatives for the price. Screen isn't a touchscreen. Power key is a 'normal' key (top right) on the keyboard, I've accidentally clicked it a couple of times, but I'll get used to it. USB C charging would have been nice. 64gb drive woud have been good too.

UPDATE: Looks like the reason my ssd didn't work was because it's a NVMe type SSD drive and the laptop doesn't take them.
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ciarandanielbyrne135 m ago

Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't …Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't one for love nor money


New screens are 149.99 with a free motherboard, battery ,keyboard and case.
SuperFlyBlues26/08/2018 22:26

I can't get the laptop to recognise it. Tried looking in BIOS, Device …I can't get the laptop to recognise it. Tried looking in BIOS, Device Manager, Window Explorer, etc. Just doesn't see it. Can't find a fix. Could be that my 'as new' laptop has a fault or the fault could be with the SSD, I don't know.


I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not tried this:

32GB is not really big enough for the main drive, but fortunately you can expand that memory. Here are the steps I took to do that:

1) Boot into windows as normal and create a recovery usb stick. If you mess up any of the following steps, then this will be invaluable.
2) Shut down.
3) Unscrew the panel in the bottom in order to fit a M.2 22x42mm SSD.
4) Boot into windows as normal. The SSD will not show up until you format it from windows device manager.
5) Use a free program called 'Macrium reflect' in order to clone the contents of the built in SSD onto the new M.2 SSD. The M.2 SSD now has an exact copy of the operating system and all the drivers etc.
6) Use another free program, 'EaseUS partition manager' in order to resize the partitions on the new SSD. (until you do this, you will only be utilising a fraction of the new SSD)
7) Reboot. Whilst rebooting, press F7, and select that you want to boot from the new, larger SSD, instead of from the default.
Voila, you now have an Iota slim running from a much larger main drive. Once you're sure it works, you can format the original SSD, and set the default boot to be from the M.2 SSD, instead of from the original drive.
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I've looked at these before and been tempted - what was the problem you had with a M2 SSD?
Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?

I can't one for love nor money
I think I posted this a while back at £129.99 but it got panned because of the 32gb drive. At 64gb SSD it would be far more usable
What is a "Micro HTML"?
ciarandanielbyrne135 m ago

Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't …Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't one for love nor money


New screens are 149.99 with a free motherboard, battery ,keyboard and case.
Prime Student members get an extra £10 off this and selected iOTA laptops ->> making it £139.99
Looks good
Does this have a backlit keyboard.? Might take the plunge and order one.
finnmaccool26/08/2018 22:08

Does this have a backlit keyboard.? Might take the plunge and order one.


No backlit keyboard.
Lenovo 120s is the same price at ebuyer, proper brand and 64gb drive
Ashe26/08/2018 20:35

I've looked at these before and been tempted - what was the problem you …I've looked at these before and been tempted - what was the problem you had with a M2 SSD?


I can't get the laptop to recognise it. Tried looking in BIOS, Device Manager, Window Explorer, etc. Just doesn't see it. Can't find a fix. Could be that my 'as new' laptop has a fault or the fault could be with the SSD, I don't know.
N_B126/08/2018 20:37

I think I posted this a while back at £129.99 but it got panned because of …I think I posted this a while back at £129.99 but it got panned because of the 32gb drive. At 64gb SSD it would be far more usable


The £129 price was for the 2gb and slower CPU model version of this laptop.
bufferz3 m ago

Lenovo 120s is the same price at ebuyer, proper brand and 64gb drive


That has a lower res screen and a slower cpu?
I would think you would almost immediately have to factor in putting in an m.2 SSD which is going to add to the price.

Still fairly decent overall though
SuperFlyBlues26/08/2018 22:26

I can't get the laptop to recognise it. Tried looking in BIOS, Device …I can't get the laptop to recognise it. Tried looking in BIOS, Device Manager, Window Explorer, etc. Just doesn't see it. Can't find a fix. Could be that my 'as new' laptop has a fault or the fault could be with the SSD, I don't know.


I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not tried this:

32GB is not really big enough for the main drive, but fortunately you can expand that memory. Here are the steps I took to do that:

1) Boot into windows as normal and create a recovery usb stick. If you mess up any of the following steps, then this will be invaluable.
2) Shut down.
3) Unscrew the panel in the bottom in order to fit a M.2 22x42mm SSD.
4) Boot into windows as normal. The SSD will not show up until you format it from windows device manager.
5) Use a free program called 'Macrium reflect' in order to clone the contents of the built in SSD onto the new M.2 SSD. The M.2 SSD now has an exact copy of the operating system and all the drivers etc.
6) Use another free program, 'EaseUS partition manager' in order to resize the partitions on the new SSD. (until you do this, you will only be utilising a fraction of the new SSD)
7) Reboot. Whilst rebooting, press F7, and select that you want to boot from the new, larger SSD, instead of from the default.
Voila, you now have an Iota slim running from a much larger main drive. Once you're sure it works, you can format the original SSD, and set the default boot to be from the M.2 SSD, instead of from the original drive.
Really tempted by this for the kids. Would it run things like roblox...?
Is it dual band WiFi? AC or n?
Admast793 h, 36 m ago

What is a "Micro HTML"?


You use it if you want to make a really really small website.
I got the 64gb version of this about 2 months ago. Notes on adding the ssd via the onboard slot and installing windows are 100% correct, as I did it, following hours of head scratching. The onboard emmc ssd is slow, regardless of size, so don’t let the 32gb put you off. Adding the ssd over doubles the speed of the computer. A note, if you are susceptible to the phenomenon, is thatthat this screen will give you headaches over time, which is a shame, as it really is an excellent bit of kit for the money. It’s less bad when on 75% brightness. The micro ssd slot is only usb2.0 also, so don’t depend on it for anything much, it is terribly slow, even with 100mb speed cards. The USB ports on the left and right are both usb3.0, but again, not as fast as they could be, but much faster than usb2.0. In short, factor in the ssd, as it’s quite a torture trying to use it in a 32gb format, you’ll spend more time working out what to delete than anything else. Bios etc updating, at your own risk, can be found on techtablets website. Sign up and you’ll find all the newest drivers etc that you need. Another question was about the Wifi. Mine has ac WiFi, but again, without driver tweaks, it is quite slow out of the box and drops out a lot. Keyboards have issues too, again, read the forum on tweaks to fix. If you are willing to invest a little time and effort in these, they are quite decent, if you are a little shy on spending time with it, then maybe try a different mainstream brand?
Anyone recommend a SSD for this? Can only seem to find a few suppliers like KingDian and they don't have great reviews.
makkan0010 h, 4 m ago

I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not …I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not tried this: 32GB is not really big enough for the main drive, but fortunately you can expand that memory. Here are the steps I took to do that:1) Boot into windows as normal and create a recovery usb stick. If you mess up any of the following steps, then this will be invaluable.2) Shut down.3) Unscrew the panel in the bottom in order to fit a M.2 22x42mm SSD.4) Boot into windows as normal. The SSD will not show up until you format it from windows device manager.5) Use a free program called 'Macrium reflect' in order to clone the contents of the built in SSD onto the new M.2 SSD. The M.2 SSD now has an exact copy of the operating system and all the drivers etc.6) Use another free program, 'EaseUS partition manager' in order to resize the partitions on the new SSD. (until you do this, you will only be utilising a fraction of the new SSD)7) Reboot. Whilst rebooting, press F7, and select that you want to boot from the new, larger SSD, instead of from the default.8) Voila, you now have an Iota slim running from a much larger main drive. Once you're sure it works, you can format the original SSD, and set the default boot to be from the M.2 SSD, instead of from the original drive.


You can skip step 6, if you drag and drop the partitions over to the blank drive you can resize them during the clone within Macrium itself
ciarandanielbyrne112 h, 27 m ago

Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't …Anyone know where I can get a replacement screen for this please?I can't one for love nor money


Take the old one out , find name and buy replacement on ebay . Only a handful of companies make screens and they are all compatible. Student price for Amazon student like me is only £139.99 . £10 savings .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 27th Aug 2018
makkan0026/08/2018 22:52

I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not …I am sure that you tried this method...however just incase if you have not tried this: 32GB is not really big enough for the main drive, but fortunately you can expand that memory. Here are the steps I took to do that:1) Boot into windows as normal and create a recovery usb stick. If you mess up any of the following steps, then this will be invaluable.2) Shut down.3) Unscrew the panel in the bottom in order to fit a M.2 22x42mm SSD.4) Boot into windows as normal. The SSD will not show up until you format it from windows device manager.5) Use a free program called 'Macrium reflect' in order to clone the contents of the built in SSD onto the new M.2 SSD. The M.2 SSD now has an exact copy of the operating system and all the drivers etc.6) Use another free program, 'EaseUS partition manager' in order to resize the partitions on the new SSD. (until you do this, you will only be utilising a fraction of the new SSD)7) Reboot. Whilst rebooting, press F7, and select that you want to boot from the new, larger SSD, instead of from the default.8) Voila, you now have an Iota slim running from a much larger main drive. Once you're sure it works, you can format the original SSD, and set the default boot to be from the M.2 SSD, instead of from the original drive.



Yep, tried that, no joy. I got as far as point four, but the sad isn’t available in device manager to go any further. Thanks anyway
Edited by: "SuperFlyBlues" 27th Aug 2018
aidan.conway1 h, 40 m ago

I got the 64gb version of this about 2 months ago. Notes on adding the ssd …I got the 64gb version of this about 2 months ago. Notes on adding the ssd via the onboard slot and installing windows are 100% correct, as I did it, following hours of head scratching. The onboard emmc ssd is slow, regardless of size, so don’t let the 32gb put you off. Adding the ssd over doubles the speed of the computer. A note, if you are susceptible to the phenomenon, is thatthat this screen will give you headaches over time, which is a shame, as it really is an excellent bit of kit for the money. It’s less bad when on 75% brightness. The micro ssd slot is only usb2.0 also, so don’t depend on it for anything much, it is terribly slow, even with 100mb speed cards. The USB ports on the left and right are both usb3.0, but again, not as fast as they could be, but much faster than usb2.0. In short, factor in the ssd, as it’s quite a torture trying to use it in a 32gb format, you’ll spend more time working out what to delete than anything else. Bios etc updating, at your own risk, can be found on techtablets website. Sign up and you’ll find all the newest drivers etc that you need. Another question was about the Wifi. Mine has ac WiFi, but again, without driver tweaks, it is quite slow out of the box and drops out a lot. Keyboards have issues too, again, read the forum on tweaks to fix. If you are willing to invest a little time and effort in these, they are quite decent, if you are a little shy on spending time with it, then maybe try a different mainstream brand?



Due to the ssd I bought not being recognised by the laptop, I’ve stuck with the 32gb drive for now and it’s been fine (I usually use an i7 based desktop.)

I did put a fresh Windows install on the as new laptopI bought though (downloaded from Microsoft website). From memory, I needed to install a couple of drivers to get everything working ok after that.
Edited by: "SuperFlyBlues" 27th Aug 2018
What’s the problem with the screen and keyboard?
SuperFlyBlues27/08/2018 10:20

Yep, tried that, no joy. I got as far as point four, but the sad isn’t a …Yep, tried that, no joy. I got as far as point four, but the sad isn’t available in device manager to go any further. Thanks anyway


Is it visible in the BIOS at boot?
Infrasonic27/08/2018 15:45

Is it visible in the BIOS at boot?


No it isn't and there's a tab in bios for M2 ssd settings and it's not available in there either.

This is the SSD I can't get the laptop to see...

ebuyer.com/843…40g
SuperFlyBlues27/08/2018 16:28

No it isn't and there's a tab in bios for M2 ssd settings and it's not …No it isn't and there's a tab in bios for M2 ssd settings and it's not available in there either.This is the SSD I can't get the laptop to see...https://www.ebuyer.com/843761-ocz-toshiba-240gb-rc100-internal-m-2-nvme-s-rc100-m22242-240g


Does the MB definitely support NVMe? If not swap it for a SATA.
Really not worth buying this then doing a load of faffing about buying and refitting new drives and installing a load of programmes to just make it work.
Infrasonic27/08/2018 16:31

Does the MB definitely support NVMe? If not swap it for a SATA.



Good question. Have googled it and can't find an answer.I thought that as a M.2 drive it would just work, but you may well be right.
N_B127/08/2018 16:56

Really not worth buying this then doing a load of faffing about buying and …Really not worth buying this then doing a load of faffing about buying and refitting new drives and installing a load of programmes to just make it work.



It should be fine out of the box. Adding an SSD is an optional upgrade, though probably worth it and considering the cost of the laptop still a reasonable total amount. The only reason I reinstalled Windows was because I bought a 'as new' one and it had some software issues that were possibly the reason the owner returned it to Amazon.
SuperFlyBlues27/08/2018 17:21

Good question. Have googled it and can't find an answer.I thought that as …Good question. Have googled it and can't find an answer.I thought that as a M.2 drive it would just work, but you may well be right.


NVMe has come across from the enterprise server space, so it's supported at the top end on PC MB's, but I'd be really surprised if a budget MB did it (yet anyway.)
Infrasonic27/08/2018 17:25

NVMe has come across from the enterprise server space, so it's supported …NVMe has come across from the enterprise server space, so it's supported at the top end on PC MB's, but I'd be really surprised if a budget MB did it (yet anyway.)



Ok, thanks. So basically I've bought the wrong ssd. Great :-)

Thanks for the info.

There's no mention of NVMe on this one, so I'm hoping I'll get it right this time... amazon.co.uk/Tra…_ce
Any idea what the student code is?
finnmaccool27/08/2018 19:34

Any idea what the student code is?


discount is applied automatically @ checkout, you need to have amazon prime student account
r4do36 m ago

discount is applied automatically @ checkout, you need to have amazon …discount is applied automatically @ checkout, you need to have amazon prime student account


Thanks. Appeared on last page of order.
henlowstu27/08/2018 08:56

Anyone recommend a SSD for this? Can only seem to find a few suppliers …Anyone recommend a SSD for this? Can only seem to find a few suppliers like KingDian and they don't have great reviews.


Kingdian are good. Have one in my laptop.
N_B126/08/2018 20:37

I think I posted this a while back at £129.99 but it got panned because of …I think I posted this a while back at £129.99 but it got panned because of the 32gb drive. At 64gb SSD it would be far more usable


32GB wouldn't be an issue if it takes an M2 drive. Would like to know what the issue the OP had.
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