Lenovo Ideapad 100S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Atom Z3735, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB HDD, WiFi, BT, Camera, HDMI, Intel HD Graphics, Win 10) £114.99 @ Amazon
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Lenovo Ideapad 100S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Atom Z3735, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB HDD, WiFi, BT, Camera, HDMI, Intel HD Graphics, Win 10) £114.99 @ Amazon

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Found 19th Feb 2016
Seems a decent price. Four different colours available.

The Lenovo 100s Ideapad is ultra portable, light and easy to use so you can take it wherever you go!
The Intel Atom Z3735 give you responsive, cutting-edge processing
The Ideapad 100s has an 11.6 inch HD screen with LED backlight display
Windows 10 Home gives you the familiar feel of Windows, only improved. The Start menu is back, better than ever. Expand it, customize it, make it yours
As well as USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, the Ideapad 100S has a convenient microSD card slot for easy storage expandability. It also has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0, so you can connect to the Internet wherever you are.

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Awesome little machine for not very much money. Hot.

at this price i was going to get this over Asus X205TA, but i just realise this doesn't seem to come with 1yr office subscription?

mmk1125

at this price i was going to get this over Asus X205TA, but i just … at this price i was going to get this over Asus X205TA, but i just realise this doesn't seem to come with 1yr office subscription?


Just get linx 1010 with keyboard. Same specs but convertable to tablet.

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gxbdhx

Just get linx 1010 with keyboard. Same specs but convertable to tablet.



Doesn't that have a slightly smaller screen and is more expensive? I suppose the Office sub makes up the current price difference, but there are decent free alternatives if all you need is some word processing/spreadsheety type software.

Edited by: "topss" 19th Feb 2016

mmk1125

at this price i was going to get this over Asus X205TA, but i just … at this price i was going to get this over Asus X205TA, but i just realise this doesn't seem to come with 1yr office subscription?



​I have this. Of the stated 32gb, only 18gb is actually available to use.

Haven't used MS Office in years why would you ,when you can get open office for free

You can create edit in multiple formats including MS file types

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Gollywood

​I have this. Of the stated 32gb, only 18gb is actually available to use.



The Lenovo? If so, it's pretty easy to free up some additional space by removing the recovery partition. Of course make sure you have a backup of the whole drive in case you want to put it back to factory condition.

Bought one of these at xmas from JL for £100 . Great machine and rapid boot up times .
Tempted to buy another....grr HUKD oO

touchscreen?

john-boi

Haven't used MS Office in years why would you ,when you can get open … Haven't used MS Office in years why would you ,when you can get open office for freeYou can create edit in multiple formats including MS file types



Libre Office is a fork of Apache Open Office and updated regularly. I'd go for Libre Office over Open Office >

libreoffice.org/

Make sure you go to Tools>Options>Load/Save>General and change the default document types for text, spreadsheet and presentation to Word 2007/2010/2013

Bear in mind the Trackpad doesn't support two finger scrolling or other usual gestures. This is a hardware limitation and can seem like a step back if you are used to gestures. If gestures aren't important to you then go for it, as it's a great price. I returned mine (despite it being only £99 from Amazon when they price matched John Lewis at Christmas for a few minutes) and bought an Asus X205TA instead.

UltraScissors

Bear in mind the Trackpad doesn't support two finger scrolling or other … Bear in mind the Trackpad doesn't support two finger scrolling or other usual gestures. This is a hardware limitation and can seem like a step back if you are used to gestures. If gestures aren't important to you then go for it, as it's a great price. I returned mine (despite it being only £99 from Amazon when they price matched John Lewis at Christmas for a few minutes) and bought an Asus X205TA instead.



Good info as once you've used two finger scrolling, I highly doubt you'd want to go without it.

anyone recommend a decent spec machine but with a 15/17'' screen. only want the laptop for iplayer/youtube/kodi, general browsing like hukd, shopping and for the kids to do their homework on so the usual Microsoft stuff.

ideally want to pay sub £150.

Not sure which is better between this and the Lenovo Miix... the HP 11 G4 with 4gb ram is £149 with £30 cash back as well.
Edited by: "Kaz00ie" 19th Feb 2016

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Kaz00ie

Not sure which is better between this and the Lenovo Miix...



Dont think there is too much difference other than this has a slightly larger screen and obviously a little cheaper compared to the Miix which can be used as a tablet with it's touch screen.

Edit

The HP is Chrome OS (and smaller HDD) so not really comparable to the other two if you need/want a Windows environment.
Edited by: "topss" 19th Feb 2016

anyone comment on performance of the z3735 over the n2840 in the Lenovo s21e ?
the 21e is 30 quid more, but usb 3.0 is useful to have.
although i'm concerned about the comments on wifi reliablilty in lenovo units like these, with no ethernet port available.

topss

Dont think there is too much difference other than this has a slightly … Dont think there is too much difference other than this has a slightly larger screen and obviously a little cheaper compared to the Miix which can be used as a tablet with it's touch screen. EditThe HP is Chrome OS (and smaller HDD) so not really comparable to the other two if you need/want a Windows environment.


Thanks for that.

Last question, do you know if the specs on the two lenovo good enough for streaming football and occasionally playing N64 games?

topss

The Lenovo? If so, it's pretty easy to free up some additional space by … The Lenovo? If so, it's pretty easy to free up some additional space by removing the recovery partition. Of course make sure you have a backup of the whole drive in case you want to put it back to factory condition.



​The Asus

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Kaz00ie

Thanks for that.Last question, do you know if the specs on the two lenovo … Thanks for that.Last question, do you know if the specs on the two lenovo good enough for streaming football and occasionally playing N64 games?



Streaming, Kodi etc should be fine, not sure about emulators sorry.

mcek

anyone comment on performance of the z3735 over the n2840 in the Lenovo … anyone comment on performance of the z3735 over the n2840 in the Lenovo s21e ?



cpubenchmark.net/com…php?cmp[]=2270&cmp[]=2388

Would Chromium OS run OK on this? I'll give Windows 10 a chance but if there is a never ending list of updates available and Windows goes slowwwwwww after a few months it's coming off.
Edited by: "NatureBoy" 19th Feb 2016

ollie87

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2270&cmp[]=2388



I have N2840 with 4GB RAM and it struggles with more than 2-3 application (1 of them is chrome)

I doubt on the ability of Z3735 do any better with less CPU Score and only 2GB RAM.

topss

Doesn't that have a slightly smaller screen and is more expensive? I … Doesn't that have a slightly smaller screen and is more expensive? I suppose the Office sub makes up the current price difference, but there are decent free alternatives if all you need is some word processing/spreadsheety type software.


Agree bit different but worth thinking about it. Since personaly I think that netbooks is a thing of a past.

I'm probably gonna order one of these tonight. Has anyone got any reccomendations on a good microSD card to purchase at the same time?

I'm only looking for something to download torrents with, stream football, TV catch up and play some emulator games SNES, Mega Drive etc....
Edited by: "NatureBoy" 19th Feb 2016

NatureBoy

Has anyone got any reccomendations on a good microSD card to purchase at … Has anyone got any reccomendations on a good microSD card to purchase at the same time?



64Gb one: amazon.co.uk/Kin…HJA
Edited by: "scowie" 19th Feb 2016

Not sure why whenever a laptop deal is posted someone always posts the stupid " this will run kodi ".

A raspberry pi zero can run kodi. Any new pc/laptop will run kodi, It doesn't need to be mentioned every time.

Would this be suitable enough for a younger sibling of mine who's currently studying GCSE's. Has a lot of coursework etc to complete via comp/lap.

topss

The Lenovo? If so, it's pretty easy to free up some additional space by … The Lenovo? If so, it's pretty easy to free up some additional space by removing the recovery partition. Of course make sure you have a backup of the whole drive in case you want to put it back to factory condition.



It's a windows 10 operating system. The recovery partition is only 450mb and you don't want to be removing it.

Kaz00ie

Thanks for that.Last question, do you know if the specs on the two lenovo … Thanks for that.Last question, do you know if the specs on the two lenovo good enough for streaming football and occasionally playing N64 games?



I have a miix 3 which is the same processor as this but has a better screen resolution. It streams fine on both Youtube and Mobdro using Bluestacks. Not tried kodi on it.

fishmaster

Good info as once you've used two finger scrolling, I highly doubt you'd … Good info as once you've used two finger scrolling, I highly doubt you'd want to go without it.



Was that not something Apple invented lol. Been used to using two fingers for years.

Smartguy1

Was that not something Apple invented lol. Been used to using two fingers … Was that not something Apple invented lol. Been used to using two fingers for years.



You're probably not far off the mark, I've found this forum discussion in March 2005 mentioning Apple Powerbooks and two finger scrolling, so almost 11 years ago.

forums.bit-tech.net/sho…669

I like looking back at technology, it's moving so so quickly, quicker than ever, you can look back to 2011 even and see how antiquated smartphones were, just 5 years ago. In another 5 years my Galaxy S6 will look like it's been dug up out of the ark.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th Feb 2016

Smartguy1

I have a miix 3 which is the same processor as this but has a better … I have a miix 3 which is the same processor as this but has a better screen resolution. It streams fine on both Youtube and Mobdro using Bluestacks. Not tried kodi on it.


Cheers for the reply. I've purchased the white ideapad as I'm not to fussed about having a tablet and this one is a bit cheaper!

Kaz00ie

Cheers for the reply. I've purchased the white ideapad as I'm not to … Cheers for the reply. I've purchased the white ideapad as I'm not to fussed about having a tablet and this one is a bit cheaper!



I don't use the miix as a tablet tbh. Windows doesn't really work for me at 10.1" although the screen resolution for watching videos is superb on my 1920 x 1080 miix 3. I wish I had got something a little bigger now so putting the miix 3 up for sale and just bought an android tab instead. If Microsoft could adapt pinch to zoom on these it would be a great improvement.

fishmaster

You're probably not far off the mark, I've found this forum discussion in … You're probably not far off the mark, I've found this forum discussion in March 2005 mentioning Apple Powerbooks and two finger scrolling, so almost 11 years ago.http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=85669I like looking back at technology, it's moving so so quickly, quicker than ever, you can look back to 2011 even and see how antiquated smartphones were, just 5 years ago. In another 5 years my Galaxy S6 will look like it's been dug up out of the ark.



I have been using a mac as my main laptop at home now for about 6 years. Two fingered scrolling seems natural to me and the great thing on the mac is the scroll always works as it should. For some reason on Acer and HP trackpads they never seem to work for me and are so glitchy.

Ah technology. Some things have moved on haven't they. My first windows PC had a massive 6.4gb hard drive if I remember right. Some things not moved on though. My dad's 1.6 litre petrol C Max only does 29mpg round town driving it steady. My old cars from the 80's would do that lol. One thing that does annoy me though at the minute is I don't think there is much cost difference in cheap technology and expensive technology where processors are concerned. Lots of laptops as the one posted running the X3735f processor. I have it in my miix 3. It's a very basic processor but can you image how popular these little laptops would be if they ran a faster processor. The miix 3 has a nice chassis, lovely screen yet is let down by a slow processor, 2gb ram and 32gb drive. Memory is cheap now, dirt cheap. My guess is the raw cost of the processor isn't to much difference from one that is twice as good on benchmark so why do manufacturers insist on just letting us have the basics. I am currently using my wife's Moto G 2nd Gen as my LG G4 went into a coma and the Moto G is quite a nice phone. Lovely screen but let down terribly by an awful processor. It just ruins the whole experience. I suppose it all comes down to spec and how much the manufacturers can bleed us for more efficient technology.

I am not sure where your S6 will stand in 5 years or so. Possibly no different as everything will reach a limit of where development will go . I believe they reached a max on processor speed some years ago so you may find that your S6 in 5 years time may not be much of an improvement. And if samsung do with their mobiles with what they have done with their tablet then they may go backwards. I went out looking for a 10" Tab pro a few weeks ago. My son in law bought one in September last year and I really like it. They have replaced it with one that has a lesser screen resolution which is ridiculous unless of course they had a lot of issues with the tab pro. Lenovo have done the same with the Miix 300.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 19th Feb 2016

How 32gb hard drive is enough ? Really can't understand

cheekyvirgin

How 32gb hard drive is enough ? Really can't understand



Its because some very clever designer or accountant thought it be a good idea to keep costs down and due to the size thinks we don't want it as a mainstream storage device. If this was an android tablet or chromebook chances are it would only have 16gb of space anyway but nobody complains about that. Personally I would pay the extra and have something that was faster and pay a bit more money. Storage doesn't matter to me as I back up all my files, photos, videos etc onto external drives. Then there's the cloud. Great place to store your pictures so the whole world can see them lol. I was glad of that though recently when my LG G4 decided it wanted to go into a coma. As I was putting my sim card in an old phone I was thinking I hope my contacts are on my sim. They weren't but a quick connect to Mr Google Cloud and contacts instantly on my phone. The cloud can be handy in times of breakdown.

ameerahmed

Would this be suitable enough for a younger sibling of mine who's … Would this be suitable enough for a younger sibling of mine who's currently studying GCSE's. Has a lot of coursework etc to complete via comp/lap.



​If he needs to save lots of work/documents/files/images...& the obligatory mass of movies/songs...then I would say 'no'.

mine arrived yesterday, love it.

Needed something more portable than my 17" HP for around the house.
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