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Lenovo Ideapad S20-30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S20-30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and usability are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability, and many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad S20-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S20-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S20-30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good opinions.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo S20-30 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 320GB LaptopLenovo S20-30 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 320GB Laptop

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Desire Athow (techradar.com)

Lenovo S20-30 review

 

Are netbooks back with a vengeance?

Very cheap price ; Smart finish ; Relatively good performance

Can't upgrade memory ; Superfish comes bundled ; Massive power supply unit ; Keyboard flexes

This is a generally well-built machine with solid battery life and a very tempting price tag, though there are some niggles in terms of components and the flex in the keyboard.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo S20-30 Netbook Review

 

A netbook with Bing. The S20-30 was designed to be a little, mobile machine for writing and surfing. For around 250 Euros (~$309), you'll get a quiet netbook with a matte screen and Windows 8.1. The battery life is good, too.

Matte display, Runs quietly, Good battery life, Low energy consumption, Low price

Display lacks contrast, No maintenance hatch, Only 12-month warranty

The Lenovo S20-30 offers enough performance for office and Internet-related applications. The computer always runs relatively quietly and doesn't warm up excessively. The computer's battery life is also perfectly satisfactory. Considering the price of...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

An excellent laptop

 

" This is a great laptop with great features "

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

An excellent laptop

 

This is a great laptop with great features

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lenovo notebook

 

" Excellent value for anyone who is looking for a laptop to use at home and browse the internet. Easy to use and to install programmes such as windows10. Would recommend to buy. "

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lenovo notebook

 

Excellent value for anyone who is looking for a laptop to use at home and browse the internet. Easy to use and to install programmes such as windows10. Would recommend to buy.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good little laptop

 

I bought this for my son via my Argos card and he is paying me back. Hes not at home to review this himself, so im doing this on his behalf. Ive had no complaints from him so far, so I believe he is happy with this laptop. My other son has the same...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good little laptop

 

" I bought this for my son via my Argos card and he is paying me back. Hes not at home to review this himself, so im doing this on his behalf. Ive had no complaints from him so far, so I believe he is happy with this laptop. My other son has the same...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great!

 

Brought this for school and is just what I needed and for the price I found it excellent. Would definitely recommend!

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great!

 

" Brought this for school and is just what I needed and for the price I found it excellent. Would definitely recommend! "

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 36
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD / No / Not supported
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:750 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 792 / 854 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM70 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.41 / 2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.83 / 2.16
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:N2830 / N2840 / N2930 / N3530 / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):7.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:81071 / 81073 / 81074 / 82103 / 82105
Processor code:SR1W2 / SR1W3 / SR1W4 / SR1YJ / SR1YW
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.7 / 207
Height :2.09 / 2.23 / 22.3
Weight:1.3 / 1.4
Width:29.9 / 299