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Lenovo S21 Series

Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGEProcessor: Intel Celeron N2840, Intel Pentium N3540
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.60 inch
Weight: 1.141kg, 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 61.68% - poor
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 57%, features: 28%, display: 79%, mobility: 66%, workmanship: 51%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE

The Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE maybe small in size, but it definitely packs in a punch in terms of computing power. With a weight of just 2.5 lbs (1.13 kg), this laptop is certainly made for portability and it comes in a well-designed package. The Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE uses clam-shell like design with silver finish. The all-black look inside is timeless. There is an AccuType keyboard and a large touchpad. The 11.6 inch, anti-glare LED display with HD resolution performs well even in bright surroundings. Hardware consist of an Intel Celeron N2840 processor clocked at 2.16 GHz, 2 GB of DDR3L RAM, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and an eMMC storage of 32 GB. The Windows 8.1 system comes with productivity increasing features, which allows quicker access to e-mail, applications and even games. Other features on the Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE are Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a card reader and micro-HDMI. The Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE comes with a 4-cell Lithium-Polymer battery which provides solid battery life.

Specifications

Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GENotebook: Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Reviews

50% Lenovo S21e review: For those on the tightest of budgets, there's this sub-$200 laptop
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
Netbooks fell out of fashion for a reason—there's only so much you can do with them, and there are better-performing laptops on the market now that are just as portable, to say nothing of tablets or hybrid tablet/laptop designs. But there are advantages to netbooks: Solid battery life, compact size, an actual computer processor instead of one designed for mobile devices, and (unlike most tablets) a full version of Windows 8.1. Plus it's under $200. That's nothing to scoff at.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Lenovo S21e
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
All told, we wouldn't endorse the Lenovo S21e at $299 or $349; we like the HP Stream 11 too much. But at $199, whether from Walmart, Amazon, or another retailer, it goes toe to toe with the HP and comes out on top, with a slightly better screen and a substantially better keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo S21e-20 Review – an ultrabook with a crazy bezel
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
With the Lenovo S21e, you need to be sure your biggest requirement in a laptop is a small size and a small price tag. If both of those things matter most, any other complaints about the system will fall to the wayside, as you'll understand that with such requirements it is necessary to make sacrifices elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2015

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo S21E – Шустрый Малый
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good look; decent performance; ergonomic keyboard; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2015

 

Lenovo S21e-20-80M40015US

Specifications

Lenovo S21e-20-80M40015USNotebook: Lenovo S21e-20-80M40015US
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 56.67% - poor

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% Lenovo S21e-20
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo S21e-20 is a decent ultraportable budget laptop, with a fair share of storage, and it runs smoothly if you're not using intensive applications like Adobe Photoshop. If you're a student with modest computing needs—like writing papers and doing research—the S21e-20 is a perfectly good computer that is portable and wallet-friendly. However, the HP Stream 13 remains our Editors' Choice for budget ultraportable laptops, with much better performance, a larger, brighter display, and a more attractive design for less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Good Enough Only At the Right Price
Source: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
Potential buyers should know that Lenovo achieves that price by sacrificing display and keyboard quality, processing power, and battery life. Looking at each element in context reveals that Lenovo made the right calls. Even a mediocre display by today’s standards is still pretty good. The keyboard’s shallow strokes can be frustrating, but it’s still usable, and undoubtedly better than any on-screen tablet or smartphone alternative. In terms of processing power, the S21e manages Windows 8.1, and more importantly, Windows 10 just fine. Again, it’s at least equal to many mobile Windows devices on the market, and perfectly capable for modest productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo S21e-20
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The $269 Lenovo S21e is the saltine cracker of budget notebooks: not bad, not good, just bland. Thankfully, it doesn't leave a dry taste in your mouth, but it's relatively short battery life and finicky touchpad will make you wonder if there's something better out there. The answer is yes. The $199 HP Stream 11 performs similarly to the S21e, has a slightly longer battery life, and lets you choose a cerulean blue or bright purple notebook with more personality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE

Specifications

Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGENotebook: Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
Processor: Intel Pentium N3540
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.141kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 61% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

71.4% Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
200 Euros (~$221). How much Windows do you get for this price? This 11-inch device proudly runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit. However, there are certain drawbacks, such as, a bad keyboard and a weak chassis.

Foreign Reviews

61% Extrem günstig, aber auch billig
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 65% performance: 67% features: 25% display: 84% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 85%
61% Extrem günstig, aber auch billig
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 65% performance: 67% features: 25% display: 84% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 85%

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Celeron:

N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

Intel Pentium:

N3540: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.16 - 2.66 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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61.68%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-28 (Update: 2015-08-28)