Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo S21e-20-80M40003GE
Source: PC World 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%
Source: Computer Shopper 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%
Source: Slashgear 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
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
Model: 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.
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
65%: 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.