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LENOVO IdeaPad S340 14" Full HD Intel® Celeron™ Chromebook - 4GB RAM 64 GB eMMC, Black - £170.05 (With Code) @ Currys / eBay
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LENOVO IdeaPad S340 14" Full HD Intel® Celeron™ Chromebook - 4GB RAM 64 GB eMMC, Black - £170.05 (With Code) @ Currys / eBay

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Posted 24th Nov 2019

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Specification
Type: Chromebooks
Storage type: eMMC
Number of cores: Dual-core
Processor: Intel Celeron
Colour: Silver/Grey
Storage capacity: 64 GB
Screen resolution: Full HD
Features: Thin & lightweight (2 kg or less)
Features: Extended battery life (6-10 hours)
Operating system: Chrome OS
Memory: 4 GB
Screen size: 14"
Operating system Chrome OS
Processor - Intel® Celeron™ N4000 Processor- Dual-core- 1.1 GHz / 2.6 GHz- 4 MB cache
RAM 4 GB DDR4 (2400 MHz)
Storage 64 GB eMMC
Touchscreen No
Screen size 14"
Screen type TN LCD
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p
WiFi - Dual-band AC WiFi- 2x2
Ethernet No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
USB - USB Type-C x 2- USB 3.1 x 2
Video connections DisplayPort x 2
Audio connections 3.5 mm jack
Audio software HD Audio
Speakers Dual speakers
Disc drive No
Memory card reader microSD
Camera HD Ready webcam
Mouse / trackpad Multi-touch trackpad
Keyboard Membrane keyboard
Security features Kensington lock
Battery type 3-cell Lithium-ion
Battery life Up to 10 hours
Colour Onyx black
Box contents - Lenovo IdeaPad S340 14" Intel® Celeron™ Chromebook- Charger- Quick-start guide
Dimensions 18.8 x 325.7 x 232.3 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 1.4 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Product Code: 747686
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19 Comments
Was just looking at this on their website.
Not a bad price for a Chromebook that will be supported until June 2026. Heat added.
Heat from me! (Just ordered one to go with my other Chromebook that has just been purloined buy my Granddaughter)
Any other recommendations over this. I want something for the kids to do homework on. That’s under £200. ?
Fantastic chromebook for the money, picked two up when it was on offer for £161, still a bargain for under £200, highly recommended!!
Edited by: "herby247" 24th Nov 2019
B_O_O_Y_A_R24/11/2019 10:10

Any other recommendations over this. I want something for the kids to do …Any other recommendations over this. I want something for the kids to do homework on. That’s under £200. ?


Depends what the homework is; it will dictate which software they need to use. For basic research and word-processing this is fine.
B_O_O_Y_A_R24/11/2019 10:10

Any other recommendations over this. I want something for the kids to do …Any other recommendations over this. I want something for the kids to do homework on. That’s under £200. ?



Have a look at this thread

https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/3325584

if you find an answer to your question
Thank you . It would be just web based teaching sites and some word processing for now.
flavione24/11/2019 10:37

Have a look at this …Have a look at this threadhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/3325584if you find an answer to your question


The link goes to the Currys website. Try this
link instead.
I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago for £179, great for the money.

I tried it out in store first as the TN panel was a bit of a concern. It's OK, but you do have to get the angle spot on, unlike a decent IPS, and it's a bit 'washed out' colour wise.
My eyes have got used to high PPI OLED phone screens though so that probably doesn't help.

Decent range of Android apps work on it, so alternative privacy browsers like Firefox Focus, Brave et al can let you escape the clutches of the Googleverse Octopus if you want...

Not tried out the Linux capabilities yet but as a Mint user in a W10 desktop VM that is of interest to me.

Edit: Just to add the battery life is great, and even watching high res YT videos for hours on end it never gets particularly hot, which as it's passively cooled (no fan) was a concern. Not noticed any thermal throttling yet.
Edited by: "Infrasonic" 24th Nov 2019
Hey Guys, so I went ahead and got this from Amazon. I'm sorry to say it was a massive let down ..and I sent it straight back the following day. A real shame as looks wise, battery life and sound, it was more than acceptable. But unfortunately the main thing I must have is RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. And this thing just failed to deliver. Taking an age to load pages, failing to play 720p videos without buffering,, and many times taking over 10+ seconds to respond to request(not 10+secs to begin and complete loading a requested page/link, but to actually begin responding before another tedious wait during the actual loading stage once it woke up from its coma) I mean what the hell type of garbage are they putting in these things??? It just doesn't make sense to make such a beautifully designed machine that has a useless piece of garbage at the heart of it. I'd understand more if even some light multi-tasking or something was slowing things up, but we're talking about single tab operations here. The most basic of tasks and it's struggling to manage.

All I'm after is:-

1) FULL HD(1920X1080p) minus crappy TN panel.

2) Solid battery life.

3) Snappy, I repeat, SNAPPY response times when browsing/loading pages.

4) Ability to watch 720p video smoothly without any buffering nonsense.

Am I wrong in believing there's at least 1 Chromebook out there that can deliver ALL 4 of the above within the price range I was prepared to go?(£200-£300) It seems ridiculous that I'd have to start looking at going over the £300 point when I'm not using it for anything more powerful than the most casual of uses. And once over that £300 point, I could easily get a mediocre i3 windows laptop that would almost certainly slaughter any £200-£300 Chromebook with performance.

Any help much appreciated.
Value__Taker24/11/2019 12:43

Hey Guys, so I went ahead and got this from Amazon. I'm sorry to say it …Hey Guys, so I went ahead and got this from Amazon. I'm sorry to say it was a massive let down ..and I sent it straight back the following day. A real shame as looks wise, battery life and sound, it was more than acceptable. But unfortunately the main thing I must have is RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. And this thing just failed to deliver. Taking an age to load pages, failing to play 720p videos without buffering,, and many times taking over 10+ seconds to respond to request(not 10+secs to begin and complete loading a requested page/link, but to actually begin responding before another tedious wait during the actual loading stage once it woke up from its coma) I mean what the hell type of garbage are they putting in these things??? It just doesn't make sense to make such a beautifully designed machine that has a useless piece of garbage at the heart of it. I'd understand more if even some light multi-tasking or something was slowing things up, but we're talking about single tab operations here. The most basic of tasks and it's struggling to manage. All I'm after is:-1) FULL HD(1920X1080p) minus crappy TN panel. 2) Solid battery life.3) Snappy, I repeat, SNAPPY response times when browsing/loading pages. 4) Ability to watch 720p video smoothly without any buffering nonsense. Am I wrong in believing there's at least 1 Chromebook out there that can deliver ALL 4 of the above within the price range I was prepared to go?(£200-£300) It seems ridiculous that I'd have to start looking at going over the £300 point when I'm not using it for anything more powerful than the most casual of uses. And once over that £300 point, I could easily get a mediocre i3 windows laptop that would almost certainly slaughter any £200-£300 Chromebook with performance. Any help much appreciated.


I am looking at this one here theres some from warehouse - 20% off and come with 12 month warranty from amazon.
benjefreys24/11/2019 14:14

I am looking at this one here theres some from warehouse - 20% off and …I am looking at this one here theres some from warehouse - 20% off and come with 12 month warranty from amazon.


But like I said, if I have to pay into that range I'd be as well getting a full on laptop. A possible Chromebook that could perhaps fit the bill is this Acer ? but I've no experience with Pentium processors. And I've seen quite a few people saying they're dog slow There must be many on here who have(or had) Pentium Chromebooks? Are they good enough to do what I'm asking???(operate basic tasks smoothly)

It's quite remarkable how many reviews there are on YT for laptops..but all they seem to do is run through the specs of a machine(which people can see for themselves by looking in the product description) and it's extremely difficult to find any that show you exactly how it runs
Value__Taker24/11/2019 12:43

Hey Guys, so I went ahead and got this from Amazon. I'm sorry to say it …Hey Guys, so I went ahead and got this from Amazon. I'm sorry to say it was a massive let down ..and I sent it straight back the following day. A real shame as looks wise, battery life and sound, it was more than acceptable. But unfortunately the main thing I must have is RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. And this thing just failed to deliver. Taking an age to load pages, failing to play 720p videos without buffering,, and many times taking over 10+ seconds to respond to request(not 10+secs to begin and complete loading a requested page/link, but to actually begin responding before another tedious wait during the actual loading stage once it woke up from its coma) I mean what the hell type of garbage are they putting in these things??? It just doesn't make sense to make such a beautifully designed machine that has a useless piece of garbage at the heart of it. I'd understand more if even some light multi-tasking or something was slowing things up, but we're talking about single tab operations here. The most basic of tasks and it's struggling to manage. All I'm after is:-1) FULL HD(1920X1080p) minus crappy TN panel. 2) Solid battery life.3) Snappy, I repeat, SNAPPY response times when browsing/loading pages. 4) Ability to watch 720p video smoothly without any buffering nonsense. Am I wrong in believing there's at least 1 Chromebook out there that can deliver ALL 4 of the above within the price range I was prepared to go?(£200-£300) It seems ridiculous that I'd have to start looking at going over the £300 point when I'm not using it for anything more powerful than the most casual of uses. And once over that £300 point, I could easily get a mediocre i3 windows laptop that would almost certainly slaughter any £200-£300 Chromebook with performance. Any help much appreciated.


There's a Chrome OS setting for leave wifi on during sleep (whenever you shut the lid or it times out), so did you have that switched on? Otherwise you're trying to reconnect the wifi all the time, which might explain a few of your issues.
Value__Taker24/11/2019 14:47

But like I said, if I have to pay into that range I'd be as well getting a …But like I said, if I have to pay into that range I'd be as well getting a full on laptop. A possible Chromebook that could perhaps fit the bill is this Acer ? but I've no experience with Pentium processors. And I've seen quite a few people saying they're dog slow There must be many on here who have(or had) Pentium Chromebooks? Are they good enough to do what I'm asking???(operate basic tasks smoothly) It's quite remarkable how many reviews there are on YT for laptops..but all they seem to do is run through the specs of a machine(which people can see for themselves by looking in the product description) and it's extremely difficult to find any that show you exactly how it runs


Thread on the Acer here if that helps hotukdeals.com/dea…030
Infrasonic24/11/2019 15:05

There's a Chrome OS setting for leave wifi on during sleep (whenever you …There's a Chrome OS setting for leave wifi on during sleep (whenever you shut the lid or it times out), so did you have that switched on? Otherwise you're trying to reconnect the wifi all the time, which might explain a few of your issues.


Trust me mate, this was no connectivity issue. The thing simply wasn't fit for purpose. This is what they boast on one of their pages> "The new AMD A-Series processors for Chromebooks enable customers to stream video, run the latest apps, play web games and browse the Internet effortlessly for up to 10 hours"

God knows what it's like for people trying to multitask on that thing, considering it doesn't even have enough power to run single requests on 1 tab. Just for the lulz I tried to open multiple tabs(at a time when it would occasionally stir from its coma state)..and predictably all I got to see was multiple spinning circles going round and round and round..
Juzza1224/11/2019 15:25

Thread on the Acer here if that helps …Thread on the Acer here if that helps https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-chromebook-514-cb514-1h-p5el-intel-pentium-n4200-11ghz-4gb-ddr4-64gb-3336030


Cheers mate. I looked in on that earlier, but I couldn't see anyone giving a glowing report after buying? There needs to be more of people commenting on deals AFTER they've purchased. Telling whether they're pleased with performance etc..
tinca24/11/2019 10:09

Heat from me! (Just ordered one to go with my other Chromebook that has …Heat from me! (Just ordered one to go with my other Chromebook that has just been purloined buy my Granddaughter)


Purloined. What a wonderful word that I didn't know existed until a few moments ago. Thank you!
theblackbuck24/11/2019 16:43

Purloined. What a wonderful word that I didn't know existed until a few …Purloined. What a wonderful word that I didn't know existed until a few moments ago. Thank you!


Thank you - I'm just an old fashioned guy
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