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Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2016-05-28, 22:06 PM

I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-black/4971205.p?id=bb4971205&skuId=4971205

 

Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me.

 

I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD.

 

Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now?

 

Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general?

 

EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?


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Re: Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2016-05-28, 23:21 PM

One more thing---how easy would this be, to take out/replace the battery? And can I unscrew the bottom and upgrade the RAM easily? Or is it designed to be never torn down, except by a professional? I sent back a laptop that I bought from HP (right before I bought this Lenovo) b/c I was not able to replace the battery.


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Re: Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2016-05-30, 1:05 AM

Good day.

 

Have a look at the N22 hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_n22_hmm_201602.pdf

 

Battery removal looks straightforward, pgs33-35.

RAM appears to be soldered to the system board. 2 and 4GB configured options, only.

Also looks like there were 64GB EMMC variants. See the system board list on pg56, item 4.

 

(Note: based on your BestBuy product link, I've modified the subject, and moved the thread to a, hopefully, better forum.)

 

Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2017-01-05, 23:13 PM

I just ordered the N23 and have been researching Youtube for how to upgrade it.

 

I found this:

 

1. You can't upgrade either the RAM or the MMC.

2. You can install an M.2 card which comes in a variety of capacities. I ordered a 256GB M.2 card to put in my N23. That should give me more than enough room for storage. If I need more, there are any number of memory devices that can be connect thru a USB port.

NOTE: I have not yet received either the laptop or the M.2 card so I don't know for sure that it will work. I will post here when I have received the stuff and tried it. There is always the possibility that there is an M.2 card socket but that it is not wired up to work. As someone pointed out in another post, this motherboard could be used in other devices that support an M.2 card. We shall see if it works in the N23 hopefully in a few days.

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Re: Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2017-01-25, 4:15 AM

Although I posted this elsewhere in the forum, I just want to add that the laptop did arrive and I did install the M.2 card. It works great and gives me lots of storage capacity. It is not a speed demon but it is peppy enough. I plan to use it when I travel because it is small, light, and has decent battery life. A nice plus is the fast wifi card. With a little tuning of the Windows memory settings it gives good performance.

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Re: Lenovo N22 (Winbook) as a grade school student's laptop

2017-08-04, 8:56 AM

when you installed the M.2 drive did you need to do anything with the BIOS or software? or was it a plug it in and go situation?

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2017-08-04, 14:48 PM

It was recognized immediately by the bios, no tinkering with the settings required.

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