The days when inexpensive Windows laptops were heavy and ugly are behind us. The Lenovo Ideapad 100S is very portable and easy on the wallet. No one is going to mistake it for a high-end model, but it’s surprisingly good for a budget one.
Its strengths are its lightweight form factor, nicely sized keyboard, and good battery life. It’s display is adequate, and so is its performance, as long as it’s not asked to do too much. It’s main weakness is a real lack of built-in storage,
The Ideapad 100S competes fairly well against devices like the Asus Transformer Book T100HA that have similar specs. The Transformer Book costs almost twice as much, but it’s a convertible which bumps up the price.
Those who would like this notebook more if it had a larger screen should check out the Lenovo Ideapad 100, which sports a 14.1-inch screen.
- Low price
- Lightweight and attractive
- Good-size keyboard
- Decent sound
- Just 32GB of built-in storage, with 17GB available to the user
- Screen colors aren’t vivid, and resolution is just adequate