LENOVO IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14" £489.99 @ PC World
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LENOVO IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14" £489.99 @ PC World

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Found 25th Feb
Product features

Windows 10 Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 128 GB SSD
Full HD display

This is an amazing little laptop, super quick and great value. It is rocking an 8th gen i5 and is without a doubt 200quid cheaper than anything even closely comparable.

Ssd is a little small for some, but USB c will allow some quick transfer speeds to an external drive.

I think these are cheap as there have been some problems with some monitors having dead pixels... Suggest you take out the PC World cover for a month or two to make sure no probs with the screen and then cancel

I have had mine for a few weeks now and it boots crazy fast and runs actions on photoshop like a champion.

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Thought it might be useful to some to add the name of the laptop with the features:

LENOVO IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14"

Product features
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Full HD display

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Entry level laptop

Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which is useless opinion, and actually state the make (Lenovo) and model (IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14")

Not a deal imho at this price with those specs
robodan91819 m ago

Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which …Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which is useless opinion, and actually state the make (Lenovo) and model (IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14")Not a deal imho at this price with those specs




It's not bad though.
Full HD screen, SSD and Genuine 4 cores 8 threads.
I'd consider this definitely if I was looking.
Edited by: "benfisher1991" 25th Feb
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Dam, great find. Got to find £480 now.
Need to add it's 128 GB SSD in description.
Entry level laptop

Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which is useless opinion, and actually state the make (Lenovo) and model (IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14")

Not a deal imho at this price with those specs
'Rocking' an 8th gen i5......
robodan91818 m ago

Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which …Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which is useless opinion, and actually state the make (Lenovo) and model (IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14")Not a deal imho at this price with those specs


Not really entry level. Just not high spec.

I recently bought a 520s with same processor. In real world only slightly slower than the i7.
robodan91819 m ago

Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which …Entry level laptop Suggest title change to remove 'lightning fast' which is useless opinion, and actually state the make (Lenovo) and model (IdeaPad 320S-14IKB 14")Not a deal imho at this price with those specs




It's not bad though.
Full HD screen, SSD and Genuine 4 cores 8 threads.
I'd consider this definitely if I was looking.
Edited by: "benfisher1991" 25th Feb
Reasonable spec for the money. Definitely not "lightning fast", its a standard i5!
Uns8 m ago

Reasonable spec for the money. Definitely not "lightning fast", its a …Reasonable spec for the money. Definitely not "lightning fast", its a standard i5!


Not true this is quad core versus previous generation dual core. Personally would save the money and get the previous generation version with i3 for 150 less. Given that integrated graphics the same and in the real world unlikely to see any difference given the target market.
majorwedgy8425th Feb

Not true this is quad core versus previous generation dual core. …Not true this is quad core versus previous generation dual core. Personally would save the money and get the previous generation version with i3 for 150 less. Given that integrated graphics the same and in the real world unlikely to see any difference given the target market.


seriously?! Interesting..
edwardalexanderbriscoe40 m ago

seriously?! Interesting..


This is definitely worth a read...

"By doubling the number of cores from two to four, increasing the maximum clock speed and optimizing around video, Kaby Lake Refresh is as much as 91 percent quicker, depending on what task you perform."

laptopmag.com/art…gen
majorwedgy8425th Feb

Not true this is quad core versus previous generation dual core. …Not true this is quad core versus previous generation dual core. Personally would save the money and get the previous generation version with i3 for 150 less. Given that integrated graphics the same and in the real world unlikely to see any difference given the target market.


Personally will save the money and get the 8th gen i3
Wow, 60% faster than the 7th generation version in passmark benchmarks. At last, a decent step up!
I've had one of these for a few weeks and it is indeed a nippy little laptop.
Build quality isn't amazing but the performance is good for the price.
I would recommend it if you don't need loads of storage.
How do games run on this? Is it better getting previous gen with a separate graphics card for a similar price?
I was in the market for a general purpose 8th gen laptop a few months back and after much research I bought this model, and I have to say it's fantastic, I'm really happy with it. It's fast, boot up time is <4 seconds, screen is nice. Build quality isn't terrible considering the price. Only downside for me was it only has 128GB SSD but I threw in a cheap 500gb SSD alongside it. Fan does get noticeable under heavy load, but not something that bothers me personally.

EDIT: One more thing is the battery life isn't amazing, I get about 3-4 hours of use of it, however I use it primarily indoors so not an issue for me, but may be for some.
Edited by: "BizzBozz" 26th Feb
The less-than-stellar battery life is the only reason I haven't picked one of these up in recent weeks. Everything else looks great for the money.
BizzBozz26th Feb

I threw in a cheap 500gb SSD alongside it.


Would it be easy to throw in a HDD as opposed to an SSD? I mean is it easy access please? This with a 500gb/1TB HDD would be ideal for my needs.
NeilJWD2 h, 39 m ago

Would it be easy to throw in a HDD as opposed to an SSD? I mean is it easy …Would it be easy to throw in a HDD as opposed to an SSD? I mean is it easy access please? This with a 500gb/1TB HDD would be ideal for my needs.


Yeah, as long as its a SATA 2.5" 7mm drive you're good to go. I will say it's a bit tricky to get to the drive bay, you have to unclip the entire bottom tray and it does feel like you're going to snap something off, so I'd advise caution when doing it.
I would really like to buy one of these. They are currently out of stock. Does anyone know of any laptops with a similar spec and price please??
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