Thomson NEO10 Laptop £99.99 @ CurrysPCWorld
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Thomson NEO10 Laptop £99.99 @ CurrysPCWorld

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Found 29th Dec 2017
Cheapest laptop I have ever seen at Currys PC World - £99.99!

Windows 10
Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 Processor
RAM: 2 GB / Storage: 32 GB eMMC
Up to 6 hours battery life

Comes in both black & white. You can even buy now pay later with their 'Your Plan' credit service if you're a little hard up after the Christmas splash.
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Cold ! not full HD or an i7 processor.
Just thought I'd get this in before the full HD / gaming muppets arrive here
But seriously for £100 this should be a lot better than the N270 processor Netbooks that were very popular not so long ago so should get HOT.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 29th Dec 2017
It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even for £100.
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Laptop, or netbook realistically? But still, cheap for what it is. Keep your expectations realistic and you will be a happy camper.
People will slate it I'm sure but it's certainly cheap. The processor isn't terrible either.
Good price for what it is, just don't have high expectations
Cold ! not full HD or an i7 processor.
Just thought I'd get this in before the full HD / gaming muppets arrive here
But seriously for £100 this should be a lot better than the N270 processor Netbooks that were very popular not so long ago so should get HOT.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 29th Dec 2017
I AM JUDGING THIS LAPTOP AS I CAN'T PLAY GTA V ON IT ..... anyway it looks okay the only issue I can see is the 32gb emmc will probably have alot of that taken up by windows 10. if it lets you install stuff onto an sd card it should be good though
Does anyone know if this laptop is fitted with a fan for cooling or if it is entirely fanless ie passively cooled (with link to hardware manual)? Thanks.
It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even for £100.
Bear in mind with 32GB storage, any update or upgrade to windows may be fraught with failure or impossibility. 64GB is really the bare minimum, unless you know what you are doing. At this size and cost, it can be good for light browsing and media consumption, but the 2GB of RAM is on the puny side. For a noname laptop, there are lots of alternates on ebay/amazon for chinese devices (Teclast, Chunwei(?), and others).
10 inch "laptop"? Crikey.

This has to be a very niche market, or a trap of regret, really.


Good price, but hard to understand why you wouldn't go for a tablet instead
Dat bezel
These are good travel netbooks, or low power servers for something running 24/7.
Considering the storage / RAM I wouldn't use it as a day to day laptop.
Rc_Anderson39 m ago

Does anyone know if this laptop is fitted with a fan for cooling or if it …Does anyone know if this laptop is fitted with a fan for cooling or if it is entirely fanless ie passively cooled (with link to hardware manual)? Thanks.


These processors were typically used in tablets, so highly unlikely to have a fan.

The z8350 is actually ok for basic use. The 32GB storage is probably the weakest link...will be tricky to keep enough space for Windows and all its incredibly annoying updates.
Picard12344 m ago

It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even …It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even for £100.


Well I'm writing this on one. Much niftier than many modern small laptops costing more than this. Except, of course, what was XP is now a Linux distro. Much more for less (well nothing). Speed and plenty of room left in 32GB and even 2GB gives you a good multiple browsing experience if you use one of the lighter GUIs such as XFCE. Stick LibreOffice on it and you have a nice little personal computer (remember them?) for home or office.

You can test whether it will run, say Linux Mint XFCE, from a USB stick without having to disturb what is already on it until you are sure it will work.
If you don't mind buying from a China supplier (BIG if for some) spend a bit more and get something like a Jumper EZBook 3, usually around £170 on a deal, or even the less expensive EzBook 3SE:

geekbuying.com/ite…tml
Edited by: "smileypete" 29th Dec 2017
Chuck ubuntu on it and you have a nice little machine for general web browsing.

I wouldn't be running Windows on 32GB tbh, as said above, if you sneeze on it Windows Update will fill that up (talking from experience owning a HP slate with 32GB storage)
Heat added for the price
This isn't a laptop. It's a tablet with a keyboard attached.
Yep, this with Linux, is also probably a better buy at this price than a Chromebook and having to beef that up with a crouton. I'm desperately trying not to tempt myself.
I'm now confused. Googling 'Thomson NEO10' brings up a Win 10 TABLET not a laptop at all sites except PC World/Currys. This suggests either our Dixie friends have got it wrong or this is a special one-off for them with Thomson re-using the same model numbers.

Guess the answer is for someone here to check out what is actually on display.
I know it is cheap, but only really worthwhile for browsing. These are the types of things Nans buy and then expect to be able to actually do stuff
brainsys2 h, 48 m ago

Well I'm writing this on one. Much niftier than many modern small laptops …Well I'm writing this on one. Much niftier than many modern small laptops costing more than this.


Nothing nifty about a very slow Z8350 Atom chip and only 2GB RAM.
Just what I was after, I'm a Mac user but have some vehicle diagnostic software I run via Parallels.

This will avoid the MacBook being around the car etc!
For £10 more I bought a very good refurbished Thinkpad with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk and i3 3rd generation.
Picard1237 h, 29 m ago

Nothing nifty about a very slow Z8350 Atom chip and only 2GB RAM.


Pass Mark 1305 suggests it will be nifty at running browsers and libreoffice on anything other than windows and hence room for a decent swapfile. Or can you suggest anything new that is faster for change from a pony?

That is if it really is a laptop and having an Intel CPU and not possibly a faster ARM as listed elsewhere.

Has anybody yet eyeballed one to give us an answer?
brainsys10 h, 56 m ago

Pass Mark 1305 suggests it will be nifty at running browsers and …Pass Mark 1305 suggests it will be nifty at running browsers and libreoffice on anything other than windows and hence room for a decent swapfile.


Pass Mark?? That's a terrible benchmark for browser performance. I see 100% utilisation browsing some Web pages in chrome, Firefox etc and that's on a faster N3450. This Atom is dog slow.
brainsys21 h, 0 m ago

I'm now confused. Googling 'Thomson NEO10' brings up a Win 10 TABLET not a …I'm now confused. Googling 'Thomson NEO10' brings up a Win 10 TABLET not a laptop at all sites except PC World/Currys. This suggests either our Dixie friends have got it wrong or this is a special one-off for them with Thomson re-using the same model numbers.Guess the answer is for someone here to check out what is actually on display.


It's one of Thomson's Netbooks.

thomsoncomputing.eu/not…tml
Might be a stupid question but would it be good enough to use an elgato game capture with? Not edit or stream just to record video?
Picard1239 h, 25 m ago

Pass Mark?? That's a terrible benchmark for browser performance. I see …Pass Mark?? That's a terrible benchmark for browser performance. I see 100% utilisation browsing some Web pages in chrome, Firefox etc and that's on a faster N3450. This Atom is dog slow.


On which OS/GUI?
brainsys29th Dec

Or can you suggest anything new that is faster for change from a pony?


Might be something soon as the next gen is around the corner. If I was really limited on budget I'd get this for £130

geekbuying.com/ite…tml
Edited by: "smileypete" 31st Dec 2017
Picard12330th Dec 2017

Pass Mark?? That's a terrible benchmark for browser performance. I see …Pass Mark?? That's a terrible benchmark for browser performance. I see 100% utilisation browsing some Web pages in chrome, Firefox etc and that's on a faster N3450. This Atom is dog slow.


I'd adjust the adblock settings or stop browsing crappy websites with too many ads. Without Adblock my Desktop i5-6600k would often fully utilize one whole core running Firefox only. It seems Chrome can utilize more than one cores to run ads in the background - for better or worse.

I'm typing this on a N4200 which is roughly as fast as your N3450. And on Win 10 mine shows 15% CPU utilization for Chrome browsing 14 tabs at the moment, which includes a flash game in the background. Compared to my desktop it is slower, but it's nothing I notice as annoying. The biggest difference is the limited main memory on mine (4GB) which seems to limit the number of tabs chrome keeps active.

I think the problem is not your CPU, but your setup or what you do. I've seen websites behave badly on my 12 core workstation at work.
Edited by: "jomay" 1st Jan
Picard12329th Dec 2017

It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even …It's a Netbook that's about 10 years behind the times. Not worth it even for £100.


Yeah. Probably better off hooking up a cheapish half decent tablet up to a keyboard instead. Or just spend another hundred on an actual basic laptop.
Edited by: "estjaydee" 2nd Jan
You can hardware decode h265 on this but cannot hardware decode vp9 on windows with the x5-Z8350 which is annoying as you can on android with the same chip.
The touchpad is absolute garbage (phantom clicks etc), and there is no way to change the settings, and the display is terrible as well.

Avoid like the plague, and invest in a tried and trusted laptop manufacturer.
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