Lenovo 100-15IBD 15.6" Laptop i3, 4GB/500GB @ Tesco £239 - free c&c , £3 del
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Lenovo 100-15IBD 15.6" Laptop i3, 4GB/500GB @ Tesco £239 - free c&c , £3 del

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Found 5th Apr 2016
Seems like a good deal for an i3 entry laptops when a celeron is around 249/259.

Will do a job!

tesco.com/dir…785 - Working link

Full Specs

Hard Drive/Storage Capacity 500GB
Memory (RAM) 4GB
Product Weight 2.3 Kilogram
Screen Size 15.6"
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Manufacturer Warranty Period 1 year
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Battery Life Up to 3 hours
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, USB3.0 port, USB2.0 port, Memory card reader.
Colour Black
Hard Drive/Storage Capacity 500GB
Processor Model Number i3-5005U

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tesco.com/dir…785

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Full Specs

Hard Drive/Storage Capacity 500GB
Memory (RAM) 4GB
Product Weight 2.3 Kilogram
Screen Size 15.6"
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Manufacturer Warranty Period 1 year
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Battery Life Up to 3 hours
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port, USB3.0 port, USB2.0 port, Memory card reader.
Colour Black
Hard Drive/Storage Capacity 500GB
Processor Model Number i3-5005U
Any thing missing on this for everyday use ???
vizta

Any thing missing on this for everyday use ???



There are no specific issues with this machine it's par for the course in terms of performance for this sort of money.

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

This is a full review of the same model and goes into plenty of depth pointing out the positive and negative aspects. Well worth a read through before you click the buy now option so that you can be fully informed about what you are getting and they provide some nice photographs that you can see more accurately what you are going to get.

There are some silly design issues with it like the power cable actually blocking the fan vents, dreadful sound quality from the onboard speakers
Why are laptop screens stuck at 1366 x 768?

FearOne

Why are laptop screens stuck at 1366 x 768?



They are not, just that high resolution screens are a premium feature that you have to pay extra to get. Part of the issue is that consumers see slogans such as 'latest generation processor' and assume that it must be better than the last model, when really the improvements over the last 5 or more years have been relatively minor in terms of performance. Because of this attitude of consumers at the budget end of the market, laptop makers are generally focussed on having the latest model of the things that consumers see the specifications for and that help drive sales. The trade off being that the latest model of processor is more expensive. Additionally a consumer literally does not see the resolution only seeing a handful of irrelevant geeky numbers, they only see the marketing departments efforts of "15.6inch HD antiglare", most buyers of this sort of machine will never know or understand the difference between HD ready and FHD.

Sadly people buying a machine like this are generally not very IT savvy and the majority unable to tell the difference between an i3 and an i5 processor other than one is a bigger number (the conclusion usually being bigger is better).
I use the same model laptop for work, but the core i5 version.

It's pretty meh, not at all fast (not particularly slow, but I only use it for work). The screen is OK in most lights, the trackpad is the worst I've used - temperamental, not very precise and doesn't feel great.

My advice, go into a shop and try one before paying with your cash. I'd have my old HP back tomorrow, if I could.
I was going to buy it, but now I feel silly.
I bought The B50 intel i3 3 months ago and I hate it, the build is terrible the keys are collapsing never buy a Lenovo. I have just bought a Dell the 4th I have now owned, I am sorry that I have ever thought of bypassing Dell [price paid a big part] stupid me.
My Lenovo B5070 I3 I falling to bits after 15 months, trackpad terrible and certain numbers 0 and 2 keys don't work have to use on screen keyboard.
Beware the trackpads on cheap Lenovos (and quite probably expensive Lenovos too). Bought 8 of slightly different spec models for our school (for teachers, not kids). The trackpads on all of them kept going crazy, sometimes freezing, other times resizing screen elements or just throwing the mouse pointer around. Turns out the shielding on these is so bad that the computer behind the trackpad was interfering with the capacitance touch.
Sent a couple back, Lenovo did nothing to them.
In the end, I ripped them apart (in warranty!) and put LX tape under the touch panel (as found on an Internet forum). That helped but the problem never really went away.
We're never touching Lenovo again. They clearly don't care what junk they release.
Not a bad spec for the price point, heat added
smithers1981

My Lenovo B5070 I3 I falling to bits after 15 months, trackpad terrible … My Lenovo B5070 I3 I falling to bits after 15 months, trackpad terrible and certain numbers 0 and 2 keys don't work have to use on screen keyboard.



Interesting, in contrast my Toshiba c660 of almost 5 years old has only failed me recently (hdd, replaced by ssd), other than that only the sd slot stopped working. Not bad for a budget machine and I'd bet that it outperforms this in everyday use too, thank to the ssd.

Edited by: "FearOne" 6th Apr 2016
This is a decent laptop for the same price - not the fastest but good spec for the price (mine was delivered last week):

ebuyer.com/723…abu
FearOne

Interesting, in contrast my Toshiba c660 of almost 5 years old has only … Interesting, in contrast my Toshiba c660 of almost 5 years old has only failed me recently (HDD failed)


By any chance did it make loud sounds (maybe whirring, rattling or just a similar sound to that of an extremely loud fan)
before it died and if so, for how long before it went?

And by any chance did it occur after using hibernation many times consecutively?
Even though you say it's a budget laptop, 5 years does seem a little short. (Not that I'd ever want
a HDD to fail at all but...)
(I hope you backed everything up before it stopped working!!! oO)
My laptop is about 5 years old and started making a loud HDD noise
after hibernating many times consecutively for some days so I decided to
save my work, shut down the proper way and hope
it survives at least long enough to back everything up (I think copying 1GB chunks or less
of (not too many files) at once, is probably the fastest way if you have to suffer USB 2.0 speeds
for massive data transfers....)

Luckily after backing up, it's survived survived so far and no loud noises have continued at all.
But I fear there may have been permanent damage.
Although my laptop may not be comparable, it cost over £500. (Although the laptop's case
is somewhat cheap/plasticy but otherwise good Acer laptop....I think)
Astec123

There are no specific issues with this machine it's par for the course in … There are no specific issues with this machine it's par for the course in terms of performance for this sort of money.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-15IBD-Notebook-Review.158803.0.htmlThis is a full review of the same model and goes into plenty of depth pointing out the positive and negative aspects. Well worth a read through before you click the buy now option so that you can be fully informed about what you are getting and they provide some nice photographs that you can see more accurately what you are going to get.There are some silly design issues with it like the power cable actually blocking the fan vents, dreadful sound quality from the onboard speakers



Something not right. Picture don't match, has Tesco got the right one, or is this laptop got the model nuber they don't match
the Notebookcheck.net ones. The power plug are in different place oO
Edited by: "CR_&_JR" 11th Apr 2016
CR_&_JR

Something not right Picture don't match has Tesco got the right one or is … Something not right Picture don't match has Tesco got the right one or is this laptop got the modle nuber they don't match the Notebookcheck.net ones. The power plug are in different place oO



It appears from a quick search that the tesco model will look like the one as per notebookcheck. The images they list from what I can find seem to be for the 14inch variant of the Ideapad 100 series. Lenovo don't help matters as there seems to be various versions of the same laptop with very similar model numbers eg 100-151bd and so on. I'm not even entirely sure if what I've said above is even correct now because of the confusion with what is listed on other sites as it seems there's no consistency. There is also always the chance they have changed the case design slightly mid production.
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