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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11IAP Laptop: Access important files while traveling with this 11-inch Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. The Intel Celeron processor and 2GB of RAM let you work through your to-do list efficiency, and the 32GB eMMC storage provides space for personal file archives. This Lenovo IdeaPad laptop has an eight-hour battery to get you through the workday.

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What's Included


  • 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal
  • 2-cell battery
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11IAP 81A4 11.6" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1005 out of 1169)

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Features


  • Intel Celeron

Windows 10 operating system

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

11.6" display

Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

Intel® Celeron® processor N3350

Entry-level dual-core processor for general e-mail, Internet and productivity tasks.

2GB system memory

Enough high-bandwidth RAM to meet the system requirements and run basic programs, but not many at once.

32GB eMMC flash memory

This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.

Intel® HD Graphics 500

On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

Weighs 2.54 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin

Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-ion battery.

Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices

Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

1 USB Type-C port

To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.

2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

HDMI output expands your viewing options

Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

Supports microSD memory card formats.

Wireless network connectivity

High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

Basic software package included

1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal

Additional port

Headphone/microphone combo jack.

Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


Overall customer rating

4.2
86%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Dirt cheap laptop!!!!

    Posted
    JellymanProject
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am going to start bey saying that I am quite impressed by this laptop. Though the computer come with an intel celeron N3060 and only 2 GB ram and only 32GB storage, its quite a good machine. Pros: quite fast, runs quiet, doesn't heat up, has a fantastic matte screen and decent battery life. The keyboard is very decent and I would say perfect size that gives you a very good typing experience. The track pad is also very responsive compared to most laptops in this price range. Cons: Not fit for gaming because of the GPU, The screen is only 1366x 768 (though I personally feel that its perfect resolution for the screen size), 32GB storage is simply not enough for 2017. Personally it feels like I am in the late 90s when 30GB disk space was like having 1TB in 2017 (The product also comes with an micro SD slot, so you can add additional storage space) . Who is this laptop for ?: This a is a perfect fit for those who are in school or those who don't need to run heavy applications. Definitely not for running vmware or virtualbox. This computer is however perfect for typing documents on MS-Office or Google Docs or other editing applications of your choice that is not very power hungry. You might also be able to run applications like SQL Server management studio 2014 express edition with local DB, Sublime text, notepad++ or even a few IDE for programming. But remember that it only has 32GB or total storage! I installed Google chrome, Firefox, Opera browser, and git-scm(32bit) after which roughly 5GB storage space was left. highly recommend getting a micro-SD card to store all your documents and using the internal storage only for applications. Over all I have no complain about this computer. This is a replacement for my mid-2012 Macbook Pro. The only complain I have about the Windows operating system is that it is not as perfect as it was visually compared to windows XP. I bought other windows 10 computers with 1080p resolution (screen size(13.3 to 15.6 ) and I was quite disappointed with the visual scaling. Though windows 10 has the scale and layout option, I notices that if you use anything more than 100% it often makes the menus and others things blurry, which was not an issue in windows XP. Between this and my Mac I will definitely miss OSX and Quick Time – Best screen recording software I have ever used. But what I am definitely not going to miss is the skin burns I had to suffer using the Mac. In conclusion, you can’t get a laptop better than this for less than $200!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-11 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the value, features and performance of the IdeaPad 120s-11 meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Affordable; 64-bit Windows; Backup & Upgrade Tips

    Posted
    thoughtfulbuyer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This laptop was an incredible Black Friday 2017 deal. Small and light, it runs Windows, which makes it a "real" computer, able to run arbitrary programs, not just tablet-style apps. I've upgraded to Windows 10 Fall 2017 Creators Edition. I've also installed Microsoft's Linux Subsystem, so that I can use Ubuntu from inside Windows. The result is a very-low-cost platform for serious software development. Contrary to some of the questions-and-answers, the preinstalled Windows 10 Home version IS 64-bit. The build number is 1703, from mid-2017. As other reviewers have mentioned, in-place upgrades will fail unless you free up space on the 32 GB solid-state disk. This machine ships without recovery media. After running through the usual "getting started" steps for a new Windows PC, disconnect from your wireless network and open Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore (Windows 7). [Yes, the feature is holdover from Windows 7!] Plug in a USB external DVD writer (not supplied) and use the two links on the left side of the control panel to create a system image (fills two 9 GB double-layer writable DVDs) and a repair disc (one 4.5 GB single-layer DVD will suffice). Sadly, you must have an optical drive; Windows will not let you use a microSD card, USB flash drive, or external hard drive for this type of backup. Disconnecting from network stops Windows from downloading updates; too much write activity on the internal SSD would kill the "shadow file", causing the backup to fail just before the end. After taking a full backup, I ran Disk Cleanup on C:/ and also got rid of the "bloatware" that comes preinstalled on any low-cost PC. You can safely remove all of the manufacturer's applications except Companion, which is handy for updating drivers and controlling certain hardware features. The anti-virus software, which is, after all, just a one-year trial, can also be removed. (Turn on Windows 10's built-in equivalent.) Once you've activated the free one-year Office 365 subscription, you can delete that big package, too. (Reinstall it later, over the Internet. The entitlement is stored in your Microsoft Account.) The folder on C:/ containing 200 MB of uncompressed PDF manuals, in every possible language, can be temporarily moved to a USB flash drive. These steps will free more than enough space for an upgrade to the latest Windows 10 build.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do yourself a favor - Buy a Chromebook Instead!

    Posted
    MikeInVC

    Please note that my low rating of this product is not a criticism of the computer itself - with the exception of the hard drive (more on that in a minute) I have no complaints about the hardware, and i really enjoy how easy this computer is to type on due to it's large, well-spaced keys - But I have come to the conclusion that Windows 10 can turn any computer into a buggy, glitchy pile of junk in a matter of months. I say this because I bought this laptop only to run Microsoft Office apps and to occasionally do e-mail and surf the web. I have not installed any other apps on this computer, and I haven't even used it that much, but after a few Windows 10 updates it now boots up slower, runs slower, occasionally freezes and takes longer to shut down than my old computer, which my kids had installed all kinds of resource-sapping junk on, and which is also infected with Windows 10. And here's what REALLY annoys me: Microsoft keeps sending me notifications that I need to install the latest Windows 10 Security update - Which requires 10 GIGABYTES of hard-disk space - and now says that Microsoft product support will end for Windows 10 unless I install the next System Update before April 10, which requires 6 GB of drive space. This poses a huge problem on several levels, and here's why: First off, even though this computer is advertised as having a 32GB hard drive, the actual capacity of the hard drive is closer to 28 GB according to File Explorer. Second, with no other apps installed, 24 GB of that drive space is taken up by Windows all by itself. If you haven't done the math, that means there is 4 GB of free HD space. I installed a 64GB MicroSD card in the memory slot, but Windows will not let me download the updates to it. So, unless I am misunderstanding something, it's impossible to upgrade this computer to the standard Microsoft requires to continue offering support for their already unsatisfactory product. This, on a product that is less than one year old! I am SO done with Windows. Next time, it's a Chromebook (or a Mac) for sure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are sorry to hear that you are having issues updating Windows 10 on your Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-11 laptop The Micro-SD card you are using is formatted in FAT32. Windows 10 updates need an external hard drive formatted in NTFS. According to Microsoft Support, you can use an external hard drive when downloading Windows 10 updates for the needed temporary files. Here is a link to an explanation:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013876/windows-10-freeing-up-space-to-install-latest-update lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry level laptop

    Posted
    GaryZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am using this laptop strictly for entertainment. Surfing the web. Purchasing stuff online. Online banking. Word processing. It can do all of that stuff. But it will take some work from you. First of all this laptop doesn't have enough hard drive space so your going to have to uninstall the crap Lenovo installed. I uninstalled the 4 games and saved over 1GB of hard drive space. Second issue is the processor just meets the minimum requirements set by Microsoft. So, do yourself a favor and uninstall the default Antivirus and just use Windows Defender. Virtually all of the Aftermarket Antivirus Products will "cripple" the performance of this laptop and you will never be Happy. Second issue is "Syncing" to the "Cloud". This can really slow down your computer to the point you will never be happy. You can use LibreOffice the Free version for word processing or WPS Office the Free version. The alternative is spend more money and get yourself a faster Laptop with a Intel i5 processor. This laptop is not suitable for School and Work unless your willing to do some work. Let me tell you I am enjoying this laptop immensely. Here is my tip of the week; when you first turn on your laptop it is going to ask you for your WiFi router password, skip this part because it will take 5 hours to install all the updates and you won't be able to do anything on your brand new laptop. Uninstall all the crap and get the laptop humming like a champ and reboot. When your all done enter your wifi password. One last tip it took about 15 minutes to uninstall the default Antivirus program because it has its hook in everything strangling the performance of the laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      This is an entry level, light use computer system. It uses Windows 10 Home 64-Bit as its operating system, which requires less than 2GB of RAM to run. There is a 32GB solid state hard drive on this device for fast boot up and file recall. This device has the latest WiFi capability, with 802.11AC connectivity. There is a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, a $69.00 value on this device. If your requirements fit this profile, this device is a good choice. There are Lenovo utilities installed on this device that can be used regularly to maintain the health of the device. Type "Lenovo Vantage" in the Cortana Search window. Select Lenovo Vantage from the list. In the window that opens, click on "Health and Support". In the expanded menu, select "Hardware Scan" In the window that opens, select "Run Quick Tests". This will scan your entire system for errors. Follow any directions that may pop up. If the problem continues after this scan, now click on "System Update". First select Windows update from the menu. Scan your system to be sure you have the latest version of Windows 10. Once that scan is complete, select "Additional Updates". This will scan your device to be sure there are no new BIOS/Driver updates needed. Follow any instructions that may pop up. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great secondary or traveling machine

    Posted
    ZachG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you're buying the Ideapad 120S as your primary PC, you may be disappointed in its performance - but if you're buying it to be a secondary machine (use in bed, on the couch, while traveling, etc.), the value is hard to beat. For $200, I've got a laptop that browses the web just fine (only gets hung up on websites with a TON of flash content, and only for a second or two), runs both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs/Sheets with no hiccups, and I can even do some light gaming on it. I've played Stardew Valley and FTL without any slowdowns - it won't do current major AAA titles, but that's not what you should be buying this laptop for. Cons: Poor speakers (ended up buying a Bluetooth speaker to use) Mediocre display - looks great straight on, gets some discoloration at angles 32GB of onboard storage Pros: Micro SD slot to expand storage - put a 128GB card in and have had no issues saving to it Great keyboard and trackpad Regularly get a full day's use out of one battery charge Great build - feels sturdy, doesn't get hot or make noise In a nutshell - if all you need is a device to browse the web, do some document editing, and play some light games, you can't do much better for $200. Plan on spending a little more money down the line to get a Bluetooth speaker and a Micro SD card, and I think you'll be very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-11 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaPad 120s-11 meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bad 1st Impression and As is Laptop

    Posted
    SP99
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a great first impression when I purchased idea100s - 30 free support, user guide printed with no garbage fonts and when I called for support they understood what I was asking for. When I have problems with idea100s due to bad Win10 install, I purchased idea120s thinking I would have the same great first impression. Not so. The user guide detailed text can not be printed due to a strange font Lenovo used to create the file. I tried to convey this to support and they thought I had printing problems at my end. They wanted to charge $69 to give a workaround how to print the UG. When I asked about the 30 free support before all they could repeat "fee support" which sounded like free support. When I asked to speak to a supervisor they were either at lunch or had gone home and did not callback when they said they would. There is no way to contact Lenovo to get them to correct the UG to use a font that works. I downloaded the Vantage s/w from Lenovo website and that had errors too! Luckily Vantage s/w is available on the Microsoft store website and this one works. The mouse jumps around periodically for no reason. After I reset the computer it seems to improve. Seems Lenovo quality has greatly gone down from 2 years ago. Luckily all I need to use the Laptop is for reading ebooks which this works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are sorry to hear that you had issues with your IdeaPad 120s-11 laptop. Here is a link the User Guide for this model. It is a PDF file format. There is not "special" font being used. Be sure you have a PDF Reader software installed on the device. If you still can't print the manual, check your printer settings. Here is the link:  https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad120s-11iap_120s-14iap_hmm_201707.pdf lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good when it works

    Posted
    HSSR
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I got this laptop for my daughter for her school work in Nov 2016 (White), it was working well, a bit slow to start (expected), but once it started there were no issues to get connected to the internet or use Office 365. In Dec 2017, all of a sudden, one day, the power LED was off, when connected to charge. Battery was not charging. Thought it was the power adapter issue and bought a new power adapter from Amazon for $20. Even with the new power adapter the power on LED not the charge light was glowing. When searched on internet, I found 1000s of unsatisfied customer who had this power issue after the first year. Calling Lenovo was of no use, they said it was out of warrently and asked me to take it back to best buy. Obviously best buy would not do anything, as I do not have Geek squad coverage. So this left me in a very high disappointing state. So if you are planning to use it for only a year, then buy it. Else for a $200 laptop, plan to buy a warranty for half its price. Lost confidence in Lenovo portable laptops. My son's similar laptop from a different manufacturer is just working fine. 2*s taken out for power failure issue in 15 months (maybe it is the motherboard or power module), 2* taken out for Lenovo not fixing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth a quater of the cost

    Posted
    Peter

    This piece of garbage is worth more for scrap than it is a computer. I got the laptop on sale for $100 dollars. I am a high school student who works less than 24 hrs a week so I needed something cheap that could get the job done and this is definitely not it. The computer can not even start up without intense lag or even watch a YouTube video on 144p without freaking out and having the video fall behind the audio. I downloaded Spotify and it can’t even run that without freaking out(It lags like crazy and runs the cpu is to 100% when nothing else is even opened). If I have even a single application open the computer’s cpu goes all the way up to 100% instantaneously. Also, after a quarter of high school and having about 10 documents no more than 3 pages each, the computer is giving me low storage warnings. Every time I start up the computer it wants me to download an update that needs at least 8GB. Which is far more than this thing even has initially. All in all, do not buy this for anybody unless you sincerely hate the person. There is also a line of dust that always appears on the exact same spot on the screen. Which is probably fie to the fact that when it closes, it never leaves a deal like a laptop is SUPPOSED TO.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are sorry to hear you are having issues with your Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-11 laptop. This system is built to boot up in less than 20 seconds from the off position. Be sure any programs you have installed are compatible with Windows 10 and this system's specific configuration. You can check the health of this device and look for software updates by using Lenovo utilities installed on the device. Type "Lenovo Vantage" in the Cortana Search window. Select Lenovo Vantage from the list. In the window that opens, click on "Health and Support". In the expanded menu, select "Hardware Scan" In the window that opens, select "Run Quick Tests". This will scan your entire system for errors. Follow any directions that may pop up. If the problem continues after this scan, now click on "System Update". First select Windows update from the menu. Scan your system to be sure you have the latest version of Windows 10. Once that scan is complete, select "Additional Updates". This will scan your device to be sure there are no new BIOS/Driver updates needed. Follow any instructions that may pop up. If the issue still continues after these updates, we recommend you call Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686 for additional help. lenovo





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