Lenovo S21e 11.6" Free upgrade to Windows 10 - £129.99 @ Argos
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Lenovo S21e 11.6" Free upgrade to Windows 10 - £129.99 @ Argos

£129.99Argos Deals
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Found 24th Nov 2015
From tomorrow Argos will have this for £129.99! You can reserve now and grab it tomorrow if you want, that way you don't miss out

This thin, lightweight design is the perfect travel companion. SO whether you're off to another meeting or another country, this laptop means portability is a walk in the park.

Thin and light - don't let a heavy bag weigh you down. At 1.15 kg, the lenovo s21e is amazingly portable.
Incredibly affordable - invest wisely in a laptop that won't stretch your purse.
CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Celeron n2840 quad core processor.
2.16GHz processor speed.
2GB RAM.
32GB eMMC hard drive.
Microsoft Windows 8.1.
This device can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free.
Display features:

11.6 inch screen.
High definition display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics.
Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

SD media card reader.
1 USB 2.0 port.
1 USB 3.0 port.
Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

VGA webcam.
Built-in mic.
Dolby sound system.
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Nice and cheap.
Heat
any HDMI socket?
Does it have a touch screen ? Or is it non touch ?
Omg is this a bargain ?
pauladam3954

any HDMI socket?



yeah on the left side
cool thanks
LOUGHBORO GUY

Omg is this a bargain ?


its £180 on Amazon if thats anything to go by. Its' not a buy it even if you don't need it if that's what you mean
good find op, heat
Can the hard drive be upgraded and if so would this be an easy and cheap process, thank you for any advice.
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deleted1315437
Can I connect to 3G?
Seems like an excellent price, my 2 year old dell i5 has just died, does anyone know if it's possible to take the old ssd out and put it in this?
Still showing £229
How do I reserve? Bargain
Better machine £149 - Asus EeeBook X205TA
It's £229 on Argos website?
widzmorrow

Review if it helps … Review if it helps http://www.pcworld.com/article/2956395/laptop-computers/lenovo-s21e-review-for-those-on-the-tightest-of-budgets-theres-this-sub-200-laptop.html



It did. Helped me to not bother buying it, even at this price! Thanks.
thanks - reserved, perfect for my dad, and have a £10 voucher from my last purchase! If you add to basket, the price changes as you go through checkout!
terrible specs why is getting hot votes? if it was a tablet it would be ok but its a rubbish laptop
perfect for browsing/work on the run.
Broadsands

It did. Helped me to not bother buying it, even at this price! Thanks.




You clearly did not read the whole review or, if you did, you failed to understand what it was saying. "
COMMENTS
Hayden Dingman
Hayden Dingman | @haydencd
Games reporter, PCWorld Aug 17, 2015 2:00 AM
I must admit—looking at the Lenovo S21e triggers a small bit of nostalgia in me. Nostalgia for a time when laptop manufacturers were seemingly obsessed with miniaturizing laptops. A time of pre-iPad, pre-ultrabook. A time when netbooks reigned supreme.

Okay, so it's not really nostalgia. It's more like "Oh yeah, that happened." But regardless, the S21e is a holdover from another era, when sub-12-inch screens and small keyboards were the norm. That might not sound super appealing, but you might change your mind when you hear the price: You can find the S21e for anywhere from $150-200.

Now we're talking bargains.

The design
I'm not joking—the Lenovo S21e is the prototypical (large) netbook design. It's an 11.6-inch miniature clamshell clad in silver, featuring a 1366x768 screen. It looks like someone traveled back in time to 2008 on a mission to bring back the world's most average of average computers.

The netbook wasn't a bad design though. It was rugged and utilitarian—a shape that says "I am for working." It's not sexy. It's not the type of computer you parade around town. But it's the kind of computer that will still be there for you even after you drop it on the ground once or twice. That's worth something.

The screen itself is exceedingly washed out, with quite a bit of light leakage and poor viewing angles thanks to a cheap TN panel. However, the low resolution isn't nearly as detrimental on a screen this size as it is on some of the 15.6-inch models we took a look at—text is fairly crisp, for instance.

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The Lenovo S21e has a netbook-style but is far more usable.
The keyboard is undersized to match the scaled-down screen. The biggest casualties are the long keys—Enter, Shift, Tab, et cetera—although pretty much any non-letter key takes a hit. This can turn "Find the backspace key" into a fun little game, but means you'll otherwise be typing like normal. And the keys on the S21e aren't terrible, although they don't have a ton of travel.

Oddly enough, the trackpad on the S21e is one of the best we looked at in this review tier. It's fast, precise, and responds well to both clicking and tapping. I had a way better experience here than I did with Lenovo's larger IdeaPad 100, although the S21e's trackpad is predictably undersized to match the 11.6-inch screen.

Port-wise, we've got power, one USB 3.0 jack, and a micro-HDMI slot on the left, plus a combined headphones/microphone jack, card reader, and USB 2.0 jack on the right.

And the S21e also beats the tar out of the IdeaPad 100 in the audio department. I don't know how Lenovo got such a big sound to come out of such a small laptop, but I'm impressed. I initially scoffed when I saw the "Dolby" sticker on the S21e—and I'm still having a bit of a chuckle over it. This is no theater-quality sound system. But the S21e features surprisingly loud stereo speakers with a solid amount of low-end tone, though I'd be happier if the speakers weren't located right where you rest the laptop on your legs.

The specs
The Lenovo S21e is small, but it holds its own. The specs are actually very similar to the Lenovo IdeaPad 100. Inside, we have an Intel Celeron processor (the N2840, clocked at 2.16GHz), integrated Intel HD Graphics, and 2GB of RAM.

And those specs helped keep the S21e pretty much tied up with its larger cousin, as far as benchmarks are concerned. In PCMark 8, the S21e hammered out a Home Conventional score of 1,278. That falls short of the 2,527 score set by our sub-$500 performance frontrunner, the Toshiba C55-C. But it's also a perfectly fine score for your day-to-day tasks—browsing email, typing up documents, and the like.

In fact, the S21e even outscored the IdeaPad 100 in one benchmark, the Work Conventional test. The S21e put out a score of 1,750 to the IdeaPad 100's 1,631. How is that possible?

Well, here's where things get a bit weird. Remember when I said the S21e is a netbook? Yeah, well…I wasn't joking. And one of the core conceits of the netbook was, if you'll remember, that it relied pretty heavily on the Internet. Mostly for storage.

The S21e isn't really packing any storage, in a conventional sense. Unlike the IdeaPad 100, with its 500GB hard drive, the S21e features a single 64GB eMMC, or "embedded MultiMediaCard." Basically, think of it like an SD card inside the laptop.

So why did the S21e score better than the Ideapad 100 in one benchmark? Well, the S21e's eMMC read speed is 171MB/s according to CrystalDiskMark, while the IdeaPad 100 can only manage 99MB/s at best on its slow 5,400 RPM hard drive. That's most likely the source of the discrepancy, though it could also be better ventilation/less throttling on the S21e.

Plus there's the obvious drawback of a 64GB eMMC which is that 64GB is not very much storage. In fact, we couldn't even run our standard 30GB Handbrake transcode benchmark because we ran out of space on the card. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E uses a 64GB eMMC also, but in that case it's backed up by a life-saving 500GB hard drive.

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We suspect the Lenovo S21e's ancestral tree has a netbook or two in it.
The bloat
Thankfully Lenovo hasn't bothered wasting a ton of space with unnecessary software. Lenovo Bluetooth, Lenovo EasyCamera, Lenovo Solution Center, and…that's it. Not even antivirus software. Pretty awesome. This is as close to stock Windows 8.1 as you're liable to get from any manufacturer.

The verdict
Netbooks fell out of fashion for a reason—there's only so much you can do with them, and there are better-performing laptops on the market now that are just as portable, to say nothing of tablets or hybrid tablet/laptop designs.

But there are advantages to netbooks: Solid battery life, compact size, an actual computer processor instead of one designed for mobile devices, and (unlike most tablets) a full version of Windows 8.1. Plus it's under $200. That's nothing to scoff at.

The Lenovo S21e isn't the best device we've looked at, but it fills a very particular niche and it fills it well. If you're on a very tight budget or just looking for a solid travel companion, maybe it's worth taking a trip back to 2008 and rediscovering the netbook craze once more."

Try reading it again and, this time, try to understand what was being said. It's £129.99. What in the name of sanity do you expect for that price?
Pukka deal

Really bad reviews



Don't be silly. It's £129.99.
Magister

Don't be silly. It's £129.99.


This is £49.99 and good reviews ... hotukdeals.com/dea…998
Broadsands

It did. Helped me to not bother buying it, even at this price! Thanks.



Thought so lol
jamstaruk1972

terrible specs why is getting hot votes? if it was a tablet it would be … terrible specs why is getting hot votes? if it was a tablet it would be ok but its a rubbish laptop


Ok so name an alternative at this price or very similar price
westonborn

Better machine £149 - Asus EeeBook X205TA


On where.
Pukka deal

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Duh ones a netbook with Microsoft and ones a tablet
cold. a month ago ms were doing a hp stream for 120 pounds which included ms office and some other goodies thrown in. this is very cold compared to that and that didn't get much heat
Edited by: "zaheer2003" 25th Nov 2015
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And a completely different class of device, such that your reference to it (twice, now) is irrelevant, I'm afraid.
link not working now, maybe sold out
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Same price, with better reviews.
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lucas

Seems like an excellent price, my 2 year old dell i5 has just died, does … Seems like an excellent price, my 2 year old dell i5 has just died, does anyone know if it's possible to take the old ssd out and put it in this?



Just noticed your comment and I wondering, would you not be better off claiming under it's warranty and not just looking to buy a new one?
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or if more than 2 years
telegraph.co.uk/fin…tml
with some rights superseded by the consumer RIGHTS ACT 2015.
Edited by: "sadsak" 25th Nov 2015
Reserved on for the kids ^_^

Heat added!
ssjinzo

Does it have a touch screen ? Or is it non touch ?



Why not ask if it's 4K as well and comes in a gold box?
Picard123

Why not ask if it's 4K as well and comes in a gold box?


All I asked for is a touch screen at this price it is realistic and not something that's out there. All I want for Christmas is a touchscreen anyway. Was looking for a touch screen small laptop netbook. But I decided to go for a hybrid I didn't think I could have picked one up but I went for this one

hotukdeals.com/dea…162

Seems better for the money
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 25th Nov 2015
Anybody know if this will run minecraft
mabs1234

Ok so name an alternative at this price or very similar price



im not saying i have an alternative just you get what you pay for it will struggle to play games ,and with a few programs running this will be really slow,its just a tablet/netbook
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