Lenovo IdeaPad 120S  Laptop, Intel N3350, 4GB, 32GB eMMC 11.6”, £129.99 @ JOHN LEWIS
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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S Laptop, Intel N3350, 4GB, 32GB eMMC 11.6”, £129.99 @ JOHN LEWIS

£129.99£179.9928%John Lewis Deals
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Found 20th Jul
  • Intel Celeron n3350 dual core processor.
  • 1.1GHz processor speed.
  • 4GB RAM DDR4.
  • 32GB eMMC storage.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 S.
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Very has the 64Gb version for £200 (anybody found cheaper?): very.co.uk/len…prd
At Lenovo it's £220: lenovo.com/gb/…891

14" 64Gb version is £150 at eBuyer (too large for my niece, but others may not mind): ebuyer.com/825…wuk

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Argos same price for your choice
Battery life up to 8 hours
Bluetooth Enabled
Camera
Dimensions H20 x W1.77 x D28.8 cm
Display 11.6" HD TN AG (SLIM)
Intel HD Graphics 500 (integrated)
Shared Hard drive 32GB eMMC Flash Storage
4GB Memory
2x USB 3.0, 1x Type-C™ 3.0, HDMI™, microSD™ Card Reader
Intel Celeron Processor speed 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
11.6"Screen size 10.1" to 12"
Weight 1.15kg
Intel WiFi Wireless networking
No ethernet connection
Windows 10s (can be upgraded free)
Edited by: "jasee" 20th Jul
Looks good to me. Got an old acer chromebook - still doing me fine and it's been years!
Hot for price BUT really its the 64GB version you will want, updates will struggle for space on this
Looking for a cheap laptop to surf the net and do basic office functions on using Libre Office. Would this be suitable for that? Would not being able to update be a problem - could updates just be ignored with such limited functions being used on it?

Thanks for any help - I really no nothing at all about IT:/
jkofnottingham54 m ago

Looking for a cheap laptop to surf the net and do basic office functions …Looking for a cheap laptop to surf the net and do basic office functions on using Libre Office. Would this be suitable for that? Would not being able to update be a problem - could updates just be ignored with such limited functions being used on it?Thanks for any help - I really no nothing at all about IT:/


This would be capable of doing what you require. However, as mentioned in a previous comment, 32GB over the long run may prove very restrictive once updates get installed. You wouldn't want to ignore updates on a Windows machine as it may become unsecure otherwise. I think a better bet for you may be a Chromebook (as they are also cheap). You could run Office 365 on it; alternatively you could install Linux on it and run Libre Office on it that way.
Edited by: "Amarjit1" 20th Jul
cold that not worth buying , read reviews
tonymcg2 h, 18 m ago

Hot for price BUT really its the 64GB version you will want, updates will …Hot for price BUT really its the 64GB version you will want, updates will struggle for space on this


Yes, would definitely agree. Would've bought for one of my nieces if it was at least 64Gb, or one could DIY & upgrade the storage with a larger SSD / M.2.

Very has the 64Gb version for £200 (anybody found cheaper?): very.co.uk/len…prd
At Lenovo it's £220: lenovo.com/gb/…891

14" 64Gb version is £150 at eBuyer (too large for my niece, but others may not mind): ebuyer.com/825…wuk
Edited by: "Crossbow" 20th Jul
Amarjit136 m ago

This would be capable of doing what you require. However, as mentioned in …This would be capable of doing what you require. However, as mentioned in a previous comment, 32GB over the long run may prove very restrictive once updates get installed. You wouldn't want to ignore updates on a Windows machine as it may become unsecure otherwise. I think a better bet for you may be a Chromebook (as they are also cheap). You could run Office 365 on it; alternatively you could install Linux on it and run Libre Office on it that way.


Yeah......but the only chromebooks available at this kind of price tend to have 2gb RAM and 16gb memory - would that not create more of a problem?
tonymcg2 h, 3 m ago

Hot for price BUT really its the 64GB version you will want, updates will …Hot for price BUT really its the 64GB version you will want, updates will struggle for space on this


Yeah....I have a 32gb tablet,windows 10...big updates just don't happen unless you almost completely clear any built in storage...if using just for browsing and working from an external hard drive for storage it might be ok...good price.

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Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 20th Jul
Crossbow40 m ago

Yes, would definitely agree. Would've bought for one of my nieces if it …Yes, would definitely agree. Would've bought for one of my nieces if it was at least 64Gb, or one could DIY & upgrade the storage with a larger SSD / M.2.


Just checking the support forums, and it says that you cannot add an M2 SSD on these unfortunately.

forums.lenovo.com/t5/…635
hmm, quite good price. I think I will buy this one. I really need to get cheap laptop for simple stuff )
Is it possible to update? My mum has an Asus E402MA with 32GB MMC and even with nearly everything removed, Windows hadn't installed the last few major updates. Once I added a normal hard drive all was fine but that's obviously not an option here.

Can you still slipstream service packs and perhaps reinstall Windows?
Bossworld4 m ago

Is it possible to update? My mum has an Asus E402MA with 32GB MMC and …Is it possible to update? My mum has an Asus E402MA with 32GB MMC and even with nearly everything removed, Windows hadn't installed the last few major updates. Once I added a normal hard drive all was fine but that's obviously not an option here.Can you still slipstream service packs and perhaps reinstall Windows?


Quote from reviews :
"Be aware that whilst this product is described as having Windows 10 installed, it is in fact Windows 10 S which has restrictions on where you can install other applications from. Only those from the Windows Store are permitted.
It can be upgraded to the full version Windows 10 which removes this restriction at no additional cost.
Also be aware that the total storage capacity is only 32 GB which is not stated in the description. This will mean only about 8GB will be available for storing personal data, so an external drive will most likely be required."

Hope that helps
DarkTower41 m ago

Just checking the support forums, and it says that you cannot add an M2 …Just checking the support forums, and it says that you cannot add an M2 SSD on these unfortunately.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Possible-hard-drive-upgrade-on-Ideapad-120s-with-emmc/td-p/3900635


Yes, I'm aware thanks, That's why I said: "Would've bought for one of my nieces if it was at least 64Gb, or one could DIY & upgrade the storage with a larger SSD / M.2."
Edited by: "Crossbow" 20th Jul
I think my 32gb tablet has part of an older version of windows somewhere that needs deleted and shopping larger updates ....there's 4-5gb I can't account for in used space...need to have a look at it
jkofnottingham2 h, 32 m ago

Looking for a cheap laptop to surf the net and do basic office functions …Looking for a cheap laptop to surf the net and do basic office functions on using Libre Office. Would this be suitable for that? Would not being able to update be a problem - could updates just be ignored with such limited functions being used on it?Thanks for any help - I really no nothing at all about IT:/


I read up on WIndows 10s, which is what this comes with. Seems like u can only install apps from the windows store, so Libre office my not be on the windows store so the answer is a NO. However, someone is saying an upgrade to 10 home is free ??? I think these are good for the price and the fact that its got 4 gig of ram is a +. With a bit of effort this could be a good little machine as a non intensive gamer. Someone correct me on my assumptions
mubeen_moghal56 m ago

with the correct link …with the correct link https://www.ebuyer.com/825527-lenovo-ideapad-120s-14-laptop-grey-81a5002wuk


I’m assuming this would be far better given it has 64gb memory? Also LibreOffice is available through the windows store.......tho the minimum system requirements state Windows 10.......would you still be able to purchase and operate with 10s? Thanks
My router cost more then this laptop :P
mubeen_moghal1 h, 58 m ago

I read up on WIndows 10s, which is what this comes with. Seems like u can …I read up on WIndows 10s, which is what this comes with. Seems like u can only install apps from the windows store, so Libre office my not be on the windows store so the answer is a NO. However, someone is saying an upgrade to 10 home is free ??? I think these are good for the price and the fact that its got 4 gig of ram is a +. With a bit of effort this could be a good little machine as a non intensive gamer. Someone correct me on my assumptions


They've just changed it - there's now a free upgrade for Windows S that removes the restrictions. If you google about you'll find it.

Mind you if you do the upgrade you can't change your mind and then revert to S (!!!)
You can add a micro SD card to this machine to expand storage. Pretty sure there are ways to configure it so Windows treats it as a permanent local drive. That'd help with updates and other file storage issues.

This machine has a free update to Windows 10 Pro that was completely painless. Battery life is excellent. The screen is matte finish and has pretty bad viewing angles but from straight on is decent. It's a pretty decent low end laptop and works great for web browsing and basic tasks.
even these zoomstorm on sale 1 year ago @£50 were twice the power, touch screen too
Crossbow3 h, 54 m ago

Yes, would definitely agree. Would've bought for one of my nieces if it …Yes, would definitely agree. Would've bought for one of my nieces if it was at least 64Gb, or one could DIY & upgrade the storage with a larger SSD / M.2.Very has the 64Gb version for £200 (anybody found cheaper?): https://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-120s-intelreg-pentiumreg-4gbnbspram-64gb-emmc-11-inch-laptop-ndash-grey/1600202716.prdAt Lenovo it's £220: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/100-series-/Ideapad-120S-11-Intel/p/88IP10S089114" 64Gb version is £150 at eBuyer (too large for my niece, but others may not mind): https://www.ebuyer.com/825527-lenovo-ideapad-120s-14-laptop-grey-81a5002wuk


I would also like the smaller screen version - I keep it in work as my own laptop to use, but rarely see them in 64gb. In regards to updates, you could make a bootable usb drive from microsoft with the newest version of windows and install it that way to get the newest updates, but it means wiping the machine each time.. not idea
I have the predecessor to this model with 32gb storage and have no problems with W10... I have a 128Gb micro SD I stalled and I'm still more than happy with its performance etc highly recommended from me..
As many people have already said a 32GB Windows 10 machine is really just not worth dealing with. I am not sure why there are still so many around. I still run a Toshiba Encore 8 and the 32GB is just a bit of a pain.
If you don't mind 32GB though Argos/eBay currently have this refurbished which seems a good deal and sort of similar to this machine I think.

"Linx Versare 12V32 12.2 Inch 32GB Windows WiFi Tablet with Keyboard - Black
Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee
£99.99
Free P&P"
We have the 32GB version of this from last year and it's become a pain. Failing Windows updates each time due to insufficient HD space.
The HD doesn't have anything installed, apart from MS Word and chrome.
32GB for Windows is unusable.

COLD - looks cheap but it's going to be such a PITA to use, constantly uninstalling programs, deleting files, cleaning the drive, searching for redundancy files etc, just to get Windows to run, update etc. Save yourself the hassle and avoid this laptop.
ransolo4 h, 27 m ago

You can add a micro SD card to this machine to expand storage. Pretty sure …You can add a micro SD card to this machine to expand storage. Pretty sure there are ways to configure it so Windows treats it as a permanent local drive.


MicroSD is very slow - it's bottom of the memory food chain in terms of speed / performance. They're also not intended to be used as constant R/W drives as they have limited write cycles and don't have the durability of eMMC / SSD etc ie they will eventually fail when subjected to that type of stress.

Even if you select a different partition to install software, Windows will still used the C: drive for all sorts of files.

All in all, avoid 32GB for Windows.
Oooo, the specs are so dodgy, and how do they turbo boost, safely, a celeron cpu in such a small space? I'm sure it ll suffer from overheating all the time, and as everyone has mentioned, 32Gbs of storage is not enough at all, updates will struggle
mubeen_moghal7 h, 23 m ago

I read up on WIndows 10s, which is what this comes with. Seems like u can …I read up on WIndows 10s, which is what this comes with. Seems like u can only install apps from the windows store, so Libre office my not be on the windows store so the answer is a NO. However, someone is saying an upgrade to 10 home is free ??? I think these are good for the price and the fact that its got 4 gig of ram is a +. With a bit of effort this could be a good little machine as a non intensive gamer. Someone correct me on my assumptions


You can run android apps with an emulator, not its not all that easy, I've tried it on my tablet, with keyboard, by Lenovo, it takes up a lot of space and it does crash quite a lot,. Personally I'm going through legal action rough a Lenovo because they keep releasing crappy cheap tablets and such like and not looking at the quality of the components they use in them, the webcam had never worked since i bought it, it keeps shutting down of its own accord, apparently a Lenovo vantage (software they use to monitor it) problem and my screen cracked all the way from bottom to top from a short drop onto a thick rug, that's not satisfactory in my eyes... So, buy at your own risk..
Adrian_Troalic25 m ago

how do they turbo boost, safely, a celeron cpu in such a small space? I'm …how do they turbo boost, safely, a celeron cpu in such a small space? I'm sure it ll suffer from overheating all the time


LOL. It's only a 6W part. The Macbook 12 - which is even thinner and smaller than this does just fine with it's 7W i7-Y CPUs. The Razor Blade Stealth - which is as thin as this Lenovo runs a 25W i7.
Highly recommend laptop, battery life is amazing and it just looks great. Standard display, fair for the price.
Does the keyboard separate from this
Edited by: "Omnivoracity" 21st Jul
WillyW12 h, 51 m ago

We have the 32GB version of this from last year and it's become a pain. …We have the 32GB version of this from last year and it's become a pain. Failing Windows updates each time due to insufficient HD space.The HD doesn't have anything installed, apart from MS Word and chrome.


It is a bit like an Android tablet with 16GB. Perfectly usable the the lack of primary storage is always an issue that you will notice coming up constantly.
jkofnottingham20th Jul

I’m assuming this would be far better given it has 64gb memory? Also L …I’m assuming this would be far better given it has 64gb memory? Also LibreOffice is available through the windows store.......tho the minimum system requirements state Windows 10.......would you still be able to purchase and operate with 10s? Thanks


Defo better with 64gb of hdd space. Im not sure about the second question. May have to do some digging around on that one
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