Is the LEVONO S130 a good option for college students?
I'm looking to see what are the best options for a simple laptop which will be used mostly for word processing/ documents, basic web browsing, etc...
I don't know a whole lot about newer laptops. I just know I want something that's user friendly,
That DOES HAVE Windows 10,
That IS NOT, a MAC, or s CHROMEBOOK!
- 1 month agoBest Answer
I don't recommend it. It has 3 main issues:
It has Windows 10 S. This means that you can only run apps that are available only in the MS Store. If it isn't in the Store, you can't run.
Fortunately, you can switch out of Windows 10 Mode into a regular Windows installation through these steps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4456067/w...
The other main issue is the 2 GB of RAM. That is barely enough RAM to run Windows itself. Your computer will run overall pretty sluggish if you have a lot of tabs open in your browser or many documents open.
The other issue is the 64 GB of storage. That is just way too little for most modern systems. A good portion of that will be taken up by Windows, the recovery partition, and the bloatware crap they like to install. Windows Updates will probably be a nightmare (more than it already is for some people) since you might run out of space in the middle of an update.
I don't know what your budget is, but you're going to have a very tough time finding a new $200 laptop that won't have the issues I mentioned above.
- 1 month ago
Hi. Master of Puppets has made 3 very solid points. [I see the name a lot in posts I tend to answer also, they usually have very good advice]
Meantime, Your best bet for college is to pick up a used laptop from someplace like Craigslist for about $40 - $65US, then invest in a few upgrades like RAM & harddrive, & a stack of blank CDR / DVDRs.
When You have the RAM up to 4Gbs or so, & the harddrive at bertween 500Gbs & 1Tb, You can go here to get the Win10 Educational version for free. The only difference between this one & the full version are there's no Cortana in this one.
You can also then go get a freeware office suite like Openoffice or Libreoffice, or do some Youtube research on ALL the freeware office software available to download.
As far as hardware in the system from Craigslist anything with a core2 Duo above 2Ghz or an i3 / i5 / i7 processor should be fine for the things You mentioned. And the blank discs are for burning linux bootable versions to use for browsing online with. I recommend Puppy linux as an open-session DVDR when You eventually start looking for a better browsing option than Win10 offers.
- Anonymous1 month ago
if you want it i’d get it