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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11.6in Celeron 4GB 64GB £169.99 at Argos
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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11.6in Celeron 4GB 64GB £169.99 at Argos

£169.99£199.9915%Argos Deals
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Posted 23rd May
Don't expect to do much more than surf the web, watch videos or social media. But some may find it useful for the kids or something portable.

Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is not only built in amazing performance with Intel Celeron processor but also features wide of storage options and HD display for great productivity. The laptop is easy to use and durable with long battery life to let you handle the daily task easily.

If you are looking for an on-the-go laptop, IdeaPad 1 is your best choice. The 11" weights starting at 1.2 kg featherlight! With all-day battery life, you could carry IdeaPad 1 anywhere to do more!

Dolby Audio delivers crystal-clear sound whether you're watching a video or streaming music. With the built-in dual stereo speaker, you're sure to love what you hear on the IdeaPad 1.

Model number: 81VT0001UK.

General features:

  • Size H20, W28.8, D1.8cm.
  • Weight 1.2kg.
  • Up to 8 hours battery life.
CPU, Memory and Operating System:

  • Intel Celeron N4020 processor.
  • Quad core processor.
  • 1.86GHz processor speed with a burst speed of 2GHz.
  • 4GB RAM DDR4.
  • 64GB 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:

  • Intel HD Graphics Intel HD Graphics graphics card GDDR4.
  • Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

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

  • Built-in mic.
  • Dolby sound system.
  • 1 year Microsoft Office.
General information:

  • Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee.
  • EAN: 194632374865.
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Here’s the first one! Speaking as a parent of two primary-age kids, I would say that you should buy this laptop for kids if you want to turn them off computing forever. It will be slow, laggy, take ages to boot and ages and ages to do updates, which will cripple the speed even when just downloading.

Better to have a tablet which will be much faster at this price or save up to get a £300-400 i5/Ryzen 5 laptop that will give a good computing experience.

I speak from experience - we tried a similar machine with our son when he was just 8, about 18 months ago, and it was just dire. Too slow, too laggy, unreliable with updates... not fit for purpose IMO.
I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a similar price. The S130 is the best laptop I have ever bought - not for gaming, not for photoshop, not for video editing, not for controlling a manned mission to Mars; for what I bought it for. Heat from me OP.
Edited by: "KMace" 23rd May
KMace23/05/2020 15:28

I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a …I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a similar price. The S130 is the best laptop I have ever bought - not for gaming, not for photoshop, not for video editing, not for controlling a manned mission to Mars; for what I bought it for. Heat from me OP.


I bought my granddaughter the 120s 11.6" for college. Small, thin, light & very good battery life. Perfect for creating Word/Excel docs or researching on the web while she's (or at least was) commuting on the train. As long as you're sensible with managing updates & deleting old versions, a very decent little machine. So much so that I then bought one for myself as a backup/cheap travel option.

Some people just don't get the idea of a specific tool for a specific job.

Anyone tempted, keep an eye out on Ebay for refurbs from Argos. That's where the two I bought came from & both were mint at a decent saving.
Wait for the celeron comments to pour in! 🤪
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Wait for the celeron comments to pour in! 🤪
Here’s the first one! Speaking as a parent of two primary-age kids, I would say that you should buy this laptop for kids if you want to turn them off computing forever. It will be slow, laggy, take ages to boot and ages and ages to do updates, which will cripple the speed even when just downloading.

Better to have a tablet which will be much faster at this price or save up to get a £300-400 i5/Ryzen 5 laptop that will give a good computing experience.

I speak from experience - we tried a similar machine with our son when he was just 8, about 18 months ago, and it was just dire. Too slow, too laggy, unreliable with updates... not fit for purpose IMO.
At the minimum please get an i3/ryzen 3 PC for £250-300 with an SSD. It really isn't worth spending money on something this bad when spending £100 more will get you more than double the performance
The_Guru23/05/2020 14:45

Wait for the celeron comments to pour in! 🤪


For a reason
I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a similar price. The S130 is the best laptop I have ever bought - not for gaming, not for photoshop, not for video editing, not for controlling a manned mission to Mars; for what I bought it for. Heat from me OP.
Edited by: "KMace" 23rd May
You could get an iPhone SE with with better performance and half the price than this.
marty-40123/05/2020 15:31

You could get an iPhone SE with with better performance and half the price …You could get an iPhone SE with with better performance and half the price than this.


Don't stop there link please
Absolute tat. It will be exceptionally slow and will quickly end up in landfill.

If I was looking for something around this price I'd either buy an older second hand laptop, or a new tablet paired with a bluetooth keyboard.
Edited by: "Uns" 23rd May
KMace23/05/2020 15:37

Don't stop there link please


Middle grade £90 or £10 either way for other grades ebay.co.uk/itm…jbg . Often cheaper with 15/20% off codes on ebay.
KMace23/05/2020 15:37

Don't stop there link please


Look around, got one recently from music magpie for £60, perfectly serviceable phone and rapid performance compared to this. Obviously a different form factor though!
processor speed on the box says 1.1 gzh just to be aware
Would Roblox work on this?
Rubbish batteries
KMace23/05/2020 15:28

I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a …I have the Lenovo S130 14IGM which is a similar size and spec, and was a similar price. The S130 is the best laptop I have ever bought - not for gaming, not for photoshop, not for video editing, not for controlling a manned mission to Mars; for what I bought it for. Heat from me OP.


I bought my granddaughter the 120s 11.6" for college. Small, thin, light & very good battery life. Perfect for creating Word/Excel docs or researching on the web while she's (or at least was) commuting on the train. As long as you're sensible with managing updates & deleting old versions, a very decent little machine. So much so that I then bought one for myself as a backup/cheap travel option.

Some people just don't get the idea of a specific tool for a specific job.

Anyone tempted, keep an eye out on Ebay for refurbs from Argos. That's where the two I bought came from & both were mint at a decent saving.
This should definitely be in the less than £100 bracket for the specs.
Great specs for the price. You’ll be lucky to find any other small laptops under £200 with 4Gb ram, 64GB storage and the N4020 processor! Hot!
marty-40123/05/2020 15:56

Middle grade £90 or £10 either way for other grades h …Middle grade £90 or £10 either way for other grades https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/apple-iphone-se-64gb-unlocked-various-colours/124157237650epid=220288242hash=item1ce8591992colonmcolonmyoixhl6ncm0rzoum80qjbg . Often cheaper with 15/20% off codes on ebay.


Dead link
Nujol23/05/2020 16:09

Look around, got one recently from music magpie for £60, perfectly …Look around, got one recently from music magpie for £60, perfectly serviceable phone and rapid performance compared to this. Obviously a different form factor though!



I looked around but cannot see where I would plug in a usb memory stick: one of my must have requirements.
KMace23/05/2020 19:58

I looked around but cannot see where I would plug in a usb memory stick: …I looked around but cannot see where I would plug in a usb memory stick: one of my must have requirements.


I was replying to your request to see the price of an iPhone SE....?

The point is that the internal components of a laptop have a certain minimum price. The keyboard, motherboard, ports, trackpad, screen, case, psu, plus the cost of manufacture and shipping. I’m going to make up a price for those fixed costs - let’s say for arguments sake it’s £150 for any laptop.

So in this case the actual important bits have been put together for only £20.

Compare that to a £300 machine. The base fixed costs are about the same, but the £150 is being spent on the important bits.

A good analogy is the explanation of why the £3 bottle of wine is crap... heard it on a Radio 4 show with Evan Davis a couple of years ago:

To make a bottle and cork, fill it with wine and then transport it half way round the world - let’s assume that costs £2.90.

So how much has been spent on the wine in the bottle... only 10p!

Whereas a £6 bottle, over £3 has been spent on the actual wine. 30x as much!

So wine just a few quid more expensive can taste a hell of a lot better.
Nujol23/05/2020 20:22

I was replying to your request to see the price of an iPhone SE....? The …I was replying to your request to see the price of an iPhone SE....? The point is that the internal components of a laptop have a certain minimum price. The keyboard, motherboard, ports, trackpad, screen, case, psu, plus the cost of manufacture and shipping. I’m going to make up a price for those fixed costs - let’s say for arguments sake it’s £150 for any laptop. So in this case the actual important bits have been put together for only £20. Compare that to a £300 machine. The base fixed costs are about the same, but the £150 is being spent on the important bits. A good analogy is the explanation of why the £3 bottle of wine is crap... heard it on a Radio 4 show with Evan Davis a couple of years ago:To make a bottle and cork, fill it with wine and then transport it half way round the world - let’s assume that costs £2.90. So how much has been spent on the wine in the bottle... only 10p!Whereas a £6 bottle, over £3 has been spent on the actual wine. 30x as much!So wine just a few quid more expensive can taste a hell of a lot better.


I don't like wine
That's a terrible analogy. I can tell you're a CrApple user through and through.
i have a budget of £300 to £350 max.I keep seeing comments that laptops with better processors will start being sold soon.does anybody know roughly how soon as I would like to get something in the next month if possible.with my budget will this be achievable for a laptop with ssd,8g ram and say min 125th storage. would like something brand new .also what sort of warranty can you typically expect to get? thanks
awacko24/05/2020 11:06

i have a budget of £300 to £350 max.I keep seeing comments that laptops w …i have a budget of £300 to £350 max.I keep seeing comments that laptops with better processors will start being sold soon.does anybody know roughly how soon as I would like to get something in the next month if possible.with my budget will this be achievable for a laptop with ssd,8g ram and say min 125th storage. would like something brand new .also what sort of warranty can you typically expect to get? thanks


At any given point in time there will always be new processors arriving "soon". Just buy something that suits your needs.

At that price point warranty will typically be 12 months unless you pay to extend it or maybe buy from John Lewis, who tend to give another year free.
If it's the same machine then this guy says it good for a basic Linux notebook - but probably not for anything else:
youtube.com/wat…cJo
brainsys25/05/2020 19:50

If it's the same machine then this guy says it good for a basic Linux …If it's the same machine then this guy says it good for a basic Linux notebook - but probably not for anything else:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK8hSW8tcJo


Looks like a variation of but larger screen & different CPU. But the guy's a buffoon. I've been running Windows 10 on 4GB on at least 4 different machines ever since it was released without issue. Of course more is better but to claim it's essential, especially at this level is just daft. As for his radical discovery that a sub £200 ($200) laptop is no good for gaming or video editing, who'd have thought? It's like buying a small city car & slating it for not being able to hit 150MPH on the autobahn...
Anybody any idea on a decent laptop,with numberboard too,for around 350,for the wifes work accounts etc...Was looking at e560 Lenovo but wanting 350 for it is that too much??.cheers...
DIPPS7104/06/2020 16:36

Anybody any idea on a decent laptop,with numberboard too,for around …Anybody any idea on a decent laptop,with numberboard too,for around 350,for the wifes work accounts etc...Was looking at e560 Lenovo but wanting 350 for it is that too much??.cheers...


Depends how it will be used. You'll need at least a 15.5" screen to accommodate a numberpad but if used at a desk, you could always plug in a USB keyboard to something like this. Not sure if USB numberpads are still a thing but even so, might be a bit annoying switching between laptop keyboard & numberpad.
Edited by: "rbz5416" 4th Jun
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