Lenovo Ideapad 110s (11" / Celeron Dual Core / 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage) £159.99 w/ 1 year MS Office Sub @ Lenovo
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Lenovo Ideapad 110s (11" / Celeron Dual Core / 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage) £159.99 w/ 1 year MS Office Sub @ Lenovo

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Spotted this little lappy over at Lenovo and thought it was a decent price for a budget laptop. Should have everything a younger student needs including a 1 year subscription to MS Office 365.

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Looking for a simple and reliable laptop at an affordable price? The Ideapad 110s ticks all the boxes. Combining high performance with a reliable CPU, this 11.6” device delivers crisp, high-definition visuals, in a sleek, robust, lightweight shell—this laptop can do what you want, wherever you are.

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Very misleading post/title.

What you get for £159.99 is a choice of two models, both with the lethargic dual core Celeron N3060 processor. There appears to be no such thing as a Pentium dual core processor on offer, and indeed the Pentium N3710 mentioned (but not available to buy) is a quad core processor which runs rings round the aforementioned N3060, and I seriously doubt they'd be selling that variant for under £200, based on pricing for N3710-equipped machines presently on sale at other retailers.

I have laptops at work with the Celeron N3060 and can confirm it's about as quick as a heavily sedated tortoise. With asthma.

OP should change the misleading title to state the processor actually on offer here.

Not voting either way (just because I'm nice like that).

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Edited by: "fleabittenvarmint" 27th Jun
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Bought mine for £130 6 months ago and wouldn't pay much more for it. Not as good as the quad core 100s from the previous year.
Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly Office 365 sub anyway. Need a basic laptop for admin type household stuff - the odd Excel spreadsheet, Word doc, all using Onedrive. This should be fine right?
steveyboy7935 m ago

Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly …Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly Office 365 sub anyway. Need a basic laptop for admin type household stuff - the odd Excel spreadsheet, Word doc, all using Onedrive. This should be fine right?


There are free alternatives to office 365.....like libre office ...if u r not a heavy user .
Very misleading post/title.

What you get for £159.99 is a choice of two models, both with the lethargic dual core Celeron N3060 processor. There appears to be no such thing as a Pentium dual core processor on offer, and indeed the Pentium N3710 mentioned (but not available to buy) is a quad core processor which runs rings round the aforementioned N3060, and I seriously doubt they'd be selling that variant for under £200, based on pricing for N3710-equipped machines presently on sale at other retailers.

I have laptops at work with the Celeron N3060 and can confirm it's about as quick as a heavily sedated tortoise. With asthma.

OP should change the misleading title to state the processor actually on offer here.

Not voting either way (just because I'm nice like that).

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Edited by: "fleabittenvarmint" 27th Jun
Goal25 m ago

There are free alternatives to office 365.....like libre office ...if u r …There are free alternatives to office 365.....like libre office ...if u r not a heavy user .


I'll second Libre Office. I only came across it a couple of months ago. I've been using MS Office for over 20 years in a light capacity. Libre Office feels familiar, a lot of the the functions are the same and it can open and save in MS Office formats. Recommended, at least from my experience.
I bought one of these a couple of years ago. It was by far the worst laptop I have ever owned and ended up returning it after a couple of days. The CPU is ridiculously slow - you can't even playback a 1080p video and use a web browser / do a task in a another window without the video stuttering. The screen is quite bright for this price but it's still obviously a1024x768 TN panel. Keyboard is smaller than usual and not great to type on (I have a 11.6" Chromebook that has a keyboard miles better than this).

Give this a miss - it's truly a terrible laptop.

And if you want MS Office, just buy a Office 2016 key from Ebay for £10.
Picard12317 m ago

I bought one of these a couple of years ago. It was by far the worst …I bought one of these a couple of years ago. It was by far the worst laptop I have ever owned and ended up returning it after a couple of days. The CPU is ridiculously slow - you can't even playback a 1080p video and use a web browser / do a task in a another window without the video stuttering. The screen is quite bright for this price but it's still obviously a1024x768 TN panel. Keyboard is smaller than usual and not great to type on (I have a 11.6" Chromebook that has a keyboard miles better than this).Give this a miss - it's truly a terrible laptop. And if you want MS Office, just buy a Office 2016 key from Ebay for £10.


The screen is 1366x768 and I believe this model has an M2 slot for an SSD which will make it slightly more bearable. Or slightly less worse
SClub27th Jun

The screen is 1366x768 and I believe this model has an M2 slot for an SSD …The screen is 1366x768 and I believe this model has an M2 slot for an SSD which will make it slightly more bearable. Or slightly less worse


Buying a SSD for this is just throwing good money after bad. Nothing you can do either about that really slow processor either.
Picard1232 m ago

Buying a SSD for this is just throwing good money after bad. Nothing you …Buying a SSD for this is just throwing good money after bad. Nothing you can do either about that really slow processor either.


Just putting it out there I wouldn't bother with anything (n based) pre Apollo lake tbh.
SClub4 m ago

Just putting it out there I wouldn't bother with anything (n based) pre …Just putting it out there I wouldn't bother with anything (n based) pre Apollo lake tbh.


I'd probably skip some of the Apollo Lakes as well and start with the N4200. I have a N3450 in one of my laptops and even that maxes out to 100% processing certain web pages.
Sam_Pate1 h, 22 m ago

I'll second Libre Office. I only came across it a couple of months ago. …I'll second Libre Office. I only came across it a couple of months ago. I've been using MS Office for over 20 years in a light capacity. Libre Office feels familiar, a lot of the the functions are the same and it can open and save in MS Office formats. Recommended, at least from my experience.


Thanks. I've used Libre Office actually. It's fine but i need the 1TB cloud storage which an Office 365 subscription provides. Appreciate the thought.
Picard1231 h, 2 m ago

I'd probably skip some of the Apollo Lakes as well and start with the …I'd probably skip some of the Apollo Lakes as well and start with the N4200. I have a N3450 in one of my laptops and even that maxes out to 100% processing certain web pages.


I had one of the aspire 1 1080p IPS n4200 4gb laptops from Argos recently ,I had to send it back ,it could not keep up with my fairly basic surfing needs while researching , but I did pick up a Lenovo 320s ( pretty awful TA panel screen) with a pentium 4415 CPU ,4gb and a 128gb SSD drive and that is very good for a 2nd hand price of £150 from eBay it fits my needs perfectly,I checked the SSD drive with crystal mark info and it showed the SSD that came with the laptop had a total of 45 hours of on time .....so the laptop had very little use ......I do wish the Lenovo 320s had the same IPS screen of the Acer aspire 1 ,that screen was very nice ,shame about the CPU
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 27th Jun
Just.Wondering12 m ago

I had one of the aspire 1 1080p IPS n4200 4gb laptops from Argos recently …I had one of the aspire 1 1080p IPS n4200 4gb laptops from Argos recently ,I had to send it back ,it could not keep up with my fairly basic surfing needs while researching , but I did pick up a Lenovo 320s ( pretty awful TA panel screen) with a pentium 4415 CPU ,4gb and a 128gb SSD drive and that is very good for a 2nd hand price of £150 from eBay it fits my needs perfectly,I checked the SSD drive with crystal mark info and it showed the SSD that came with the laptop had a total of 45 hours of on time .....so the laptop had very little use ......I do wish the Lenovo 320s had the same IPS screen of the Acer aspire 1 ,that screen was very nice ,shame about the CPU


There was a great deal a while back at Currys for the 320s with full HD screen and i3-6100u cpu. Battery life is a bit naff though (bought my father in law one). What is really cool though is that you can fit 2 x SSDs in it
Picard1231 h, 7 m ago

I'd probably skip some of the Apollo Lakes as well and start with the …I'd probably skip some of the Apollo Lakes as well and start with the N4200. I have a N3450 in one of my laptops and even that maxes out to 100% processing certain web pages.


Yep, I just picked up an as-new Acer Aspire 1 from Cash Converters for £150.00. The n4200 on paper isn't much better (faster turbo) but it does feel snappier than my n3450. Suspect some of this is down to a better SSD though (I fitted a 120GB 2280 M2 SSD).
Just.Wondering18 m ago

I had one of the aspire 1 1080p IPS n4200 4gb laptops from Argos recently …I had one of the aspire 1 1080p IPS n4200 4gb laptops from Argos recently ,I had to send it back ,it could not keep up with my fairly basic surfing needs while researching , but I did pick up a Lenovo 320s ( pretty awful TA panel screen) with a pentium 4415 CPU ,4gb and a 128gb SSD drive and that is very good for a 2nd hand price of £150 from eBay it fits my needs perfectly,I checked the SSD drive with crystal mark info and it showed the SSD that came with the laptop had a total of 45 hours of on time .....so the laptop had very little use ......I do wish the Lenovo 320s had the same IPS screen of the Acer aspire 1 ,that screen was very nice ,shame about the CPU


That's a good price BTW, missed that!!
If it was the 120s I would have went for it
SClub27 m ago

Yep, I just picked up an as-new Acer Aspire 1 from Cash Converters for …Yep, I just picked up an as-new Acer Aspire 1 from Cash Converters for £150.00. The n4200 on paper isn't much better (faster turbo) but it does feel snappier than my n3450. Suspect some of this is down to a better SSD though (I fitted a 120GB 2280 M2 SSD).


One thing the Acer aspire 1 had was the 64GB emmc drive , I benchmarked it with crystalbench mark and it was pretty slow in comparassion to even a standard SSD drive the drive in the 320s is faster than my desktop SSD x 3 , I would liked to of tested with a SSD drive to see if the performance improved , but I did not have a spare one to test it with , I really liked everything about the Acer Aspire 1 , the price , the screen , the keyboard , the only thing that seemed to be letting it down was the CPU , but it might of been the emmc drive that was really the main bottle neck .
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 27th Jun
Just.Wondering4 m ago

One thing the Acer aspire 1 had was the 64GB emmc drive , I benchmarked it …One thing the Acer aspire 1 had was the 64GB emmc drive , I benchmarked it was crystalbench mark and it was pretty slow in comparassion to even a standard SSD drive the drive in the 320s is faster than my desktop SSD x 3 , I would liked to of tested with a SSD drive to see if the performance improved , but I did not have a spare one to test it with , I really liked everything about the Acer Aspire 1 , the price , the screen , the keyboard , the only thing that seemed to be letting it down was the CPU , but it might of been the emmc drive that was really the main bottle neck .


The M2 SSD in the 320s here is really, really quick - it's an NVME PCI-E affair. If it's the same as is in yours, then I can see why you're impressed!
SClub9 m ago

The M2 SSD in the 320s here is really, really quick - it's an NVME PCI-E …The M2 SSD in the 320s here is really, really quick - it's an NVME PCI-E affair. If it's the same as is in yours, then I can see why you're impressed!


yes its very fast , much faster than my regular SSD drives in my desktop , I was surprised after benchmarking it and I was unsure if the reading was accurate , but it boots up very quickly and it helps to keep things moving with multiply browser tabs open.

Did you find a nice improvement going from the emmc drive in the acer asipire 1 to the SSD drive ?
Just.Wondering2 h, 32 m ago

yes its very fast , much faster than my regular SSD drives in my desktop , …yes its very fast , much faster than my regular SSD drives in my desktop , I was surprised after benchmarking it and I was unsure if the reading was accurate , but it boots up very quickly and it helps to keep things moving with multiply browser tabs open.Did you find a nice improvement going from the emmc drive in the acer asipire 1 to the SSD drive ?


Yep, the laptop boots very quickly now The EMMC is still pretty decent for EMMC though.
I got the 100s about a year and half ago for £99.95 but paid around £85 with my mates John Lewis discount. Where do I start the processor is so slow the only thing worth doing is web browsing, battery runs flat very quick. Keyboard is very flimsy that I send to Lenovo once because the i button won’t stop pressing on its own so they did “something” sent it back and problem still there that I use an external keyboard now. Screen is very very poor. I would not buy it again especially not at that price
Not voting on this, but for similar money you can get a 2nd hand Lenovo T410 with an I5 CPU from a number of vendors and is a workhorse - great keyboard and solid build.
steveyboy7927th Jun

Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly …Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly Office 365 sub anyway. Need a basic laptop for admin type household stuff - the odd Excel spreadsheet, Word doc, all using Onedrive. This should be fine right?


You need to do a reality check. You can obtain free use of MS Office with tech support and 1 tb of Onedrive for a one time payment of £2.75p. Just do a little research; it's not difficult to find.
steveyboy7927th Jun

Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly …Im interested by this simply as I pay Microsoft £72 a year for my monthly Office 365 sub anyway. Need a basic laptop for admin type household stuff - the odd Excel spreadsheet, Word doc, all using Onedrive. This should be fine right?



You can buy it directly from Microsoft for £59!!

Also, students should all get it for free and I don't know a single college or uni that doesn't have a student Office 365 subscription.
frunk18 h, 42 m ago

Not voting on this, but for similar money you can get a 2nd hand Lenovo …Not voting on this, but for similar money you can get a 2nd hand Lenovo T410 with an I5 CPU from a number of vendors and is a workhorse - great keyboard and solid build.


? ITZOO or somewhere else as well.
I have had horrible after sales service from Lenovo. A big no no to their products
Lenovo laptop, hinges to uphold screen broken so computer comes apart when opening, poor workmanship.
RedSkywalker7 h, 5 m ago

You need to do a reality check. You can obtain free use of MS Office with …You need to do a reality check. You can obtain free use of MS Office with tech support and 1 tb of Onedrive for a one time payment of £2.75p. Just do a little research; it's not difficult to find.


Responding to NiktheGeek, I know I can get it cheaper by paying annually but it suits me to pay monthly.

As to the £2.75 point, I have done a little research as you suggest and can't find it. If it's 100% legit I'd like to know more please but if not I'm not interested. Always looking for deals but like to keep within the rules.

Thanks both for your input.
Great price and deal for those with lower power requirements. Obviously not a deal for power users but this will browse the web and documents just find I'm sure. Just don't expect to store anything on 64GB. That 64Gb is without office, windows etc put on it so in real terms you've probably got 20Gb to store on before the pc slows down. The cloud is your friend and often free to use when you have wifi or tether.

This isn't the machine to have for offline use unless you add a permanent tiny usb memory stick such as this one over here: amazon.co.uk/Cru…iny

Takes up barely any space and means you have a great daily driver to store anything on even for offline use.
Don't buy a laptop with 4gb of ram in 2018, you will thank me
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