Lenovo Ideapad 120S 14" 4Gb/64Gb - £199.99 @ Lenovo
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Lenovo Ideapad 120S 14" 4Gb/64Gb - £199.99 @ Lenovo

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Found 6th May
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Processor: Intel Celeron N3350
Operating System: Windows 10 S (64 bit)
Display Type: 14.0" HD (1366x768)
Memory: 4GB (DDR4)
Storage: 64GB eMMC
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
Battery: Up to 8 hours (MobileMark 2014)
Bluetooth: 4.0
Wireless: Lenovo AC Wireless
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Bear in mind that this has Windows 10S not normal Windows 10. As a result you can only install programs from the Windows Store unless you upgrade Windows.

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You'll struggle with win 10 updates at 64gb. Otherwise pretty good.
isthisyours
dobo36 m ago

You'll struggle with win 10 updates at 64gb. Otherwise pretty good.


You may be able to add an m.2 hard drive to increase hard drive space if so it's a cheap laptop for general use.
The Teclast F7 or Acer Swift 1 is a better buy than this for around £200.
Picard1231 h, 21 m ago

The Teclast F7 or Acer Swift 1 is a better buy than this for around £200.


You mean Acer Spin 1? Not seen the Swift 1 for anywhere near £200, maybe around £230 for a refurb.
64gig is loads of room. 32gig is an issue.

dobo2 h, 14 m ago

You'll struggle with win 10 updates at 64gb. Otherwise pretty good.

Need to check the size of the m.2 drive needed, different lengths and widths

en.wikipedia.org/wik…M.2


iansanchez11 h, 47 m ago

You may be able to add an m.2 hard drive to increase hard drive space if …You may be able to add an m.2 hard drive to increase hard drive space if so it's a cheap laptop for general use.

Celery powered !!
Windows 10 S is being discontinued if it hasn’t already, in favour of ‘S Mode’ so it should be a moot point. Here’s one of many articles on it:
uk.businessinsider.com/mic…8-3

And newer builds have this:
techradar.com/new…ore
Edited by: "plewis00" 6th May
Weren't these toys circa £100 a year or so back?
OK, the memory (card) is now larger, but that should add a tenner not a ton.

Edit:- Ah sorry, the £100 ones were smaller; so add a bit for the bigger screen.
Edited by: "Loathecliff" 6th May
plewis007 h, 25 m ago

Windows 10 S is being discontinued if it hasn’t already, in favour of ‘S Mo …Windows 10 S is being discontinued if it hasn’t already, in favour of ‘S Mode’ so it should be a moot point. Here’s one of many articles on it:http://uk.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-10-s-discontinued-s-mode-2018-3And newer builds have this:https://www.techradar.com/news/dont-want-windows-10-s-mode-youll-be-able-to-disable-it-via-the-microsoft-store


Interesting. It's still going to be a bit of a disaster though as Microsoft Store is so restrictive that no one in their right would want to limit themselves just to that. Fine if you have a £100 laptop but none one is going to turn their £500, £1000 etc computer into a dumb terminal.
What a crappy OS this seems to be. May as well have an Android tablet and keyboard set-up. At least you'll have a wider choice of apps available. So basically if you have an external device e.g. wireless mouse that requires you install a bit of software for it to work you WON'T be able to use it as you can't install the software. Nice laptop but it's as restricted as Apple's devices.
I bought this (well the 32GB version) a few days ago for a light-use laptop for my parents, you get a free upgrade from S to Pro which was obviously the first thing I did! Here's a link to article concerning Microsoft now making all S to Pro upgrades free: laptopmag.com/art…ved
Edited by: "geoffstevens81" 7th May
Picard1232 h, 14 m ago

Interesting. It's still going to be a bit of a disaster though as …Interesting. It's still going to be a bit of a disaster though as Microsoft Store is so restrictive that no one in their right would want to limit themselves just to that. Fine if you have a £100 laptop but none one is going to turn their £500, £1000 etc computer into a dumb terminal.


It’s Windows RT all over again and that panned out well . Have no idea what Microsoft is thinking with this, probably trying to copy Apple rather than focusing on what they’re good at or what people actually want. But I agree, it would be ok for cheap machines where people might appreciate the alleged speed and security but I bet everyone who bought the Surface Laptop upgraded it to Pro before S Mode was even a thing.
Tabintab13 h, 6 m ago

Need to check the size of the m.2 drive needed, different lengths and …Need to check the size of the m.2 drive needed, different lengths and widthshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2


Yeh need to check easy to find out on your link. I've just upgraded an ideapad 110s as it only came with 32gb, nowhere near big enough for window 10 and all others stuff. Really easy to do I just followed advice on forums. Now have 90gb free on new drive and 32gb free as a backup.
Loathecliff14 h, 55 m ago

Weren't these toys circa £100 a year or so back?OK, the memory (card) is …Weren't these toys circa £100 a year or so back?OK, the memory (card) is now larger, but that should add a tenner not a ton.Edit:- Ah sorry, the £100 ones were smaller; so add a bit for the bigger screen.


yes, I got a 11" ideapad 100s with 2GB RAM /32GB eMMC and 1yr M$ Office included for £100 2 years back, so this seems really overpriced for what it is.
plewis007 h, 54 m ago

Have no idea what Microsoft is thinking with this


They're trying to drive traffic to the Microsoft App Store. The problem is that this is not the way to do it. The store is so limited that people will switch away from 10S almost instantly, and once they do that, they can't switch back which will just kill10S. What they should do is have some sort of dual boot system where 10S is some ultra light, ultra stable, ultra fast, stripped down sandboxed version of Windows (a bit like ChromeOS). That way people whose computer usage is 99% browser, email and basic videos/music will probably use it.
Picard1235 h, 23 m ago

They're trying to drive traffic to the Microsoft App Store. The problem is …They're trying to drive traffic to the Microsoft App Store. The problem is that this is not the way to do it. The store is so limited that people will switch away from 10S almost instantly, and once they do that, they can't switch back which will just kill10S. What they should do is have some sort of dual boot system where 10S is some ultra light, ultra stable, ultra fast, stripped down sandboxed version of Windows (a bit like ChromeOS). That way people whose computer usage is 99% browser, email and basic videos/music will probably use it.


I mean, I understand that bit but surely they know that their App Store blows, compared to iOS or Android. I don’t think you can even get browsers in there and for a while media players were hard to come by.
plewis0020 m ago

I mean, I understand that bit but surely they know that their App Store …I mean, I understand that bit but surely they know that their App Store blows, compared to iOS or Android. I don’t think you can even get browsers in there and for a while media players were hard to come by.


Microsoft are managed by committee upon committee. Alot of the stuff they do makes no sense and they end up making a pig's ear of it. This is really no different to Zune, Windows phone, Surface RT etc.
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