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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 960 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but just a tad slow browsing speed

    Posted
    TimTime

    Thought I'd give a run down on this laptop after having it a week. I paid $149 for this while it was on sale. For $149 it is a decent deal. I don't think I'd spend $199 for it and definitely wouldn't buy it at it's normal price of $249. I like the build quality a lot. Even though it's plastic it is very strong and durable and feels very good in the hand. Fairly light but yet strong. No fingerprint problems. The cover is nice and smooth. The display is just ok. Not bad but it is a TN panel so the viewing angles are not going to be great. For browsing or working on documents it is fine. For watching movies the blacks are going to look bad and washed out. If you are use to an IPS screen you probably won't like it. But we are talking $149 here. Speed. I find the speed is fine except for browsing. Runs MS Office just fine. It even runs Microsoft flight Simulator 2004 fine (13 year old game and running it from the SD card getting 50+ frame rates). For todays games it might not be so good. For browsing it runs Edge OK, but Firefox and Chrome are slow. Comparing this to my Acer Chromebook 14 and my Chromebook is a speed demon compared to this Lenovo. Its ok for light browsing but you can really tell it is only 2gb of ram as it really needs 4. Just to clarify, this runs a 64bit version of Windows 10, not 32bit. And that's unfortunate because it would run better on 32bit and you would get another 5-6 gb of space if it did. Alas there are no 32bit drivers for touchpad and other hardware, believe me because I tried installing 32 bit on it. Here's whats funny. I have a 2 year old AcerX205ta 32bit WIn10 and with the same software installed, the Acer has 12gb left compared to this Lenovo which has 5gb left. So you are stuck with 64bit. Pros: Form factor, build quality, keyboard. Can live with the display. Price. Speed ok for some games and Office. AC wifi. USB-C and USB 3.0 ports. Micro SD slot. Battery life 8+hours. Light enough for travel. Cons: Browsing speed. RAM. HD space. Display for movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent PC for its purpose – with Linux

    Posted
    Brian
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    I think it’s worth the $128.99 open box or the $149.99 sale price, but in my humble opinion, I don’t believe it’s worth the regular price of $249.99. I played around with Win 10 and found it a bit slow for my taste which was no surprise given the 2GB of memory and 1.10 GHz dual-core Intel Celeron processor. After all, this is an entry level, light use system. After creating a USB recovery drive https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht117511 to provide a way back to Win 10, I downloaded Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon edition https://linuxmint.com/download.php, created a bootable USB drive using Rufus, then performed a scratch install. Linux ran much better since it’s lighter than Win 10 and used disk space was freed up as well. I chose Linux Mint Cinnamon edition since the desktop is more Windows-like than other Linux distros. Linux Mint is based off of Ubuntu which has proven over the years to be one of the most popular Linux distros ever with a very strong and helpful support community. If you’re not happy with the Win 10 performance then give Linux a try, you may be pleasantly surprised. There’s plenty of flavors to choose from and the price is right – they’re all free. Care should be taken however which flavor to use as some distos require more resources than others. If you’re new to Linux and like Windows then I would suggest installing the Linux Mint Cinnamon edition. Although running Linux won’t transform the Lenovo 120S-141AP Laptop into a high performance high multi-task system, it will, in my opinion, provide a more enjoyable and less frustrating user experience for surfing the web, creating word like documents with LibreOffice, using Spotify, etc. Give it a try. If you create the USB recovery drive as noted above, then you can always go back to Win 10. Experiment, learn and most importantly, have fun. A 62 year old nerd.

    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. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent PC for its purpose (ultra budget)

    Posted
    Todd
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    Look, if I were to review this computer against NORMAL computers, the Lenovo ideapad 120S would get a 1 star. But this PC is not intended to compete against those computers, they are in completely different categories. Reviewing this PC for its INTENDED PURPOSE, that being a super budget PC that competes with the plethora of Google Chromebooks, this computer definitely deserves a 5 out of 5. The keyboard is probably the best feature. It is one of the best I've used...very responsive. No backlit keyboard, oh well. Webcam is there (its OK, nothing special). HDMI port, USB 3.0, extra USB port, USB C, fullsize HDMI, microSD slot, and indicator LED for power and HD (left side). The bezzel of the screen has plenty of space for Neonode AirBar (sold by Best Buy) which can add touch capabilities. And what is very nice is that out of the box the bloatware is very limited, just McAfee and a couple Lenovo Apps. The only real downside of this computer is the 32GB of storage and the 1.1 GHz dual core Celeron processor. Look, Windows is snappy and boot time is about 25 seconds. It is good enough for what it is. The 32GB drive is pretty is "eh" considering the space. I wish it was 64GB, but it will do. Out of the box there is like 12GB free. After installing Office 2016 and installing updates (the computer runs Windows 10 Home v1703), you get down to around 7.5GB free. It is tight. I recommend downloading the latest Windows 10 ISO, v1709 creators update, creating USB installation media and installing fresh, cleaning out all the partitions. The drive after doing this will offer you 28.5GB of space and after updates and Office 2016, you wil be left with around 9.5GB free. Definitely worth it for the extra 2 GB. The lid will not open with one hand. You need two. But, it is smooth. The laptop is super light and the power adapter is very portable. I highly recommend it if you need a Chromebook type PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop. This system ships with a free 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365, there is no need to install Office 2016, if you did, this is using up hard drive space needlessly and may conflict with the Microsoft Office programs already installed. If you need more storage space, there is a micro-SD card slot on the device that can be used to add storage space. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget portable PC

    Posted
    Todd123
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    Look, if I were to review this computer against NORMAL computers, the Lenovo ideapad 120S would get a 1 star. But this PC is not intended to compete against those computers, they are in completely different categories. Reviewing this PC for its INTENDED PURPOSE, that being a super budget PC that competes with the plethora of Google Chromebooks, this computer definitely deserves a 5 out of 5. The keyboard is probably the best feature. It is one of the best I've used...very responsive. No backlit keyboard, oh well. Webcam is there (its OK, nothing special). HDMI port, USB 3.0, extra USB port, USB C, fullsize HDMI, microSD slot, and indicator LED for power and HD (left side). The bezzel of the screen has plenty of space for Neonode AirBar (sold by Best Buy) which can add touch capabilities. And what is very nice is that out of the box the bloatware is very limited, just McAfee and a couple Lenovo Apps. The only real downside of this computer is the 32GB of storage and the 1.1 GHz dual core Celeron processor. Look, Windows is snappy and boot time is about 25 seconds. It is good enough for what it is. The 32GB drive is pretty is "eh" considering the space. I wish it was 64GB, but it will do. Out of the box there is like 12GB free. After installing Office 2016 and installing updates (the computer runs Windows 10 Home v1703), you get down to around 7.5GB free. It is tight. I recommend downloading the latest Windows 10 ISO, v1709 creators update, creating USB installation media and installing fresh, cleaning out all the partitions. The drive after doing this will offer you 28.5GB of space and after updates and Office 2016, you wil be left with around 9.5GB free. Definitely worth it for the extra 2 GB. The lid will not open with one hand. You need two. But, it is smooth. The laptop is super light and the power adapter is very portable. I highly recommend it if you need a Chromebook type PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop. This is an entry level, light use 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 for quick boot up and quick loading of programs and files. If you need more storage space for this device, there is a Micro-SD card slot that can be used to add more storage space. This device has the latest WiFi capability, with 802.11AC connectivity. It comes with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, a $69.00 value. If your requirements fit this profile, this device is a good choice. lenovo

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's A Laptop That Reflects Its Price

    Posted
    Joey
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    I bought the laptop for 150 dollars, and it really does act like a laptop that costs 150 dollars. It has minimal storage and can run programs at a mediocre speed. It's a laptop designed for basic use, so it can not handle gaming and other intensive programs. Web browsing can be done at a semi-decent speed. Office programs running at a semi-decent speed as well. Overall, it's a pretty mediocre device with Windows 10 running on it. Because of the reasons mentioned above, I don't know if I'd even recommend this device to be used the way its been sold. Out of the box, it really does run like a mediocre laptop, Now, if you're willing to tweak your device, like I have, and install Linux on it, the device goes from being mediocre to being somewhat usable. I have personally installed Fedora linux on it and it's made the device a lot more tolerable. It doesn't make the device super speedy or anything. It just makes it good enough to be somewhat useful. I don't think I can really say that this device will be useful to any particular person. If you're in the market for a laptop to use as an everyday device, I'd personally recommend that you ignore this device and move on to another laptop in its price range. For 150 dollars (or the original price of $250), one can definitely get a windows laptop or chromebook that can definitely run better than this laptop. If you're in the market for a device to fiddle around with or to use for a very specific minimal purpose, this laptop may be for you. Just make sure not to expect it to perform like a Macbook or anything like that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 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. Lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good for a grandmother

    Posted
    ItMeister

    Lack of space on the main storage drive is not the issue when it is out of the box but once you put antivirus, updates and some utility programs it becomes obvious that this machine is not designed for anything. Resetting it to factory is not possible any more at this point since win 10 requires at least 8 GB just to do a reset with option of wiping out all the files. It becomes a storage ‘trap’ so to say. Screen is very dim and colors are not bright. It is a very poor quality. Under certain light conditions it hurts to look at it. Track pad is not usable. They should not even have bothered to put it there. Had to use mouse with this laptop. Camera produces some image. Speakers are pretty horrible. Can hardly hear at the highest setting. Computing speeds leave much to be desired. Browsing web takes effort for this machine. If you have multiple tabs open that will really slow you down. Office programs is the only thing it handles well. Battery lasts long time. I was glad to get rid of this machine. Would never recommend it to a friend or an enemy. Do not fall into this storage trap. Happy shopping!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      This is an entry level, light use 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 for quick boot up and quick loading of programs and files. If you need more storage space for this device, there is a Micro-SD card slot on this device that can be used to add more storage space. This device has the latest WiFi capability, with 802.11AC connectivity. It comes with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, a $69.00 value. If your requirements fit this profile, this device is a good choice. lenovo

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a good computer for the money

    Posted
    BCrocker73
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this machine as a replacement for my previous HP. Several people I spoke with before purchasing said this was a great brand. I began having issues almost immediately! [FWIW, I'm writing this review on my old HP, as my Lenovo which isn't even a year old yet, is not functioning and as of yesterday, when I brought it in to be repaired, is not able to be repaired. It came with such an outdated operating system that Windows 10 was consistently attempting to upgrade and there was such a minute amount of memory on the computer that between the two things, it corrupted my memory and rendered it unfixabable. I ended up paying the repair guy almost $50 just to check it out [NOT covered by warranty]. The most he would've been able to do to fix it would've been to uninstall and reinstall windows which would've cost roughly $120 [again NOT covered by warranty]. If he would've done so, he told me I wouldn't have been able to save anything like pictures, files, etc. I might be able to install office but anything else would just put it back to the state it was in. It wasn't worth it to spend almost what I spent on it to begin with to not be able to do anything with it. The warranty was useless. He told me flat out that I bought a piece of crap computer.

    No, I would not 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. According to Microsoft Support, you can use an external hard drive, formatted NTFS, 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. 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 you need to restore Windows 10 to the original factory settings, this system is equipped with OneKey Recovery System. There is a very small pin hole on the right side of the device, right near the Micro-SD card slot on the device. You will need a pin to push this reset button. Plug the device in. Let the battery charge for about 15 minutes. Push the reset button. The system should boot to a choice screen where you can choose "Restore To Factory Default". Select this. It will delete everything from the hard drive except the original factory install of the operating system. You will need to reinstall all programs and files after the reset. If you don't have copies of the files, try to make one before you restore by selecting "Boot to desktop" and trying to back up your files. If the problem persists after the factory reset, we recommend you contact Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686. Lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    too stripped down to run as a windows laptop

    Posted
    slopester
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    they cut too many corners with this machine. The 2 GB of non-upgradable RAM & 32 GB of memory storage are not up to the task of running the demanding windows software that it comes with. You can't even run the Microsoft edge browser they want you to use by itself without having it tell you that you are out of memory; chrome browser worked a bit better. I understand that I was buying a basic machine that I planned on using for very basic things such as a bit of web browsing & text editing, etc... no gaming, watching HD videos, etc... but it seems this machine is only capable of turning on but not running any significant programs. Doubling the RAM to 4 would probably help. One can only cut so many corners to deliver a bare-bones, inexpensive laptop, but they went a bit too far with this. Had to send it back when the machine failed to power up after 3 months (just a few weeks after the 90 day return window) even though I had barely used it, as it was unusable to me, & I was not able to find a way to use it with the least demanding software I could find, searching the internet & forums to see what other's may suggest.

    No, I would not 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. According to Microsoft Support, you can use an external hard drive, formatted NTFS, 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. 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. Lenovo

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decisions

    Posted
    TheKnow
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    This laptop is dependent on what you need/use it for. The memory of course isn't large at all, which is stated in the features. I've deleted a lot of things off if it and there's still not enough room to update Windows 10 which is requiring 8GB. However, I am still able to surf the internet, use Microsoft Word, and download a few other things like the antivirus protection that came with it for 6 months. In my opinion if you need something mainly for internet or maybe typing up papers and saving to a flash drive, and you're on a budget, this laptop is fine. But, if you have to download a lot of content this is definitely not the computer for you. Although I wasn't able to update Windows 10, it seems to working fine thus far. I gave it a 3 because it is very average/basic, however if that's what you're lookig for then it would technically be a 5. The battery life is decent, resolution is fine, and I've had it for 7 months and it's still working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      According to Microsoft Support, you can use an external hard drive, formatted NTFS, 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for casual use or as a secondary computer

    Posted
    Orco

    Purchased this as a birthday present for my Mother whose old laptop had died from old age about a month ago. Everything runs fast and the touchpad + keyboard is comfortable, which is all she really needs it for. The only real downside is the storage space, which is extremely low compared to other laptops. It only has 32 GB of Storage with Flash Memory and about half of that was already being used by programs that came pre-installed on the laptop, which leaves you with about 16-20 GB to play around with. That said if all you're planning to do is browse Facebook and watching Youtube and Netflix with a little bit of office work you can't go wrong with this laptop. If you're looking for something that requires you to have a lot of storage you're either gonna need to invest in an external hard drive or consider purchasing something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 for your mother. If you need more storage space for this device, there is a Micro SD card slot on this device that can be used to add more storage space. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s great for simple Tasks

    Posted
    Deadpool
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    Overall, this laptop is a great deal. Great if you only need to use online based storage and apps. I chose this over a chromeOS device only because I need windows to run certain applications. 32GB (approximately 11GB with Windows) isn’t enough however, the built in micro SD card reader can help expand it up to 200gb. Granted the read and write speeds aren’t that great, but for documents and pictures it’s fine. Don’t expect a lot. But for basic usage, it’s great. Lightweight, fast, and affordable. I will say that playing games on this is not possible. Maybe low res like Minecraft. But nothing much else. The RAM is only 2GB and the Processor is a N3350 Celeron. At 1.10 GHz per core (Dual core) it will max out quick with a game. It has a TN panel with a matte finish and looks great looking at the display head on. Angles aren’t the greatest. So overall, if you’re looking to get a starter laptop for a loved one, this is great! Just remember, it’s not a heavyweight laptop that you can game and stuff on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the value, features and performance of the IdeaPad 120s-14 meets your computing needs so well. 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. lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fundamental Flaw

    Posted
    Jim5

    This is a Windows computer with 32GB of memory. This is not enough memory to install Windows and later install some Windows Updates. Windows advises that you need more than 32GB of memory to run Windows and Windows Updates. I just spoke with Lenovo, and while they shift the blame to Windows, they agree that 32GB is not enough memory to run Windows and have enough memory space to download some Windows Updates. So, all in all, a useless machine. I don't understand why it was made in the first place. To be clear, even if you uninstall all your nonessential apps and delete all temporary files and downloads, there is not enough memory on this computer to effectively run Windows and keep it updated. There are some fixes, but it's ridiculous to sell a Windows computer that cannot run Windows and Windows Updates.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Slower than Slow... True headache

    Posted
    Iceblue9075
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was attracted to this because it was cheap and I needed a PC for school to run Adobe AI. I had a Chromebook which wasn't compatible. I thought for the price and just to use Adobe Illustrator, it is perfect. To my dismay, it was so slow I couldn't even operate Illustrator. Once Win 10 updated, it was even worse. Why would Lenovo create such a horrible laptop to run Win 10? No matter the creative retort the fact remains, it is slow & you can't increase the RAM. I REFUSE to buy a memory card just to make it work. That is ridiculous. That's like buying a new car but can't drive it off the lot until you purchase spark plugs..really? C'mon Lenovo, why would you put WIN 10 on a laptop that makes operating it like you're using 90's AOL dial-up.? I ended up giving it to my wife and I bought an Acer A3 and it does great. My wife, however, is so angry with me because it is so darn slow. Thank you for selling me a horrible computer and creating a strain in my marriage. A new value proposition for you: Tired of marriage? Buy her LENOVO!

    No, I would not 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. If you need more storage space for this device, you can use the Micro-SD card slot on the device, or use a USB-based Flash Drive or any other type USB-based external hard drive. 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. This device is not meant for multi-tasking or demanding programs. It is good for Microsoft Office and light internet browsing. We recommend you verify that any software you plan on installing and using with this device configuration is compatible with this specific device configuration, before you invest in a new computer. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ok for a low price starter computer

    Posted
    rfrjc
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    This laptop is similar to a chrome book but you won’t run into issues sharing files and running programs or doing class work. I just needed a budget laptop for some night classes I’ll be taking. This isn’t for someone who needs a heavy duty laptop for editing photos/videos or gaming. If you’re a causal computer user, surf the web, type papers, just need something that’s simple and works, this laptop is a great choice. If you’re a student, I think this would be a better option than a chromebook. It’s really light and is prefect for on the go or taking it someplace. The screen is nice, great keyboard, speakers are eh but I’ll be using headphones about 90% of the time. I haven’t run into any memory issues yet but it doesn’t have THAT much memory if you plan on needing to save a ton of items or photos on it. It loads up quickly and it hasn’t froze or anything yet. I’m still getting used to windows 10 but it’s been a decent experience so far using the laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank toy for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop. With regard to learning your way around Windows 10, you may want to try YouTube.com (just type that address in your browser address window). There are hundreds for free instructional videos there about Windows 10. Just type Windows 10 Introduction in to the YouTube search window. You can watch free videos there that will show you the basics all the way up to tips and tricks videos and they're all free. The Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop is an entry level, light use system with its Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM and a 32GB eMMC solid state hard drive. It is not meant for multi-tasking or demanding programs. It is good for Microsoft Office and light internet browsing. The IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop ships with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (a $69.00 value). If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop would be a good choice. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent laptop only for the most basic use.

    Posted
    TrainCarFan
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    I've had experience with this and the smaller 11.6 inch version. The price is very good, especially if you get one on sale. Also like other Lenovo laptops, the keyboard is very nice to type on with good spacing and and a nice click to it. The build quality is also good. The screen is ok with an TN panel that's expected at this price. It's not the nicest screen to look at, but more than usable. Battery life is also ok, but not great. The big downside with this laptop is the performance and storage. The processor is ok, but with only 2gb of RAM, this laptop slows down really quickly when multitasking; live having more than 2 tabs open in Microsoft Edge. With only 32gb of storage, it will fill up quickly. Though thanks to the lack of bloatware, it is workable. In the end, if you need a laptop for the most basic usage like emailing or light web browsing, this will work. But you are much better off getting an HP Stream in my opinion. It costs around the same, has double the RAM, and better battery life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaPad 120s-14 laptop ships with a 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution screen. The IdeaPad 120s-14 ships with a 2CELL 32WH, Lithium battery, with a battery life of up to 8 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. 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. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice computer once Windows is removed

    Posted
    sdcomputeruser

    Bought this yesterday to have a cheap, portable laptop for travel without bringing my more expensive laptop along. I can't comment on this computer running Windows, as I pretty much immediately set about removing that in favor of Linux. I didn't even set Windows up. With the Fedora 27 Cinnamon desktop spin installed, it's a great and relatively responsive machine. I almost shied away from this because of the 2GB of RAM (not upgradeable... it's soldered onto the motherboard). However, immediately after a reboot, /proc/meminfo shows: MemFree: 557160 kB MemAvailable: 987012 kB Which is plenty. There is about 18GB of disk space free after installing Fedora 27 with Cinnamon desktop. All in all, it certainly beats running Crouton on a Samsung Chromebook, which is quite a bit more tedious to set up. It's perfect for a lightweight coding platform (I installed emacs-nox, SublimeText 3, git, and a few other packages)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor performamce

    Posted
    Ronnie
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    I have owned four different brands of laptops, including this Lenovo. This is by far the worst. I needed a new laptop, and this, on sale, fit into my limited budget. I also looked at reviews of other Lenovo laptops before taking a chance on an unfamiliar brand. It was a mistake. While I knew I would be getting limited storage on this particular laptop, I was not prepared for the poor performance. It runs very slowly more so than any I have owned or used. Frequenly, when clicking on a link in an emai, I will get a "hmmm --- can't reach this page". It will then take anywhere from two to five attempts before I finally get to the link destination. In addition, it will occasionally freeze while reading an article. I will never purchase another Lenovo product, nor will I recommend them to anyone.

    No, I would not 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. With regard to internet connectivity and speed issues, this device uses 5G 802.11AC WiFi frequency. Although 802.11AC is backward compatible to older b/g/n frequencies, be sure your router has the latest firmware updates offered by the router manufacturer. You can check for firmware updates for your specific router model at the router manufacturer's web site. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Bang for the Buck!

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    PaulP
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    Immediately scraped Windows 10 and installed Linux Mint (cinnamon). Makes a great little inexpensive laptop for surfing, email, etc. My only negative is the 32gb SSD (that is soldered in). Mounted a 128gb microSD for my Home drive to give me a little more elbow room. It's really not for heavy use, but basically an 'extra' laptop you can take with you and not have to worry too much about losing it, or it being destroyed while fighting off a ninja attack. For $150 it's fairly well built, has good keyboard and decent screen. Installing Linux was really simple, just turn off fastboot, set USB boot option, insert USB with Mint image and reboot, then follow instructions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great as a Linux device... Not so much for Windows

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    User789
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    This laptop is a great fit for installing Linux. I knew that I was not going to get a powerhouse with the low specs. I wanted a device for Linux that was not going to break the bank. I looked for used devices but found this one for $150 brand new. I immediately uninstalled Windows and tried out various Linux distros. The one that is currently being used on it is Ubuntu Budgie. Even with just 2GB of RAM, it runs smoothly. I do not intend on using it for resource heavy tasks. This laptop will probably disappoint many of those looking to use this as a standard Windows machine. However, it is great for Linux. The sleek form factor and design is also appreciated.

    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. lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ideapad 100S BR141

    Posted
    racehrse
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    Bought this 5/2017 was told a 32g sd card would handle Windows 10 updates for more space. Windows said because of space couldn't load April critical update. Lenovo/Microsoft offered no fix. Then yesterday when I walked away from the computer It was left in screen saver mode, and when I returned I came back to the blue screen of death. I have tried all fixes that the software lead me through to no avail. Upon calling Lenovo I was told if I sent $69.95 they would send me a USB media creation tool to fix the PC. This machine has always been slow, and the only reason for its purchase was to be able to use MS office for online studys. This computer is a piece of crap. Buy a chromebook, and say goodbye to windows and all it's problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with restoring your Lenovo IdeaPad 100s-11. This system is equipped with OneKey Recovery System. There is a very small pin hole on the top of the device, right near the power button on the right top side of the device. You will need a pin to push this reset button. Plug the device in. Let the battery charge for about 15 minutes. Push the reset button. The system should boot to a choice screen where you can choose "Restore To Factory Default". Select this. It will delete everything from the hard drive except the original factory install of the operating system. You will need to reinstall all programs and files after the reset. Be sure any programs you install are compatible with Windows 10. If you don't have copies of the files, try to make one before you restore by selecting "Boot to desktop" and trying to back up your files. Once you have this device restored to factory settings, According to Microsoft Support, you can use an external hard drive, formatted NTFS, 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. If the problem persists after the factory reset, we recommend you contact Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686. lenovo