Lenovo Ideapad 120S (14") Laptop - Grey - * now £139.97 @ Ebuyer
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Lenovo Ideapad 120S (14") Laptop - Grey - * now £139.97 @ Ebuyer

£139.97Ebuyer Deals
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Refreshed 16th Jul (Posted 14th Jul)
What a cracking deal if you need an entry level laptop.
windows 10s. Not sure if you can still upgrade to windows 10 for free but im sure someone will tell me one way or another. Sorry no 1080 graphics or i7 or 1gb ssd but cheap if you don't need massive spec
  • ntel Celeron N3350 1.1GHz
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB eMMC
  • 14" LED + WIFI
  • Battery Life : Up to 8 hours
  • Windows 10 S
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moneychop4 m ago

Is this the same laptop John Lewis were giving away for free


no idea, the only thing i get free off john lewis is a cake and a cuppa once a month have you got a link for this free laptop? thanks
Picard12312 m ago

Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of …Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of usability glitches. As for the laptop, it's not that good a deal - underpowered CPU and low res TN panel 768p screen.



Don't really know where to start replying to that, except you're just plain wrong. And if you know a better laptop for under £150, why not just tell us?
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Is this the same laptop John Lewis were giving away for free
moneychop4 m ago

Is this the same laptop John Lewis were giving away for free


no idea, the only thing i get free off john lewis is a cake and a cuppa once a month have you got a link for this free laptop? thanks
moneychop19 m ago

Is this the same laptop John Lewis were giving away for free


Ahhh, the free with broadband contract one, yes, i think it could be, but looks like that deal is long gone.
audievo4 h, 20 m ago

Ahhh, the free with broadband contract one, yes, i think it could be, but …Ahhh, the free with broadband contract one, yes, i think it could be, but looks like that deal is long gone.


I think that was 11” wasn’t it? For a 14” machine for under £150, seems like a good price though. The JL deal was only relevant if you happened to be doing your broadband at that time.
Its pretty under powered. Its pretty much chrome book spec and you will hate that 64gb mmc after a few windows updates.
tungst3n7 m ago

Its pretty under powered. Its pretty much chrome book spec and you will …Its pretty under powered. Its pretty much chrome book spec and you will hate that 64gb mmc after a few windows updates.


Of course you are right, but it is branded and sub £150
Its a good price (Ive voted hot) but potentially a refurb i3/i5 might have more longevity for some users. The Battery life is something you wont get from a second hand laptop wheere this is rated at 8 hours or so. £150 is decent price but pay twice that an you can have a laptop with an i3, 128gb ssd and three plus years of speedy w10 computing.
audievo25 m ago

Of course you are right, but it is branded and sub £150


Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of usability glitches. As for the laptop, it's not that good a deal - underpowered CPU and low res TN panel 768p screen.
Picard12312 m ago

Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of …Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of usability glitches. As for the laptop, it's not that good a deal - underpowered CPU and low res TN panel 768p screen.



Don't really know where to start replying to that, except you're just plain wrong. And if you know a better laptop for under £150, why not just tell us?
grandwazoo3 m ago

Don't really know where to start replying to that, except you're just …Don't really know where to start replying to that, except you're just plain wrong. And if you know a better laptop for under £150, why not just tell us?


I've owned several Lenovo laptops and used even more through work. Not great laptops. Buggy BIOS, lame component whitelists, cheaped components etc. They're a world away in terms of quality from the original Thinkpads. As for this particular laptop, the 768p TN panel on a 14" screen is just horrible and that's before we get into the underpowered CPU. Spend another £20 for a Swift 1 and you're getting something light years better - aluminium build, N4200, 1080p IPS, M.2, fingerprint reader etc.
Picard12338 m ago

I've owned several Lenovo laptops and used even more through work. Not …I've owned several Lenovo laptops and used even more through work. Not great laptops. Buggy BIOS, lame component whitelists, cheaped components etc. They're a world away in terms of quality from the original Thinkpads. As for this particular laptop, the 768p TN panel on a 14" screen is just horrible and that's before we get into the underpowered CPU. Spend another £20 for a Swift 1 and you're getting something light years better - aluminium build, N4200, 1080p IPS, M.2, fingerprint reader etc.



Sounds just what I want. Where do I buy it?
Picard1231 h, 0 m ago

Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of …Lenovo are a horrible hardware manufacturer though with all sorts of usability glitches. As for the laptop, it's not that good a deal - underpowered CPU and low res TN panel 768p screen.


Dunno, they make the ThinkPad X1, great machine, great reviews.
grandwazoo5 m ago

Sounds just what I want. Where do I buy it?


Use the HUKD search bar above - been several posted deals on it in last few weeks / months.

With laptop deals, you need to keep your eyes peeled and act quickly when they appear otherwise you'll end up with something like the 120S....
audievo2 m ago

Dunno, they make the ThinkPad X1, great machine, great reviews.


Several generations of X1s. Some of them were lemons.
Picard12348 m ago

I've owned several Lenovo laptops


You’d think you would have learned your lesson after the first couple, It’s a £150 laptop. 🏻
Picard1233 m ago

Several generations of X1s. Some of them were lemons.


The current x1 is a great machine
audievo15 m ago

The current x1 is a great machine


It still has the same issues as all Lenovos.
audievo18 m ago

It’s a £150 laptop. 🏻


So was EZBook 3 Pro upon release. It still had a noticeably better spec than this.
Picard12312 m ago

It still has the same issues as all Lenovos.


Lenovo are regarded as one or the most reliable manufacturers. Of course because they are so big and sell so much they will have complaints. Pick any computer you like and you will find someone slating them. The £399 Lenovo on here at the moment has some very happy owners.
audievo35 m ago

Lenovo are regarded as one or the most reliable manufacturers. Of course …Lenovo are regarded as one or the most reliable manufacturers. Of course because they are so big and sell so much they will have complaints. Pick any computer you like and you will find someone slating them. The £399 Lenovo on here at the moment has some very happy owners.


That's because alot of people don't know what they're buying or don't have experience of alot of different laptops. Anyone who's old enough to have used laptops across the IBM and Lenovo knows that the quality - particularly component quality - has gone downhill.
grandwazoo1 h, 59 m ago

Sounds just what I want. Where do I buy it?


The Acer Swift 1 is £299 new.
Picard1231 h, 47 m ago

That's because alot of people don't know what they're buying or don't have …That's because alot of people don't know what they're buying or don't have experience of alot of different laptops. Anyone who's old enough to have used laptops across the IBM and Lenovo knows that the quality - particularly component quality - has gone downhill.


But this is £150. Also people are better protected these days, as long as you buy from a reputable company online you can send back if it’s not what you want
Edited by: "audievo" 14th Jul
I just got one of these for a relative. You can upgrade from Windows S to pro at the flick of a switch. The most annoying thing about it is Windows 10. I tried Solus Linux live version on USB, and all the hardware was picked up. The screen is okay. The sound is a bit low. The camera is poor. The keyboard is so so. Comparing it with a £900 HP: the build isn't that much different, both are plastic, but the HP obviously has a better CPU and SSD instead of the EMMC.

Think if it lasts you a year it works out to be about 50p a day - and that is not too bad! Ebuyer are selling the quad-core version (Pentium N4200) for another £30 - which is probably a better machine. As I haven't seen any good machines advertised in a long while, I'm thinking this is a tie over machine until something better emerges.

As a portable this is good. Personally the screen feels a little small for me. I scaled the display to 125%, which makes things more readable, but you sadly loose some screen real estate.

To help make the decision, would a 10inch tablet for about £200 be any better, and meet your needs? If so, I think the display on the tablet likely better. Prime day may offer good deals on tablets.
Edited by: "BucketMan" 14th Jul
Bought one for the wife to use for Facebook. She's happy, so it's a good deal for me.
Don't know how to change prices on here but it seems to be reduced further today on the "optimus" (no dig at prime lol) day. Looks like now £139.99
Picard12314th Jul

That's because alot of people don't know what they're buying or don't have …That's because alot of people don't know what they're buying or don't have experience of alot of different laptops. Anyone who's old enough to have used laptops across the IBM and Lenovo knows that the quality - particularly component quality - has gone downhill.



You seem to pop up on Laptop deals and put down the OPs deal because it's not something you would buy. This is a perfectly reasonable laptop for the £139 asking price, and I cannot find anywhere selling the Acer Swift 1 with 1080P screen and N4200 processor/fingerprint reader for £159 (£20 more as you mentioned) - care to provide a link?
starsi3607 m ago

You seem to pop up on Laptop deals and put down the OPs deal because it's …You seem to pop up on Laptop deals and put down the OPs deal because it's not something you would buy. This is a perfectly reasonable laptop for the £139 asking price, and I cannot find anywhere selling the Acer Swift 1 with 1080P screen and N4200 processor/fingerprint reader for £159 (£20 more as you mentioned) - care to provide a link?


Indeed he does. I thought this site was about hot deals, hence the name. I posted this but didn't buy one as it's not for me. However it is a great deal for someone who only needs something basic, as one poster said, his wife only uses it for facebook so she's happy. Just because the deal is not what you want doesn't make it a bad deal.
audievo4 m ago

Indeed he does. I thought this site was about hot deals, hence the name. I …Indeed he does. I thought this site was about hot deals, hence the name. I posted this but didn't buy one as it's not for me. However it is a great deal for someone who only needs something basic, as one poster said, his wife only uses it for facebook so she's happy. Just because the deal is not what you want doesn't make it a bad deal.



Yup. I'll be honest, if he can provide a link to this fabled £159 Acer Swift 1 with a 1080p screen, Pentium processor, aluminium casing and fingerprint sensor plus M2 SSD rather than EMMC storage, I would be tempted to buy one.

However, the Lenovo you posted is perfectly adequate for light use. Windows 10 is very efficient, and runs great on 4Gb Ram (remember vista trying to run on 1gb netbooks anyone?) and 64Gb is fine if you're not storing lots of pics and/or music.
starsi3606 m ago

Yup. I'll be honest, if he can provide a link to this fabled £159 Acer …Yup. I'll be honest, if he can provide a link to this fabled £159 Acer Swift 1 with a 1080p screen, Pentium processor, aluminium casing and fingerprint sensor plus M2 SSD rather than EMMC storage, I would be tempted to buy one.However, the Lenovo you posted is perfectly adequate for light use. Windows 10 is very efficient, and runs great on 4Gb Ram (remember vista trying to run on 1gb netbooks anyone?) and 64Gb is fine if you're not storing lots of pics and/or music.


Well i'll try and find the guy a £99 macbook pro..................... though it will prob be the wrong shade of silver to make it a good deal
Sadly from pervious experince, expect the celeron to be a cause of frustation in general...
starsi36035 m ago

You seem to pop up on Laptop deals and put down the OPs deal because it's …You seem to pop up on Laptop deals and put down the OPs deal because it's not something you would buy. This is a perfectly reasonable laptop for the £139 asking price, and I cannot find anywhere selling the Acer Swift 1 with 1080P screen and N4200 processor/fingerprint reader for £159 (£20 more as you mentioned) - care to provide a link?


I pop up because I know alot about laptops, specs and what constitutes good value. Most people don't. As for the Swift 1 - use the HUKD search bar above - there have several deal threads posted about it.
Picard12324 m ago

I pop up because I know alot about laptops, specs and what constitutes …I pop up because I know alot about laptops, specs and what constitutes good value. Most people don't. As for the Swift 1 - use the HUKD search bar above - there have several deal threads posted about it.



Have searched. I can’t see anything - past or present - that matches what you mentioned at £159.

“Most people don’t” - that’s a bit patronising! I’m sure many people on HUKD know well about specs and what constitutes good value to them. Just most of us don’t try to persuade others that they need a high spec machine to do basic day to day computing tasks on a budget.

Reevoo rates it as 8.4/10 from over 80 reviews (and reevoo only ask confirmed purchasers of products) so as much as you’d have people believe this is as useful as a chocolate fire guard it does actually fulfil its role pretty well for many owners.

Still awaiting that link for the mythical £159 Acer....
I bought one of these a couple of months ago... for £159 i think... its a cracking little laptop... perfect for doing the basics... have changed to Windows 10 instead of the 10s version (which wouldnt let you download any software - chrome, utorrent etc), but the Windows 10 version is great. Have downloaded excel and word and can use onedrive happily!

Highly recommend
Bearsfanuk9 m ago

I bought one of these a couple of months ago... for £159 i think... its a …I bought one of these a couple of months ago... for £159 i think... its a cracking little laptop... perfect for doing the basics... have changed to Windows 10 instead of the 10s version (which wouldnt let you download any software - chrome, utorrent etc), but the Windows 10 version is great. Have downloaded excel and word and can use onedrive happily!Highly recommend


Sounds good, like i said we aren't all 24/7 gamers
The optional dvd drive is a usb connection so is separate. It’s listed as having a built in drive.
stevesdad5 m ago

The optional dvd drive is a usb connection so is separate. It’s listed as h …The optional dvd drive is a usb connection so is separate. It’s listed as having a built in drive.


Can’t see where it says it has a dvd drive.
Dont forget everyone that this comes with Windows 10 s so you cant install any software apart from apps from the Windows Store!
Meluk927 m ago

Dont forget everyone that this comes with Windows 10 s so you cant install …Dont forget everyone that this comes with Windows 10 s so you cant install any software apart from apps from the Windows Store!


its free to switch to windows 10, has been for a long time now
Even if your already on 10? The only option is to upgrade to pro for £120 I think I was quoted.
Meluk913 m ago

Even if your already on 10? The only option is to upgrade to pro for £120 …Even if your already on 10? The only option is to upgrade to pro for £120 I think I was quoted.


You can just switch 10s off and switch to 10. Once done you can’t switch back
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