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

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

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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" 25th Nov 2016

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Sols

I tried this out in JL - slow as hell even after rebooting. It can barely … 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.

djh1975

Thanks for the info, I've bought this for my daughter to do homework on. … 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

djh1975

Thanks for the info, I've bought this for my daughter to do homework on. … 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.

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.

Good find

can the memory be expanded , card slot ?

rudey

can the memory be expanded , card slot ?



​Micro SD card slot. I've got one and would highly rate it

decto

good luck with that.These use eMMC memory, a single slow chip soldered to … 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.
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