Lenovo c330 Chromebook £209.99 / £188.99 with signup to the mail list at Lenovo UK
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Lenovo c330 Chromebook £209.99 / £188.99 with signup to the mail list at Lenovo UK

£188.99£209.9910%Lenovo UK Deals
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Posted 14th Aug
Lenovo currently have the c330 reduced to £209.99 for the 32gb version and £229.99. If you browse around on the website for a few minutes a pop up should come up to sign up to the mail list and receive a 10% off code. Enter that code in the checkout page in the promotional box to get the 32gb
£188.99 or 64gb £206.99
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Model number: 81HY0009UK.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:
  • MediaTek MT8173C processor.
  • Quad core processor.
  • 2.1GHz processor speed.
  • 4GB RAM DDR3.
  • 32GB eMMC storage.
  • Google Chrome OS.

Display features:
  • 11.6 inch screen.
  • High definition display.
  • Touchscreen.
  • Up to 10 hours battery life.

Graphics:
  • Integrated graphics PowerVR GX6250 graphics card.
  • Shared graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity:
  • 4-in-1 media card reader.
  • 1 USB 3.1 port.
  • 1 USB Type-C port.
  • 1 HDMI port.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.

Multimedia features:
  • Built-in webcam.
  • Built-in mic.
  • HD Audio sound system.

General features:
  • Size H29.2, W21.54, D1.96cm.
  • Weight 1.2kg.

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EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:01

Crap, can't even get proper ms office


I can't get MS Office on my lawnmower either, but it's a damn good lawnmower.
Edited by: "Pokey" 14th Aug
EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:27

Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the …Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the main Chromebook demographic completely useless


Eh, our computing science department didn't mandate using office. We all used Google drive and its app quite comfortably
Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of what I need to do on them. Real advantage is we just need one and can all use the same device. Yep doesn't run full office but depends on your use on how far your mileage will go.
If anyone is thinking of going down the Chromebook route then I cannot recommend them enough. They are so simple yet really useable for the average user. With everything saved and stored on the cloud, it boots up in no time and does everything I need it to do. I love it.
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Nice find Andy. Might be an idea to put some specs in your description i.e, is this a touchscreen with Google Play etc, screen size.
Edited by: "Masteryates" 14th Aug
Crap, can't even get proper ms office
Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of what I need to do on them. Real advantage is we just need one and can all use the same device. Yep doesn't run full office but depends on your use on how far your mileage will go.
antutu 63000. 28nm cpu. graphics comparable to iphone 5s. can play 4k h265, but not sure about 10bit.
EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:01

Crap, can't even get proper ms office


I can't get MS Office on my lawnmower either, but it's a damn good lawnmower.
Edited by: "Pokey" 14th Aug
EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:01

Crap, can't even get proper ms office


Why would any one use office over Google suite? Leave the paperclip helper nostalgia behind and move with the times. Your tech knowledge is somewhat worse than this Chromebook
Edited by: "SniperViper" 14th Aug
SniperViper14/08/2019 10:12

Why would any one use office over Google suite? Leave the paperclip helper …Why would any one use office over Google suite? Leave the paperclip helper nostalgia behind and move with the times. Your tech knowledge is somewhat worse than this Chromebook


Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the main Chromebook demographic completely useless
EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:27

Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the …Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the main Chromebook demographic completely useless


Eh, our computing science department didn't mandate using office. We all used Google drive and its app quite comfortably
If anyone is thinking of going down the Chromebook route then I cannot recommend them enough. They are so simple yet really useable for the average user. With everything saved and stored on the cloud, it boots up in no time and does everything I need it to do. I love it.
EazyDuz14/08/2019 10:27

Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the …Google suite is pants and no universities or college use it, making the main Chromebook demographic completely useless


When did you last go to uni mate? All of them use it at the moment, unless you're in physics like I was and we used our own coded word editors.

As far as I'm aware all redbrick unis are using Google as well as all schools using Google class rooms. Office is dead
what's Google suite's equivalents of Excel, Access and Powerpoint like?
fazzy-bhoy14/08/2019 10:54

what's Google suite's equivalents of Excel, Access and Powerpoint like?


They're good. Literally code the cells exactly the same on sheets. Not tinkered with Powerpoint too much, but from the basic presentations I've throw together, did the trick perfect
bbrundell114/08/2019 10:06

Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of …Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of what I need to do on them. Real advantage is we just need one and can all use the same device. Yep doesn't run full office but depends on your use on how far your mileage will go.


I showed my Dad my Acer CB3-431 Chromebook (the full HD IPS one with 4GB RAM) which he promptly stole and took home with him after looking after my daughter for the day he left me a note though. Couldn't understand how it was so smooth, easy-to-use and battery was outstanding, as well as the construction was high-grade. He just signs in and then all his Chrome stuff is there, the Android apps are close enough to real office for the majority to work fine.
Does anyone know the auto update expiry date for this?

Looking at the chrome support page the closest sounding model is an ideapad C330 expiring in 2025

support.google.com/chr…=en

But a review I found infers it might be as soon as June 2022 but that date isn't even listed for anymodel on the chrome site

androidcentral.com/len…iew
SniperViper14/08/2019 10:50

When did you last go to uni mate? All of them use it at the moment, unless …When did you last go to uni mate? All of them use it at the moment, unless you're in physics like I was and we used our own coded word editors. As far as I'm aware all redbrick unis are using Google as well as all schools using Google class rooms. Office is dead



I think you'll find that they use it as their suite as it's part of the Google service package... so why pay extra for Microsoft licensing? And if all you want to do is write simple paragraphs, then this is fine. But try and do anything heavier and it falls over quickly - using Spreadsheets to edit graphs is a pain, using formula editor in Word is simple - try doing it in Docs as a comparison etc.
Google Apps is nice and good enough for many but if you're doing anything more, then I wouldn't recommend it.
MS office is available for Chromebooks now.
Heat for the price and finding the discount code. Just be aware that chromebooks usually have about 6.5 years of auto updates and this model was going to expire in 2023, Google have said they will try to extend updates until 2025 if they can. Lenovo in my experience are pretty good updating pc's but terrible with phones. Probably worth the risk but worth weighing up before you buy.

More info here:

support.google.com/chr…=en

1. For example - if a manufacturer releases a device on a 1-year old hardware platform, it will have 5.5 years of Auto Update support.

2. These devices have an extended AUE date; however, providing updates beyond June 2023 is subject to certain limitations including reliance on third party component suppliers. Google will work with suppliers in an effort to ensure continued support.
I use google docs for just about everything these days but as a backup if you a microsoft account you can use word, excel, powerpoint, onenote etc.. for free. They might be missing some features but for the average user it should be fine. There are also the android office apps but I have never bothered. My niece was told that for her university course she must have a windows pc and office, I said unless you need specific windows software you probably don't, I said if you get stuck on your chromebook give me a shout. Long story short once I told her about web apps etc... she never had a problem and that was 2 years ago. Chromebooks are not for everyone but suitable for most.

youtube.com/wat…e3U

I just log in to hotmail / outlook and on the left click the menu button and you get all this:

38263968-bkKCe.jpg
The full version is also available via Android apps for chromebooks
I would love to get a chromebook, but honestly this one is not very visually appealing. Are there any reasonably priced chromebooks that are more ultrabook-y in design?
Vegito14/08/2019 13:31

I would love to get a chromebook, but honestly this one is not very …I would love to get a chromebook, but honestly this one is not very visually appealing. Are there any reasonably priced chromebooks that are more ultrabook-y in design?



Depends, how much are you willing to spend?
bbrundell114/08/2019 10:06

Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of …Really like my Chromebook and so do the family. I can get about 90% of what I need to do on them. Real advantage is we just need one and can all use the same device. Yep doesn't run full office but depends on your use on how far your mileage will go.


That's my take also bb. For the 90% of the time, they are better than Windows 10, and so much cheaper with better battery life. 9 months in with my Acer 15 Chromebook and I haven't missed Windows once.
Snubbed14/08/2019 11:57

I think you'll find that they use it as their suite as it's part of the …I think you'll find that they use it as their suite as it's part of the Google service package... so why pay extra for Microsoft licensing? And if all you want to do is write simple paragraphs, then this is fine. But try and do anything heavier and it falls over quickly - using Spreadsheets to edit graphs is a pain, using formula editor in Word is simple - try doing it in Docs as a comparison etc. Google Apps is nice and good enough for many but if you're doing anything more, then I wouldn't recommend it.


Hmm, I throw together finance and statistical graphs easy enough on sheets. If I'm doing anything heavier, surely you'd use python or matplotlib?

There's a small number of people that fall into the category of technical enough to make Google a pain, but not technical enough to use more professional solutions.

If data scientists presented a graph from MS Excel you'd hear a pin drop in the room.

But yeah, agreed. I was replying to someone who struggles to string sentences together and said Chromebooks are trash because they can't use word. So you're above and beyond the scope of my comment mate haha. Cheers.
Can you download Steam and play Football Manager? Is the question we need answers too!!
I like all these jokes
Display is not full hd, even 5 inch phones got full hd, plus only get updates for a couple years. Cold for me
SniperViper14/08/2019 14:38

Hmm, I throw together finance and statistical graphs easy enough on …Hmm, I throw together finance and statistical graphs easy enough on sheets. If I'm doing anything heavier, surely you'd use python or matplotlib? There's a small number of people that fall into the category of technical enough to make Google a pain, but not technical enough to use more professional solutions. If data scientists presented a graph from MS Excel you'd hear a pin drop in the room. But yeah, agreed. I was replying to someone who struggles to string sentences together and said Chromebooks are trash because they can't use word. So you're above and beyond the scope of my comment mate haha. Cheers.


Exactly right.

If people require such capabilities from programs then no, you're right a chromebook isn't going to be their thing.

In my line of work a chromebook would be useless because the programs I require will only run on your classic operating systems and require additional ports that typically come with a standard laptop.

Does that mean a chromebook can't do nearly 90% of the other stuff I use a laptop for? Nope.

These have their demographic and I'd say they're pretty damn good at it.
Grant_Patrick14/08/2019 19:52

Can you download Steam and play Football Manager? Is the question we need …Can you download Steam and play Football Manager? Is the question we need answers too!!


I think these use the Google app store ? Football manager mobile and touch are available in there
Good deal, seems to have almost same specs as my acer chromebook i paid £450 for
Are these actually any good. Would it be good enough for my son and uni? He will have a desktop in his room
fergee14/08/2019 21:27

Are these actually any good. Would it be good enough for my son and uni? …Are these actually any good. Would it be good enough for my son and uni? He will have a desktop in his room


They’re fine. But personally I don’t rate the Lenovo Chromebooks as much, the Acer CB3 or Asus C302 are the ones I’d be going for. The Lenovo has an MTK processor, probably doesn’t matter so much for this but I prefer the Intel-powered ones.
Got this for my mum and it's really nifty. I'm used to high spec laptops but I was surprisingly impressed!
Pokey14/08/2019 10:10

I can't get MS Office on my lawnmower either, but it's a damn good …I can't get MS Office on my lawnmower either, but it's a damn good lawnmower.


This is a false analogy. In terms of objects that perform basic functions they have similarities but in terms of property comparison there is no comparison. You generally don't upgrade or add functionality to a lawn mower, it has one primary function, whereas a Chromebook with its ChromeOS and comparative operating systems have far more complex functionality. Your example was posited for comedic effect only and serves no other purpose.
win2614/08/2019 22:02

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Only if combined with a lighted match.
How about when offline, for instance traveling?
plewis0014/08/2019 11:15

I showed my Dad my Acer CB3-431 Chromebook (the full HD IPS one with 4GB …I showed my Dad my Acer CB3-431 Chromebook (the full HD IPS one with 4GB RAM) which he promptly stole and took home with him after looking after my daughter for the day he left me a note though. Couldn't understand how it was so smooth, easy-to-use and battery was outstanding, as well as the construction was high-grade. He just signs in and then all his Chrome stuff is there, the Android apps are close enough to real office for the majority to work fine.


I love my ChromeboX as well. We've also bought a Chromebook for a our pensioner Grandma as it needs no servicing, no periodic tidy up like full blown Windows - and there is no threat of viruses.

But... WoA. Windows on Arm in S mode is petty much the same as a Chromebook. My Lenovo C630 with its ARM chip runs real life battery for 15+ hours. Its "instant on" which when you have it on a PC, you just don't want to go back to a laptop without it.

Apple also making iOS more like a PC with mouse support soon, and better multi tasking. Good times for gadget fans.
Anyone who knocks a Chromebook is an idiot.
Edited by: "hwangeruk" 14th Aug
fishmaster14/08/2019 21:54

This is a false analogy. In terms of objects that perform basic functions …This is a false analogy. In terms of objects that perform basic functions they have similarities but in terms of property comparison there is no comparison. You generally don't upgrade or add functionality to a lawn mower, it has one primary function, whereas a Chromebook with its ChromeOS and comparative operating systems have far more complex functionality. Your example was posited for comedic effect only and serves no other purpose.


You're actually endorsing his point. a Chromebook does several things very well, just not _all_ things a PC can do.
But if you want to do the things a Chromebook can do, then in some ways its a better experience than a PC. Horses for courses.

Its also very surprising what you can do on a Chromebook. With the Android store. Decent Android apps can fill many gaps.
Most Line of Business apps these days have web front end. (Office 365. Salesforce. Concur. Workday. Even bespoke Saas apps)
Then you have tons of consumer ready stuff, Spotify WhatsApp etc.

Bashing a Chromebook cos it can't do "everything" is like knocking a car because it cannot carry a a sofa. Thats what a Van/Lorry is for. The guy actual posted a pretty good analogy - all be it blunt. You know very well what he means right?
hwangeruk14/08/2019 22:45

You're actually endorsing his point. a Chromebook does several things very …You're actually endorsing his point. a Chromebook does several things very well, just not _all_ things a PC can do.But if you want to do the things a Chromebook can do, then in some ways its a better experience than a PC. Horses for courses.Its also very surprising what you can do on a Chromebook. With the Android store. Decent Android apps can fill many gaps.Most Line of Business apps these days have web front end. (Office 365. Salesforce. Concur. Workday. Even bespoke Saas apps)Then you have tons of consumer ready stuff, Spotify WhatsApp etc.Bashing a Chromebook cos it can't do "everything" is like knocking a car because it cannot carry a a sofa. Thats what a Van/Lorry is for. The guy actual posted a pretty good analogy - all be it blunt. You know very well what he means right?

Simply this is cognitive bias because of the ecosystem you have invested in. I have the balls to admit my mistakes of which I have made innumerable amounts, this time I have been fortunate to be correct
stphnstevey14/08/2019 22:25

How about when offline, for instance traveling?


You can use a lot of stuff offline, like Sheets/Docs/Slides, any apps you've downloaded and basically anything that doesn't obviously require internet.
Going to jump in on this debate. I’m typing on an iPad Pro. This device does more than my work laptop (windows). I have all the software I need to do my job and what I need in personal life. The apps I use are all cloud based and sync between iOS, windows, android (my phone) and my Mac mini. A Chromebook would match my windows laptop or Mac mini for my usage. I work in marketing. So I have all the usual office based admin crap, plus all the creative marketing things to do.
if you need an application specific device, then a chromebook is probably not for you. For most people, it will be a great device.
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