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Lenovo S21e 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Mar 2015
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- Thin, lightweight design- Ergonomic, full size keyboard- Enhanced theater-quality sound- Fast, smooth processing performance- Integrated webcam & digital microphone- Complimentary 1 year 100GB... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Lenovo laptop. Vido.com.ua gave this notebook PC a "Recommended" award.

User Reviews Are Good

S21e owners on average rated this laptop 81%.

Good Size

A few Lenovo S21e owners who bought this laptop agreed that it was thin. Joe Tiltman gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Lenovo S21e on Amazon “It's very light and slim”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Michelle Moore rated this laptop as very good and she said “First impressions are certainly good - it's small, lightweight” in her Lenovo S21e review. R D Thurlow gave the product a very good rating and wrote on Amazon this year “Great, small lightweight laptop notebook within the limitations of”.

Some people said in their reviews that the Lenovo S21e was compact. Heifi mentioned “Consequently it's a very tight fit in the Amazon 11.6" laptop sleeve, so although it's compact my preference would be one for a 12"+ laptop”.

A number of Lenovo S21e owners said in their reviews that the Lenovo S21e was easy to carry around. Lisavg said on Amazon “So light and easy to carry, really pleased” and rated the Lenovo S21e 5 stars. S Riaz said on Amazon “0.74 thickness, this is light and easy to carry with you”.

A few Lenovo S21e reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Thomas Offen wrote on Amazon “Good Laptop physically, size and weight are perfect for carrying around” in his Lenovo S21e review. One Lenovo S21e reviewer who reviewed this laptop thought it was thick.

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Nice Design

A number of Lenovo S21e reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. This month Blaze.s8n wrote in their Lenovo S21e review on Amazon “The design is really cool, though” and scored it 80 out of 100. Matt Porter said last year “In summary, if you want a powerful PC for design work and video rendering / high end gaming, this certainly is NOT it.” and scored it 5 stars. S Riaz said in their review “Word programming are all combined with a simple design and good functions”.

Several Lenovo S21e reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Blaze.s8n mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon in November “I noticed it was pretty quick and easy, compared to previous Lenovos, this didn't have as much 'pop-up-spam' software installed”. Blaze.s8n also wrote “I like it, slim and good looking”.

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Easy to Use

Some people said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Last year S Riaz wrote on Amazon “Typing on this was fine and comfortable”. S Riaz also mentioned “It is extremely comfortable and light to use”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Lisavg scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon last year “Excellent notepad, lovely keyboard which is full size, easy to use and perfect for my college course”. Michelle Moore wrote “Then I'm used to that with chromebooks (cloud storage is simple to use” in her review of the Lenovo S21e.

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Good Product Quality

Some Lenovo S21e owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Heifi mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Build quality is good enough” in their Lenovo S21e review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Jan Sayers wrote on Amazon this year “Hooked up to a wireless printer the quality is superb” in his review of the Lenovo S21e. Steve scored it 4 stars and he wrote “The screen and sound quality are very good”.

Good Connectivity

Some Lenovo S21e reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Ac wrote in November “There is simply not enough room on the hard drive, even when a good sized USB drive is connected”. Michelle Moore said on Amazon “There are 2 USB slots”. Steve wrote in his review of the Lenovo S21e “The power connector and USB ports seem sturdy”.

Some Lenovo S21e owners who purchased the Lenovo S21e agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. S Riaz wrote in their Lenovo S21e review on Amazon in November last year “The everyday basics are fine – office, internet and word programming are all combined with a simple design” and gave it a score of 4 stars. S Riaz also mentioned “Playing basic games on the internet was fine.”. S Riaz also said “It is certainly better for basic functions – internet, word processing, etc all work extremely well”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in November “Very quiet, light laptop” in their review. Heifi mentioned in their review of the Lenovo S21e on Amazon “It's a fanless laptop, so lovely silent operation”. Last year Matt Porter wrote in his review of the Lenovo S21e “It is silent”.

Good Battery Life

Some Lenovo S21e owners who bought the Lenovo S21e reckoned that it had a good battery life. Charlotte C said in her review “The battery life is great and it is fast enough as long as you don't have too many things running at once”. Last year Steve said in his review of this laptop “It is also silent and the battery life is very good - at least 4 hours”. The Strudwick said in their review of this laptop on Amazon in November this year “Nice Aluminum outer body - slim design, battery lasts for a good while, comfortable keyboard, light as anything”.

Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Matt Porter said “I am also a fan of the solid state drive” in his Lenovo S21e review. One person thought this laptop was strong and durable. Steve wrote “USB ports seem sturdy and hopefully will not become loose” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good for gaming.

Large Storage Capacity

One Lenovo S21e reviewer mentioned that it had good storage.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,743 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the Lenovo S21e has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the S21e. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the S21e the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 600MHz to 900MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Lenovo S21e has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo S21e has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S21e.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S21e has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S21e.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530, the Asus X554LJ, and the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo S21e is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The weights of portable PCs of this type and age range from 940g to 3.8kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo S21e.

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Narrow

At only 295 millimeters, the Lenovo S21e is very narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S21e. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the S21e the widths range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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24 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com, tomshw.it and pcworld.com_techhive.com the average expert rating of this Lenovo portable PC is 60 out of 100. If all the portable PCs of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Lenovo laptop is in the bottom 5%.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. The Lenovo S21e has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 792 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo S21e has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S21e. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S21e have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo S21e has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S21e is 18GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo S21e is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S21e use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S21e have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo S21e which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo S21e is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo S21e has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S21e have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

We compared all the other 32GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Stream 13, and the Stream 11 Pro both from HP or the Lenovo S21e is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-371 (120GB and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (128GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo X250 ($629.99) (128GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo S21e has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S21e range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

There are a number of other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Stream 13, or the Stream 11 Pro both from HP or the Lenovo S21e which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 ($449.95) (4GB and higher rated), the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (4GB and higher rated), or the Asus P2520LA (4GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo S21e has a very small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S21e. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 11.6" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Yoga 2 11, the Acer Aspire E3-111, or the HP Stream 11 which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the X250 (12.5"), the ThinkPad X240 (12.5"), or the X25 (12.5") all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S21e does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S21e which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the LifeBook A555, or the LifeBook A555 both from Fujitsu or the Lenovo T530 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Lenovo S21e has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S21e. The shortest battery life of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 2.5h and the longest is 33h.

We compared all the other 5h battery life laptops to this notebook PC and we think the S21e, and the IdeaPad Z50-70 both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E3 ($293.87) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the X250 (5.2h), the X250 ($1,641.76) (5.2h), or the B50-80 (5.5h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo S21e has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the S21e processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S21e the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The battery capacity of the Lenovo S21e of only 23.2 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S21e.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The Lenovo S21e has one of the smallest processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S21e the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S21e has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the S21e.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the S21e have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo S21e which has two processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S21e, the Lenovo S21e does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Latitude 12 E5250, or the Inspiron 15 7000 ($899.99) both from DELL or the Lenovo T430 which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo S21e is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S21e has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S21e.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S21e have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz. The Lenovo S21e has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo S21e is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S21e

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo S21e has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo S21e, the Acer Travelmate TMB115-M ($285.10), or the Asus X200MA which has better reviews.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450 (2.2GHz), the Fujitsu LifeBook A555G (2.2GHz), or the HP Probook 450 K9K97EA (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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8 September 2015

Lenovo sells three configurations of the S21e with slightly varying processors, Windows versions (64-bit or 32-bit), and capacities, ranging from $299 to $399. That's just too much. The particular...

20 August 2015

The $269 Lenovo S21e is a fairly capable budget notebook you can take anywhere, but its short battery life and wonky touchpad hold it back...

Lenovo's S21e is more of a large netbook than a small laptop?but it also retails for under $200. Now we're talking bargains...

17 August 2015

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... Read more…

7 August 2015

Lenovo gets down?way down?with a $199 Chromebook alternative that surpasses the pioneering HP Stream 11. Read More?...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Tibetian Yoga
Tibetian Yoga would recommend the Lenovo S21e Series

This was on sale when I bought it; actually this was the cheapest laptop then. Windows 10 upgrade went smooth, and the 32GB storage and the 2GB memory is actually quite enough for Win10. Pros: -... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2015 by Alan32
Alan32 would recommend the Lenovo S21e Series

Handy laptop easy to use and light weight so easy bring with you. Battery life is good last long time .well worth money...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Eddie
Eddie would recommend the Lenovo S21e Series

This computer works well in every respect. Delighted with the purchase. Top value product...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Ssweeney
Ssweeney would recommend the Lenovo S21e Series

The product is very light and good value for money. The battery life is short for a laptop and I was surprised that it didn't have a disk reader. If that was in the description I missed it but I'm... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by AMX1000
AMX1000 would recommend the Lenovo S21e Series

This 11.6" laptop is both light and portable, idea for spreadsheets Word, Excel etc or surfing the net. Keyboard size is fine and the overall build quality seems to be very good at this early... Read more…

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