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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11.6″ Laptop - 64GB Storage / Intel N3350 CPU / 4GB RAM £129 Delivered @ AO
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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11.6″ Laptop - 64GB Storage / Intel N3350 CPU / 4GB RAM £129 Delivered @ AO

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Posted 22nd Aug
Excellent offer for the specifications on this. For casual use and travelling, £129 is great for what you get. The price has been coming down slowly and this is one of the best prices we've seen in the last couple of months. Before that we're talking a lowsest ever of about £2.35 less than the price now.

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  • Lightweight laptop with an 8 hour battery life
  • HD screen - for great picture quality
  • 64GB storage houses all the essentials
  • Intel® Celeron® N3350 processor - for basic tasks like email
  • 4GB of RAM easily handles light multitasking
  • USB Ports x 3
  • Screen TN / 11.6"
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If I had a wife I’d get this for her.
Peppermint os runs great on these little 11.6" laptops. If you have never used a Linux distro before, Peppermint is the easiest to use because it updates just like windows and when you 1st install the os you can set it to install any 3rd party wifi/keyboard/mouse drivers which can sometimes be missing from other distros.
Had nothing but problems with mine, video playback on amazon is jittery on low quality settings. Sound crashes a few times per week.
I only use with earphones so speakers are muted but when it crashes the video freezes and loud high pitched noise is blasted out of the muted speakers and earphones at same time. Only rebooting will fix it, this happens with netflix, amazon and local video.

I have updated all drivers and even just updated windows and still crashes. I have taken the speakers out and put them in the bin so at least now when it crashes it doesn’t wake my wife up.

Also with latest windows 10 update the laptop is so slow, even browsing is slow on chrome and edge
Edited by: "mike_c" 22nd Aug
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I'm not usually a fan of machines with such low specs, (saying they should charge a landfill tax,) but this is a crazy low price. If your going to just use this for netflix on the train it will be fine. Might be much better if you put Chrome OS on here, (Cloudready,) as most Chromebooks have similar low end hardware.
If it had 128GB SSD for even £20 more I'd get it like a shot for wife.
Zardoz22/08/2019 15:58

If it had 128GB SSD for even £20 more I'd get it like a shot for wife.


On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered to the motherboard. No chance of any upgrades.
If I had a wife I’d get this for her.
Had nothing but problems with mine, video playback on amazon is jittery on low quality settings. Sound crashes a few times per week.
I only use with earphones so speakers are muted but when it crashes the video freezes and loud high pitched noise is blasted out of the muted speakers and earphones at same time. Only rebooting will fix it, this happens with netflix, amazon and local video.

I have updated all drivers and even just updated windows and still crashes. I have taken the speakers out and put them in the bin so at least now when it crashes it doesn’t wake my wife up.

Also with latest windows 10 update the laptop is so slow, even browsing is slow on chrome and edge
Edited by: "mike_c" 22nd Aug
Peppermint os runs great on these little 11.6" laptops. If you have never used a Linux distro before, Peppermint is the easiest to use because it updates just like windows and when you 1st install the os you can set it to install any 3rd party wifi/keyboard/mouse drivers which can sometimes be missing from other distros.
mike_c22/08/2019 17:28

Had nothing but problems with mine, video playback on amazon is jittery on …Had nothing but problems with mine, video playback on amazon is jittery on low quality settings. Sound crashes a few times per week. I only use with earphones so speakers are muted but when it crashes the video freezes and loud high pitched noise is blasted out of the muted speakers and earphones at same time. Only rebooting will fix it, this happens with netflix, amazon and local video. I have updated all drivers and even just updated windows and still crashes. I have taken the speakers out and put them in the bin so at least now when it crashes it doesn’t wake my wife up.Also with latest windows 10 update the laptop is so slow, even browsing is slow on chrome and edge


How come you didn't just send it back? Sounds defective
Masteryates22/08/2019 16:04

On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered …On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered to the motherboard. No chance of any upgrades.



It says there's a micro SD slot but doesn't say how much you can upgrade.
Not enough storage to even update Windows, I'd get at least 128gb to avoid a major pain in the ass every time Windows wants to update.
64gb will be plenty for windows updates
Is it a i5
horsepills22/08/2019 19:25

How come you didn't just send it back? Sounds defective


Out of warranty period. I bought it refurb from lenovo shop
Let's face it, yeah it's cheap, but these eMMC laptops are crap. 64gb.. windows take up a large portion of this, leaving you with hardly anything left. And windows updates everytime just keep using up what you have left of storage space.

And straight out the box they seem sluggish and don't last more than a year before it's just forgotten about.

I'd rather just buy a tablet if it's to watch films.
The earlier Lenovo models had an empty M.2 slot you could upgrade, which I did. I tried a later model, maybe this one and the solder pin-out's and space where there, without the socket, making it not up-gradable.
It was returned.
chance18922/08/2019 20:23

It says there's a micro SD slot but doesn't say how much you can upgrade.


Correct Chance189, but SD cards are not the fastest or most reliable storage in the world. You wouldn't want to install apps to the SD card for instance.
Is this powerful enough to run the animations for the paper clip assistant in Microsoft Word?
Given these super cheap laptops normally come with a measly 2GB of RAM, (I can't believe I'm about to say this) the 4GB RAM this comes with is a nice surprise.
Edited by: "OverThereYou" 26th Aug
Masteryates22/08/2019 16:04

On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered …On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered to the motherboard. No chance of any upgrades.


and a lot slower than a normal SSD .
H0TDAMN22/08/2019 16:14

If I had a wife I’d get this for her.


Chance for you to get married now
H0TDAMN22/08/2019 16:14

If I had a wife I’d get this for her.


Only if you want a divorce.
OverThereYou26/08/2019 17:36

Given these super cheap laptops normally come with a measly 2GB of RAM, (I …Given these super cheap laptops normally come with a measly 2GB of RAM, (I can't believe I'm about to say this) the 4GB RAM this comes with is a nice surprise.


Usually they're 2GB 32GB or 4GB 64GB. We usually get a few of these a week in work. We data wipe them and move them on. I've never been that impressed by them. They're Lenovo's answer to HP's awful Stream series of laptops.

I guess some people have a need for these devices, for kids for school for example, if they get broken it's not too much of an expense. If I had one and it broke I'd be glad to be honest.
I want something similar just literally to play championship manager 01/02. Would this suffice or can someone point me in the right direction? Have an old Acer but ever since I installed windows 10 I get constant errors.
molly14626/08/2019 20:26

I want something similar just literally to play championship manager …I want something similar just literally to play championship manager 01/02. Would this suffice or can someone point me in the right direction? Have an old Acer but ever since I installed windows 10 I get constant errors.


Try football manager 2019 mobile on your tablet, unless there's a particular reason you want 01/02 (it was a great game in its day, since 03/04 it's been a chore rather than fun, but the mobile (not touch) version has made it fun again, better game engine than 01/02, better UI and quicker. I've completed more than one season on a FM game for the first time in a decade this week.
jaydeeuk126/08/2019 21:49

Try football manager 2019 mobile on your tablet, unless there's a …Try football manager 2019 mobile on your tablet, unless there's a particular reason you want 01/02 (it was a great game in its day, since 03/04 it's been a chore rather than fun, but the mobile (not touch) version has made it fun again, better game engine than 01/02, better UI and quicker. I've completed more than one season on a FM game for the first time in a decade this week.


Thank you for your response. I think it's the early nostalgia of the cm01/02 that I love. Great concept, easy to use and just an all round classic.

I will definitely give the FM 2019 a try but I'm still in search for a relatively cheap laptop that will fulfill my nostalgic needs.

Again hats of to you sir
Not sure about the price history but not too bad a deal imo. I bought 2 x 100s when they were about £100-110 at Argos a couple of years back. Perfectly fine for the basics. The only problems, and I may just have been unlucky - 1 became unusable, the OS (Windows 10) kinda got stuck one day and I'd made no backup or anything and every Windows recovery etc option I tried was unsuccessful - it was like going round in circles. I kept getting presented with all these possible solutions, none of which worked. Furthermore I was unable to amend boot order to, eg, load up Linux off a USB instead, very frustrating. The other 100s was absolutely fine for everything basic I threw at it. However, there was an issue with the screen on this one. A big clump of black/dead pixels or something appeared at the top and gradually these spread out along the edges mostly in black and green and finally after probably a couple of years the whole screen is just very foggy.

I put a cheap 128GB micro SD in for storage and WIndows updates, even on my 32GB eMMC machine, have been fine. 64GB should present no issues esp if you use the micro SD option. Also mine was only 2GB and was alright with that, so 4GB should be double alright. I'd just maybe check reviews of the screen. My 100s was matte and I don't know if that made it weaker as it lacked the greater protection of the hard plastic you tend to find on glossy screens.

Despite my somewhat negative experiences of a previous model, I'm half-tempted by this. They're such lightweight portable machines and the price isn't bad.
Masteryates22/08/2019 16:04

On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered …On something like this, you'll find the storage is eMMC which is soldered to the motherboard. No chance of any upgrades.


There is often an extra slot for M2 drives. I'm not sure on this one but I prevented update hell with a 110s by adding one for 20 quid.
jetskizzz27/08/2019 08:16

There is often an extra slot for M2 drives. I'm not sure on this one but I …There is often an extra slot for M2 drives. I'm not sure on this one but I prevented update hell with a 110s by adding one for 20 quid.


Would be nice if an actual owner could chip in and answer this.
toiletseatlicker22/08/2019 18:46

Peppermint os runs great on these little 11.6" laptops. If you have never …Peppermint os runs great on these little 11.6" laptops. If you have never used a Linux distro before, Peppermint is the easiest to use because it updates just like windows and when you 1st install the os you can set it to install any 3rd party wifi/keyboard/mouse drivers which can sometimes be missing from other distros.


Totally agree. Have a 10 year old lenovo laptop which I've upgraded the ram and hard drive and installed Mint on. It has a new lease of life, takes a bit of learning to get used to but not too much.
Bought the 2x 14" version of the celeron and 2 of the pentium 64gb. They are not i5 laptops nor do they pretend to be. They run the bog standard stuff fairly well. Ours have 128gb micro sd cards in them and linked up to google and office. Windows and office with plenty of space to spare. Wifi is good, Battery life is good, sounds ok but not great but again its thin light and cheap. Screen isnt the best but fine. It does the job. As for windows taking up all the memory and being slow after updates with memory manager we have no problems and they are up to date. I have a way more expensive top of the range, heavier 17" i5 laptop but this is ideal for the day to day stuff. Just wish people would have realistic expectations.
Edited by: "ct9001" 28th Aug
ct900128/08/2019 01:07

Bought the 2x 14" version of the celeron and 2 of the pentium 64gb. They …Bought the 2x 14" version of the celeron and 2 of the pentium 64gb. They are not i5 laptops nor do they pretend to be. They run the bog standard stuff fairly well. Ours have 128gb micro sd cards in them and linked up to google and office. Windows and office with plenty of space to spare. Wifi is good, Battery life is good, sounds ok but not great but again its thin light and cheap. Screen isnt the best but fine. It does the job. As for windows taking up all the memory and being slow after updates with memory manager we have no problems and they are up to date. I have a way more expensive top of the range, heavier 17" i5 laptop but this is ideal for the day to day stuff. Just wish people would have realistic expectations.



What's this Memory Manager thing?
Lellow28/08/2019 01:26

What's this Memory Manager thing?


Under Settngs you will find storage and you can select Storage Sense it will automatically get rid of the files you don't need and you can set where your work is saved etc.
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