Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11.6 In Celeron 4GB 32GB Cloudbook Grey £139.99 @ Argos
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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11.6 In Celeron 4GB 32GB Cloudbook Grey £139.99 @ Argos

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Id be all over this as im after a compact laptop, but it this day and age I dont understand why manufactuers dont spend £5 extra and install a 64gb hard drive. If it had usb type c charging I might have let this slide, but alas the usb-c is for connection purposes only.

Still a good deal though.
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 12th Jan
Hpi_matrix1 m ago

Id be all over this as im after a compact laptop, but it this day and age …Id be all over this as im after a compact laptop, but it this day and age I dont understand why manufactuers dont spend £5 extra and install a 64gb hard drive. If it had usb type c charging I might have let this slide, but alas the usb-c is for connection purposes only.Still a good deal though.


I hear you.
Hpi_matrix10 m ago

Id be all over this as im after a compact laptop, but it this day and age …Id be all over this as im after a compact laptop, but it this day and age I dont understand why manufactuers dont spend £5 extra and install a 64gb hard drive. If it had usb type c charging I might have let this slide, but alas the usb-c is for connection purposes only.Still a good deal though.


For someone who is IT dumb... what does that mean please as really tempted to buy this? Thanks in advance
browne813 m ago

For someone who is IT dumb... what does that mean please as really tempted …For someone who is IT dumb... what does that mean please as really tempted to buy this? Thanks in advance



It means the storage space gets used up very quickly and then it can be hard to apply updates. Id always try and get a Windows laptop with a minimum 64gb of storage instead of the 32gb offered on this (& 4gb of ram, which this has). Ignore my comment about USB-C, my gripe with this probably wont effect most people.
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 12th Jan
Hpi_matrix1 m ago

It means the storage space gets used up very quickly and then it can be …It means the storage space gets used up very quickly and then it can be hard to apply updates. Id always try and get a Windows laptop with a minimum 64gb of storage instead of the 32gb offered on this (& 4gb of ram, which this has). Ignore my comment about USB-C, my gripe with this probably wont effect most people.


Ahhh thank you **puts card away and saves some money**
I think a lot of these budget laptops are fitted with 32Gb eMMC drives to please MS & Windows 10. I think the laptop manufactures get a cheap licence/free?
From my own experience they don't work with the excessive updates for Windows 10, maybe good for Chrome though?
Nice budget laptop but not such great value given that I got the 14 inch version for £10 more and this version has been this price from argos for some time now.
Edited by: "Aiadi" 12th Jan
get a chromebook and dont waste money on this
What would a decent specced Chromebook set you back these days?
I have been looking at this model for a holiday latptop.

Agree with the points about solid mounted 32gb storage, I planned to put a 128gb micro SD card in for film storage however so not too bad.

Seems a good travel laptop overall though, can chromebooks play films and launch Excel etc?
I agree with the comments about 32gb - i have a laptop with 32gb, and it doesn't have enough space for updates.

The Jumper deal, or similar, might be a better buy (if on offer)
Edited by: "solid" 13th Jan
14" version of this is only £114.99 on Argos ebay. Other 32gb/11.6" laptops are as little as £80 there too.
Just remember though as has been said lots of times on here these 32gb laptops running Win 10 fill up with updates really quickly, but if y fancy Linux then Peppermint OS is really easy for the beginner.
I would strongly recommend against this laptop or any other with 32gb primary storage which isn't upgradeable. 32gb is simply not enough storage for windows, even if you use a USB drive for storage the primary drive will quickly run out of storage and will not be able to update itself.
The 64gb version was on for £149 before christmas for the Pentium version. Its processor can handle most work. Web browsing and office. I would shop around an pay a little more for the better model. We bought 4 for tue family at a higher spec and they all like them
WillyW12th Jan

I think a lot of these budget laptops are fitted with 32Gb eMMC drives to …I think a lot of these budget laptops are fitted with 32Gb eMMC drives to please MS & Windows 10. I think the laptop manufactures get a cheap licence/free?From my own experience they don't work with the excessive updates for Windows 10, maybe good for Chrome though?


No deal from MS, just manufacturer cost cutting.
adam.mt15 h, 8 m ago

No deal from MS, just manufacturer cost cutting.


Was just thinking myself about that comment and it got me thinking - Surely storage space couldn’t dictate how much a manufacturer is paying per Windows Licence? That would be extremely unfair to the consumer.

What I suspect is happening is that manufacturing a laptop with fixed storage is fine but when they do it on machines with 32GB or less, they know that the people buying them are likely either desperate or clueless and those are the type of people who’d replace the machine again shortly after getting it as it wouldn’t do what they want it do do. Shame really as some of these are wicked machines with one or two fatal flaws!
I was looking at this.

Has anybody got any recommendations for 64gb notebook for around £150 ish.

thanks
I have this, I bought it for watching netflix/youtube at home and taking notes at work. For this, its fine. I upgraded it to Windows 10 pro (license for which is almost the same cost as the laptop) and enabled bitlocker... still works fine for this purpose.

As long as you know what you're getting, its fine. Big feature releases of windows require a USB stick and an hour or two to install but this isn't a major problem for me.

Cheap enough to not worry about, is fairly ruggedly built, has USB C, no fan so leaving it on the sofa is fine and is silent... Screen is pretty rubbish but hey I'm super happy with my purchase.

It also runs ubuntu/linux like a champ, not noticed anything that didn't work and no faffing required.
Not a great processor.
ConfusedCheese16th Jan

I have this, I bought it for watching netflix/youtube at home and taking …I have this, I bought it for watching netflix/youtube at home and taking notes at work. For this, its fine. I upgraded it to Windows 10 pro (license for which is almost the same cost as the laptop) and enabled bitlocker... still works fine for this purpose.As long as you know what you're getting, its fine. Big feature releases of windows require a USB stick and an hour or two to install but this isn't a major problem for me.Cheap enough to not worry about, is fairly ruggedly built, has USB C, no fan so leaving it on the sofa is fine and is silent... Screen is pretty rubbish but hey I'm super happy with my purchase.It also runs ubuntu/linux like a champ, not noticed anything that didn't work and no faffing required.


Upgrade from Windows 10S to 10 Pro is free! Unless you meant that buying 10 Pro alone costs almost the same as this laptop with it...which is true
adam.mt3 h, 19 m ago

Upgrade from Windows 10S to 10 Pro is free! Unless you meant that buying …Upgrade from Windows 10S to 10 Pro is free! Unless you meant that buying 10 Pro alone costs almost the same as this laptop with it...which is true


Ha the latter, first thing I did was open the windows store and upgrade it for free as I have zero interest in Windows 10s... looking at it from a license point of view, this laptop is a bargain.
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